It’s OK to talk to your doctor.
The Government of Canada approved the legalization of cannabis for sale and recreational use as of October 17, 2018. For many, talking about personal cannabis use with their doctor can be difficult or awkward. Some patients may feel embarrassed or fear they will be judged. Physicians in Newfoundland and Labrador want patients to know that it’s OK to talk to your doctor if you have questions about how cannabis use might affect your health.
Not all of the health risks associated with cannabis use are known or fully understood. Click on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below for answers on what we do know about cannabis use.