Marijuana use can be harmful for anyone. Choose To Be Healthy’s work focuses on preventing youth substance use because it is the proven and effective way to prevent future adult and community problems with substance use disorders, including addiction.
5 Key Messages about Marijuana and Teens
IMPAIRMENT: Marijuana use lowers teens’ good judgment and self-control.
HEALTH: Regular marijuana use in youth affects both in a way that can make problems now and in the future.
FUTURE SUCCESS: Marijuana use keeps teens from doing their best in school, work, and learning new skills.
ADDICTION: Teens who use marijuana regularly are at an increased risk for addiction which leads to health and safety risks.
HARM: Marijuana is stronger than in the past, affects the developing brain and is illegal for youth to use.
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For more information, Sally Manninen at 207-351-2655