A cannabis information session will be happening at St. Michael Catholic High School.

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario and the Upper Canada District School Board have planned the session for Thursday, October 4th. It will be from 6:30 to 8:00 that evening. The school boards are partnering with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. Kim Marshall is a Public Health Nurse at the health unit and says topics that will be covered include: general cannabis information and some legalization, the impact on physical and mental health. She also says there will be some regional statistics on cannabis use that are specific to youths.

“We are also talking about some parenting strategies that can be used. So, some really concrete tools for a parent’s toolbox so they can talk about cannabis with their youth.”

Marshall adds, the night will be focused more on youths.

“Legalization is approaching and we just want to make sure that we have information out there for parents just to increase the education and awareness around cannabis.”

There will be eight sessions in total in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark are. For a complete list of sessions click here.