While it is important to remember that most students do not use marijuana, there is concern with recent data that the perception of risk has gone down with youth.  This is important because after perception of risk goes down the percentage of use goes up. Below are some informative websites and articles to help you prepare to talk with your student about the risks and dangers of youth marijuana use and other general information concerning marijuana.
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Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth & Adults

An informative article from the DEA on various topics such as academics, brain development and driving safety regarding youth and marijuana use.

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What You Should Know About Marijuana Concentrates

An e-pamphlet that describes what marijuana concentrates are, how they are used, and explanation of why they are dangerous.

Partnership for Drug Free Kids- Between legalization, increased normalization in pop culture and new ways of using (edibles, vaporizers, concentrates), it’s becoming more and more complicated to know how to address marijuana use with your kids. Find out how to talk with youth about the dangers of marijuana use here:


Above the Influence- Here are some general marijuana facts and ways youth can Stay Above the Influence of negative life choices.


National Institute on Drug Abuse: Information on how marijuana affects a student’s school, work, and social life:


Smart Approaches to Marijuana: Information concerning marijuana and the effects on youth and community


National Institute on Drug Abuse: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms.  Drug abuse affects people from all walks of life and all socioeconomic statuses.  Abuse of most substances will produce noticeable signs and symptoms. These may include physical or behavioral symptoms, most likely both.



Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities-Clear the Smoke Toolkit: Find out about the risks to youth, warning signs of use, facts about marijuana use and ways you can help prevent youth use.