San Diego Teens Have Higher Aspirations Than a Future in Cannabis

Ask us what we want to be when we grow up. We’ll tell you we imagine ourselves becoming doctors, teachers, firefighters, chefs, engineers, or attorneys. Some of us are born entrepreneurs. We dream of opening our own businesses or nonprofit organizations.Some of us are even more ambitious: We dream of becoming the President of the United States. None of the kids we know dream of becoming budtenders.

Full article at Times of San Diego.




MPI will be at the 2021 CASCWA conference presenting about drug trends on April 26, 27. Over 600 registrants will be participating in the virtual conference. CASCWA stands for the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare an Attendance. This is a great event to share resources and learn about new trends.

The conference is shaping up to be one of the best conferences ever.  For all Registrants, please expect a communication around April 9th for your selections and additional information.

To see details click here.

Protecting Adolescent Brain Development - Virtual Forum

Join Us! Upcoming parent & student virtual forum, ‘Protecting Adolescent Brain Development’ on 3/23 from 6-7:30pm. North Coastal Prevention Coalition, Vista Community Clinic, MPI and Institute for Behavior and Health will be hosting the event. The forum will be highlighting how to protect adolescent brain development from substance such as marijuana. Spanish translation will be provided.

 Register here for the webinar-


Passenger’s vape pen catches fire during flight to Sacramento

A Southwest Airlines passenger had to put out a fire on a flight headed to Sacramento Wednesday when his vape pen overheated in his pocket. A report by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services says on a flight from San Diego to Sacramento, a passenger was in the plane’s bathroom when his vape pen started heating up in his pocket.

When he took it out, the report says the lithium battery in the e-cigarette started smoking and caught fire.

For complete article, click here.

Webinar: Pain and Pot: The Facts about Opioids and Marijuana

CCR consultant and MPI Key Leadership team member; Dr. Roneet Lev will be partnering with SAMSHA Region 9 PTTC for this informative webinar. The opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the Pacific Southwest region. Many communities are receiving misleading and confusing information about prevention strategies to address it, such as using marijuana for pain management instead of prescription opioids. This webinar will discuss the opioid epidemic and the controversies surrounding the substitution of marijuana for pain management and whether or not it is helpful or harmful in this epidemic. The science and most recent data will be presented along with real, front-line stories from the emergency department.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the latest trends in the opioid epidemic.
  • Describe the basic chemistry of opioids and marijuana.
  • Identify five key reasons why marijuana should not be used to treat pain.

For registration click here.