Underage Cannabis Prevention & Awareness
In July 2021, Connecticut legalized adult cannabis use for those age 21 and older. While the new regulations can make cannabis consumption safer for adult users, it remains just as dangerous for adolescents and teens, whose brains are still developing. When young people use cannabis regularly, it can set them up for a lifetime of impaired memory, reduced cognitive abilities, mental health issues, and substance misuse problems. The minimum legal age of 21 protects them from both short- and long-term risks.