Communities across the state are navigating a changing landscape resulting from recent legalization of cannabis use for those over 21. While guidance is forthcoming regarding the establishment of this industry, many communities want to be sure to consider the public health impact this new industry can have on their community residents and potential areas of concern. The Prevention Hub staff have resources to provide to communities to use public health research and experience to guide their policies and practices to limit the negative impact for youth. The Prevention Hub’s Cannabis Legalization and Local Policy: A Public Health Approach provides local decision makers with guidance on best practices related to an “upstream” approach to public health outcomes, including youth use prevention.
Toolkit coming soon. Contact your county Prevention Hub for assistance.