The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has launched a proactive campaign to help adults facilitate an open dialogue about retail marijuana with kids. The Good to Know campaign provides resources with some important talking points for parents, teachers, and coaches to address.
This is such a great idea, because as well all know, retail marijuana is legal for adults over the age of 21, but just because it is legal in Colorado doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences.
HOW TO TALK ABOUT MARIJUANA
The discussion should not be done in a scare tactic-manner, but should hit on real-life consequences.
The website has good suggestions for adults about starting the conversation, maintaining a positive message about empowerment and self-confidence while establishing clear rules.
For instance, as adults we need to inform our kids about the penalties of underage marijuana use. A minor in possession charge can involve fines, public service hours, misdemeanor/felony charges and even possible loss of driver’s license.
These resources focus on what’s important to kids, highlighting how schools have policies against drug use and that sports and activities could be jeopardized. Students should know that financial aid can also be impacted if they are caught using marijuana under the age of 21.
Check out the website for more information. It’s really well done and informative for adults as they start to talk to their kids.
I like how the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has invested in this public service campaign. It’s important to talk about this topic, especially in our state. It’s our job as adults to make this a comfortable issue to discuss. I’d love to hear about your experience in discussing this matter. Let me know how it goes!
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This posts is sponsored by Single Edition Media on behalf of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Visit goodtoknowcolorado.com to learn more.