Our health Director weighs in on the AHS cannabis tips

Our health Director weighs in on the AHS cannabis tips

The other day, the media took hold of bits of the Alberta Health Services (AHS) strategies for cannabis legalization in Alberta:

Alberta wellness Services claims the provincial federal government should start thinking about the absolute minimum age of 21 for use of legal cannabis and possibly improve the minimal age for smoking cigarettes tobacco and having a drink to suit. The provincial health authority also says the government should be in control of distribution and retail of marijuana when it becomes legal next year and calls for bans on public smoking and promotion of cannabis use in its submission to the NDP government’s cannabis secretariat. Calgary Herald

Our healthcare Director, Dr. Ife Abiola, B.Sc, MD, has an answer to the article:

About the dangers of adolescent usage, there was many studies showing that people who utilize marijuana containing THC at the beginning of adolescence and into adulthood are more inclined to report having anxiety and depression as grownups. In 2007, The Journal of United states Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry discovered this to function as full case with teenagers who utilize cannabis with THC before fifteen years and use frequently past 21 years.

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