This video about cannabis is for New Zealand parents, caregivers, whānau and those working with young people to understand basic facts about cannabis use. Don't stop here, start a conversation.
Cannabis affects developing brains more than adult brains? During a person’s teenage years, their brain is developing and molding, therefore, it is best to avoid using a lot of cannabis or using it regularly for a long time. A lot of cannabis use as a teenager can increase problems from anxiety and it can also affect their memory and attention.
While cannabis is the most common illegal drug tried, it is uncommon for teenagers to use it regularly with only 3% of secondary school students saying they use it regularly.
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This includes the complete Did You Know Conversation Guide which you can also view and download right now: A guide to conversations with young people about drugs and alcohol (PDF, 2.7 MB).