The Laurie Elks Past Pres Association along with their Elks Drug Awareness program donated $1100 to CLEAR for marijuana goggles.  These goggles model the effects of recreational marijuana so our youth can experience the impact of what it’s like to be under the influence. Marijuana affects the brain differently than alcohol, and marijuana goggles reflect that difference.  These marijuana goggles rather than distorting the vision so the participant stumbles and loses coordination as with the Drunk Goggles, they simulate marijuana’s true effects.  When you are under the influence of marijuana, you do not, in fact, lose your ability to perceive color. However, the goggles model recreational marijuana’s true effects — they diminish your capacity to make quick, accurate decisions and cause you to miss important external cues that could lead to a crash.  The reason that CLEAR selected this new project is due to data from the spring of 2019. Surveys indicated that the substance that was most often selected by Morgan County students (1 in 4 students) as one that was not harmful to teens was marijuana. This was more than alcohol, chew, cigarettes, and vaping.