CPA Position Statement (2017)

TitlePosition Statement: Implications of Cannabis Legalization on Youth and Young Adults
AuthorCanadian Psychiatric Association


A position statement developed by the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s Research Committee
and approved by the CPA’s Board of Directors on February 17, 2017.

This CPA position statement is focused on youth and young adults as mental illness and substance use disorders
often begin in this age group, with the objective to ensure optimal mental health outcomes.