Cannabis and its effect on mental health
Cannabis is a well known drug which is known to alter the mind and body. It is also known as “pot”, “weed”, “ganja”, “marijuana” and many other slang terms. In this video, we have provided details on the composition of cannabis, its short and long term effects on brain and body, its advantages and disadvantages in medical and recreational, and its effect on individuals with different mental disorders. The video is intended to educate the general public about cannabis use and its effects. It is not intended to harm anyone’s emotions who is currently dealing with cannabis use problems. It is advised to contact a healthcare provider in case you are experiencing any symptoms or have additional concerns. ————————————
This video was made by McMaster students Shefali Verma, Shilpa Tandon, and Niki Sadat Afjeh in collaboration with the McMaster Demystifying Medicine Program.
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