Marijuana Information: American Academy of Pediatrics



The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Substance Use and Prevention created a webpage dedicated to information on marijuana.


The webpage provides great resources not only for pediatricians, but other youth services professionals and parents. 


Marijuana information provided by AAP include:

·         Clinical Report – Counseling Parents and Teens About Marijuana Use in the Era of Legalization of Marijuana (highlighted in a previous blog by Prevention Plus Wellness: http://preventionpluswellness.com/2017/04/counseling-parents-marijuana/)

·         Policy Statement – The Impact of Marijuana Policies on Youth: Clinical, Research, and Legal Update

·         Technical Report – The Impact of Marijuana Policies on Youth: Clinical, Research, and Legal Update

·         Webinar Recording – The Buzz on Pot: AAP’s Position and One State’s Experience

·         Information for Parents


Along with Prevention Plus Wellness, the American Academy of Pediatrics is a great resource for evidence-informed information about the risks of marijuana use to youth and young adults.


Learn more about the myths, misconceptions, norms and risks of marijuana use with the Complete Marijuana Training: Part I & II: http://preventionpluswellness.com/complete-marijuana-training/


Instruct others about marijuana risks and myths using the ready-made Marijuana Awareness School & Community Media Campaign materials: http://preventionpluswellness.com/marijuana-awareness-media-campaign/


Or provide one of our innovative quizzes with slide programs to your local youth and adults, like this one on Youth Cannabis Use & Risks: http://preventionpluswellness.com/youth-cannabis-risks-quiz/


Lastly, effectively prevent and reduce marijuana consumption among your youth using the evidence-based screening and brief SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness intervention for youth, and the InShape Prevention Plus Wellness screening and brief intervention for college-aged young adults.


New Marijuana Awareness Training programs and materials will be appearing soon from Prevention Plus Wellness.  Stay tuned!


Check out the American Academy of Pediatrics webpage on marijuana information: https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/Committees-Councils-Sections/substance-use/Pages/marijuana.aspx



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