A compilation of accurate, science-based information that addresses the public health and safety impacts of marijuana in our community.
Parents and mentors can have an impact on whether or not youth use cannabis (marijuana, weed, pot). Pre-teens, teens and youth in their early 20s often seek out new experiences and engage in risky behaviors, such as using cannabis.
You can help prevent underage use by starting the conversation about cannabis with youth in your life, and make sure they are aware of potential consequences.
Source: California Department of Public Health.
Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to KnowSource: National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Marijuana Talk Kit: What you need to know to talk with your teen about marijuanaSource: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
Marijuana Drug FactsSource: National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Marijuana Use: Detrimental to YouthSource: American College of Pediatricians.
Start Talking Now: Tips for talking with your kids about making healthy choices English | SpanishSource: Washington State Dept. of Public Health.
Addressing Youth Marijuana Use: Time - varying Effects of Parents and Peers on Adolescent Marijuana UseSource: Social Development Research Group.
Monitoring the Future Survey: High School and Youth TrendsSource: National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Edible Marijuana Dangers: How Parents Can Prevent Pot PoisoningSource: The American Academy of Pediatrics.
Marijuana: What Parents Need to KnowSource: The American Academy of Pediatrics.
Health Policy, Planning and Evaluation
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County cannabis ordinances adopted in December 2016.
Cannabis Legislation & PolicyIncludes federal, state, and city laws, regulations and ordinances.