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Canada launches initiative to spread information on health impacts of cannabis

The Government is taking a public health approach to legalizing and strictly regulating cannabis to keep it out of the hands of youth and to keep profits out of the hands of criminals and organized crime.


Government Press Release Canada
Updated: 21-07-2018 00:36 IST
Canada launches initiative to spread information on health impacts of cannabis

The interactive exhibit will travel to local events, festivals and fairs across the country from July until late fall 2018. A second wave of the tour is being planned beyond fall 2018. (Image Credit: Instagram)

The Government is taking a public health approach to legalizing and strictly regulating cannabis to keep it out of the hands of youth and to keep profits out of the hands of criminals and organized crime.

To support the new legislation, the Government has an ongoing robust public education campaign to inform Canadians, especially youth, about the health risks associated with cannabis use.

This week, Health Canada launched the Pursue Your Passion travelling engagement tour at the Buskers on the Bay festival in Saint John, New Brunswick and at the Folk on the Rocks Music Festival in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Ambassadors at the exhibit will engage visitors in conversations to learn about the health impacts of cannabis. Through participation at creative, physical and digital stations at the exhibit, young Canadians will be encouraged to make healthy lifestyle choices and pursue their passions, such as physical activities, music or creative arts, rather than using cannabis. The interactive exhibit will travel to local events, festivals and fairs across the country from July until late fall 2018. A second wave of the tour is being planned beyond fall 2018.

Canadians are encouraged to visit Canada.ca/cannabis to get the facts about cannabis in Canada, and to find out when the engagement tour may be coming to their region.

COUNTRY : Canada

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