The presentation Prevention in a Changing Marijuana Landscape is a deep dive into the current changing marijuana policies in the United States and impact of those policies on public health. The presentation will give examples of current marijuana products, such as edibles, wax, and ice, as well as examples of marketing practices. There will be a review of data from recent surveys on how these practices impact youth perceptions regarding risks. The session will include an overview of current research on the impacts of youth marijuana use including the impact to mental health. Prevention strategies are challenging in this ever changing policy landscape but not impossible. The session will highlight the importance of youth prevention efforts and how to navigate strategies of educate youth and adults.
Three Learning Objectives:
- Attendees will be able to recognize how the marijuana industry markets to youth and the impacts of such marketing.
- Attendees will gain a better understanding of the current research of the impacts of youth marijuana use to mental health.
- Attendees will gain insight in effective prevention strategies.