All of the contest’s participants worked with a strict set of rules and guidelines provided by YCAP-Y4Y’s parent program the Youth Cannabis Awareness Program (YCAP). The purpose of these guidelines were to ensure that every contestant’s submission contained messaging that was accurate and in line with the Youth Cannabis Awareness Program’s approach to cannabis.
Featured below are five facts about the principles and practices that informed each submission the contestants created for the contest.
The Youth Cannabis Awareness Program (YCAP) approaches its discussion of cannabis with a neutral and balanced perspective. This means that the program is not in the business of telling anyone whether cannabis is good or bad. Rather, it provides youth with the most up-to-date and scientifically accurate information available.
The YCAP-Y4Y contest is focused on the potential risks of heavy and regular recreational cannabis use, and how that usage affects youth brain development.
To learn more about the facts and guiding principles that youth consider when creating their entries, visit our Contest Fact Sheet.
Cannabis is the second most used substance by Canadians under the age of 25.
The THC levels of recreational consumed today are on average four to five times higher than the THC levels of cannabis consumed in the 20th century.
Recreational cannabis use can impact the brain development of those under the age of 25.