Looking Through the Kaleidoscope of Cannabis


Looking Through the Kaleidoscope of Cannabis

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This video was produced by the YouthREX.


Youth have the highest rates of cannabis use in Ontario: one in five Grade 7-12 students and 38% of young adults aged 18-29 use cannabis, compared to 14.5% of all adults.

  • How can we support young people to make informed decisions about cannabis use?
  • What does the rapidly-changing legislation and commercialization of cannabis mean for youth?
  • How can youth workers draw from the best available evidence around the health and social impacts of cannabis in their work with young people?

On February 10, 2020, in collaboration with East Metro Youth Services and the York Research Chair in Youth and Contexts of Inequity, YouthREX hosted an interactive roundtable at York University in Toronto for community and youth sector stakeholders (youth workers, educators, policymakers, researchers) exploring the complexities of cannabis and the implications for supporting young people.

This is the keynote presentation by Dr. Oyedeji Ayonrinde, a leading scholar on youth mental health and cannabis literacy, which was livestreamed to over 150 participants across Ontario.

This event included the launch of our innovative online professional development opportunity for the Ontario youth sector, Cannabis and Youth: A Certificate for Youth Workers.

Access our Featured Collection of toolkits, factsheets, and reports that offer insight into new cannabis laws, harm reduction, and strategies to help youth and youth workers navigate conversations about cannabis use.

York University. (2020, February 10). YouthREX: Looking Through the Kaleidoscope of Cannabis [Video file]. Retrieved from

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