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The documents, videos and audio files below are available to download, print or order for more information on marijuana use.

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Parents' Guide for Talking with Youth About Marijuana


Alaska Department of Public Safety/Alaska State Troopers PSAs

  • DUI Marijuana June 2015 PSA


Additional Alaska Resources about Marijuana Licenses, Restrictions on Use, and Community Ordinances
National Resources
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  1. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Retail Marijuana Public Health Advisory Committee's Monitoring Health Concerns Related to Marijuana in Colorado: 2014. Public health statements include information on dose response, cognitive, mental health, respiratory, extra-pulmonary effects, injury and impacts on youth and pregnant/breastfeeding women.
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens.
  3. Gieringer, D. (2000). Marijuana Water Pipe and Vaporizer Study. Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.
  4. CBS Denver: Vets Seeing More Dogs Eating Edible Marijuana.
  5. Asbridge, M. et al. (2012). Acute cannabis consumption and motor vehicle collision risk: systematic review of observational studies and meta-analysis. British Medical Journal.
  6. Sontineni, S. P. et al. (2009). Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome: Clinical diagnosis of an underrecognised manifestation of chronic cannabis abuse. World Journal of Gastroenterology.
  7. American Academy of Pediatrics, Policy statement in Pediatrics 2012, Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk.
  8. National Institute on Drug Abuse. Common resources include the Drug Facts: Marijuana, Marijuana Research Report, and the Drug Facts: Is Marijuana Medicine?.
  9. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
  10. 2017 Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
  11. Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Emergency Regulations, February 24, 2015.
  12. Volkov ND, et al.  Adverse health effects of marijuana use. N Engl J Med 2014; 370:2219-27.
  18. National Institute of Drug Abuse. What are marijuana’s long-term effects on the brain? 2019; publications/research-reports/marijuana/what-are-marijuanas-long-term-effects-brain.
  19. Partnership for a Drug-Free Kids: (accessed June 2015).
  20. Volkow, ND, et al. Adverse health effects of marijuana use. N. Engl. J. Med. 2014 Jun; 370:2219-2227.
  21. Meier MH, Caspi A, Ambler A, et al. Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 2012;109(40):E2657–64.



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