is now available in Spanish
A comprehensive guide targeted for parents of middle school students is now available in both Spanish and English, thanks to the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Intititute at the University of Washington and their partners. The booklet was written by Dr. Leslie Walker from Seattle Children’s Hospital and Dr. Kevin Haggerty from the University of Washington’s Social Development Research Group. It contains information about marijuana and teen health, what parents can do to prevent teen marijuana use and what Washington state's new law means for minors.
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to their kids about drinking, substance abuse
changes in the brains of young users
Addiction to prescription opiates and heroin addressed by new resource
current greatest drug threats for 2014
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K2 building divide ‘Weed Island’
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Washington legislature aims to reconcile
medical, recreational marijuana markets
One state Senator calls current state of medical marijuana regulation "the Wild West." Read more in an Associated Press story in the Oregonean's OregonLive.
Are California's pot farms bad for the planet?
The so-called California Green Rush may not be so green after all, article states. Read the full piece in Mother Jones.
Marijuana still most illicit drug
Office of National Drug Control Policy