School and Municipal Toolkits (coming soon)
Through technical support and public health practices, the Prevention Hub assists schools, municipalities, and community members in navigating New Jersey’s new cannabis laws and their potential impact on youth.
Marijuana School Policy Toolkit
Many schools are currently navigating changes that have occurred due to recent cannabis legalization. The Prevention Hub staff possess the knowledge and the resources to help guide schools in crafting and implementing updated practices and policies. Working in partnership with LEGAL ONE, we have developed Marijuana Legalization and School Policy: A Public Health Approach to help guide schools in creating a comprehensive and supportive response in this area. Prevention Hub staff can provide technical assistance and distribute resources including the toolkit to help school districts shape their policies surrounding student possession and/or use of marijuana products, guidance on proper notification to parents and/or law enforcement, and to create a practice of supportive responses to ensure youth receive the education and support that they need.
Cannabis Municipal Level Toolkit
Communities across the state are navigating a changing landscape resulting from recent legalization of cannabis use for those over 21. While guidance is forthcoming regarding the establishment of this industry, many communities want to be sure to consider the public health impact this new industry can have on their community residents and potential areas of concern. The Prevention Hub staff have resources to provide to communities to use public health research and experience to guide their policies and practices to limit the negative impact for youth. The Prevention Hub’s Cannabis Legalization and Local Policy: A Public Health Approach provides local decision makers with guidance on best practices related to an “upstream” approach to public health outcomes, including youth use prevention.