Drugs. Just the Bad and the Ugly!

Short-term, long-term and legal implications

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What Can I Expect to Hand-in?

1) Commonly Abused Drugs worksheet

2) Drugged Driving Feedback

3) Case Study

4) My Ripple Effect

The Stress of it All!

You've finally made it to grade 12. You've been looking forward to this year since you were a minor niner four years ago, but now the pressure is on. Parents, teachers, employers and friends all have way higher expectations of you. Sometimes it feels like the stress of it all is too much! There are so many temptations to help escape these feelings right here right now! But what are the implications of resorting to drugs as an escape?


Let's take a closer look at some of these supposed "Easy Ways Out".

That's Not All Folks! Here is a Chart that Provides Information on Additional Drugs. Check it out!

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And the Criminal Code if Canada Says.......

Check out the information below to summarize the potential charges associated with being in possession of illegal substances - both for personal use and for trafficking (distribution).


Don't forget to include the maximum and minimum sentences associated with each.

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)

Possession of a Substance:


Section 4(1)

No person shall possess a substance included in Schedule I, II or III


Obtaining a Substance:


Section 4(2)

No person shall seek or obtain


a) a substance included in Schedule I, II, III or IV

OR

b) an authorization to obtain a substance included in Schedule I, II, III or IV


from a practitioner, unless the person discloses to the practitioner particulars relating to the acquisition by the person of every substance in those Schedules, and of every authorization to obtain such substances, from any other practitioner within the preceding thirty days.


Punishment:


Section 4(3)

SCHEDULE I OFFENCE

a) Indictable - prison term not exceeding 7 years

b) Summary - 1st offence fine not exceeding $1000, prison term not exceeding 6 months

- subsequent offence fine not exceeding $2000, prison term not exceeding

1 year

Section 4(4)

SCHEDULE II OFFENCE

a) Indictable - Prison term not exceeding 5 years less a day (ex. over 30g MJ)

b) Summary - 1st offence fine not exceeding $1000, prison term not exceeding 6 months

(ex. under 30g MJ)

- subsequent offence fine not exceeding $2000, prison term not exceeding

one year


Section 4(5)

SCHEDULE III OFFENCE

a) Indictable - prison term not exceeding 3 years

b) Summary - 1st offence fine not exceeding $1000, prison term not exceeding 6 months

- subsequent offence fine not exceeding $2000, prison term not exceeding

one year


Section 4(7)

SCHEDULE IV OFFENCE

a) iv) Indictable - prison term not exceeding 18 months

b) Summary - 1st offence fine not exceeding $1000, prison term not exceeding 6 months

- subsequent offence fine not exceeding $2000, prison term not exceeding

one year



http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-38.8/FullText.html

GET THE FACTS ABOUT DRUGGED DRIVING

1) High Driving is about to overtake drinking and driving


2) 16-24 year olds have the highest fatality rate for both alcohol and drugs


3) Nearly one third of teens (30%) did not consider driving under the influence of cannabis to be as bad as alcohol


4) One in four high school seniors have gotten into a car with a high driver


5) Nearly one in five parents of teenagers do not consider driving while high on cannabis to be as bad as drinking and driving



Check out more information about these facts by clicking on the link below

http://www.canadadrugfree.org/drug-info/drugs-and-driving/

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Ford's Drugged Driving Suit

Check out the site below to see what Ford has created for their Ford Driving Skills for Life program. It is their attempt to educate youth about the effects of driving while under the influence of drugs.


FACTS:

1) ~ 18% of motor vehicle driver deaths involve drugs other than alcohol

2) In 2013 nearly 10 million people reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs

(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA]) - gizmag.com


http://www.gizmag.com/ford-drug-driving-suit/40533/


Ford's Drunk Driving suit came first:

http://www.calgarysun.com/videos/3655728752001

Case Study -"Marco Muzzo sentenced to 10 years in prison for Vaughan crash that killed four".

Read the attached article and complete additional research about this tragic recent and local Impaired Driving Causing Death trial.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/marco-muzzo-sentencing-1.3509524


PART 1

Based on this article and your additional research, comment on what the possible long term effects are on the people whose lives have been forever changed. Consider 2 aspects of each of the following:

1. Emotional

2. Social

3. Physical


PART 2

Write a brief summary outlining the different charges associated with drinking and driving as well as the penalties for these charges in Canada. Use the link below for guidance.


http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/section-255.html

What Would Your Ripple Effect Look Like?

We often become caught up in our own lives and forget that when we make decisions we are not the only ones affected. The case study you just completed is a prime example of that. It's important to think about all of the people in your life who would feel the results of your actions.


This is your opportunity to think ahead, so that when you make decisions you are able to see the bigger picture. You will create your own ripple effect map. Include all of the people or groups of people who have the potential to be impacted by the decisions that you make in your life. Remember to think outside your inner circle of friends.