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1 in 4: Ventura County Teens and Marijuana Use

October 15, 2018 12:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
Brought to you by How High Ventura County and Ventura County Behavioral Health. 

1 in 4 Ventura County high school juniors has smoked weed in the past month. How High Ventura County is a health initiative designed to teach parents and youth that marijuana affects teens differently. It’s not about politics. It’s not about being ‘for’ or ‘against’ usage of marijuana. It’s about uniting as adults to teach kids that this particular substance affects them differently and can lead to harmful outcomes.



 

How High exists to give adults the data you need about weed, and the tools and tips you might need to help you begin that conversation with your teen. Our team of educators descends into the community to teach high school and middle school students about the health harm caused by marijuana.

Need help commencing the dialogue with your teen? Take our quiz, What’s Your HighQ to uncover how much you already know. Read our FAQs. Learn the nuances of smoking, vaping, edibles, potency and wax (butane hash oil).

If you have further questions, check out Ventura County Behavioral Health’s partner site mjfactcheck.org. But the most important question is one we pose to you: Will you talk to your son or daughter about marijuana? We are here to support you in initiating this dialogue. For guidance or help, please contact us at: howhigh@ventura.org.