Marijuana - We'd like you to know

Infographic: Marijuana - We'd like you to know
Infographic: Marijuana - We'd like you to know

Myths

  • Everyone uses weed
  • Weed is natural
  • Weed makes you a better driver
  • Police can't tell if you're driving high

Facts

  • 22% of youth aged 15-19 report using weed in the past yearFootnote 1
  • Weed is often grown using harmful chemicals
  • It may be "laced" with other drugs
  • Police have tests to determine if you're high
  • Driving impaired by weed is illegal and has the same penalties as drunk driving

Using weed can

  • Slow your reaction time
  • Make it difficult to pay attention to two things at once
  • Double your chances of getting into an accidentFootnote 2

For more information, visit the RCMP Centre for Youth Crime Prevention or email CYCP_CPCJ@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

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