On August 5th the San Diego Board of Supervisors will discuss roling back the pot shop moratorium on unincorporated San Diego county. While the county is still locked down from the pandemic and people are isolated; increasing use of alcohol and other substances may likely increase, specifically among our youth. This decision to increase access to potent marijuana products during the pandemic is contrary to the public health data that we have compiled. Our 2020 MPI report points to 29 marijuana related hospitalizations a day in the county. Let your voices be heard during the meeting by using the e-comment link below to submit a comment. The agenda item number is 17 and this is for the August 5th meeting. https://sdcounty.granicusideas.com/meetings/1395-board-of-supervisors-meeting/agenda_items
The buzz around CBD is at an all-time high. CBD, or cannabis-based products, are hailed by devotees as natural cure-alls for all sorts of health conditions — everything from chronic pain to anxiety, insomnia, and more. And the number of products you can get your hands on feels like it grows more and more every day. There are CBD beauty products, CBD foods, CBD drinks, CBD pills, and even CBD pet products.
A study recently released by the University of Washington finds that marijuana legalization and commercialization may have begun a reversal of previous downward trends in teen marijuana use. The study, which followed 230 teens and young adults, found that young people may be more likely to use marijuana after commercialization, due to normalization as a result of the over-saturation of stores, advertisements, and rapidly rising adult use of the drug.
MHS North Inland Substance Use Prevention would like to invite you to our upcoming online event with former Medical Officer of the White House Dr. Roneet Lev. Dr. Roneet Lev will be available for a Live Q&A. On the flyer there is a link to RSVP for this event on July 22nd, please RSVP to receive the link for the event. Feel free to extend this invitation to any community members or community partners. Looking forward to seeing you online.
As San Diego County begins to open up from the COVID-19 pandemic, questions regarding other public health dangers also warrant a closer look. On May 24, a San Diego woman reportedly died from a vaping-related lung injury known as EVALI (E-cig Vaping Associated Lung Injury). She is the fourth local victim of EVALI to be diagnosed during the pandemic.