This parenting guidebook acts as a fun children's book to helps parents initiate conversations with youth about marijuana in an unbiased, open-ended and friendly manner to prevent substance abuse and misuse.
Let's Talk About Marijuana is specifically designed to help parents initiate a conversation about marijuana with children and teens in an open-ended and inviting way. Topics discussed include: alternative names associated with marijuana, academic consequences for use by youth, and what to do if the driver of the car is under the influence of marijuana. This inventive parenting guide book is described as "fun" by a 12 year-old boy and "informative" by adults. It addresses the fact that despite one's own personal belief about marijuana, it is not for children and teens to use and youth should always be able to talk with a responsible adult about marijuana.
The age range for this book is 7-12 years old, but ultimately any age is appropriate according to the maturity and cognitive development of the child. Adults are in control of the conversation and can tailor it to meet the needs of the child. Because children will soon interact with older youth in middle school, the goal is for this unbiased book is to help parents and youth start "the" conversation at a young age and promote development of an individual and family plan should youth be in an unsafe situation regarding marijuana.