Alberta Medical Students Seek Fund to Inform Youth on Cannabis Risks

The students are pushing for a portion of cannabis tax revenue to fund education and mental health needs for youth.

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December 5, 2017
CBC News
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Alberta's medical students are calling on the province to create youth mental health programs and fund them with tax revenue from cannabis sales.

More than 30 doctors-in-training from the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary met with MLAs at the Alberta legislature Monday as part of their annual Political Action Day.

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The medical students are worried about the impact cannabis legalization will have on people between the ages of 15 and 25 after it becomes legal in Canada on July 1, 2018.

They're hoping the government will establish a cannabis youth mental health and addictions fund from cannabis sales.

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