Lambton Public Health

Cannabis

This page was reviewed or revised on Thursday, October 25, 2018 4:31 PM

With cannabis legalization on October 17, 2018, the Ontario Government will provide rules that keep cannabis out of the hands of children and youth, and keep our roads safe. Ontario will have laws in place about how, where and who can buy and possess cannabis in the province.

The use of any drug has potential health impacts. Learn more about the drug, how it can impact others, and the risks involved. Tips to help manage risk:

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Youth and Young Adults

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Parents

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Pregnant Women

Using cannabis during your pregnancy may result in your baby having a lower birth weight and may harm your child’s brain development.

The substance in cannabis responsible for the “high”, is found in the breastmilk of women who smoke cannabis. If using cannabis affects your mind and body, it may also affect your child’s mind and body.

Source: Cannabis Evidence Brief - Is cannabis safe during preconception, pregnancy and breastfeeding?

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