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The legalization of marijuana in Canada is just five months away, but there are still questions and misconceptions in many people’s minds surrounding cannabis. Matthew Hill, an associate professor at the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute, is working to debunk the myths. He was part of a panel discussion on cannabis this week at the U of C and also appeared on The Homestretch to dispel some of the misunderstandings about marijuana. Below is an abridged version of that conversation. A: Somewhere in the middle but definitely closer to false depending on exactly how you look at it. There is definitely some relationship that’s out there between cannabis use and adolescence and the development of schizophrenia, which is the main mental illness that has been linked to cannabis use in teenagers. Why cannabis shouldn’t be considered a gateway drug: Calgary professor debunks marijuana myths

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