Colorado School Safety Resource Center Marijuana Materials
Other Marijuana Materials
- This resource bank provides public schools in Colorado the tools necessary to help address marijuana in the age of legal recreational use for adults.
Colorado.gov/Marijuana: This website was created in 2014 and is managed and administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on behalf of the Office of the Governor and in partnership with a broad team of Colorado State agencies and partners. The Colorado.gov/marijuana was created to provide statewide current information for the general public about the laws, data and health effects of marijuana. The information available here will continually expand to feature a Spanish language version of the site, newly released data and public awareness campaigns to inform Coloradans.
- Information for Parents including effects on youth, safe storage & accessibility, and how to talk to youth about marijuana
- Marijuana-Related Bill Tracker from The Violence and Injury Prevention - Mental Health Promotion Branch Prevention Services Division
- Good to Know Colorado (CDPHE)
- On January 5, 2015 the Colorado Department of Health & Environment launched a new media campaign to educate Colorado adults and visitors about the safe, legal and responsible use of retail marijuana.
- "Good to Know" Connecting with Youth Groups Took Kit. In January 2015, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment kicked off the Good to Know campaign to educate Colorado adults and visitors about the safe, legal and responsible use of retail marijuana. That campaign has now evolved into the Responsibility Grows Here efforts. Some of the Good to Know documents are still available below:
- "Good to Know" Press Release
- "Good to Know" Facts
- "Good to Know" FAQs
- Retail marijuana public health information (CDPHE)
- Education and Prevention Resource Guide
- Retail Marijuana: Methods of Use
- Tips for Youth-Serving Professionals
- Tips for Parents. Available in Spanish
- Youth and Marijuana. Available in Spanish
- Answers to Common Questions about Marijuana
- Marijuana and Your Baby. Available in Spanish
- Retail Marijuana in Colorado Health Effects
- Retail Marijuana: Laws and Responsible Use
- Retail Marijuana: Information for Tourists
- You can also request technical assistance regarding Retail Marijuana Education and Youth Prevention. This page includes information about the effects of marijuana use and education and prevention campaign resources.
- Guidance Letter Regarding Tobacco Free Schools, December 2014
- The Tobacco Free Schools statute was amended in 2013 by Senate Bill 13-283 to require school districts to prohibit retail marijuana use on school property.
- Access tools and resources to support the implementation of the updated Tobacco Free Schools statute from RMC Health.
- Purposes of the PTA
- To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
- To raise the standards of home life.
- To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
- To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
- To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.
- E-Cigarettes Posing Health Danger to Children Tip Sheet, 2014
- Keeping Kids Safe from Edible Marijuana Products Tip Sheet, 2014
- Marijuana Effects on Adolescents Tip Sheet, 2014
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Institute of Behavioral Science
- Learn about Marijuana use and effects from research by the National Institutes of Health.
- Download or order free hardcopies of publications.
- Drug Facts: Is Marijuana Medicine?
- Drug Facts: Marijuana | en Español
- Updated and revised in January 2014
- Marijuana: Facts for Teens | en Español
- Updated and revised in October 2013
- Research Report Series: Marijuana Abuse
- Help Teens Make Healthy Choices
- This science-based NIDA toolkit provides facts about drugs and their effects for teachers, counselors, nurses, parent- and youth-serving organizations, and anyone with opportunities to educate teens.
- Drug use affects every sector of society, straining our economy, our healthcare and criminal justice systems, and endangering the futures of young people. While many challenges remain, overall drug use in the United States has dropped substantially over the past thirty years.
- Published by the Seattle Children's Foundation in 2014
- This guide was created in Washington and contains information about Washington resources and laws, however the advice is applicable in Colorado.
- The guide contains information about effects of marijuana on adolescent physical and behavioral health, tips for parents to talk to their children about not using marijuana even if they have used it, and signs that a teen may be using marijuana.
- The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) program has published annual reports every year since 2013 tracking the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in Colorado. The purpose is to provide data and information so that policy makers and citizens can make informed decisions on the issue of marijuana legalization. Learn more: Updated Reports on Heroin and Marijuana
Statistics on Youth Drug Use
- Healthy Kids Colorado Survey Results
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Survey
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
- Download digital versions of research relating to youth and marijuana use: Resources & Research on Youth and Marijuana
- Smart Colorado: Smart Colorado is the only non-profit organization focused on protecting the health, safety and well-being of Colorado youth as marijuana becomes increasingly available and commercialized. Smart Colorado formed after the 2012 passage of Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution, which legalized the sale and possession of recreational marijuana.
- Article published 8/22/12 in the Hartford Courant.
- The study finds that marijuana use was associated with an increased likelihood of prescription drug abuse in 18-25 year old men and women.
- Abstract of the study is available online from the Journal of Adolescent Health