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Vaping pot is more powerful than smoking it, study finds

Pot inhaled through a vape device produces a more powerful high — and often with more deleterious side effects — than the smoked version, a new study finds.

At the same level of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, vaping led to higher blood concentrations of the chemical than smoking, as well as higher levels of cognitive and psychomotor impairment and a higher incidence of adverse effects, such as vomiting, anxiety, hallucinations and feelings of paranoia, according to the report, published Friday in JAMA Network Open.

Western State Marijuana Summit - Nov 5, 6

Please join us for the upcoming Western State Marijuana Summit on November 5-6, 2019 at the Westin San Diego. Registration "Opening Soon" $245 pre-registration  $295 at the door *Rooms will be available for all attendees at the Government Rate.
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 
Substance abuse prevention & treatment professionals - Law enforcement, Public health advocates, First responders, Parents, Teachers, Faith leaders, Policy Makers, Community members!

Registration details coming soon!     

Center for Community Research (CCR) to become official Live Well partner!

CCR and MPI are proud to become official Live Well partners. The proclamation for Center for Community Research on March 1, 2019, will be announced at the next MSF Quarterly Meeting. Board of Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and Director for East and North Central Regions, Petros Alemeslassie, will be in attendance to proclaim CCR as a San Diego Live Well Partner!!!  This is very exciting news.

For more information regarding Live Well San Diego, click here.

Marijuana Drug Interactions

A total of 610 drugs (4296 brand and generic names) are known to interact with marijuana.

  • 129 major drug interactions (910 brand and generic names)
  • 481 moderate drug interactions (3386 brand and generic names)

Click here for a complete list of drug interactions.

San Diego County Children, Youth and Family – Cadre Meeting

MPI will be conducting a training for members of the San Diego County Children, Youth and Families (CYF) – Cadre meeting on Thursday July 12th.

Youth and Families section of Behavioral Health Services aids children and adolescents who are emotionally disturbed, and their families. CYF offers a wide variety of services, from early intervention to residential services. All services provided are oriented to meet the unique linguistic and cultural needs of the public to be served.

For more information click here.