Resources

Marijuana Information

      National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) — Drug Facts: Marijuana

The National Institute on Drug Abuse seeks to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

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      Smart Approaches to Marijuana

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) is an alliance of organizations and individuals dedicated to a health-first approach to marijuana policy.

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Resources for Academic Institutions

      How Does Marijuana Use Affect School, Work and Social Life? (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Research has shown that marijuana's negative effects on attention, memory and learning can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug wear off, depending on the user's history with the drug.

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      Marijuana Use in U.S College Students (University of Michigan)

Daily marijuana use among the nation's college students is on the rise, surpassing daily cigarette smoking for the first time in 2014.

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      Marijuana Exposure Opportunity and Initiation During College: Parent and Peer Influences (National Institutes of Health)

This study examines the effects of leaving home and going to college on the frequency of marijuana and alcohol use as well as heavy episodic drinking shortly after leaving high school.

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      Marijuana's Lasting Effects on the Brain (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

This article explores a large-scale marijuana study that related heavy cannabis use begun in the teen years and continued into adulthood to declines in IQ scores.

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Resources for Parents

      National Institute on Drug Abuse: Letter to Parents about Marijuana

The federal government's research institute offers two short guides for parents and their children to review the scientific facts about marijuana.

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      Moms Strong

Moms Strong is a national support group partnering to inform and educate those harmed by marijuana.

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      Parents Opposed to Pot

Parents Opposed to Pot strives to challenge the inaccurate messages of the marijuana industry, marijuana lobbyists and marijuana activists.

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      Strategies for Discussing Marijuana Use with Your Children

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offers guidance to parents struggling to build a dialogue with their children about marijuana.

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Resources for Young People

      Above the Influence

Above the Influence seeks to help teens stand up to negative pressures or influences, including the pressure to use drugs or alcohol.

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      National Institute on Drug Abuse: Information for Teens on Marijuana

The federal government's research institute provides accurate information on marijuana to teens, addressing concerns facing young people today.

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      Marijuana Use and Mental Health (Harvard Medical School)

A Harvard University Medical School family health guide discusses the ways that marijuana use can impact mental health.

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