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Street talk on cannabis (Dr. M-J Milloy, BCCSU)

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Dozens of young people who lived on the streets of Vancouver were canvassed about their cannabis use in a new study.

The consensus among them is that in many ways weed is beneficial to their challenging lives.

Researchers interviewed 56 youth between 2017 and 2019 about their cannabis use. While most participants said they derived euphoric pleasure from weed, researchers noted no one in the study was using it solely for recreational purposes.

Many said cannabis relieved their longstanding mental and physical health issues–particularly, depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and chronic pain.

The group of researchers include M-J Milloy, the Canopy Growth professor of cannabis science at the University of British Columbia.

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