Marijuana Resource Center
- Marijuana FAQ
- State Laws Related to Marijuana
- The Public Health Consequences of Marijuana Legalization
Marijuana is a topic of significant public discourse in the United States, and while many are familiar with the discussions, it is not always easy to find the latest, research-based information on marijuana to answer to the common questions about its health effects, or the differences between Federal and state laws concerning the drug. Confusing messages being presented by popular culture, media, proponents of “medical” marijuana, and political campaigns to legalize all marijuana use perpetuate the false notion that marijuana is harmless. This significantly diminishes efforts to keep our young people drug free and hampers the struggle of those recovering from addiction.
The Administration steadfastly opposes legalization of marijuana and other drugs because legalization would increase the availability and use of illicit drugs, and pose significant health and safety risks to all Americans, particularly young people.
This Web-based resource center provides the general public, community leaders, and other interested people with the facts, knowledge, and tools to better understand and address marijuana in their communities. This resource center will be regularly updated and expanded to address emerging issues, research, and prevention tools, and highlight successful local efforts to reduce marijuana use.
NEW DATE for National Drug Facts Week 2015!
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites you to participate in the National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) from January 26–February 1, 2015.
National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a health observance week for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. Through community-based events and activities on the Web, on TV, and through contests, NIDA is working to encourage teens to get factual answers from scientific experts about drugs and drug abuse.
Get Involved! Work with local teens, schools, or community groups to organize an event or activity to raise awareness and offer teens real, factual information about drugs and drug abuse. Events can vary in size and length.
To help, NIDA provides a step-by-step event toolkit, including a list of suggested activities, and the popular Drug Facts: Shatter the Myths booklet to distribute at your NDFW events. All of these materials are provided free of charge.
NIDA staff can offer advice and ideas. Register early so NIDA can help you make your event a success!
Register your event TODAY! — It’s easy
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