Michael Hull, Masset RCMP First Nations Policing Officer, Jan. 2019, invited the public to a cannabis dialogue workshop on Jan. 27 at Sarah’s Longhouse. Food and beverages provided. Cst. Hull likens the workshop to a “cannabis and vaping 101”. (Photo provided by M. Hull/RCMP)

Cannabis and vaping 101

RCMP invite community to engage in cannabis and vaping dialogue workshops

  • Jan. 24, 2020 12:45 p.m.

A cannabis dialogue workshop is being hosted by the RCMP on Jan. 27. Everyone is invited to the workshop which will be held at Sarah’s Longhouse in Old Massett starting at 5 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided.

Topics covered include cannabis legislation, vaping, and strategies to foster safe and healthy communities followed by a question and answer session. The two hour engagement session will be presented by Vijay Morancie, Program Manager and RCMP Cannabis Engagement Coordinator for B.C. and Yukon, who has extensive training and knowledge in this area.

READ MORE: Skidegate man arrested following Queen Charlotte RCMP investigation

Michael Hull, Constable and Masset RCMP First Nations Policing Officer, said the Masset detachment was awarded a $1,000 funding grant that was applied for last year to be applied to cannabis awareness.

“The RCMP National Youth Services for Youth Engagement, focusing on cannabis, awarded the funds to 17 locations across Canada. We were fortunate to be one of the 17 locations in Canada to receive funds,” Cst. Hull said.

The funds were then allocated by the detachment to promote education and knowledge. The three seminars are all educational “cannabis and vaping 101 workshops, with a guest speaker,” said Cst. Hull. The youth focused seminars include interactive equipment and educational tools, such as some awesome virtual reality type goggles.

As well as the public engagement there will also be two additional workshops, tailored differently to youth. These will be presented at Tahaygen Elementary School, for grades 5 to 7, on Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. and at Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary School on Jan. 28, at 12:40 p.m.

READ MORE: Second cannabis store passes Queen Charlotte test

K-J Millar | Journalist
Send K-J email
Send The Observer email
Like the Haida Gwaii Observer on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

Cannabis Legislation

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Bachrach rejects calls for police action against demonstrators

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP says only way out of crisis is “true nation-to-nation” talks

Coast Mountain College appoints a new president

The promotion came from within the school

Coastal GasLink pipeline investor committed to closing deal despite protests

Developer TC Energy Corp. — formerly TransCanada Corp. — is to remain the operator of the $6.6-billion pipeline

College finds a new president

Promotion comes from within

Blending traditional art with realistic life-form

Haida Gwaii artist, Josh Davidson on display at ANBT

Blair says RCMP have met Wet’suwet’en conditions, so barricades should come down

The Wet’suwet’en’s hereditary chiefs oppose the Coastal GasLink project

B.C., federal ministers plead for meeting Wet’suwet’en dissidents

Scott Fraser, Carolyn Bennett standing by to return to Smithers

B.C. mom’s complaint about ‘R word’ in children’s ministry email sparks review

In 2020, the ‘R’ word shouldn’t be used, Sue Robins says

New Jamie Bacon trial for counselling to commit murder charge set for March 3

The trial is set to start on March 3 at B.C. Supreme Court

Federal minister pledges to meet Wet’suwet’en chiefs in B.C. over natural gas pipeline

The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say they are visiting Mohawk territory

2010 leader John Furlong urges Vancouver to bid for 2030 Winter Games

VANOC said the 2010 games broke even financially

Pipeline dispute: Tories put no-confidence motion on House of Commons agenda

Conservatives say they have no confidence in the Trudeau government to end the rail blockades

Canadians aboard coronavirus-ridden cruise ship to return home tonight

Among the infected are 47 Canadians who will have to remain in Japan for treatment

Most Read