Why It's Still a Big Deal If Your Teen Smokes Pot

Have you seen the latest research? We all need to be current with the studies on young people and pot. Here is some useful information on what makes youth use different from adult use. Please read and share! 
You can go directly to the study by Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
Pot Legalization: Why It’s Still a Big Deal If Your Teen Smokes Pot

With each passing day, it seems, smoking pot becomes less and less stigmatized in our society.

In a much-buzzed-about piece in The New Yorker this week, President Obama suggested making pot legal in large part to correct the vast inequities that minorities face in terms of cannabis-related arrests and imprisonment. Besides, said the president, who was known to smoke his fair share of weed back in the day, “I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol” for the individual user.

Even the straight-laced Bill Gates recently announced his support of legalization. And this year’s Super Bowl has been dubbed the “Super Doobie Bowl,” a reference to the fact that the teams vying for the NFL championship, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, hail from the two states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Mainstream websites are circulating marijuana-laced game-day snack recipes. It won’t be long before Martha Stewart comes up with her own pot-brownie concoction.

With all of this hanging in the air, it’s obvious we parents should be talking to our kids about smoking dope. But what are we supposed to tell them when it’s clear that “just say no,” isn’t going to cut it?

Oregon City's bright future

Did you know?

73% of Oregon adults disapprove of underage drinking.


With positive norms like this, we have every reason to believe that we can make a difference in reducing alcohol use by our youth.  Oregon City Together wants to partner with parents and mentors to learn more about the conversations we can have to keep our future healthy & drug-free.
If you are active with a Parent or Mentor organization, we would love to connect with you! Contact us for more information. ocitytogether@gmail.com or 503-785-7994.
And you can learn more about the State of Oregon’s positive community norms campaign at www.OregonmORe.com.