Educating Youth About Cannabis – A Toolkit
A CAN Staff Joint
We came across this report designed to educate youth about cannabis.
This ‘Toolkit for Educating’ was created by Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy and it’s worth reading, downloading and sharing.
10 things about this cannabis education report about educating youth about cannabis that make it stand out. They are, it is…
1. Education grounded in evidence-based information
2. Non-judgmental, open dialogue that uses interactive approaches
3. Meaningful inclusion
4. Delivery by a trained facilitator or peer
5. Starting education earlier, with age-appropriate content
6. Supporting open parent-child communication
7. Inclusion of harm reduction
8. Education tailored to the specific context
9. Ongoing education available to youth
10. Attention to overlapping issues of racism, social justice, and stigma
About Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Their Goal of Youth Cannabis Education…
Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) is a national grassroots network of student and youth chapters working on drug policy issues facing their communities. CSSDP considers problematic drug use a health issue rather than a criminal justice issue and advocates for appropriate responses to reduce and prevent the harms associated with drug use.
CSSDP provides education and resources to empower and mobilize members to participate in the political process at all levels in order to support sensible drug policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while combating counterproductive drug policies including those that directly harm young people. CSSDP collaborates with other organizations and campaigns to support harm reduction, evidence-based legislation, and drug policy reform at the local, national, and international level.”