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Cannabis is also known as marijuana, weed and pot. It has more than 700 chemical compounds. Hash and hash oil also come from the cannabis plant.  Until more is known about the short and long-term effects of cannabis, it is safest to avoid using cannabis when parenting and breastfeeding.  However, if you choose to use cannabis, please get the facts!


Visit Health Canada’s web site for more information.

Download the fact sheet about using non-medical cannabis while parenting young children.  We have printed copies available at the office. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please send email to or call 226-699-0707,

Learn about the 10 ways to reduce risk to your health if using cannabis.

Talk with your health care provider about information on cannabis for medical purposes.

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