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Legalizing Marijuana : One Mother’s Perspective

Photo courtesy of 'drivebysh00ter' on Flickr

Photo courtesy of ‘drivebysh00ter’ on Flickr

A mother and supporter of the CAMH Foundation talks about her son’s experience with cannabis, and why she supports the recently-released CAMH Cannabis Policy Framework.

When I tell people that marijuana has ruined my son’s life but I think that it should be legalized, they are surprised. I understand that. It is a conclusion I reached only after much research and thought.

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CAMH’s Cannabis Policy Framework: Legalization with regulation

Dr. Jürgen Rehm

Dr. Jürgen Rehm

By Dr. Jürgen Rehm, Director of the Social and Epidemiological Research Department at CAMH

Today CAMH released a new Cannabis Policy Framework . This document examines the evidence on the harms associated with cannabis use and, based on that evidence, recommends legalization with strict regulation as the most effective means of reducing the harms associated with its use. Read more

Nuit Blanche at CAMH

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By Joan Chang, CAMH communications coordinator

Queen West’s sidewalks were packed with art lovers last Saturday for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, an annual event running from sundown on Saturday to sun up on Sunday, where the downtown core is taken over by artists of all disciplines. Read more

Forensic system and passes

Dr. Sandy Simpson

By Dr. Sandy Simpson, CAMH Chief of Forensic Psychiatry

Patients at CAMH who have been found to be “Not Criminally Responsible” for their actions because of mental illness are admitted under an order of the Ontario Review Board.

The goal is recovering their mental health and returning safely and successfully to the community. Read more

Suicide Prevention: Three Steps Forward

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World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th. The World Health Organization has just released a global report– a call to action on this matter of life and death.In Canada, the numbers tell a sad story: Read more

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