DID YOU KNOW?
(1) About 10% of marijuana users develop an addiction.
(2) Today's marijuana is 3X more potent than in the 1990s.
(3) The THC content of marijuana used today in "dabbing" is 40%-80%. THC levels above 10% can cause serious cognitive impairment and psychotic episodes.
(4) Marijuana is most dangerous to the developing teen brain and is associated with IQ loss.
(5) Marijuana is allowed in CT for 36 health conditions for adults and 10 health conditions for children.
Check out our 2019 regional profile on marijuana in Southwest CT.
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FACTSHEETS & HANDOUTS:
Download our 2-page infographic on marijuana in Southwest CT here
Check out our 2019 regional profile on marijuana in Southwest CT
Set of factsheets on marijuana from CT Association of Prevention Practitioners here
CBD Factsheet from Time Magazine
Dabbing factsheet from Stanford University
Download infographic prepared for CT Prevention Week 2020
2019 Connecticut Epidemiological Marijuana Profile
Marijuana: Myths, Measures & Misunderstandings - by the CT Association of Prevention Practitioners (2019)
The Varied Forms, Potency & Health Effects of Today's Cannabis (Oct. 2019) - Slidedecks from PTTC include:
Note: Please do not alter PTTC slideshows/powerpoints in anyway.
The Reward Circuit: How the Brain Responds to Marijuana: 3 min. video from NIDA/NIH
- The Effects of Cannabis on the Teenage Brain: 4 min. video from NCPIC & Turning Point
- Vaping, Marijuana & the Effects on the Adolescent Brain with Dr. Ruth Potee (43 min.)
Recreational Marijuana and CBD: Panel Discussion at Harvard (Dec. 2019)
Drug education video for parents from Courage to Speak (30 min.)
- New Canaan Parent Support Group: Variety of great presentations by notable guest speakers here
CONSIDERATIONS AROUND LEGALIZATION:
Politico November 2019 survey on Americans' views on recreational marijuana and CBD
Framework & policy recommendations for minimizing youth access & harm from Rethinking Access to Marijuana
November 2019 study from Lancet Psychiatry: Cannabinoids not Justified as Mental Health Treatment
CT Smart Approaches to Marijuana (CT SAM): Webpage
CT's medical marijuana program: Website