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Algonquin college goes smoke free

Algonquin college campuses to be smoke free by Oct. 15, 2018.
Algonquin College.

Algonquin college will be moving toward smoke free campuses in Ottawa, Perth and Pembroke.

President, Cheryl Jensen posted an update on the Algonquin college website stating that they will have a new interim policy in place from Oct. 15, 2018 until Jan. 1, 2019. 

Jensen writes, this comes as a result of the recent Ontario Government introduction of Bill 36, Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018 that will allow cannabis smoking wherever tobacco is permitted.

She states, during this time, campuses will be smoke-free and they will conduct full consultations to understand the potential impact and develop a permanent policy.

During the interim adjustment period the college will be taking a lighter approach to enforcement.

It will also be the status quo during the interim period for those who have prescriptions for medical marijuana.

Click here to read the statement.

Glennis Lane

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Glennis is the News Director at CityNews Ottawa.
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