MVP emphasizes several basic facts regarding marijuana use. A common misconception purports that “Marijuana is not addictive,” however, evidence suggests otherwise. People who begin using marijuana before age 18 are 4 to 7 times more likely than adults to become addicted. Additionally, today’s strains of THC are much stronger compared to marijuana from decades past, creating dependence and leading to withdrawal symptoms.
Through the MVP program, students are guided to evaluate the short and long-term consequences of marijuana use; and how it specifically harms a teenager’s developing brain.