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Know the facts about cannabis

The following two films have been created to help explain how the chemical compounds in cannabis affect your brain and the risks of smoking the super-strength form of the drug, skunk.

Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug in the world, including the UK, where it is scheduled as ‘Class B’ and can carry heavy penalties for people caught selling or being in possession of it.

Made for Profit: the skunk cannabis story

Where does the main form of cannabis found in the UK – called ‘skunk – come from? Why is it considered to be more dangerous than other forms of cannabis? Made for Profit:

The skunk cannabis story looks at how super strong forms of cannabis were developed, and then exploited by criminal organisations with no care for the potential risks to users’ mental health …

Skunk Cannabis: What you need to know

People who enjoy using cannabis may not realise that they are using a form called skunk, which is more dangerous than other less widely available forms. But what is so dangerous about skunk? ‘

Skunk cannabis: what you need to know explains how skunk differs from other forms of cannabis, and how those differences make for a much more potent, and riskier, form of the drug.

For more information and advice about drugs, including cannabis/skunk, contact the Islington Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service (IYPDAS)