Marijuana Legalization: Outcomes for Children, Teens & Adults

Photo of marijuana legalization ME guest, Dr. Victor VinesAs more states in the US legalize marijuana, it’s not surprising that social values about cannabis are changing. Not only have moral views on marijuana changed, cannabis products have changed as well. Marijuana is now much stronger and available in many forms – some of which could easily be confused for candy. What are your thoughts on marijuana legalization? Do you support it? Or oppose it? What are the potential risks of marijuana legalization?

 

Whatever your thoughts on legalization, it would be wise to tune into this week’s Mom Enough episode with Dr. Victor Vines from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Vines discusses the difference between legalization and decriminalization, the effects of legalization on overdose deaths related to opioids, and the outcomes for states that have legalized marijuana. He also highlights the long-term effects of marijuana on teens. This is another great episode from Mom Enough supporting partner, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation!

 

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION?

What outcomes of legalization were you most surprised by? What will you do to inform your children about the potential negative side effects of using marijuana and cannabis products?

 

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MARIJUANA AND OTHER SUBSTANCES?

VAPING, MARIJUANA AND CAPITALISM: WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW. The cultural landscape around both tobacco and marijuana use has changed significantly in recent years. In this Mom Enough episode, Dr. Joseph Lee of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation discusses what we need to know about how producers of these products are marketing to our children.

 

PROMOTING WELLNESS, PREVENTING SUBSTANCE MISUSE: WISDOM FROM FCD PREVENTION WORKS. Are your kids pleading to go to parties because “everyone else goes”? And how accurate are your kids’ perceptions that “everyone else” is doing this? Are you looking to support your child in making healthy choices around alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs? Did you know that students who are concerned about popularity are more likely to use substances? The good news is there are evidence-based approaches for preventing substance misuse. Deirdre Flynn from FCD Prevention Works™, part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, shares critical information to help you support your children in making healthy choices

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