Course Highlight: Marijuana 101

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Marijuana 101 is a personalized, interactive marijuana intervention course with versions designed for both adults and juveniles in courts, high schools, and colleges.

Marijuana 101 is geared toward individuals with violations such as marijuana possession, selling marijuana, or drugged driving. The course includes multiple lessons addressing marijuana’s effects on health, changes in marijuana’s potency, driving under the influence, state-specific laws, and drug interactions.

Integrating the eCHECKUP TO GO brief intervention for marijuana into the course, Marijuana 101 also includes a 30-day follow-up to measure changes in individuals’ attitudes and behavior. Individuals receive a confidential profile that summarizes personal marijuana-related problems, compares use habits with social norms, challenges personal expectancies, and provides a range of strategies for changing behavior and reducing use.

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

After taking Marijuana 101, the student will be able to:

  • Self-assess patterns of use on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Identify reasons for using 
  • Understand how marijuana has changed over the years
  • Recognize negative health effects of use on respiratory system and brain function and development
  • Recognize links to schizophrenia, acute psychotic reactions and impact on IQ from persistent use
  • Discuss both long- and short-term impacts of marijuana use on user’s life
  • Recognize possible legal consequences from marijuana use, even in states where it is legal
  • Compare use and perception of use to other individuals
  • Understand how long marijuana can affect the body
  • Categorize the “good things” and “not-so-good” things about their marijuana use to identify with the outcomes
  • Understand how marijuana use increases the likelihood of using other drugs and/or alcohol
  • Examine other substance use and how it interacts with marijuana
  • Examine how social situations can influence marijuana use
  • Understand how marijuana use impacts driving ability
  • Discuss a motivational syndrome that can result from extended marijuana use
  • Examine financial costs and impact of extended marijuana use
  • Discuss how age impacts the likelihood of marijuana addiction
  • Evaluate the positive things they can expect to gain from not using marijuana
  • Identify goals and aspirations that will be helpful in making a change in their personal marijuana use
  • Identify strategies they can use to make a change in their marijuana use
  • Review a confidential, in-depth eCHECKUP TO GO summary based on their personal marijuana use


3rd Millennium Classrooms offers Marijuana 101 in court, college, and secondary versions. Visit 3rd Millennium Classrooms to sign up or get more information today.

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