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The California Department of Public Health is committed to provide the facts needed to make safe and informed choices. By sharing science-based information, they work to increase awareness about cannabis and how it affects our bodies, minds and health.

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

High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA)

Washington State Marijuana Impact Report - March 2016
Source: Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

The Legalization of Marijuana of Colorado: The Impact - Volume 4, September 2016
Source: Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

Marijuana’s Impact on California - 2016
Source: High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

Multi-topic Websites

Learn About Marijuana: Science-based information for the public English| Spanish
Source: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute.

Marijuana Fact Sheets in Multiple Languages
Source: Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment.

Marijuana: Education and youth prevention resources for community agencies
Source: Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment.

Evidence-Based Marijuana Information
Source: California Society of Addiction Medicine.

Marijuana Lit: Fact Based Information to Assist You in Providing SUD Services
Source: Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network.

Marijuana: Download the Facts
Source: Scholastic, Inc.

NIDA for Teachers
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse.

NIDA for Parents and Educators
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Marijuana and Public Health
Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Other Reports

Lessons Learned after 4 Years of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado and Washington State
Source: Smart Approaches to Marijuana. 

FDA Regulation of Marijuana: Past Actions, Future Plans
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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

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