On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, from 10am – 12pm, Joe Eberstein, Program Manager for the San Diego County Marijuana Prevention Initiative (MPI), and, Patrick Foley, Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor - McAlister Institute, will discuss new research surrounding marijuana use, how it affects mental illness, and, the use of it in multi-housing.
Come Learn More About:
Prop 64 & the Adult Use of Marijuana Act
Marijuana products & current trends in use
Public health challenges and mental health issues relating to marijuana use
Smoke free policies and lease addendums
And much more!
WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) — Marijuana is a hot topic lately but mainly focusing on the legalization of the drug. Now, experts are talking about it in a different light in central Wisconsin.
On Monday, a four-part series continued about the impact of marijuana on the youth. The series is taking place at North Central Technical College.
The main topic of the third meeting was strategies of how to combat the impact the drug has on youth.
“In other states, we’ve seen some troubling numbers, increase in emergency room visits, increase in drunk driving incidents, increase in mental health issues, ” Joseph Eberstein of the San Diego County Marjiuana Prevention Initiative said.
The final session of the series is May 6. A Harvard professor will wrap up the series, discussing the impact of the drug, specifically, on the teen brain.
MPI will partner with Marathon County AOD partnership to discuss strategies and resources to prevent youth marijuana use.
April 1, 8:30am - 11:30am - Joe Eberstein: What Works in Marijuana Prevention
Joe Eberstein, from the Center for Community Research (CA), will offer strategies that communities have & can use to prevent youth marijuana use based on lessons learned from around the United States. (Held in the Center for Health Sciences Conference Center)
The legalization of marijuana and increased use of illegal drugs by young people is prompting San Diego to add those substances to a 15-year-old law that allows police to cite anyone hosting a party where underage drinking occurs.
The San Diego City Council’s public safety committee on Wednesday unanimously approved amending the city’s “social host” ordinance to include marijuana and illegal drugs in addition to alcohol.
The American Academy of Pediatrics called Monday for a major new effort to discourage children and teenagers from using e-cigarettes. According to AAP data, last year 20 percent of high school students, and five percent of middle school students, used e-cigarettes; that is a 75 percent jump overall since 2017.
MPI will be busy in October and November with activities centered around Red Ribbon week. Red Ribbon week is a time to remember the hard work of our men and women in Law enforcement and bring attention to the impacts that drugs & alcohol have on our health and safety.
MPI will be conducting several school presentations and informational parent events throughout San Diego County. The first will be a parent presentation regarding changing marijuana laws at the Grauer school in Encinitas on October 25th. Followed by "Reality Week" in collaboration with Mental Health Systems - North Inland Community Prevention Coalition at Rancho Bernardo H.S. on October 31st. MPI will host two sessions to youth regarding marijuana's health impacts on development. Finally, MPI and Epiphany Prep Charter School in Escondido will host drug discussions with youth on Nov 2.
For more information regarding the events please go to the contact page and send us an email to get details.