MARIJUANA

Activity

Public Service Announcements

Time of Year

Any time of year

Summary

Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug among today's youth. With education and promotion, parents can send a clear, fact-based "No Use" message to teens, and students can learn why it's so important to say no to marijuana.

Objective

To educate the public about the significant health, social, learning, and behavioral effects of the marijuana use on teens

Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug among today's youth. And it's no wonder that many young people think marijuana is harmless - they're getting only one side of the story. Marijuana is in everything from jokes on late night television to summer teen blockbusters. Parents admit to being ambivalent about the drug and unaware of its risks to young users. And we're up against well-financed and organized campaigns to promote legalization of marijuana.

So what can we do about it?

We can start by working together to send young people - and parents - a new fact-based message about marijuana. We can use the best new science to educate the public about the significant health, social, learning, and behavioral effects of the substance on teen users. And we can speak out and take a stand against marijuana in our communities.

Making public service announcements (PSAs) is a great way for SADD chapters to promote health and safety messages. Listed below are announcer-read PSA scripts. Print them on your letterhead and submit them to radio stations in your area.

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