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YCAP-Cannabis and the Adolescent Brain

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Join us as we explore:

  • How the human brain develops as we grow up

The role of neurons, the processes of myelination and synaptic pruning and how these processes can be affected by cannabis use

  • How compounds in cannabis interact with the human body

The endocannabinoid system and how the body’s cannabinoid receptors interact with cannabis

  • How cannabis affects different regions of the brain

The functions of different sectors of the brain and how these can be specifically affected by cannabis use

  • Health risks of cannabis use on a developing brain

The impact of cannabis use on attention and memory


How cannabis use can impact conditions including anxiety, depression and psychological disorders including psychotic disorders and schizophrenia


  • A discussion on cannabis use disorder

Harm reduction strategies and support resources


Ideas to reduce the risk of experiencing negative outcomes caused by cannabis use

  • Learn where and how to access free and confidential services across Canada


YCAP takes a harm reduction approach toward recreational cannabis use. YCAP does not make value judgments regarding recreational cannabis use, rather seeks to minimize risks associated with cannabis use by providing the most accurate and unbiased information.


If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

To register, click here.

YCAP-Cannabis and the Adolescent Brain
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Wednesday December 15, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Community Event

* Registration is not required for this event.