News

Marijuana Shouldn’t Be an Essential Business Amid a Respiratory Pandemic

From a public health standpoint, why is pot deemed an essential business during the COVID-19 pandemic?

After all, there is still much we don’t know about the new coronavirus. The virus causing COVID-19 attacks the lungs, which could present a serious threat to individuals who smoke marijuana. And we do know that marijuana smoke and vaping open the lungs up to increased respiratory infections.

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DEA proposes process to expand marijuana research in the United States

The the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Justice announced on Friday early action to further expand opportunities for scientific and medical research on marijuana in the United States.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The risk of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for the general San Diego County population remains low. The County is working to protect the public's health and prevent the disease from spreading locally. You can take steps to educate, protect, and prepare yourself in the event of a local outbreak.  This is an emerging situation, the County will provide updated information as it becomes available.

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First Annual Prevention Academy (This event has been cancelled)

The Region 9 - Pacific Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center is pleased to announce our first annual Prevention Academy!  This Academy will provide prevention professionals with in-person, skill-based workforce development training by participating in one of two tracks.  Workshop topics were identified based on a regional needs assessment survey conducted by the Pacific Southwest PTTC in 2019.  

To see registration details click here.

MPI and San Diego County Office of Education at Boost Conference (Event Postponed)

MPI and the San Diego County Office of Edication will be teaming up for the 2020 BOOST conference. Our workshop will discuss current drug trends, vaping and how schools are evolving to address the current challenges around youth drug use. BOOST Collaborative is a unique, purpose-driven organization committed to supporting those serving youth in the out-of-school time hours by providing quality professional development, opportunities for networking & partnerships, and leadership training.

For more information on the BOOSTconference click here.