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Cannabis and Your Town – August 2020 Recording and Materials
2020 Cannabis & Youth Forum Materials
Legalized Cannabis in Colorado Emergency Departments:
A Cautionary Review of the Negative Health and Safety Effects
Brad Roberts, MD FACEP FAAEM
Avoiding Chemical Slavery
Brad Roberts, MD FACEP FAAEM
Cannabis and Lamoille Youth
Michelle Salvador, Prevention Consultant, Vermont Department of Health
What You Need to Know
Act 86 What you need to know
Eliminating Penalties for Possession of Limited Amounts of Marijuana by Adults 21 or Older
For adults 21 and older the statue legalizes possession of:
- One ounce of marijuana
- Five grams of hashish
And cultivation of:
- Two mature marijuana plants
- Four immature (not yet flowering/no buds) marijuana plants.
It is illegal to consume marijuana in a public place including:
- street, alley, park or sidewalk
- public building (other than individual dwellings)
- place of “public accommodation” such as schools, restaurants and stores
What Landlord and Tenants Need to Know
Landlords may ban possession or use of marijuana in lease agreements.
Landlords should check in with their insurance company regarding insurance considerations before allowing cannabis cultivation on property.
Download this Sample Lease Agreement as an example
( please note, this was shared with us as an example only, we are NOT PROVIDING LEGAL ADVISE )
Vermont Smoke Free Housing Toolkit
What Parents Need to Know
Licensed childcare facilities are not permitted to use or cultivate marijuana
Unregistered and Unlicensed Home Care Providers have no restrictions.
TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS
It is illegal for persons under 21 to possess, use or cultivate marijuana. Young adults dispensing marijuana to youth can be sent to prison.
Primary and secondary schools may impose administrative penalties for possession of marijuana on school property.
Marijuana Use Among Teens
While marijuana is not a new substance, it is a concern for our youth. Marijuana, cannabis, weed, … or whatever name you call it has a growing following and cultural acceptance.
Legislation Allowing for Adult Use of Marijuana, Lowers the Perceived Risk for Youth.
But While Our Community Norms are Shifting, the Risks are Real.
One in seven youth report having tried marijuana1.
1 Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Among high school students who use marijuana, about one-third use it almost daily.2
Marijuana use among high school and college students negatively impacts academic outcomes. The association has a dose-response relationship, which means the more a student uses, the worse the outcomes.2
2 Source: Vermont Department of Health, “Health Impact Assessment: Marijuana Regulation in Vermont”, January 2016.
Learning and Memory
- Marijuana Rack Card
Think Marijuana is the Safe Drug? Think Again
get the facts and tips for talking to kids
- PEAR-Vermont Marijuana Publications
Prevention Education Advocacy Recovery is a clearing house of information sponsored by the Vermont Association of Mental Health and Addiction Recovery.
- Marijuana Use & Pregnancy
- Marijuana Use & Teens
- Marijuana Use & Driving
- Vermont Health Impact Assessment