Teen Recreational Use of Marijuana


Legal Risks

Did you know that the Massachusetts Social Host law, originally put in place to prevent adults from providing alcohol to could soon pertain to marijuana as well?  Learn more here. 

Keep up to date on laws in Massachusetts HERE as the state navigates the recent legalization of recreational marijuana use for those 21 and older. 

Just the facts

Recreational use of marijuana is now legal for those over 21, however, it is still illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to use marijuana.  There are significant health risks for youth when they use marijuana recreationally, both long-term and short-term.  

Learn more here. 


Marijuana:  What parents need to know

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has a page solely dedicated to educating parents about the risks of underage marijuana use and guidance on how communicate the risks of use and pointers to help get the conversation started.  

Access the toolkit here.

Marijuana:  What teens need to know

Data is showing that over the past few years youth are seeing marijuana as having a low risk of harm.  It can be confusing to understand what the deal with marijuana is--it's the first drug that can be used legally medicinally and legally recreationally if you're over 21.  Use the link below to get straightforward information about youth marijuana use. 

Get all of the facts here.