An illustration of a marijuana container from the video.
An illustration of a marijuana container from the video. (Photo: Bifurk studio)

Student Services aim for harm reduction with cannabis videos


The most common questions about cannabis from students at five CEGEPs are answered in a series of four 2-minute video capsules that were launched at Dawson On Nov. 18.

Regional Director of Public Health Dr. Mylène Drouin was at Dawson along with journalists from six media outlets and social workers, nurses, students and staff from five Montreal CEGEPs: Bois-de-Boulogne, Dawson, Maisonneuve, Rosemont and Vanier. Dawson’s representative on the working group was Julie Gosselin of Health Services.

Media coverage of the launch included: Journal Metro and CTV .

The first video is about inhaling vs. ingesting cannabis and was released on Nov. 23 during the National Week for Addictions Awareness.

The second video is being released today and answers: “Can using cannabis affect my brain in the long term?”

There will be two more videos released on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14. All of them are available in English and in French on the Santé Montréal YouTube channel.

The videos are being shared with Dawson students through the Omnivox news feed and on Dawson’s Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Last Modified: November 30, 2022