Studies Show Violence and Aggression Associated with Marijuana Use

Many states have legalized marijuana, and others are making moves toward marijuana legalization. With legalization increasing, the perception of risk associated with marijuana use is decreasing. Increasingly, young people do not view marijuana use as risky behavior. Often, marijuana advocates downplay marijuana’s negative effects on public health and safety.

Prescription Drugs and Alcohol: 5 Harmful Combinations

According to research done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 55% of adults in the United States are using prescription medication. The latest available data from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) says that approximately 55% of adults in the United States reported consuming alcohol in a typical […]

Course Highlight: THC 101

THC 101 is a personalized, interactive cannabis intervention course with versions designed for both adults and juveniles in courts, middle and high schools, and colleges.

How Does Marijuana Impact the People in Your Life?

As more states legalize marijuana, teen’s risk perception of marijuana decreases.¹ And as summer boredom sets in, teens are more likely to smoke marijuana in the coming months. Despite teens lowered risk-perception, there are still dangers to marijuana use:

Course Highlight: Cannabis Wise

More and more states are decriminalizing and legalizing cannabis for recreational use. Cannabis education is increasingly important as perceptions of the risk associated with cannabis use change. Cannabis use can severely impact you and those around you. It can lead to psychosis, impair learning, cause problems later in life, impair driving ability, and more. Educate […]

Is Vaping a Gateway Drug for Marijuana?

It’s no secret that teen e-cigarette use, or vaping, has skyrocketed in recent years. According to the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey, there was a 78% increase among high schoolers and a 48% increase among middle schoolers who used e-cigarettes. Rates rose so much that the FDA declared teen vaping an epidemic and many states […]

Why Not Legalize Marijuana?

It’s a question that keeps coming up: why not legalize marijuana? Wouldn’t it help alleviate prison crowding, drug-related violence and arrests? The short answer is: no.

The High Costs of Marijuana Legalization

Across the United States, there’s an ongoing case being made to legalize marijuana state-by-state. CBS News reported that legalization of recreational marijuana was on the ballot in five states this Election Day. While Arizona rejected the legalization of recreational marijuana, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize it.

College Students & Marijuana: Skipping Classes, Lower GPAs, & Late Graduation

A new study reports that college students who use marijuana during their first year of college have a tendency to consistently skip classes. As a result, their GPAs suffer and late graduation can eventually become a reality. “The more frequently a student uses marijuana, the more they tend to skip class, earn lower grades, and graduate later,” say […]