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Working throughout my career and clients who have experienced psychosis related to cannabis use some harm reduction strategy is encouraging the client to use lower amounts if client is in Precontemplative stage. Providing client education regarding using lower THC and or higher CBD content instead. If client is wanting other supports to promote abstinence client encouraged to connect with community substance use supports such as 1:1 counselling/attending groups. I have also seen many clients use cannabis to self-treat insomnia, anxiety, pain and also for recreational use. Encouraging clients to find alternative ways to deal with anxiety/insomnia and establishing healthy habits/hobbies as cannabis may only help temporarily to reduce symptoms such as practicing self-care – doing yoga, breathing exercises, mindfulness, meditation.