PCA 2020


Calgary Police Service: Kids and Cannabis

With the upcoming legalization of cannabis, also known as marijuana, now is a great opportunity to get educated on the cannabis new laws and start having conversations with your children about marijuana. Under the new legislation, the minimum age for possession and consumption of cannabis is 18. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that your children won’t be exposed to the drug before reaching the legal age for possession and consumption of cannabis. According to Statistics Canada, almost 29 percent of teens aged 15 to 19 have used cannabis. And whether or not your children have already been directly exposed to it, chances are they’ve already heard about its legalization and likely have questions.

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Get Out and Play the Summer Safe Way!

No more pencils, no more books! School might be out for summer, but did you know that your child continues to learn all year-round through play? The season’s sunny days and warm weather are great for exploring and playing together outside, but don’t let sunburns and bug bites turn your summer into a bummer. Check out these tips to help keep your family comfortable and safe! 

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Is Your Family Fraud-Aware?

You may think your family is immune from being victimized by fraudsters; however, that may not always be the case. Scammers target citizens from all different backgrounds, ages, and income levels and are constantly changing the methods they are using to scam citizens. Your friends, neighbors, parents, siblings, and even children could be targeted as they start to get identification cards and bank accounts.

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School Medication Tips

Sharing any good habit with your child requires open communication, patience, and clear instruction. When it comes to your child’s medication, the process is no different. While it’s easier to monitor when a child takes their medication at home, many kids with chronic conditions require access to their medications at all times, including during school hours. Medications such as an Epi-Pen, insulin, or puffers are common for students to have in schools across the country. Here are a few simple practices that should be followed to keep your child safe around their medication.

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