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We know how important it is to make informed decisions about cannabis use–whether for yourself, for a loved one, or for a client. #MyCannabisIQ is an initiative championed by EPION’s members to help you stay in-the-know about cannabis, its side effects, and the risk factors to keep in mind.

EPION MyCannabisIQ: Know the drug. Know the risks.
Know the drug. Know your loved one. Know the risks.


What is Cannabis?

Cannabis, also known as marijuana or “weed”, is a product of the Cannabis plant. It is the second most commonly used psychoactive substance in Canada after alcohol.

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Who is most affected by cannabis?

Different strains of cannabis have different impacts on health depending upon medical history, age of use, and potency of the cannabis. It is important to consider the risks for each individual.

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What are the risks?

The least amount of risk is not using at all; this is called abstinence. However, if you choose to use, consider how you can reduce risks and use safely. 

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In Canada

#MyCannabisIQ is brought to you by EPION.

What is EPION?

EPION is a network of people who work in early psychosis intervention (EPI) services in Ontario, individuals who have received EPI services, and their family members and caregivers. We help strengthen early intervention services across Ontario and support the implementation of the MOHLTC’s Early Psychosis Intervention Program Standards, released in May 2011.




Our Vision

To build and support a network of provincial leaders that advances knowledge, provides advocacy, promotes quality evidence-based care and support for people and families living with early psychosis.

Our Mission

To promote rapid psychosis detection and access to care, to advance early psychosis intervention through research and knowledge exchange, and to implement and advance standards of care for early psychosis intervention.