Science behind marijuana empowers teens | Denver Post

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In the state that paved the way for marijuana legalization, two former teachers have developed a fact-based pot curriculum spurred by the shift in perception regarding marijuana's impact on youth.

"We worked together as educators at an alternative high school in northwest Colorado and witnessed a paradigm shift among our students. We noticed an increase in misinformation regarding youth marijuana impacts and a decrease in students’ perception of harm. We, like many educators, were hearing over and over: “It’s natural,” “It’s medicine,” and “It’s legal, so it can’t be so bad.”"

Their goal was to facilitate accurate and informed conversation with students about marijuana use, as opposed to the antiquated "Just Say No" approach.


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