MIA – Intermediate – 1 Year

MIA – Intermediate – 1 Year

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.



Marijuana Education Initiative Prevention Curriculum

Target Audience: Middle school-aged youth

Logic Model

Administration: This curriculum can be used by any agency that works with youth and that has a mission of supporting early, preventative substance abuse.

This curriculum is intended to be facilitated by a health or science teacher, mental health worker, law enforcement officer, or other youth services provider in a school or youth services agency.

SEL Workbook highly recommended (sold separately)


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
  • Distinguish the differences between marijuana for medical use and marijuana for recreational use
  • Understand how marijuana works in the brain

At the completion of this program, participates will know:

  • The difference between two compounds in the marijuana plant, THC and CBD, and how they affect the body
  • Specific details about the risks associated with marijuana use, particularly use by youth
  • The impacts marijuana use has on the brain
  • Which medical conditions medical marijuana treats
  • The impact smoking or vaping has on the lungs and other body systems


  • Four engaging marijuana prevention units, each 45 minutes long:
  • Marijuana and the brain
  • Marijuana and the body
  • Marijuana as medicine
  • The risks of marijuana use
  • Activity, lecture, and discussion based
  • Web-based PowerPoint delivery
  • Lessons align with National Health Education standards
  • Lessons align with SEL programming and competency areas

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.

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