Marijuana and the Young Adult 5 Year
This element is designed for youth who are in the 18- to 21-year age range who seek information on how marijuana might affect them as they launch into adulthood.
Marijuana and the Young Adult
Target Audience: Youth who are preparing to graduate high school or who are in their first year of higher education
Administration: This curriculum can be used by any agency that works with youth and that has a mission of supporting young adults navigate the changing marijuana culture.
This curriculum is intended to be facilitated by a First Year Experience instructor, mental health worker, law enforcement officer, or other youth services provider in a school, higher education setting or youth services agency.
At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Identify the effects marijuana has on their body, brain, and behavior
- Understand the risks associated with marijuana use
- Understand how marijuana works in the brain
- Understand how neurotransmitters and receivers work in the brain
At the completion of this program, participates will know:
- How THC mimics anandamide and how each substance works in the brain
- How marijuana can affect working memory
- Specific details about the risks associated with youth marijuana use
- The impacts marijuana use has on the brain
- How marijuana can affect motivation, identity and behavior
- The impact smoking or vaping has on the lungs and other body systems
- Seminar is 45 minutes long
- Lecture and discussion based
- Web-based PowerPoint delivery
- Delivered by a school or youth service employee
Purchase grants one user, individual use of course materials for a period of one year from date of purchase. This contract is extendable. Multi-year discounts available, contact us for details.