Ontario is slow to launch a public education campaign warning parents about the dangers of marijuana to children, which include the risk associated with second-hand pot smoke, the Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario warned Friday.

“A lot more children are going to be exposed . . . . They are the most at risk of harm. Their brains are still developing,” said Dr. Hirotaka Yamashiro.

“Ontario is not ready to deal with the risks.”

Health Minister Eric Hoskins, a physician, has said a public education campaign is being prepared for all age groups to make everyone aware of the dangers.

“There’s strong evidence that the brain continues to develop up until roughly the age of 25 and evidence that cannabis use can negatively impact that,” he told reporters earlier this year.

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