Example Peer Portal Submission

TO: community.outreach@usdoj.gov
SUBJECT: CDP Student Center Submission.
Below is our submission to the CDP Peer Education Portal.
The Example College’s Office of Student Wellness mission is to engage all people who are part of Example College in creating a campus community in which students thrive in all facets of their lives. Our office practices with a strengths-based approach of student health and well-being. The Office of Student Wellness believes that students possess strengths and skills by which to cultivate their own well-being, and that as part of an educational institution the Office should offer students opportunities for continued learning and growth.
The title of the program is “Cannabis Candyland,” which focuses on marijuana edibles and informing the student body about laws surrounding marijuana use.
For this program to be implemented you will need:
  • A copy of the game “Candyland”
  • Candy to pass out
  • List of questions related to marijuana use with answers and further explanations, color code the questions to match with the colors used in the Candyland card deck
  • Any additional information or resources to distribute after students engage with the activity
Activity Directions:
  • Pull a card from Candyland card deck
  • Use question that is color coded with the color of the card that is pulled
  • Give candy for correct answers
  • Give second chance for those who get a question incorrect
  • Provide further explanation of the question’s answer for both correct and incorrect answers
  • Cards with candy symbol on it get a piece right away
  • Have take-away information and resources available for students regarding marijuana and other drug use
    • A sheet with citations was available upon request for the information that was provided in the tabling activity
Question Example:
Question: True or False: All edibles contain the same amount of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana
Answer: False
Explanation: THC concentrations can vary in each edible product and can even vary in one batch of edibles. Also, there may be higher amounts of THC in edibles compared to smoking marijuana.
Example College’s Office of Student Wellness graduate assistant developed this program in response to the increased use of edibles among students and the state’s legalization of marijuana. Three additional schools across the state expressed interest in the program and adapted the program to fit their campus’s educational needs. Students who engaged in the activity expressed positive feedback, and wanted to engage further with the activity and interest in the information provided. For more information regarding the program “Cannabis Candyland” please reach out to Jane Doe, Director of the Office of Student Wellness, at JDoe@ExampleCollege.edu
Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your consideration!