WHAT’S NOT CANNABIS….SYNTHETIC CANNABIS
We have been hearing more and more about young people using synthetic cannabis. They are under the assumption that because it is legal* and easily accessible then there is less harm associated with it however this is not the case!
*Shout out to the team at Bendigo Health who have kindly alerted us to the most recent (1st November) changes to the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981. Under these new revisions the definitions have been amended to include all drugs with psychoative effects. Meaning that synthetic cannabis is now classified as an illegal substance in Victoria.
For more information and to view the Act in its entirety click here
Here are some great resources for working with young people who are using synthetic cannabis.
- Best practice treatment approaches
- Synthetic Cannabis Fact Sheet
- YoDAA’s Fast facts for workers
- Using synthetic as a strategic decision
- K2/ Spice – What is it?
- Suzi Gage has a great podcast on Synthetic Cannabis