Marijuana Class: Week 5

Defining moderate and at risk use. The prevention goals for alcohol are, for most target audiences, not abstinence; moderate use is tolerated, and in fact even encouraged by some. For marijuana, its legal status has meant that encouraging moderate use is usually only done as a step towards reducing use further down to zero. However, in a legalized environment this will change. The question then arises "what is moderate use of marijuana?" What level of use is scientifically set as the cutoff between acceptably low risk versus indicative of negative consequences.

We will look though the research to find instances of such use-risk indicators to try to answer the question of distinguishing between low risk and high risk use of marijuana.