Marijuana Event Toolkit

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If you are interested in an event that focuses primarily on marijuana, here are links to resources from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and others.

Marijuana: Facts for Parents

Outside of alcohol and tobacco, marijuana is the most used substance by youth – with about 46 percent of U.S. teens having tried marijuana at least once by the time they graduate high school.

According to NIDA’s annual Monitoring the Future survey, marijuana use over time is closely related to how safe teens perceive the drug to be. Currently, the number of teens who think marijuana is harmful is declining – in part because of the mixed messages being conveyed by the passage of medical marijuana laws and legalization of marijuana in some states.

However, scientific evidence shows that regular marijuana use during teenage years can affect the developing brain, and lower a person’s IQ well into adulthood. Science tells us regular recreational marijuana use interferes with other aspects of functioning and well-being.

There is a lot of misinformation online about marijuana use. If your community is interested in holding a marijuana-focused event for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, we have resources to assist you in planning your event.

Find an Expert: If you choose to have a marijuana expert at your event, use these tips for finding the right person: Adult Advisors and Sponsors for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®.

Federal Marijuana Resources

Multimedia and Interactive Resources

Lesson Plan and Activity Finder

Activity Ideas

Check out the images below to see what event organizers have been doing for NDAFW!

Hutchison High School

Hutchison High School

In Fairbanks, Alaska

Brazosport High School

Brazosport High School

In Freeport TX

Need more ideas? Check out the Get Activity Ideas page, photos from past events on our Flickr page, and events on our View Events Map page.