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Teaching Marijuana Prevention - Professional Development workshop

Join us for this 2-part professional development workshop on 4/17 & 4/19.  Space is limited! 

The status of marijuana has undergone rapid legal and cultural shifts in recent years. These changes present specific challenges to school and community health educators. According to recent data, marijuana use exceeds cigarette use among 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students(1) and the perception of its harmful effects have lessened. This alarming trend represents a shift that many health educators seek to reverse and address with the youth they serve. In this workshop, participants will explore the social and legal trends in acceptance, the pharmacology of marijuana, and effective strategies for responding to the misconceptions adolescents hold about marijuana.


  • Examine trends in the social and legal acceptance of marijuana in the United States.
  • Improve basic knowledge of the pharmacology of marijuana, including distinctions between medicinal and recreational uses.
  • Consider effective strategies for responding to learner biases and misconceptions about social and legal trends.
  • Develop specific responses to challenging questions that arise in school and community settings.

FORMAT: This course uses a combination of facilitator-led activities and independent-study.

SUGGESTED AUDIENCE: School or community-based educators providing instruction to learners in grades 6 - 12. 


  • FACILITATOR SESSION 1: April 17, 2017 (3PM ET)
  • FACILITATOR SESSION 2: April 19, 2017 (3PM ET)

(Independent study is to be completed between facilitator sessions.)

COST: $300.00 per participant (A certificate of completion will be provided at the conclusion of the workshop. Participants must attend all sessions and complete all work.) 

More Information: Download registration form
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