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Marijuana and the Developing Brain

  • Alberta Children's Hospital Calgary (map)

Presenter: Dr. T.C.R. Wilkes, Outpatient Section Chief of CAAMHPP, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Calgary

Monday April 10, 2017 Session: 10:00 am - 11:30 am Sign in: 9:45 am Alberta Children’s Hospital Kinsmen Learning Centre (4th floor) 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW

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We live in two worlds, the external is planning to legalize marijuana in April 2017. The internal world needs to be ready to better regulate with this increased opportunity for a quick fix, sensation seeking with relief from despair, if we are to avoid addiction.

2. Marijuana is risky for the developing brain, pregnant mom and for those with severe and persistent mental illness.

3. Legalization will happen and regulation should be part of this strategy.

4. Drinking and smoking pot before driving is a bad idea!