Oregon Pitches Pot Avoidance To Teens

Jul 20, 2016

One of the major concerns about marijuana becoming legal for personal use in Oregon was the possibility of younger people getting a hold of the drug.

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Opponents of legalization pointed to "edibles," food items laced with marijuana, as a major concern.  Now marijuana AND the edibles are legal in Oregon, and the state Health Authority is launching a campaign to discourage pot use among adolescents. 

The "Stay True to You" campaign targets 12-to-20-year-olds. 

Policy specialist Kati Moseley with the Public Health Division and Dr. Katrina Hedberg, state health officer, join us with details of the campaign, its creation, and the measures for its success.