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Marijuana

COVID-19 Update

Smoking marijuana, even occasionally, can increase your risk for more severe complications from Covid-19, according to a recent CNN article.

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Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in America, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It is especially popular among young people aged 18-25, many of whom believe it does not pose a health risk. Those beliefs are fortified by the legalization of both medicinal and recreational marijuana in a growing number of states. However, marijuana use can have serious, long-term negative effects on physical and mental health, especially in youth, young adults and women who are pregnant or nursing.

Facts About Marijuana

 


Learn more about the risks of marijuana use

Facts About Medical Marijuana


Learn more about marijuana and medical uses

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Legalization by StateSee what states have legalized marijuana

COCA Programs that Address Marijuana

Marijuana Diversion


The Marijuana Diversion Program allows Berks County residents who have been charged with possession.

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Marijuana Discussions


It is time to have an open and honest discussion with our high school youth regarding marijuana.

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