Tag Archives: cannabis

Edible Cannabis: how to protect your kids from unintentional poisoning

I’ll never forget the feeling of panic when I saw my 3 year-old holding a bottle of household cleaner. I left a cupboard door unlocked in the bathroom as I went to answer my phone. Fortunately, he only looked at … Continue reading

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Marijuana: Four myths busted about one “little plant”

This is the first post in a three-part series about substance use and misuse in the teen years. I’m not sure what it is about marijuana (aka weed, pot, grass, cannabis, hash), but it sure is a hot topic! When … Continue reading

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Pot? Weed? Marijuana? You tell us…

The Halton Region Health Department is currently working with some of our community partners (such as the Halton Regional Police Service and the two school boards) on a new online resource related to cannabis/marijuana/pot/weed for parents, and we want your … Continue reading

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What’s With Weed?

I admit it.  I have never tried cannabis (marijuana, weed).  According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, I am in a slim majority.  Forty-two percent of Ontarians over the age of 18 have used cannabis in their lifetimes.  … Continue reading

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