A shift in perception demands a shift in education. This simple belief is what inspired us to create the Marijuana Education Initiative in 2015.
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.”
We wanted to facilitate accurate and informed conversations with students about marijuana use. The shift in youth perception regarding marijuana requires a shift in the educational approach.
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