Prevention and education

Cannabis use often begins when people are young, so it is important to provide prevention and education initiatives that reduce the likelihood of people taking up the drug to begin with [23503]. If people are already experimenting or using cannabis, it is important to provide accurate information in a non-judgemental way. Parents, caregivers and other family members are often the best people to provide this information.

Resources such as Positive choices provide evidence-based information about alcohol and other drugs, including cannabis, for parents, teachers and individuals. Cannabis Yarns is another example of a series of resources produced with communities to share information about the effects of cannabis.

Keeping young people engaged in programs and activities that keep them connected to their school, family, community and culture can also help to protect young people from harmful drug use including cannabis [23508].

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Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) - Puyurru by Chantelle Nampijinpa Robertson

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