Marijuana Talk Kit
for Drug-Free Kids releases new resource for parents on teenage marijuana use.
and ongoing discussion about the risks of drug and alcohol use between parents
and their children is a strong protective factor for reducing the chances of young
people getting involved in substance abuse. The Partnership for Drug-Free
kids released the new resource, “Marijuana Talk Kit: What You Need to Know to
Talk with Your Kids about Marijuana”. Targeted at parents of teenagers,
the Talk Kit provides parents with information on how to meaningfully discuss
marijuana with their children. The increased prevalence of medical and
legalized marijuana, in addition to the normalization of marijuana in pop
culture, can make it difficult for parents to talk about marijuana with their
children. 41 percent of marijuana users report initiating use before the age of
15, making early parental involvement especially important.