Safer Cannabis Use Starts with You! 

In Fall 2023, TBDHU launched an educational campaign, aimed at young adults 18-30. If you are interested in getting a copy of these posters, get in contact with us using our contact form.

image of pug dog driving with caption "not when I drive"   image of animal looking at the camera with caption "are you looking at me"   Image of cannabis and alcohol with caption "avoid mixing"   image with caption "feel like you can't function without weed?"

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis, often called marijuana, pot, or weed, is derived from the cannabis plant. Its intoxicating effects, also known as the "high," make it popular for recreational use. Cannabis also has potential medical uses, although further research is necessary. With over 100 chemical compounds called cannabinoids, the two most well-known ones are: 

  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the primary psychoactive component of cannabis that is responsible for the high.
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) does not produce a high, but can cause drowsiness. Scientists are also studying CBD for its medical uses.

Cannabis can be found in various forms, such as dried plant material or processed items like oils and waxes. Consumption methods include smoking, vaping, or ingestion. Different products have varying levels of THC and CBD. It's important to note that legal, regulated cannabis isn't without risks, as it can affect both physical and mental health. Find out more about cannabis, its uses, and forms at the Government of Canada webpage.


Cannabis & You


Cannabis and Your Health

Cannabis & the Law


Older Adults

Talking about Cannabis with Youth


Pregnancy and  Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding


Looking for support?

We encourage you to visit our Mental Health Supports page for information on services in Thunder Bay and the district.


For Further Information

Call the Injury Prevention & Substance Use Program: (807) 625-5900 or Toll-free 1-888-294-6630

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