Cannabis and mental health - Confidentiality
What about confidentiality?
You might be worried about telling your GP or other health professional that you are using cannabis. But health professionals will not be able to tell other people or services about what you have told them because of confidentiality laws. They can only tell other people about what you have said if:
- there is a risk of serious harm to you or to others, or
- there is a risk of a serious crime.
For example, if you tell your doctor that you are planning to hurt yourself or other people, the doctor could decide to share this information with someone, or contact the police.
You can find more information about, ‘Confidentiality’ here.
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