Canadian cannabis company funds digital tools to fight underage marijuana abuse


One of Canada’s largest cannabis companies, Canopy Growth, has partnered with drug awareness organizations to create digital tools aimed at curbing drug abuse among young people.

The cannabis company, based out of Smiths Falls, Ont., has partnered with Parent Action on Drugs and Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy to create an educational chatbot and text-messaging system that is meant to help youth, parents and educators talk frankly about cannabis use.

According to Hilary Black, CAO of Canopy Growth, the partnership began two years ago before recreational cannabis use was legalized.

Black says the company understood that legalization would bring up concerns about the potential for young people to

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