A central concern of parents, policymakers and the public is limiting access to marijuana for youth. Many issues relating to marijuana use by youth already exist under current law, and no one wants to increase underage use if marijuana is legalized, taxed, and regulated for adults, aged 21 or older.

The Youth Education and Prevention Working Group is reviewing the potential harms of adolescent marijuana use, harms associated with criminal sanctions for marijuana use, and regulations to prevent youth access to marijuana.

The Working Group is also studying the best prevention practices, approaches to provide support for at risk youth and treatment to users with substance abuse problems.

Please visit the following sections of the website for more information:

Publications for BRC reports, including the Policy Brief of the Youth Education and Prevention Working Group and supporting materials, as well as previous studies by BRC Commissioners on various subjects, and reference materials from outside sources to guide its deliberations.

Commissioners for the list of BRC members and their working groups.

In the News for news articles related to the work of the BRC.