Ottawa Health Unit Acquires More ‘Marijuana Goggles’ to Educate Youth and Public

Article by Evelyn Harford, Smiths Falls Record News via Inside Ottawa Valley

A pair of "marijuana googles" stocked by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit used in information sessions to simulate the intoxicating effects of the drug on a person's vision

The health unit has acquired a few more marijuana googles to add to their educational arsenal – something that will come in handy now that legalized marijuana may soon be on the horizon.

The goggles simulate the visual impairment one would experience under the influence of marijuana and will be used to educate the public and local students about the impact marijuana can have on cognition and reaction time.

The goggles will be used at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute’s educational session with Community Safety Officer, Aaron Tompkin, and will likely be available for the public to try at the Healthy Living Festival in June.

Tompkin said having the additional goggles will be helpful when trying to run through the activity with students at SFDCI this spring.

The activity will centre around the dangers of driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

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