Students in Ontario already learn about cannabis as part of their health and physical education curriculum, but how will that change when the substance is legalized for recreational use?
According to Simcoe County District School Board superintendent Dawn Stephens, there may be some slight curriculum changes, but they haven’t yet been determined.
The topic came up at a recent school board meeting after high school students identified marijuana use as a top issue in a climate survey.
The current curriculum specifically addresses cannabis in Grade 6, but students learn about substance use, abuse and misuse from Grades 1 to 12.
So will anything change when recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada, which is expected to…