E-cigarettes banned by schools in Edmonton

Allison Salz, Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 11:24 AM ET

Teens are turning to hash oil, easily smoked using electronic or e-cigarettes, to get their marijuana fix - a trend city cops are calling "dangerous".

Now officials with Edmonton's two school divisions are taking action by banning the devices on school district property.

Popularity of hash oil has been slowly building, prompting a warning from cops early last month. Officers say over the past two weeks, five incidents have been reported, or discovered, by school resource officers, in the past two weeks.

"The information that we're seeing is that it's prevalent, it's everywhere," said Sgt. Kelly Rosnau, with EPS' School Resource Unit.


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