Course Dates: Open-ended
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
Who can Enroll: Registered users.
Course Language: English
Price:  FREE
Marijuana Awareness Training: Youth Cannabis Use and Risks Assessment

About this course

This course serves as an informational on-line training for teens, to provide the most current factual information and resources about marijuana, and to dispel marijuana myths. The course is designed to increase teen participant knowledge through application and reflection base responses to questions about marijuana. The course is designed to be approximately 20 minutes in length. Completion of the course training with a score of 80% or better enables the teen participant to receive a successful course completion certificate.

(Copyright 2016 Prevention Wellness)

Course Structure

  • Instructions
    • Pre-Assessment
      • Marijuana Awareness Training: Youth Cannabis Use and Risks Quiz (Copyright 2016 Prevention Wellness)
    • Review
      • 1. Accidental marijuana use poisonings among children have increased five-fold in the US during last several years.
      • 2. More US teens smoke marijuana than cigarettes.
      • 3. Perceived harmfulness of using marijuana is increasing among youth.
      • 4. About nine percent of adolescents who use marijuana become dependent upon it.
      • 5. Youth marijuana use is associated with initiating other more dangerous illicit drugs like heroin and cocaine.
      • 6. Marijuana use is associated with immediate, but not lasting changes in the brain.
      • 7. Marijuana use is linked to improved mental health.
      • 8. Marijuana use is associated with less academic success.
      • 9. Marijuana use slightly reduces the risk of being involved in a car crash.
      • 10. Smoking marijuana increases the risk of having a heart attack and testicular cancer.
      • 11. Using marijuana during pregnancy is linked to decreased childhood impulsivity, attention deficits, and difficulty solving problems.
      • 12. Increased rates of marijuana use have resulted in a new health syndrome characterized by repeated episodes of nausea and vomiting.
    • Post-Assessment
      • Marijuana Awareness Training: Youth Cannabis Use and Risks Quiz (Copyright 2016 Prevention Wellness)