Health care providers who work with children and youth – and veterinary health care professionals – are beginning to be concerned about the cannabis industry’s approach to cannabis edibles. As I have written previously, I had hoped that the approach to the legalization of marijuana would be mindful of public health and both provincial and …

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After last week’s blog about the cannabis resources available for parents and youth, I spent a few hours examining some of the research that has begun to emerge about the impact of legalization on the rates of use of cannabis. Possibly the most striking thing I learned, that I am still examining, is that legalization …

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Since cannabis has now been legalized in Canada and 33 American states, many parents of teens are seeking resources to assist them in their conversations with their own adolescent children. I have completed some research on various easily accessible resources and wanted to share these, along with some thoughts as to why I like them. …

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These past two weeks have me thinking about the challenges of activism, and especially all those young activists working for gender equity. I write this in the hope that we can all find more ways to assist and support these activists. July 6 was my father’s birthday. He was born in 1904 and died when …

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School is out and, for many teens, the pressure of academic performance is gone. Just last week, one of my colleagues noted that there were fewer referrals and many youth were planning monthly instead of weekly sessions. It seems as if summer means a break from mental illness as well as from school. As well …

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