Center for Prevention Action

Cannabis as Medicine

PreventionFIRST! aims to prevent youth marijuana use and address the challenges of cannabis as medicine. While medical cannabis can be beneficial in treating the symptoms of the 21 qualifying conditions in Ohio, research shows that the adolescent brain is going through many important changes up until the age of 25. Using cannabis during this period can lead to permanent effects on one’s memory, learning, and decision-making. Further, Ohio’s laws surrounding medical cannabis are often confusing and can have a significant impact on youth and adults alike. Through community conversation sessions and evidence-based education and prevention strategies, PF! strives to promote reputable information resources, encourage informed decision-making, and support the development of healthy coping mechanisms.

Cannabis Dab and Wax Pen Q&A 

Do you have questions about what a dabs or cannabis concentrates are and the health effects they could have? Check out of Cannabis Dab and Wax Pen Q&A video! 

WCPO Cincy Lifestyle Segment on Cannabis as Medicine

In June 2016, cannabis was legalized in Ohio for medical use. AmeriCorps Public Ally working as PF!'s program assistant, Lauren Houshel, and Butler County Prevention Coalition's Coordinator, Charla Henderson appeared on a Cincy Lifestyle segment to discuss the facts surrounding the Medical Marijuana Control Program in Ohio. 


For More Information:
Christi Valentini-Lackner, BA, OCPC
Chief Program Officer
513-751-8000 ext. 16