You are an important role model for your children and you can influence their decisions. Talk to your kids about what is going on in their day-to-day lives. Being engaged can allow you to be a source of information about cannabis, and for you to set clear expectations and consequences around substance use together. For more tips check out this booklet: Strategies for Parents to Prevent or Delay Alcohol and Other Drug Use

Remember:

  • Just like with tobacco, second hand smoke from cannabis can be harmful. If you choose to use cannabis, avoid using it in front of or near your children.
  • Do not provide cannabis to youth.
  • Store cannabis where children and youth can’t access it.

Resources for Parents