Event Type: Webinar
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October 21, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
At your computer/device
Cannabis and Youth
While many states allow recreational use of cannabis in adults ages 21 and over, recreational cannabis use by children and teenagers is not legal anywhere in the United States. Despite its illegal status, cannabis is one of the most commonly used substance among adolescents along with vaping and alcohol use, and young people who use cannabis may experience poor health outcomes.
In this free webinar, you will learn the facts about how youth are using cannabis in the United States and its effect on their health. We will discuss the different methods of cannabis youth are using, including vaping, smoking, and edibles, and the harms they cause. We will also discuss why youth are using these products, including perceived risks, benefits, and marketing. After learning the health impacts, you will be given evidence-based resources that can be used to help prevent and reduce youth use of cannabis.
Instructor: Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, is a developmental psychologist and professor in the division of adolescent medicine in the department of pediatrics at Stanford University. She is also the founder and executive director of the Tobacco Prevention Toolkit and the Cannabis Awareness and Prevention Toolkit.
Class details are subject to change.