October 17, 2018, the Federal Cannabis Act takes effect making it legal
for adults to purchase, possess and grow certain amounts of cannabis in
Canada. To reflect this legal change, the North Vancouver School
District has updated two policies: Policy 804: Use of Tobacco, Vapour Products and Cannabis on Board Premises, and Policy 506: Employee Code of Conduct.
What do these changes mean?
- Cannabis use remains illegal for people under the age of 19. Just as with alcohol, minors are not allowed to use cannabis.
as with tobacco and vapour products, smoking or vaping cannabis is not
permitted on school district properties by students or adults, nor is
it permitted within certain prescribed distances around school
properties or anywhere where smoking is prohibited.
- The North
Vancouver School District Employee Code of Conduct continues to have a
zero tolerance policy on the impairment of employees while at work or in
performances of work duties, whether under the influence of cannabis,
alcohol or any other restricted substance.
Health, in partnership with North Vancouver School District and Foundry
North Shore, is hosting a free community event about the legalization of cannabis.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. at the Education Services
Centre (2121 Lonsdale Ave, 5th Floor). Parents, professionals and youth
are invited to hear a keynote presentation by Dr. Mark Lysyshyn, Medical
Health Officer for North Shore & Sea to Sky, and to share their
thoughts about the legalization of cannabis. Please RSVP: legalizationofcannabis.eventbrite.com.
Parents may also find this resource helpful: 10 Questions About Cannabis Use and Your Teen.
Superintendent, North Vancouver School District