Resources for Teens

Learn About Cannabis 5 Resources for Teens

General Resources

Above the Influence

This site by the Office of National Drug Control Policy features all the ads and materials from the popular youth prevention campaign “Above the Influence.” Find drug facts, ways to “live above the influence,” and information on how to help friends struggling with drugs.

ADAI Clearinghouse

The ADAI Clearinghouse has free online and print resources about cannabis and other substances, for individuals, families, schools, and communities. Search the Clearinghouse catalog and follow it on Facebook.

You Can (Marijuana Can't)

You Can is a media education campaign for ages 12-17, to encourage teens to pursue their future dreams and immediate personal goals. You Can is designed to increase awareness about the health effects and consequences of cannabis and reduce cannabis use by youth in Washington State. It’s presented by the Prevention and Education Program within the Division of Prevention and Community Health, Washington Department of Health. Follow, share, and post on Instagram and Facebook.

Resources for Students Doing School Projects

Medline Plus: Cannabis Information

Overview from the National Library of Medicine on what cannabis is and how it works, pictures and photos, and more. A great resource if you are writing a school paper about health-related aspects of cannabis.

NIDA Resources for Teens

These resources from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) are a great place to look if you have a class project or are writing a paper about cannabis. Also see their archived publication: Marijuana Facts for Teens.

Need help right now?

Washington Recovery Helpline: 1-866-789-1511, 24-hour, confidential help and referral.

Teen Link: 1-866-789-1511, confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental help line answered by teens every day from 6-10 p.m.