Cannabis and Psychosis: Explore the Link
Cannabis and Psychosis: Explore the Link is a project of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada. The aim of the project is to increase awareness and understanding of the relationship between cannabis use and psychosis. Featuring the latest scientific research and the insights and perspectives of young people with lived experience, the aim of the site is to provide comprehensive and accessible information to help young people better understand the issue so they can make informed decisions about cannabis use.
The current website builds on an earlier youth-centred research project that explored the connections between youth psychosis and cannabis. Launched in 2009, the Cannabis and Psychosis: Exploring the Link project actively engaged youth in efforts to better understand the perspectives of their peers who used cannabis and also experienced psychosis.
The award-winning project generated important information about the reasons young people use, their lived experience, and what they felt was important to communicate to other youth about key issues relating to cannabis and psychosis.
To learn more about the original project, please see the research report.
Project supporters and partners
We would like to thank the Substance Use and Addictions Program of Health Canada, and the Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addictions for their generous support of this project. The opinions and interpretations contained in this website are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada.