Even though cannabis is legal, there are still rules that need to be followed for your safety, and to protect you from penalties such as fines or jail time. Know the laws so you can follow them and protect yourself and others from harm.
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Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal substance in Canada, and with legalization looming, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has released a campaign for parents, teachers, employers, and residents to get their cannabis questions answered.
Using cannabis can have harmful effects on your own health, as well as your relationships, and your child’s health and development.
Driving after using cannabis is illegal and it more than doubles your chance of motor vehicle collision. It is just as bad as drinking and driving. If you choose to use cannabis, be smart about it and don’t drive high.
Talking to your child or teen about marijuana can be challenging, but talking openly with your child, letting them know they can talk to you about cannabis, and being non-judgmental will go a long way.
Just as with alcohol or tobacco, cannabis is not a harmless substance. The only way to avoid any harm is by not using cannabis. If you choose to use cannabis, it’s important for you to be informed of things you can do to lower your risk of harm.
Just as with alcohol or tobacco, cannabis is not a harmless substance. It’s important for you to be informed of what is known about the harms of cannabis use so you can reduce your health risks.