Legalizing cannabis doesn’t mean it is always safe or healthy for everyone. Early and regular cannabis use increases the risk of psychosis in those who are vulnerable, and continued use worsens long-term symptoms and functional outcomes.
CannabisIQ is brought to you by 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.
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.
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.