Marijuana

U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory: Marijuana Use and the Developing Brain

U.S Department of Health and Human Services, 2019 This article emphasizes the Surgeon Generals concerns and the importance of protecting our Nation from the health risks of marijuana use in adolescence and during pregnancy. Recent increases in access to marijuana and... read more

Preventing the Use of Marijuana: Focus on Women and Pregnancy

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, December 2019 This guide supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent marijuana use by pregnant women. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best... read more

Cannabis Use Among Drivers in Fatal Crashes in Washington State Before and After Legalization – 2020 Research Brief

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, January 2020 Washington State Initiative 502 (I-502), effective Dec. 6, 2012, legalized possession of small amounts of cannabis for recreational use by adults aged 21 years and older. It also included a prohibition against driving... read more

Prevention in Action Series: Teaching the SAPST at a University

Health eKnowledge In this one-hour self-paced course, participants will: Review milestones in this history of prevention certification in Maine Review background that led to the development of the SAPST course Understand the structure and content of a University... read more

Early Childhood Development: Toxic Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences

Health eKnowledge Those working with young children have long known the importance of early experiences and relationship in health child development. Newer terms such as toxic stress and ACES are used when describing these not-so-new ideas, and are particularly... read more

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