20/03/2015 10:37:15 AM
There is no current law allowing the medical use of cannabis in Australia. However, some States and Territories are looking into the evidence for medical cannabis or considering legal changes to make it easier to conduct research trials. At the moment, in Western Australia it remains against the law to cultivate, possess, use, sell or supply cannabis, or to possess pipes and other smoking implements containing detectable traces of cannabis. Drug Aware is a program that targets young people with messages about illicit drug use that focus on the prevention of use and associated harm. There is a growing body of research that indicates cannabis causes significant harm, particularly in relation to physical and mental health, and wellbeing. This information is based on the most up to date research and is designed for young people wanting information on the potential harms related to drug use.
18/03/2015 11:23:39 AM
is it good medically?

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Using even a small amount of cannabis can increase your risk of mental health problems, including anxiety, paranoia, panic attacks and schizophrenia. 1 in 7 cannabis users report experiencing mental health problems. This risk increases the earlier you start and the more you use.
13 to 17 year olds that use cannabis are 3 times more likely to experience depression compared to those that don’t. This risk increases the earlier you start and the more you use.
1 in 10 people who have used cannabis are at risk of dependence. This risk increases the earlier you start and the more you use.
Using even a small amount of cannabis can affect your ability to remember things, This risk increases the earlier you start and the more you use.