Youth and Young Adults

A compilation of accurate, science-based information that addresses the public health and safety impacts of marijuana in our community.

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lets-talk-cannabis-75.png Let's Talk Cannabis: Youth and Cannabis

It is illegal for anyone under 21 to smoke, consume, buy or possess cannabis. Cannabis may impact your educational and professional goals and how successful you are in life.

Because your health and future are important to you, check out these resources and learn more about how cannabis use impacts your body and brain.

Source: California Department of Public Health.

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Listen To Your Selfie: Media-based education campaign for youth ages 12-17
Source: Washington State Dept. of Public Health.

Addressing Youth Marijuana Use: Time - varying Effects of Parents and Peers on Adolescent Marijuana Use
Source: Social Development Research Group.

The Academic Consequences of Marijuana Use during College
Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Marijuana Use and Educational Outcomes
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse.

What is Marijuana? How does marijuana affect the brain?
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens.

Marijuana (Weed, Pot) Facts
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Marijuana Facts for Teens
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Want to Know More? Some FAQ’s about Marijuana
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Monitoring the Future Survey: High School and Youth Trends
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Marijuana Use: Detrimental to Youth
Source: American College of Pediatricians.

Contact Information

Marijuana Public Health & Safety Program

Health Policy, Planning and Evaluation

Health Services

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490 Mendocino Avenue

Suite 101

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Cannabis Laws & Regulations

Sonoma County Ordinances

Sonoma County Cannabis Program

County cannabis ordinances adopted in December 2016.