Talking pot with youth: A cannabis communication guide for youth allies

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Talking pot with youth: A cannabis communication guide for youth allies provides practical information on how to have meaningful discussions with young people about cannabis. This guide takes a harm reduction approach and includes a series of exercises that gives the reader:

• guidance through a self-assessment that will identify their potential biases and explain how to set these biases aside before talking with a young person about cannabis

• the values and principles for supportive communication, including practical ways to create a safe space for young people

• a description of the spectrum of cannabis use and support in having judgment-free conversations about cannabis with young people.

The 22-page guide was developed in 2018 by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction with guidance from young people and youth allies.