Marijuana: Education and youth prevention resources for community agencies

Colorado Retail Marijuana Education and Prevention Resource Guide
This guide will help you easily navigate state resources to find the best tool for your retail marijuana education and prevention efforts. It is an overview of education and prevention programs and research, links to fact sheets, talking points, campaign materials, webinars and trainings, activities, and case studies from Colorado organizations.
The guide is recommended for community-based organizations, government agencies, youth-serving professionals, coalitions, schools and educators, healthcare professionals, marijuana industry professionals, and communications professionals within those organizations.
Fact sheets and guidance
Campaign information and materials
Effective prevention strategies
  • Colorado applied the lessons learned from alcohol and tobacco to the regulation of retail marijuana in the state. Learn more about effective strategies, state-level policies already in place and local-level opportunities to reduce youth access to retail marijuana.
  • Strategies/Interventions for Reducing Marijuana Use from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
  • Benefit/cost-effectiveness overview of youth marijuana prevention programs and curricula from the Washington State Institute for Public Policy.
  • Guide for Health Professionals and Communities containing resources and tools for implementing evidence-based health programs for adolescents.
Technical assistance
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Latino/Hispanic Community Outreach project directory of funded agencies and projects
Retail Marijuana Education Program reports

Retail Marijuana Education Program Webinar Series: The Retail Marijuana Education Program hosts a webinar series to provide a go-to resource for best practices related to retail marijuana prevention and education work.

For professionals who have a thorough understanding of marijuana research and want an update on the new Monitoring Health Concerns Related to Marijuana in Colorado 2016 Report and retail marijuana education program. Webinar topics include: updated health effects research, updated public health statements, National Academies of Science report, and Colorado marijuana research grants.

This webinar is intended for professionals who want an update about trends and use data in Colorado. Webinar topics include: Youth Marijuana Use- Healthy Kids Colorado Survey; Adult Use Rates - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; Pregnant Women Use Rates - Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System ; ED & Hospitalization Rates & Trends in Colorado

Coloradans from all corners of the state, in towns big and small, use data from the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey to inform their communities on how to support growing the healthiest youth in the country. Hear Leo Kattari, Healthy Kids Colorado Survey Coordinator at Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, present an overview of the survey, detail methodology, dispel myths, and dive into 2015 data about youth marijuana use in Colorado.

Access Marijuana Use Among Youth in Colorado from Healthy Kids Colorado Survey 2015 here. 

Want to know more? See local data & more here.

  • Positive Youth Development (PYD) Training:
    • Training dates, locations and registration information.
    • About the trainings:
      • Introduction to the PYD approach and knowledge needed to operationalize PYD into current prevention efforts.
      • Create an action plan for your organization.
      • Training for youth-serving professionals and anyone else interested in youth health and well-being.
  • Regional Public Health and Marijuana Workshops:
    • About the workshops:
      • Information on marijuana use data across the life span, including; pregnant and breastfeeding women, children and adolescents, young adults and adults 21+ years.
      • Marijuana health impact data, such as emergency department and poison control center calls.
      • Marijuana education and prevention programs and resources for various populations.