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Realistic and evidence-based cannabis education for youth?

The Sensible Cannabis Education Toolkit aims to support adults in having informed and non-judgmental conversations with young people about cannabis.

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The Guiding Principles of Education

The Guiding Principles of Education is a booklet targeted to adults (parents, caregivers, providers, teachers) who are looking to start the cannabis conversation with the youth in their lives.

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Cannabis 101 + Harm Reduction

Cannabis 101 + Harm Reduction and Cannabis in Context are targeted to youth aged 17-25 who want to inform themselves on cannabis harm reduction, current scientific evidence on the potential risks & benefits, cannabis policy & laws and other important things to consider when using cannabis.

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Cannabis in Context

Cannabis 101 + Harm Reduction and Cannabis in Context are also appropriate for adults who may find the information helpful to supplement cannabis conversations or just want to learn more about cannabis themselves.

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Weed Like to Talk

The Get Sensible crew went around Canada to speak with folks about cannabis education!

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Check out our new Cannabis Harm Reduction Tearaways!

These resources were created by youth-for-youth based on the information outlined in our Sensible Cannabis Booklet series. They have been created and optimized for both digital and print. Otherwise known as Tearaways! Get Sensible encourages you to share these with your friends, peers, or adults in your life. Download for free today!

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Evidence-Based

Youth should be given easy access to evidence-based, harm reduction information around cannabis.

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Non-Judgmental

Stigma can act as a barrier in engaging youth in honest conversations around cannabis use and their own experiences.

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Youth-Led

Youth are experts of their own experiences and culture, and should be valued as such in peer to peer programs that make education relatable.

Authoritarian and fear-based approaches to drug education don’t work.

Abstinence-based approaches are centered on the idea that avoiding drug use is the only acceptable option and often relies on the stigmatization of drug use and users.

Young people often do not have access to avenues that allow for open and balanced discussions about cannabis use, including a more rigorous understanding of the reasons for use, risks, and how to minimize those risks.

Some youth will choose to use cannabis regardless of the resources provided.

There is a lack of evidence-based cannabis education in our schools, families, communities, and online.
Youth Speak: Cannabis Policy in the 21st Century

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The Sensible Cannabis Education Toolkit

The Sensible Cannabis Education Toolkit supports adults in having informed and non-judgmental conversations with young people about cannabis.

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