Public Health Advisory: Hemp Products

Public Health Advisory: Hemp Products

Background Marin County Public Health is issuing this advisory to healthcare providers regarding the increasing availability and use of hemp products that cause intoxication and adverse effects, especially in youth. Hemp is a component of the cannabis plant that is non-intoxicating in its natural form. Hemp products are therefore not regulated as cannabis products are….

California Voice: Cannabis industry is poisoning our kids just like tobacco has

California Voice: Cannabis industry is poisoning our kids just like tobacco has

By Dr Natalie Laub / republished from Marin IJ When California voters in 2016 supported the legalization and decriminalization of cannabis, we did not anticipate children would become collateral damage from an improperly regulated industry that prioritizes profit over children’s health. What we now know is the marketing practices of the cannabis industry, which take…

How to navigate increases in youth substance use during summer months
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How to navigate increases in youth substance use during summer months

Summer is a fun time for our young people and allowing them more freedom is healthy and needed after a heavily scheduled school year. Along with more free time, it’s a good idea to set expectations and boundaries to keep them safe. Now, more than ever, the stakes are higher. With fentanyl out there, and…

Intoxicating Hemp Products: What You Need to Know
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Intoxicating Hemp Products: What You Need to Know

We want to share important information about a relatively new type of drug being sold in Marin that technically any 10-year old can buy. Youth can now legally access intoxicating hemp-derived cannabis edibles, vapes and other products because of loopholes in federal and California laws. These drugs are poorly regulated and can have very harmful…

Decoded

Decoded is a Youth Marijuana Education Initiative from the County of San Mateo. This initiative was launched in partnership with the San Mateo County Youth Commission to educate youth and young adults about the facts on cannabis use. This campaign aims to provide reliable, factual information so that young people have the tools they need…

Let’s Talk Booklet

Let’s Talk Booklet

Newly updated / 2023 Check out the Let’s Talk Booklet – a comprehensive toolkit for navigating teen substance use in Marin County. It addresses the risks, hyperlocal conditions, and protective factors of underage substance use – tailored toward parents of incoming sixth-graders and ninth-graders. This resource includes information on how the teenage brain works, why…

Johnny’s Story
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Johnny’s Story

Johnny’s Story was written on December 16, 2019 by Laura Stack who gave permission to reprint here. Laura@JohnnysAmbassadors.org Johnny Stack was born on February 7, 2000 and died by suicide on November 20, 2019 at the age of 19. He was an incredibly intelligent, funny, charming, handsome young man, which you can see in his tribute video….

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