Cannabis is not for kids!
We work with community partners to prevent youth cannabis use. Cannabis use is illegal if you’re under 21.
Why is this work important?
- Marijuana use puts teens at higher risk for addiction.
- Youth who use marijuana are more likely to fail in school.
- Most teens who enter drug treatment programs report marijuana is the main drug they use.
- Youth rarely think they will have problems because of marijuana.
- It is important to talk about the risks early.
The good news
- 89% of parents in Pierce County have clear rules about drugs.
- Kids say their parents are the most influential people in their lives.
- Youth are less likely to use marijuana if they believe their community thinks it’s wrong for them to use.
It’s important for parents, schools, and communities to work together to keep youth healthy and safe.
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Contact Linda Graves at (253) 320-8495.
More ways to keep youth healthy
Secure your cannabis
Kids can’t tell when food or drinks include THC. You can protect them from accidental ingestion.
Cannabis affects a child’s brain differently than an adult’s brain.
Cannabis can be fatal to kids and pets.
Keep your cannabis out of reach, out of sight, labeled right, and sealed up.
We adapted all secure your cannabis materials from Prevent Coalition.