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​Let’s ​Talk Cannabis 

 Let’s Talk Cannabis, is a California Department of Public Health (CDPH) campaign to help parents and guardians have open and honest conversations with teens to help prevent cannabis use. Talking with teens about cannabis use at a young age is one of the best ways to help prevent early experimentation, and help teens be less likely to misuse cannabis in the future. This campaign compliments the CDPH Mind Over Marijuana campaign, which aims to prevent cannabis use among California youth, ages 13–17, by educating them about the risks and impacts associated with cannabis use.

Learn more about CDPH’s Let’s Talk Cannabis (Spanish​) and Mind Over Marijuana campaigns. 

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Know why yoyur teen uses cannabis
Suggested Messaging:
It’s no secret—some teens use weed to relax. Knowing why they use it can help you have a more genuine talk about cannabis. An empathetic conversation can prevent misuse. 
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Be an ally to a teen when talking about marijuana
Suggested Messaging:
Talk openly about the common reasons why people use marijuana to become a better ally and prevent future misuse.
Get tools for the conversation at:​ 
A chat about cannabis can influence teen's misuse
Suggested Messaging:
You have more influence than you think. Teens generally feel supported by adults. Ongoing conversations about their relationship with cannabis can prevent future misuse. Have you tried talking with your teen?  
Get conversation starter ideas at: 
Keep trying to talk to teens about marijuana
Suggested Messaging:
It’s hard to get teens to listen. Conversations about marijuana are not easy, but don’t give up. Your ongoing support shows them they can come to you later.  
Learn about the risks of teen cannabis use at:
Mental health talks should also include a cannabis conversation
Suggested Messaging:
Preventing underage cannabis use is important, but focus more on how to support your teen’s mental health so cannabis doesn’t become a coping mechanism.  
Get the tools to help your teen at: 
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​Suggested Messaging:
When it comes to cannabis, teens often feel unheard. Creating safe spaces where they can be open and real with you matters. Do you prefer havi​​​ng this conversation at home or at a favorite restaurant?  

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​​reduce el uso indebido conociendo el porque usan marijuana​​
Suggested Messaging:
No es un secreto—algunos jóvenes usan la marihuana para relajarse. Saber el porqué te puede ayudar a tener una conversación real y honesta sobre la marihuana que puede prevenir el consumo indebido. 
 Obtén más información aquí: marihuana ( 
Se al aliado de tu adolescente cuando hables de la marijuana
Suggested Messaging:
Habla honestamente sobre las razones por las cuales la gente usa marihuana para convertirte en el mejor aliado de tu adolescente y prevenir su uso indebido.   
Obtén más información aquí: marihuana (
hablar de la marijuana puede influir en su uso indebido
Suggested Messaging:
Tú tienes mayor influencia de lo que crees. Los jóvenes usualmente se sienten apoyados por adultos. Hablar frecuentemente sobre su relación con la marihuana puede prevenir su uso indebido.  
Obtén más información aquí: marihuana ( 

sigue intentando hablar contu adolescente sobre la marihuana
Suggested Messaging:
No es fácil hacer que los jóvenes te escuchen. Hablar sobre la marihuana es difícil, pero sigue intentando. Apoyarlos constantemente les deja saber que pueden acudir a ti en cualquier momento.  
Obtén más información aquí: marihuana (
Charlas sobre salud mental deben incluir la marihuana
Suggested Messaging:
Prevenir el uso de la marihuana a edad temprana es importante, pero más lo es el apoyar la salud mental de tus adolescentes para que la marihuana no se convierta en un mecanismo de defensa.  
Obtén más información aquí: marihuana (
Te toca a ti crear un espacio seguro
Suggested Messaging:
Cuando se habla de la marihuana, los adolescentes sienten que nadie los comprende. Por eso es importante crear un espacio seguro donde ellos puedan hablar contigo abiertamente y ser escuchados.  
Obtén más información aquí: marihuana (

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