Putting pot in the spotlight at session
THE side effects of marijuana will be put under the spotlight in a series of workshops starting tomorrow at the Street University Mt Druitt.
High Times will run every Thursday from 1pm at the university, 1/11 Cleeve Close, Mt Druitt.
The Street University’s Stan Campbell said the motivating force behind the workshops was an increased usage of the drug among young people.
“For us, it was more anecdotal evidence,” Mr Campbell said.
“We see young people and we talk to them ... you get to know what’s going on.”
Mr Campbell said the workshops had been put together by a psychologist and focused on the medical and physiological effects of marijuana.
Cannabis has long been considered a gateway to heavier drug abuse.
The 2007 National Drug Strategy Household Survey found that 23 per cent of people aged 15 to 24 reported using illicit drugs during the previous 12 months, with marijuana/cannabis the most common drug used (18 per cent).
The survey highlighted: ‘Young people who use drugs may begin their experimentation with substances such as alcohol or marijuana, then move on to use harder drugs such as meth/amphetamines.”
High Times will target 16to 24-year-olds. Registration or information: Street University Facebook page or phone 8886 2800.
Marijuana is in focus.