Teens and Cannabis: a look into the data on the impacts of legal retail markets on youth

January 13th, 2022, 7:00 pm, on Zoom

We are often asked, “How are youth impacted by marijuana?” We’ll seek to answer that question for the community on Thursday, 1/13 at 7:00 pm when Healthy Lamoille Valley hosts the online event: “Teens and Cannabis: a look into the data on the impacts of legal retail markets on youth.” With retail cannabis coming to our region, it’s important that we help youth, parents, and the broader community to understand the impacts of marijuana on our student populations. When we understand the impacts, we can take steps to intervene and reduce the risks for our children and youth.

Register in advance for this event here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining.

About the presenter: John S. Searles, Ph.D. was the Substance Abuse Research and Policy Analyst and Chair of the State Epidemiological Workgroup for the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs in the Vermont Department of Health. He retired in 2019. He is currently an appointed member of the legislatively mandated Substance Misuse Prevention Advisory Council and serves on the council’s Equity, Prevention, and Policy subcommittees. He has been on the faculty at University of California, Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Vermont. He has co-edited two books (“Children of Alcoholics” and “Alcohol and the Family”) and published over 50 scientific articles in the substance use/abuse field. John earned his doctorate in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.  Dr. Searles was a major contributor to the initial marijuana legalization Health Impact Assessment published by the Vermont Department of Health in 2016, the principal author of the 2017 HIA literature review update, and an advisor for the 2020 update.

Download the event poster here!