Demystifying Medicine Video

This video provides information about the association between cannabis and mental health. Studies have shown that cannabis use does affect depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. The video presents a real-life story about Carly, who shares about her experience of cannabis affecting her mental health. In addition, a psychiatrist shares her insight on the science behind the connection between cannabis use and schizophrenia. The video looks at the serious mental health effects that can be caused by cannabis use and encourages people to use discretion before using it.

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