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Talking to your child about cannabis

Michael Carr-Gregg

November 2012

This podcast is the first of two podcasts on the facts on cannabis for any adult looking to support young people.

This first podcast features Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg talking about how to communicate effectively with young people about cannabis.

Michael works in private practice as a nationally registered child and adolescent psychologist, specialising in the area of parenting adolescents and adolescent mental health. He is a founding member of the National Centre Against Bullying, a Director of The Cooperative Research Centre for Young People, Technology and Wellbeing, columnist for a number of publications, and a published author, amongst many other things.

For more advice on talking with your child about alcohol and other drugs, visit The Other Talk.

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What are the long & short-term effects of cannabis use?

Dan Lubman

November 2012

This podcast is the second of two podcasts on the facts on cannabis for any adult looking to support young people.

In this podcast, Professor Dan Lubman discusses:

  • What is cannabis and how does it affect your brain?
  • What are the long and short term effects of cannabis on your mental and physical health, especially for young people?
  • What can I do if I am concerned about my smoking habits or the effect it is having on my life?
  • How do I approach a friend that I am worried about?


Professor Dan Lubman has worked across mental health and drug treatment settings in both the UK and Australia. He is Director of Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, and Professor of Addiction Studies and Services at Monash University.