Cannabis Prevention

Classroom Activity

Marijuana and Adolescent Health

Grade Level: Grades 5-7
60 Minutes

Students will delve into the recommendations for minimum age requirements for cannabis use and how these recommendations lead to legislation. They will then simulate the role of elected officials to discuss and debate another topic: the importance of health education in schools.

Classroom Activity

Marijuana and Your Developing Brain

Grade Level: Grades 5-7
60 Minutes

Separate cannabis facts from fiction in this classroom activity that challenges students to explore the role of endocannabinoid system and how its neurotransmitters are affected by THC, a chemical compound found in cannabis. Students will apply what they learn to draft a creative writing piece.

Classroom Activity

Marijuana: How and Why to Say “NO”

Grade Level: Grades 5-7
60 Minutes

Encourage student collaboration around the short-term and long-term effects of cannabis on the developing brain. This activity compels young learners to work together to develop refusal and exit strategies rooted in their research plus create an original slide video that shares these strategies with their peers.