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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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Evidence-Based

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

Non-Judgmental

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

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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