03:07AM, Wednesday 18 December 2013
A new booklet aimed at telling young people all they should know about the dangers of cannabis has been launched.
Windsor Youth Centre in Alma Road was the ideal place - as young people had been closely consulted on the preparation of the booklet, which folds up into a handy 'credit card' size.
Catherine Williams, who is project officer with the Royal Borough's Drug and Alcohol Action team (DAAT) said that the book did not lecture young people, explaining: "We have moved on from the 'just say no' campaign."
It warns of the dangers of cannabis and that it's illegal. But it also contains useful practical advice even if a young person ignores the warnings.
Also at the launch, which took place on Monday, was the Royal Borough's lead member for education Cllr Phill Bicknell, DAAT's Theresa Allen, youth workers Phil Clapham and Hardip Dhanjal and the Royal Borough's deputy lead member for children's services Cllr Natasha Airey.
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