Cannabis Prevention

Cannabis Prevention and Youth

On this page you will find information and resources to help you keep your children safe and cannabis free.

Advocacy Position Statement

Click here to view and download Fairfield CARES Community Coalition’s Cannabis/Marijuana Advocacy Position Statement.

Be In The Know CT - Adult Use Cannabis Related State Laws

Visit Be In The Know CT to get the facts on Connecticut's cannabis laws, how cannabis impacts your health, guidelines for families, and signs of problem use.

Individuals who knowingly permit minors to possess or consume cannabis may be fined, imprisoned or both. Anyone under 21 is prohibited from possessing cannabis on public OR private property.
Minors may be fined for violating the law.
Connecticut Cannabis Law Fact Sheet
CT State Provisions to Prevent Underage Cannabis Use

Educational Webinar

Fairfield CARES presented an educational community Webinar on Cannabis/Marijuana. Participants learned about current cannabis trends and paraphernalia, potential detrimental impact on youth, signs of youth use and what parents can do. Local experts in the counseling and therapy field participated and responded to questions relevant to our community.

Please click here to view the presentation on auto-play, and here to download a pdf with the handout. To take the Marijuana IQ Quiz, click here.

A recording of the webinar can be viewed here.

Helpful Links

Be In The Know CT
CT Social Host Law
Talking Tips For Any Age
The Hub CT
21 For a Reason
Drug Free CT
call Infoline: phone # 211