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Cree Nation hopes legalization and education will reduce high cannabis use


October 18, 2018

Representatives of the Cree Nation Government in northern Quebec say they hope legalization of cannabis in Canada will help create a more open and honest discussion about the dangers of its use, particularly among youth.

Statistics from the Cree Board of Health show close to half (47 per cent) of Cree high school students attending school in 2014 reported using cannabis. Sixteen per cent of the students admitted to using cannabis daily and 14 per cent said they used it at least once a week. Seventeen per cent of users experimented with cannabis once, or used it once a month.


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