Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit substance in the United States and its use is growing, particularly among youth and young adults.

Marijuana can cause permanent damage on the developing brain when use begins during adolescence, and 1 in 6 who use marijuana before the age of 18 will become addicted. 

Prevention Strategies

Awareness Campaign

Conduct a community awareness campaign to increase the awareness of negative consequences associated with using marijuana.


Educate and advocate for drug-free youth and a drug-free workforce.

Did you know...

Georgia now has one of the highest THC %s for “low” THC oil in the United States among the 17 Limited Access Medical Marijuana States. Except for Florida, the other medical marijuana states only allow low THC oil or CBD oil for seizures of various kinds.

*THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects. It acts much like the cannabinoid chemicals made naturally by the body, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

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