Here is a list of organizations that can provide more information and/or educational resources.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health

  • NIDA’s marijuana drug facts page
  • Educational materials, particularly for kids and teenagers
  • Information and educational materials, particularly for parents and educators

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), part of the Department of Health and Human Services

  • SAMHSA’s website for ordering marijuana resources
  • All of SAMHSA’s marijuana publications

The State of Colorado

  • Colorado’s marijuana homepage with information on several topics, including legal use, medical use, and health effects.
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s website for retail marijuana public health information on education and youth prevention.
  • Colorado Department of Education’s website with information on marijuana’s effects on students and schools.

SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana)

  • SAM is a bipartisan, non-profit “alliance of organizations and individuals dedicated to a health-first approach to marijuana policy.”  The link above, is to SAM’s website for factsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and other informational resources for the public regarding marijuana.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

  • This site provides resources on how to discuss drugs with kids; how to find treatment for people who are worried their kids may be using drugs; and educational materials for parents, teachers, and kids.

Community Alliances for Drug Free Youth (CADFY)

  • CADFY is “a non-profit organization working in collaboration with other agencies and organizations to bring parents, youth, schools, and communities together to reduce substance abuse through the application of successful prevention strategies and programs.” The link above is to CADFY’s website for prevention resources, which includes subcategories for teens, parents, teachers, law enforcement, and faith leaders.

Foundation for a Drug Free World

The Foundation for a Drug Free World “is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free.”

  • The organization’s fact page on marijuana
  • FDFW’s page for ordering or downloading printed resources
  • The “Take Action” page, which includes information for teachers, parents, and law enforcement

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI)University of Washington

  • The ADAI’s website for marijuana fact sheets (the site also includes information on the institute’s research projects, as well as resources specifically for parents and teens)