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Updated: Sep. 21, 2023
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Cannabis use is up during the pandemic so what do you need to know about the risks?
Surveys suggest cannabis use in Canada is up by as much as 35% in the pandemic. And cannabis sales doubled in this country last year. So what are the risks of cannabis use? And how can you minimize those risks? Neuroscientist Sarah Konefal, a research and policy analyst with Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, has the lowdown on the reducing the harms of getting high.