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Know the Drug

Cannabis, also known as marijuana or “weed”, is a product of the Cannabis Sativa plant. Cannabis is the second most commonly used psychoactive substance in Canada after alcohol. Cannabis contains roughly 400 chemicals, the most active of which is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is a mind-altering chemical which causes cannabis users to feel “high”. The second most active chemical in cannabis is CBD (cannabidiol), which is being researched for potential medical uses. source

Is there a connection between cannabis and psychosis?

There is considerable evidence linking cannabis use to psychosis. Teenage cannabis use can induce psychosis several years later. Full recovery from psychosis is possible, but the outlook is more hopeful when young people stop their use.

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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.