Parents

 

Are you a parent who would would like to learn more about youth marijuana use? Are you concerned about your own child’s marijuana use? Or do you need resources to help you navigate parenting alongside with marijuana legalization?

 

FREE Parent Guide:

MEI has developed a complementary tool for parents, Changing the Conversation about Marijuana. This Parent Guide offers information for parents on youth marijuana use as well as gives talking points for parents to begin discussing the effects of marijuana, both recreational and medicinal with kids. The parent guide also has real life scenarios that are easy to identify with and can provide insight on how other families are navigating this new territory. Download Below…

Marijuana and the Developing Brain

In this interactive online module, participants will explore the inner workings of the brain—how it functions and develops normally, as well as how it operates while under the influence of THC. Through learning about the differences between the young, developing brain and the fully developed adult brain, along with a deeper understanding of the short- and longer-term effects youth use has on cognition, mental health and memory, youth learners will be better equipped to make informed decisions about using marijuana. For kids and adults alike, this 45 minute online certificated module is a wonderful way to enhance understanding of the impacts of youth marijuana use.

Youth and Vaping

Providing a wide range of information around vaping, this lesson is about 45 minutes and covers Big Tobacco’s promotion of e-cigarette use, the dangerous and addictive chemicals found in vaping devices and the health and educational impacts of vaping.  

Marijuana and the Young Driver

 

This course is designed to educate youth on the effects marijuana has on driving. This course starts by informing the participant on marijuana’s effects on the brain and how it can affect the ability to safely drive. Next, it delves into the legal consequences and ramifications of driving under the influence of marijuana. Finally, it educates on the risks associated with driving under the influence of marijuana. Essential for any young driver, this course informs drivers how marijuana use can negatively impact safe driving.

Vaping

 

E-cigarettes are more popular than any traditional tobacco product among youth and e-cigarette use, or vaping, among teens has skyrocketed in recent years. But, is vaping safe? Some claim vaping is safer than traditional cigarettes, but the vaping liquids that teens are so drawn to (because of the many appealing flavors) still contain nicotine which can cause addiction and harm the developing brain. So, what do you know about vaping? What do you need to know? This course answers these questions and more. In this course, you’ll learn about vaping devices as well as the history and background of vaping and its appeal to youth. You’ll discover just how much nicotine is used in vaping devices along with its addictive qualities, and learn more about the several dangerous chemicals introduced into the lungs and their harmful effects. In addition to the health risks, this course also addresses the academic risks associated with vaping.

Additional Parent Resources:

Avoiding accidental ingestion by children is a top priority for Marijuana Education Initiative. Additionally, recent studies and anecdotal evidence show a large number of students who get caught at school with marijuana, stole it from their parents stash. We have researched the available products addressing this issue and are happy to affiliate with STASHLOGIX. Purchasing through our site also supports MEI in continuing to provide the nations leading post-legalization, evidence based marijuana education.

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