challenge perceptions

Cannabis Skunk Sense (also known as CanSS Ltd) provides straight-forward facts and research-based advice on cannabis. We aim to raise awareness of the continued and growing dangers to children, teenagers and their families of cannabis use.

We provide educational materials and information for community groups, schools, colleges and universities; and guidance to wide range of professions, Parliament and the general public - with a strong message of prevention not harm reduction.

get the facts

What is cannabis, the effects on the body and brain, the effects on children and younger people and what you should know.
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get help

Concerned about yourself or someone you know? Know what to look for, how to get help and links to support groups. Read more »

get involved

We rely on volunteers and community groups to help promote our messages as well as being grateful of any donations received to support our work. Read more »

research papers

20 Nov, 2015

Drugs: The Portuguese Fallacy and the Absurd Medicalization of Europe

Abstract Drug decriminalization in Portugal is a failure despite of various reports...

16 Nov, 2015

Marijuana dependence influenced by genes, childhood sexual abuse

Genetic differences may protect some who experienced childhood trauma from later marijuana...

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Preventing Addiction For Beginners

don't want to try drugs?

Only 30 - 40% of kids try drugs, so that means you’re in the majority. Most young people don't want to try drugs but feel pressured by others.  ‘No thanks’ is perfectly all right and needs no justification but if you need an excuse to get out of the situation:

Here are some ideas from CanSS for excuses for not accepting or buying drugs:

  • I’m on medication (antibiotics, cough mixture etc), have bronchitis, asthma...
  • I’m in a football match tomorrow and don’t want to mess it up

more ideas for tricky situations