Conference – Cannabis and it’s effects on Young People

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In the run up to World Mental Health Awareness Week, Tallaght Drug and Alcohol Task Force and Dr. Bobby Smyth (YODA) will host a conference to highlight the effects Cannabis is having on an increasing number of young people and their communities. At a time when the media is saturated with debates about CBD oil, this conference will focus on Cannabis that is bought on the streets and smoked regularly by some young people and will attempt to provide those in attendance with accurate information on the potential effects.

Speakers on the day include –

Dr Bobby Smyth, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Professor Mary Cannon MB BCh BAO, FRCPsych, MSc, PhD , RCSI Psychiatry

Grainne Kearney, Key worker, Young People (12 – 18 years), CARP, Killinarden

Karl Flynn, KICK Programme, South Dublin County Partnership

Dr. Colin Doherty MD, Neurologist, St James Hospital


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