On October 17, 2018, recreational cannabis became legal across Canada. However, provincial law (Cannabis Control Act, 2017) prohibits individuals under the age of 19 from possessing any amount of cannabis. The Youth Cannabis Diversion Program can be utilized both pre and post-charge and would serve as an alternative to issuing a ticket, fines and/or other judicial sanctions.
Youth Cannabis Diversion Program is designed to provide youth (age 12-18 years) with an online E-learning digital experience that educates them about the risks associated with cannabis use at their stage of development. It also provides youth with information to enhance their understanding of Ontario laws related to cannabis. It promotes confidence and self-awareness for youth to assess the impacts of cannabis use to make positive choices.
About The Youth Cannabis Diversion Program
Who Can Refer?
Cannabis Control Act, 2017 to the Youth Cannabis Diversion Program. Youth can be referred by submitting a completed referral form to Springboard Services.Law Enforcement personnel, Prosecutors and Courts can refer youth (ages 12 - 18) who contravene Section 10 of the