The Cannabis Awareness and Prevention Toolkit is an online, educational resource that can be adapted to fit the individual needs of educators and students in all types of settings, including elementary, middle and high schools; community-based organizations; and health-related agencies.
Educators are encouraged to pick and choose which lessons will be most useful for their students and adapt activities to suit their needs. You will find that the PowerPoints, worksheets, and activities can all be altered as desired. Please also review the Crash Courses included in certain modules for more information for educators and parents, and please see the Resources section that provides additional information and websites that are relevant to educators, parents, youth, and others who are interested.
The Cannabis Awareness & Prevention Toolkit is committed to providing free adolescent use prevention materials to educators directly working with youth. No special permissions are needed to use the Toolkit. Everything on the Toolkit website and trainings are free of charge.
Yes, as long as there is no connection with any project or program operated, sponsored or otherwise funded in whole or in part by anyone or any entity who is in the business of selling products that contain tobacco, nicotine, and/or cannabis/marijuana.
The Toolkit is evidence-informed and is based on the most current research available. We work closely with our colleagues in research, education, and medicine to keep the Toolkit as up-to-date as possible.
1. After our soft launch, we heard from a more extended network of community members who had varying opinions on our use of the term "marijuana.” We therefore reconsidered the term, taking into account its history and connotations and concluded that "cannabis" is a more science-based, culturally neutral term that accurately identifies the products covered in our materials.
2. We have included the word "Awareness" in our title to indicate that the materials within our Toolkit are intended not only to prevent use by youth who currently do not use cannabis/marijuana but also to encourage youth to consider decreasing, delaying, or stopping the use of cannabis/marijuana for those who are current users or those who are exceptionally curious..