April 22, 2022
Dear Parents and Families:
Over the last few weeks, a few of our students in our secondary schools have become ill due to ingesting edible marijuana (i.e. edibles); some of these students had to be transported to hospitals. Unfortunately, the use of edibles (as well as vaping of marijuana) among teenagers and its negative impact on them has been an increasing trend over the years within our state and across the nation.
We ask for your help in closely monitoring your student and that you speak with your student about the dangers of edibles. Below, we provide some important information and resources for you regarding this topic:
- Drug Alert: Marijuana Edibles
- Edible Marijuana Dangers: How Parents Can Prevent THC Poisoning
- How to Talk to Teens About Edibles
- Why Marijuana Edibles are a Health Threat For Kids
- Marijuana Edibles Fact Sheet
- Warning Signs of Substance Abuse
- Talking to Your Child About Drugs
- Common Emoji Codes That May Represent Drugs
If your student is struggling with substance abuse, the district has partnerships and resources to help you. Please visit Care Solace Mental Health Care Coordination, D’Veal Family and Youth Services, and our MUSD Mental Health Resources page for additional information.
Finally, I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that it is not legal for students to possess, ingest, or be under the influence of edibles at school or at any school-related activity or event; likewise, it is not legal for students to furnish edibles to other students. In all cases involving edibles, students will be subject to disciplinary consequences including suspension or expulsion and law enforcement may become involved.