Lowa Youth Advocates seek to begin a campaign for marijuana education

One member from the Partnership for a Healthy Iowa calls for a nationwide campaign to end the widespread use of cannabis among youth people.

What is the significance? He believes that it could protect children from more serious addiction issues or even the possibility of dying.

In the news Suicide is among the most common causes of death for people aged between 15 to 19 years old in the U.S., according to the CDC.

  • Nearly 25% of students in 11th grade as well as more than 20 percent of eighth graders who took part in the 2021 Iowa Public Health Department teens survey said they had considered suicide within the past year.

Yes, and growing research suggests that frequent consumption and high-potency marijuana significantly increases the likelihood of developing psychosis, as per the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

  • The variety, strength and variety of marijuana-related products is increasing and it is now one of the biggest safety and health issues as per an October report released by the governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy.

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The news is on the move: YSS CEO Andrew Allen who is also an Healthy Iowa board member, says to Axios what he’s seen firsthandvia the programs the group offers to young people the things Allen believes is an association between the use of marijuana among youth and depression, as well as suicide.
  • The attitudes towards marijuana in society have changed dramatically in recent times, with parents and law enforcement officials focusing less on the illicit use of marijuana, Allen says.

Lowa Youth Advocates seek to begin a campaign for marijuana education

What they’re saying is that the general public is not aware of how drastically more potent certain types of marijuana have become when compared to the weed used in the past, Dale Woolery, director of the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy said to Axios.

  • An awareness-raising campaign for the public is an admirable idea, he stated.

What’s next? Allen states he’ll contact the board of the partnership — a public/private organization which Senator. Charles Grassley helped to talk about his ideas for an educational campaign over the next few weeks.

  • Donations and grants can help determine the size of the program, Healthy Iowa Director Peter Komendowski said to Axios on Sunday.