Young people need education on the effects of cannabis

Social tolerance of cannabis use is higher than ever, but it is no time for complacency. A recent conference in Dublin organised by The Addiction Group at the Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, TCD, highlighted the effects of cannabis use on the teenage brain, and gave insight into the current wave of research aimed at predicting use in young people.

In the last couple of years, the debate around cannabis use has changed from the old quarrel over what ‘class’ of drug it is legally, moving towards the possible medical benefits of cannabis – more specifically the active chemical cannabidiol – on the basis that it may have a positive role to play in the treatment of physical and mental ailments.

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Source:, January 2020. Accessed on January 27th 2020