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Marijuana Resources for Teens

Web Resources

You Can (Marijuana Can't) logoYou Can (Marijuana Can't) (Washington DOH)
You Can is a media education campaign for ages 12-17, to encourage teens to pursue their future dreams and immediate personal goals. You Can is designed to increase awareness about the health effects and consequences of marijuana and reduce marijuana use by youth in Washington State. It's presentd by the Prevention and Education Program within the Division of Prevention and Community Health, WA Dept. of Health. Follow, share, and post on Instagram and Facebook

Marijuana Know the Facts WSLCB cardMarijuana: Know the Facts (Washington LCB)
This information card was produced by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board and includes brief answers to common questions about recreational marijuana in Washington. (Available in CambodianChineseKoreanLaotianRussianSomaliSpanish, Vietnamese)
Clear Your Vision coverClear Your Vision (Cannabis Information & Support)
This free online program is a do-it-yourself intervention to help teens quit (or cut down on) using cannabis. Teens begin by selecting a "story" that most closely matches their own, choosing from 4 characters ranging in age from 14-19. The application then takes them through a series of exercises that help them evaluate their current use, consider their motivations for changing, and develop a strategy to do it. Developed by the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre of Australia (now Cannabis Information & Support).

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Resources for Teens

Marijuana for Teens NIDA coverNIDA for Teens

NIDA for Teens: Marijuana 

Marijuana: Facts for Teens 

Drugs: Shatter the Myths 

MedLine Plus: Marijuana information (National Library of Medicine)
From the National Library of Medicine, overviews on what marijuana is and how it works, pictures and photos, and more. A great source if you're writing a school paper about some aspect of marijuana. HINT: Medline Plus is an excellent resource for students writing school papers on marijuana and other medical topics!

Above the Influence logoAbove the Influence (Office of National Drug Control Policy)
This site features all the ads and materials from the popular youth prevention campaign "Above the Influence." Find drug facts, ways to "live above the influence," and information on how to help friends struggling with drugs.

Get It Straight Student Guide coverGet It Straight: The Facts about Drugs (Student Guide) (DEA, Boys & Girls Club, 2011)
Four teens working with the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Boys & Girls Club provide information about marijuana and other drugs commonly used by adolescents: over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, inhalants, and marijuana.

ADAI Clearinghouse logoThe ADAI Clearinghouse  
Free marijuana materials

Clearinghouse on Facebook

Need help right now?

Washington Recovery Helpline: 1-866-789-1511, 24-hour, confidential help and referral.

Teen Link: 1-866-789-1511, confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental help line answered by teens every day from 6-10 p.m.

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