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Clearing the air: Informing conversations about cannabis for child and youth mental health and addictions professionals

In this document, we examine the links between mental health and substance use, particularly cannabis use among youth under 25 years of age. We summarize expert opinions as well as the results of a non-systematic search of the research and grey literature available at the time of writing, with the caveat that knowledge on evidence-informed practices will continue to evolve over time. While this report describes best practices or elements of evidence-informed programs, we do not endorse a practice or program. Further, since the literature summarized here represents only one type of evidence, our next steps will integrate these findings with insights from mental health and addictions service providers along with the experiences of children, youth and families into a learning resource.

Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health

695 Industrial Avenue, Ottawa Ontario, K1G 0Z1
Tel.: 613-737-2297   Fax: 613-738-4894


Please note: We do not provide mental health advice, counselling or treatment.
If you, or if someone you know is in crisis right now, please call the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.

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