Half of the U.S. population now lives in states where recreational marijuana use is allowed. EDC supports communities struggling to correct misperceptions about the safety of underage use, stay abreast of new research on effective prevention programs and practices, and ensure that licensed dispensaries operate safely.

We can help you:

  • Apply critical lessons learned from the prevention of underage and binge drinking
  • Understand the effects of marijuana use on young adults
  • Mobilize communities to address marijuana misuse in a coordinated way
  • Understand factors associated with youth marijuana use, including perception of harm
  • Access current research on evidence-based prevention programs and practices
  • Develop youth marijuana prevention initiatives that are well-matched to local needs
  • Train marijuana retailers to engage in safe selling practices