July 2020

Stephanie spoke to Kira London-Nadeau about the Cannabis and Psychosis initiative supported by the Schizophrenia Society of Canada. Together, they discussed Stephanie’s academic career, her research projects as well as the interventions available to help young people with psychosis who use cannabis. As these young people are not very interested in stopping their cannabis consumption, Stephanie focuses on the development of interventions aimed at harm reduction (e.g. intoxication, dependence, driving under the influence), in particular thanks to her smartphone application CHAMPS (Cannabis Harm-reduction Approach for Managing Practices Safely) which teaches consumers the use of protective behavioral strategies. These strategies include, but are not limited to, not using before driving, not mixing cannabis with other drugs, and using limited amounts. To view her interview, visit this website.