Ottawa Public Health

August 18, 2017
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Why do we have a minimum legal age for substances?

Setting a minimum legal age to buy and use substances, like alcohol, tobacco and soon cannabis, helps to protect youth from the harms of substance use and prevent access. In Ontario, the minimum age to buy alcohol is 19 years … Continue reading

April 4, 2017
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Youth Say WHAT about Cannabis?

As a parent do you ever think about how it would be easier if you knew what your teen was thinking sometimes? That would be nice, right? The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) recently released the Canadian Youth Perceptions … Continue reading