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Cannabis: Know the risks

On October 17, 2018 cannabis will be legal in Ontario. To buy, have or use cannabis you must be 19 or older. Cannabis remains illegal for anyone under 19 years of age. The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board does not permit smoking or the use of cannabis at school or board sanctioned activities or events. The Student Code of Conduct outlines expectations of student behavior, including consequences for being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

As a Catholic school community, the HWCDSB is committed to ensuring student safety, which includes prevention of cannabis use among youth. The following resources provide facts about cannabis, risk factors associated with use, and ways to engage youth in the conversation about cannabis.

Resources for Educators:
- HWCDSB B.B.05 Cannabis, Tobacco and Smoke Free Schools (policy)
- http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/healthyschool ...
- http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/policyfunding ...
- http://www.ccsa.ca/Resource%20Library/CCSA ...

Resources for Parents
- https://smh-assist.ca/wp-content/uploads/P ...
- https://www.drugfreekidscanada.org/wp-cont ...




Cannabis: Know the risks