Cannabis: Research & Resources



The Mountain Plains Prevention Technology Transfer Center compiled the following research and resources for cannabis prevention

Please click on link(s) below for more information:

Technology Transfer Center (TTC) Resources:

National Hispanic & Latino: 

HHS Region 1: New England

HHS Region 3: Central East

HHS Region 7: Mid-America

HHS Region 8: Mountain Plains

HHS Region 9: Pacific Southwest

HHS Region 10: Northwest 


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National Research & Resources:

Preventing Youth Marijuana Use: Programs and Strategies, Decision-Supporting Tools (Printable/Downloadable Document). SAMHSA, October 2017.

Parents’ Marijuana Use May Increase Children’s Risk of Marijuana Use and Favorable Views of Marijuana, (Article). NIDA. June 30, 2020.

Status of State Marijuana Legalization, (Info Brief). Carnevale and Associates, November 2020. 

University of Utah Health & Medical Marijuana Resources, (Webpage).  University of Utah Health, 2020.

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research, (Ebook). The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2017.

Marijuana DrugFacts: What is Marijuana?, (Webpage). National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), December 2019.

Marijuana Research Report: Is marijuana safe and effective as medicine?, (Webpage). National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), July 2020.

What are the Effects of Marijuana?, (Webpage). CDC, February 26, 2018.

FDA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products, Including Cannabidiol (CBD), (Webpage). FDA, January 22, 2021.

How cannabis use disorder affects working memory, (Science Highlight). NIDA, August 7, 2018.

Medical Marijuana Programs: Summary Matrix, (Printable/Downloadable Document). The Network for Public Health Law, February 14, 2019

For Parents:

Talk. They Hear You. Talking with Your Teens About Marijuana: Keeping Your Kids Safe - Parent Brochure, (Printable/Downloadable Brochure). SAMHSA, February 2021. 

Research Articles:

A Guide to the National Academy of Science Report on Cannabis: An Exclusive Discussion with Panel Members, (Research Article). Piomelli D, Cooper Z, Abrams D, Grant I, Patel S, Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, NCBI. June 1, 2017.

Therapeutic potential of medicinal marijuana: an educational primer for healthcare professionals, (Research Article). Mouhamed, Y., Vishnyakov, A., Qorri, B., Sambi, M., Nowierski, C., Lamba, A., … SM Signy Frank. Dovepress. June 11, 2018. 

Reg 8


HHS Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY) Resources:




Marijuana, (Website). Colorado Official State Web Portal, 2019. 

Marijuana Use Prevention Resource Bank, (Webpage). Colorado Department of Education, January 21, 2021. 

Impaired Driving Prevention Campaign: Fact Sheet, Script Pad, Tear off Pad Sample Image(Printable Resources). Colorado Department of Transportation, 2021. 

2020 Colorado Drug Trend Report, (Webpage) & Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Colorado Drug Trends(PowerPoint). Colorado Department of Human Services. August 7, 2020.



Cannabis Use in Montana, (Document). Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), Public Health in the 406, January 2021. 

Marijuana Prevention, (Webpage). Montana DPHHS, 2020.

Prevention Symposium. Addictive and Mental Disorders Division Treatment Bureau.


NDNorth Dakota: 

Division of Medical Marijuana, (Webpage). North Dakota Department of Health, 2020.

Substance Abuse Prevention: KNOW Campaign, (Webpage). University of North Dakota, 2020



SDSouth Dakota: 

Assessment of the Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (Dissertation).  South Dakota State University. Lynch, 2018.




Utah Medical Cannabis, (Document). Utah Department of Health, January 1, 2021.

University of Utah Health & Medical Cannabis, (webpage). University of Utah Health, 2020. 

Utah Medical Cannabis Program, (Website). Utah Department of Health, 2021.






Substance Abuse Prevention Program, (Webpage). Wyoming Department of Health, 2021.

Wyoming Prevention Depot, (Website). Wyoming Prevention Department, 2021. 

Survey Finds Increasing Support for Personal Marijuana Use. University of Wyoming. 2018.