Campaign warning against increased cannabis strength

The County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service is helping to promote a cannabis related health campaign aimed at encouraging people across the county to think again about their cannabis consumption.

The Respect THC campaign aims to help people who are concerned about the amount of cannabis they are smoking. The Respect THC campaign uses posters and social media to help people understand the issues around using cannabis and provides easy ways people can get support from the service.

The campaign focuses on issues that can affect cannabis users, using social media posts and posters distributed to relevant locations across the borough. Research has shown that regular users of high-potency cannabis carry the highest risk for psychotic disorders, compared to those who have never used cannabis.

If you live or work in County Durham and are affected by cannabis misuse, telephone 03000 266 666.You can download the campaign posters and leaflet (in pdf format) by clicking on the images below: