Cannabis is the most widely-used illegal drug in Britain: one 15-year-old in four now admits to having tried it at least once. Users say it is relaxing and fun, but there are worries that it may affect both physical and mental health, with stronger strains such as “skunk” being a particular worry. This book looks at the effects of cannabis on health, at cannabis use among young people and at its position within the law. The information comes from a variety of sources, including government reports and statistics, newspapers and magazine articles, surveys and polls, academic research and literature from charities and lobby groups; articles have been tailored to an 11 to 14 age group. Additionally, at the end of each chapter are two pages of activities relating to the articles and issues raised in that chapter.