Safe Teens

Marijuana Youth and Family

Marijuana - Youth & Family

The family, especially parents, influence youg people's use of marijuana. While many warnings about marijuana and health have historically been overstated, the drug can be misused and adolescents are particularly at risk. Understanding the realities and recognizing the challenges is a critical path for parents.

PDF - 4 pages


This book is not "anti-marijuana" or "pro-marijuana." The book provides an unbiased description of something which is now increasingly recognized by custom and law as both medicinal and acceptable for social use BY ADULTS. There are special concerns regarding youth and knowledgeable parents are best positioned to guide and protect their children. This book supports that premise.

Marijuana: Short, Clear, and No Spin
Marijuana use and associated health and social consequences

Facts about marijuana use, health risks and societal concerns. Concise

PDF - 22 pages

Schools and Drug Abuse Prevention Programming

The accepted reality now is that marijuana will be openly part of the world into which our children mature. There are risks that responsible education programming can address and diminish. Learn what school districts should do and should not do in drug abuse prevention programming. Includes D.A.R.E. evaluation.

PDF - 26 pages

Marijuana Use by Adolescents and Potential Loss of Intelligence

One of the most common question people ask is whether or not marijuana has lasting effects on intelligence. Our conclusion after reviewing a huge volume of recent research is that loss of intelligence is not a significant risk for occasional marijuana users.

PDF - 4 pages

Legalization: How Changes in Law Might Affect Marijuana Use Among Our Youth

Most Americans today are living under significantly relaxed marijuana possession laws. It is important to ask how these evolving changes might affect young people. This pamphlet suggests ways that young people might be impacted and offers guidelines for results-based drug prevention programming.

PDF - 5 pages