Informed and Empowered
Science and reality-based marijuana prevention education for today’s youth.
MEI’s comprehensive curriculum was created to put the most current, research-based information in the hands of parents, mentors and educators to help adolescents make informed decisions about the risks associated with marijuana use on a developing brain.
MEI’s wide range of curricula is designed for educators, coaches and youth service providers looking for a classroom solution that addresses youth marijuana prevention. This allows educators to be the expert in youth marijuana prevention and to deliver effective and impactful lessons to increase the perception of harm around marijuana use at a young age.
These lessons are a collection of 45 minute learning modules for kids, parents, coaches, and educators who want to be informed and empowered regarding youth marijuana use. MEI’s eLearning opportunities offer engaging and interactive certificated online courses that are self-paced and self-directed. The modules address a wide range of topics relating to youth marijuana use.
All classroom-based curricula can be taught remotely using Zoom or Google Hangout screen share options.
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This comprehensive curriculum goes in-depth to help high school aged youth understand marijuana's impact in the adolescent brain and body, the differences between adult and youth marijuana use, the risks associated with youth marijuana use, as well as the difference between medicinal and recreational use.
Designed for young adolescents, this curriculum supports early preventive efforts by educating middle school aged youth about the impacts of youth marijuana use. This curriculum can be dropped into a health or science class or can support school or organization-wide marijuana prevention efforts.
Taking a more social-emotional approach, this enhanced version of the Advanced Impact Awareness curriculum uses information and activities to reinforce learning with challenging prompts and asks students to examine the external and internal influences that may impact their decision to use or abstain from marijuana.
This program begins to lay the foundation for effective youth marijuana prevention by reaching youth during their elementary years. The program approaches issues such as marijuana’s impact on the developing brain and body as well as edible and labeling awareness and education to prevent accidental ingestion.
The engaging discussions, activities, and journal writing in this curriculum is intended to provide support to students who are motivated to reduce or quit their marijuana use. This curriculum includes the required an MEI Intervention workbook to help students explore their marijuana use habits and patterns.
This program can support trusted adults, schools and organizations to keep kids engaged while still having an effective and appropriate consequence for a marijuana related violation. The Infraction Response program can be used as part of the restorative justice process or to reduce a suspension.
The MEI team will go to schools, districts, or businesses to support educators and administration in implementing the Marijuana Education Initiative program so that the school or organization can efficiently deliver a comprehensive roll-out of all curricula components.
Explore the inner workings of the developing brain and how it operates while under the influence of THC. For kids and adults alike, this 45 minute online, self-paced and certificated module enhances the understanding of the impacts of youth marijuana use.
This course is designed for parents and trusted adults to get a thorough understanding around the topic of youth marijuana use. This course is relevant for any adult who wants to be well-informed around the effects and risks associated with youth marijuana use.
Essential for any young driver, this course is designed to educate youth on the effects marijuana has on driving. By looking at how marijuana effects the brain, coordination, and the laws around marijuana use and driving, this course explors the impact marijuana has on safe driving.
In this course, participants will learn about the chemical elements of a vaping device and how they affect health and addiction as well as the history and background of vaping and its appeal to youth. In addition to the health risks, this course also addresses the academic risks associated with vaping.
This course instructs participants on the relationship between changing marijuana legalization laws and policies around marijuana use, and promotes understanding on how marijuana use can impact worker’s compensation claims. Participants will also learn how marijuana works on the brain and its impacts and effects while impaired.