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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.

To view Times of San Diego article, click here.

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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.

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Cannabis lounges proposed

If adopted, a cannabis ordinance could make National City home to the first cannabis lounges in San Diego County, but it’s still relatively early in the process.

In September National City City Council directed city staff to draft a regulatory ordinance that would allow for a maximum of three cannabis businesses in National City’s industrial zones, and return with community feedback and an analysis of the potential fiscal impact.

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MPI at Sacramento Marijuana Prevention Summit

MPI is proud to partner with the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Arden Arcade (CSHAA) for their upcoming summit in March. The Sacramento County Coalition for Youth presents the 2020 Sacramento Marijuana Prevention Summit. Registration is now open!

The summit will feature keynotes from state and national experts, input from local leaders, and educational opportunities to continue the discussion regarding the impacts of recreational marijuana legalization on our community and our youth.

We are excited to have with us two amazing plenary speakers, Will Jones III and Joe Eberstein. Will Jones III serves as the Communications and Outreach Associate at SAM. He is an experienced speaker and community activist working on issues of social justice at the local and national level. Joe Eberstein works for the Center for Community Research Inc.; he is the Program Manager for the San Diego County (MPI) Marijuana Prevention Initiative.

For more informartion, click here.

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New Case of Vaping-Related Lung Injury Confirmed in San Diego

A new local case of vaping-associated lung injury was confirmed on Wednesday, Jan. 8, by the County Health and Human Services Agency.

To date, 43 cases of vaping-associated lung injury have been reported among San Diego County residents, while an additional three cases are under investigation. While there have been no local deaths, all patients had to be hospitalized.

To view full article click here.

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