Marijuana Prevention

1 in 4 Solano County 11th graders report having used marijuana 4 or more times

Although marijuana use has been declining in Solano County, marijuana use among youth could potentially rise as a result of the recent passage of Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). Proposition 64 legalizes the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 years or older, and allows for local jurisdictions to establish recreational businesses if they so choose.

Marijuana can negatively impact youth in many ways (CDC, 2017):

  • School performance decline
  • Increased risk of mental health issues
  • Impaired brain development
  • Increased potential for addiction

For more information visit What Parents Needs to Know About Marijuana Use in Teens (CDC) and What Parents and Mentors Need to Know About Cannabis (CDPH)

Resources

Marijuana: The Basics (CDPH)

Cannabis Parent Update (CPI)

Marijuana and Your Kid’s Brain (Ventura)

Marijuana Use and Pregnancy (CDC)