We recognize inspiring impact means taking responsibility for the well-being of our communities and making sure that the adult-use laws are honored. We’re doing our part to ensure that children and young adults under 21 years of age are not consuming cannabis (unless at the direction of their physician consistent with applicable laws). GTI strives to make a positive and meaningful impact on youth cannabis education and abuse prevention so our kids can keep growing strong.
Will adult use cannabis result in increased youth consumption? We don’t think so, and a 2019 study found the legalization of responsible adult cannabis use is associated with a decline in youth cannabis consumption in those states. As a new industry, to face any issues head-on, we have to keep talking about cannabis. Education is key.
For the safety of future generations, it’s important for parents and educators to share accurate and current facts on cannabis, its health effects, and the consequences of underage use.
Beyond legal and social consequences, studies show that underage cannabis use can be detrimental to teens’ brain development, and can affect their attention, motivation, memory, and learning.
Let’s talk to our youth about cannabis. Get started here.
Resources shared with permission from Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Content is specific to Colorado law – please also consult your local state law.