A program to reduce problematic marijuana use in Ontario
Parent Action on Drugs has sponsored the development of this program
with partners from health promotion, youth treatment and Ontario youth
ages 15-18. The activities and resources developed were evaluated over
the past year with seven high schools in both the Toronto and Grey
Bruce regions. The resources developed include
- For youth, a website where youth who use marijuana can check
themselves out and identify strategies to reduce, avoid or prevent
problems (http://www.whatswithweed.ca/) and mock matchbooks with
information on the website
- For parents, postcards with information about some of
the key risks for youth and marijuana and a parent website at
- For professionals, a What's With Weed Kit which
includes a step-by-step Coordinator's guide to replicate the
program in your community, plus a DVD of youth who talk about their
marijuana use, what problems occurred for them and ways they
changed to reduce, avoid or prevent these problems.
Drug Awareness Committee members, youth treatment professionals and
health promotion staff have an opportunity to learn more about the
"What's With Weed" program in this 1.5 hour Learning Teleconference.
To register, contact email@example.com with the subject heading What's With Weed Teleconference.