The discussion about youth marijuana use prevention starts at about 1:12 of the video. The secretaries of the Department of Social and Health Services and the Department of Health provide an overview of current and planned prevention activities.
At about 1:43 the governor asked a question about marijuana-infused foods to ensure they are not overly attractive to youth. Rick Garza from the Liquor Control Board said that they are not allowing products that are:
- brightly colored;
- sugar coated;
- anything that is "typically what a child would see and find appealing;"
- mimicking candy bars.
Medical marijuana is the "wild west" right now according to the governor. Mr. Garza confirmed that there are no regulations on medical marijuana products that are attractive to youth.
The governor also asked about the use of fear tactics in marijuana prevention campaigns. Mona Johnson from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction replied that many years of prevention science research shows that scare tactics do not work and that prevention programs today don't use them. The importance of educating parents about prevention was also discussed.