How Legal is Marijuana?

There’s been a lot of talk in the U.S. lately about legalizing marijuana. Maybe you’ve heard stories in the news about some states that have legalized weed (or are debating whether to do that) and wondered, what does that mean for you? Recreational Marijuana First, let’s get the obvious out of the way: If you’re a teen, it’s never legal to use marijuana recreationally (that is, just to get high). Marijuana is also still illegal under U.S. federal law, even in states that have passed laws to make it legal under state law. Confused yet? Okay, so what about those state laws? The District of Columbia and eight states (Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, California, Maine, and Massachus

HOW TO PREVENT DRUG USE AT EVERY AGE

How old is your child? 2 to 4 Year Old Since the foundation for all healthy habits — from nutrition to toothbrushing— is laid down during the preschool years, this is a great time to set the stage for a drug-free life. Tips What To Say 5 to 8 Year Old 5-to-8-year olds are still tied to family and eager to please but they're also beginning to explore their individuality. Tips What To Say 9 to 12 Year Old Preteens: They're on a quest to figure out their place in the world. When it comes to the way they view that world, they tend to give their friends' opinions a great deal of power while, at the same time, they're starting to question their parents' views and messages. Tips What To Say Transit

Understanding Drug Schedules

The Controlled Substances Act (CSA), part of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, is the legal cornerstone of the government’s war against drug abuse. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has divided these substances into five categories, called “schedules,” based on each drug’s (1) potential for abuse, (2) safety, (3) addictive potential and (4) whether or not it has any legitimate medical applications. Schedule 1 (I) Drugs Schedule 1 (I) drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined by the federal government as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule 1 (I) drugs are the most dangerous drugs of all the drug sc

Student Groups – Fall Festivities

Student groups have already hit the ground running this year. They are on a mission to empower their peers to engage in healthy and safe behaviors! DREAM Team DREAM Team hosted Halloween DREAM Bingo during lunch on Halloween. As bingo's were won, members would read a drug fact and a quote to go along with it. They had about 375 students participate! The week prior, they also planned a RED OUT day where they asked everyone to wear red in conjunction with Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week works to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. SAFE Squad SAFE Squad hosted a Fall Pep Fest with Friends of Rachel, an anti-bullying group, on Frida

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