The Morrin community had the opportunity to be educated a little more on the effects of cannabis on March 13, 2019. It was an idea that came from some students of Morrin School.
"This is something our students against drinking and driving chapter wanted to partner with our community to host. There is a lot of questions out there, not only coming from the students, but also from parents and community members now that it is legalized," explained Katie Suntjens, the REACH Coordinator for Morrin School. " So we just wanted to host a community information session and bring some of our community partners in. We hosted a panel discussion."
There were a few groups that were in attendance to help inform the public.
"We had representatives from Alberta Health Services, Riverside Value Drug Mart and SADD Alberta. Each of them presented on their focus area and were able to provide more information for those who were in attendance," continued Suntjens.
There were many areas of focus between the groups.
"Alberta Health Services focused more on what cannabis is and how the drug interacts with the brain and the body. Riverside Value Drug Mart sent out one of their pharmacists who spoke about how it binds to your receptors and that sort of thing. SADD Alberta was able to talk more about impaired driving," concluded Suntjens.