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Why Buy Cannabis from Ontario Cannabis Store

This section of the Ontario Cannabis Store website looks at these topics:

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Ontario Cannabis Store

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

You asked about cannabis, we answered

This section of the Government of Canada website answers these questions:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Street Law Smarts

Street Law Smarts fact sheets are intended to assist staff working at agencies serving street youth to help young people with their legal problems. Fact sheet topics include Where to Get Legal Help, Evidence Tips, Leaving Home, Ontario Works & ODSP, Shelters, and more.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Drugs at school: Expulsions and other legal issues in Ontario

Justice for Children and Youth has produced a video discussing what can happen to young people if they are found with controlled substances on school property.

Available in:

English

Format:

Video

Produced/Updated In:

2013

Impaired driving

The Ministry of Transportation has prepared a web page with fact sheets on three topics: Drinking and Driving Trends, Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC), and Roadside Licence Suspensions.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2013

‘Vitamin R’: Illegal use of prescription drugs

This Justice for Children and Youth blog post discusses what happens when people have or sell prescription drugs, such as Ritalin, without a prescription.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Sex and Booze on Prom Night: Legal Issues

This Justice for Children and Youth blog post has legal information on sexual activity and the age of consent, underage consumption of alcohol, and sex on school property.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Teenage Drunk Driving

This post on the Justice for Children and Youth blog focuses on drunk, or impaired, driving. It looks at what happens when someone is caught driving impaired and how the Youth Criminal Justice Act affects the way the police interact with a young person in this situation.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Underage Drinking in a Public Park

What legal issues do young people face if they are caught drinking in public? This blog post looks at the laws that may apply, including those that prohibit underage drinking, drinking in public, and, possibly, local laws.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Your Age and the Law

This booklet has information about age-based laws in Ontario. It lists age categories and summarizes the laws that apply to each. It covers topics such as school attendance, employment, health care, sexual activity, criminal charges, and alcohol use.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2012