See resource guides and tools to support your cannabis-use prevention efforts.
- The Parent’s Guide to Marijuana in Massachusetts
- Clinical report: Guidance for the Clinician: Counseling Parents and Teens About Marijuana Use in the Era of
- Parenting in the age of legal cannabis
- How to talk to your kids about marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
If you or someone you know is struggling with problematic cannabis use or cannabis use disorder (CUD),
there are resources available.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Marijuana facts
- What are marijuana effects?
- What are effects of secondhand exposure to marijuana smoke?
- Effects of marijuana – with and without alcohol – on driving performance
- Effects on the brain
- Psychiatric disorders
- Lung health
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Synthetic cannabinoids
- Marijuana extracts
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
If marijuana becomes a problem, seek treatment.
Visit the Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline or call 800-327-5050. The Helpline is the only statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services. Helpline services are free and confidential. Caring, trained Specialists will help you understand the treatment system and your options.
Keep cannabis products locked away, and out of reach of children and pets.
Remember: Getting high could impair your decision-making.
Check in with your doctor if you are using marijuana and are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Driving with cannabis in your vehicle? Always keep it in a closed container locked in your glove box or trunk.
Start low and go slow with edibles! They can take one to four hours to take effect.
Always get a ride when using cannabis. Never get behind the wheel.
Only adults 21 or older can purchase, consume, or grow adult-use cannabis.