Online Program

Marijuana and youth: risks, consequences, and impact

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Adolescent marijuana use is an ongoing public health concern. This session highlights recent research on social and environmental factors that shape patterns of use, both generally and for specific sub-groups.
Session Objectives: Assess the relationship between social activity involvement and past year marijuana use among adolescents in the United States. Discuss the importance of developing and implementing comprehensive substance use prevention efforts targeting Hispanic adolescents. Identify possible adverse health events of marijuana use in Colorado following retail marijuana legalization. Explain the association between authoritative parenting behaviors and adolescent marijuana use.
Lanae Ampersand, LCSW, MSW, CPS

Risk Factors for Past Month and Past Year Marijuana Use among a National Sample of Hispanic Youth   
Rebecca A. Vidourek, PhD, CHES, Keith King, PhD, MCHES, Ashley Merianos, PhD, CHES and Lauren A. Bartsch, PhD, CHES
Monitoring Possible Marijuana-Related Health Effects in Colorado   
Elizabeth Barker, MPH,CCRC, Mike Van Dyke, PhD,CIH, Katelyn Hall, MPH and Kirk Bol, MSPH
Examining the Impact of Authoritative Parenting Behaviors on Marijuana Use in Adolescents Nationwide   
Keith A. King, PhD, MCHES, Rebecca A. Vidourek, PhD, CHES and Ashley L. Merianos, PhD, CHES

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, School Health Education and Services, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)