Marijuana / THC
What: Prevent Marijuana Initiation
Who: Youth and Young Adults, ages 12-24
How: Establish and strengthen relationships between public, private, and nonprofit organizations and agencies in order to work together to reduce and prevent substance use among youth. Primary prevention strategies focus on providing information to the community about the risks and dangers of marijuana by building skills, changing policies and practices that provide protective environments to allow youth to make healthy and positive choices.
3 ways for parents and caregivers to talk to youth about marijauna (cannabis) use:
Where: Sullivan County, Tennessee
Why: The brain keeps developing until about age 25. Marijuana use can cause impairment in cognitive abilities. The degree or duration of the impairment depends on the age when a person began using and how much and how long he or she used. (NIH, July 2020)