AB postsecondary institutions consider cannabis regulation

May 16, 2018

With the legalization of cannabis on the horizon, Alberta postsecondary institutions are thinking about how they should approach substance use on campus. Les Hagen, Executive Director of Action on Smoking and Health, told the Calgary Herald that her group would like to see a campus-wide prohibition on cannabis, tobacco, and vaping throughout the province. Alberta Health Services’ Tobacco Reduction Program Medical Officer of Health Brent Friesen added that the 20-24 year-old demographic is particularly vulnerable to cannabis. “We know that cannabis affects the developing brain until mid- to late-20s,” said Friesen. According to the Herald, Bow Valley College and Burman University have already banned smoking and vaping on campus. Calgary Herald