Discussions with Parents or Guardians of Children and Adolescents Ages 0-20
Discussions with Children and Adolescents Ages 9-20
These documents provide evidenced-based guidance for Colorado health care providers to talk with patients and their parents about marijuana. Topics within the guidance documents include screening questions, health effects, secondhand smoke, parenting and safety (including safe sleep), and safe storage.
The guidance was developed using the information from the systematic literature review conducted by the Retail Marijuana Public Health Advisory Committee. A committee of experts developed guidance document content with additional feedback from health care provider focus groups.
CDPHE also developed factsheets for patients to accompany the guidelines, written at a middle school reading level and translated into multiple languages:
Youth and Marijuana Tips for Parents
For more information on the resources for health care providers and patients, go to http://bit.ly/CDPHE_MJ_HealthCareGuidance.