SMART Utah County is a local prevention coalition. SMART’s mission is to prevent and reduce alcohol, marijuana and prescription narcotic drug misuse/abuse among youth living in Utah County. We recruit members from 12 sectors of the community to affect change by accomplishing the yearly goals found in our action plan.
What’s Going on with Marijuana in Utah?
Those who support marijuana use want to believe that addiction and dependence won’t happen. However, epidemiological, laboratory, and clinical studies clearly indicate that marijuana addiction is a common occurrence, especially for teens, and the adverse effects of that addiction can be very damaging. (Budney, 2006; Budney and Hughes, 2006; Copeland, 2004; Roffman and Stephens, 2006).