EDUCATING ON THE DANGERS OF MARIJUANA
Marijuana use is dangerous. While students in Clinton county from 7th to 11th grade showed the perception that marijuana was easily accessible and available, it was positive to see that those same students showed parental disapproval was still very high. (Clinton County MiPHY 2013-2014 Youth Survey). The less students perceive that marijuana is easy to get, the better. The more students perceive that use is risky, that it’s wrong, or that their parents disapprove, the better. Our Coalition has learned that even as teens, children care about what parents say. We ask that you to express a no use attitude. Communicate and be open with your teen, guide them on the importance of healthy behaviors and establish clear and specific rules about not using marijuana – remind them Marijuana is still illegal in Michigan.