Cannabis Derivatives Fact Sheet This downloadable infographic explains how certain cannabis-derived products can appear on store shelves outside regulated cannabis dispensaries.
DEA Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth & Young Adults The DEA is especially concerned about marijuana use and its negative consequences among youth and young adults. This publication provides an overview of the prevalence of marijuana use among this population; the physical, academic, and social consequences; tips for how to get involved to prevent marijuana use among youth and young adults; and federal resources to assist in your efforts.
Cannabis/Marijuana Awareness & Prevention Toolkit is a theory-based and evidence-informed resource created by educators, parents, and researchers to prevent middle and high school students use of cannabis/marijuana.
Let's Talk Cannabis IL What should you know about weed? Consider this resource from the Illinois Department of Human Services a guide for all your cannabis questions. We pulled together proven facts and tips to help you understand the rules and health effects so you can make safe and informed decisions. Look around to read about some of the most talked-about topics regarding the laws, responsible use, and family safety.
Unfaded is about making moves in life. This youth campaign is about how we lead the way forward, aren’t afraid to stand out, and always have a plan to reach our goals. We stay substance-free, because drugs, alcohol, and weed are all just setbacks to our success.
Marijuana Prevention Strategies Resource Guide. Communities are already implementing many evidence-based prevention strategies to prevent youth marijuana use, such as Youth Prevention Education (school-based comprehensive curricula), goal-focused communication/media campaigns, coalitions, and strategic planning. This guide will provide information and tips related to the following additional prevention strategies communities can use to address the legalization of marijuana: Public education, Local policy, Environmental scans, Data monitoring, and Community collaboration.
Center for Disease Control: Marijuana and Public Health-Health Effects of Marijuana Marijuana use may have many health effects on the body and brain. This webpage provides information about how marijuana use can affect your health.
CADCA, Implementation Primer: Putting Your Plan into Action This primer assists your coalition in implementing comprehensive strategies designed to achieve population-level reductions in substance abuse rates. It describes the importance of community mobilization and the necessity of seeking meaningful environmental change—two strategies that research indicates can influence substance abuse rates in an entire community.
Center for Disease Control, Data and Statistics. Various information sources are available to monitor the prevalence and trends of marijuana use in the United States. The resources below cover various marijuana-related issues, including data around usage, emergency department data, substance use and misuse data, policy measures, and other related tools.
2018 IYS Youth and Marijuana Use in Illinois Studies show that marijuana interferes with attention, motivation, memory, and learning. Compared to those who don’t use, students who use marijuana regularly may be functioning at a reduced intellectual level most or all of the time. Regular marijuana use can lower an adolescent's IQ by 8 points. As a result, users tend to get lower grades and are more likely to drop out of high school.
2018 IYS Drug Use Compared to Academic Success Data from the 2018 Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) state sample shows that students with higher academic grades are less likely to engage in past 30-day substance use, such as alcohol, e-cigarettes, marijuana, or prescription drugs not prescribed to them. Be aware that these associations do not prove causation. School administrators, stakeholders, and decision-makers may use these findings to increase understanding of the associations between substance use and grades and to create policies and programs to foster healthy behaviors in youth.
Youth Marijuana Use in Illinois (Center for Prevention Research and Development) This report includes the facts you need to know about youth marijuana use in Illinois. The report provides information on marijuana use patterns, including where youth get their marijuana, young persons’ perceptions about marijuana use and use among their peers, and parent messaging about marijuana. Use this paper to learn the facts about youth marijuana use and then talk to the young people in your life about their decisions.
The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado, Sept. 2021 (Rocky Mountain HIDTA Report) The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) program has published annual reports since 2013 tracking the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in Colorado. The purpose is to provide data and information so that policymakers and citizens can make informed decisions on the issue of marijuana legalization.
Submitting a Marijuana Marketing Violation Created by the DuPage Prevention Leadership Team, this tip sheet describes the process for reporting marketing that violates the requirements of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act in Illinois. It includes identifying violations and the complaint form and process overseen by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.