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MPI in Wisconsin - Marijuana and Youth 4 part series

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)

To get more information regarding the training click here.

Registration is now open for the Western State Marijuana Summit and Opioid Summit from Nov 5-8 in "Sunny San Diego"!

Registration is now open for the 2019 Western State Marijuana and Opioid Summits being held from Nov 5-8, 2019. The location will be at the beautiful, Westin San Diego. Experts in the field of substance use prevention, treatment, research, health, policy and Law Enforcement will be discussing strategies to combat drug use and abuse.

 For registritration details click here.

 

 

Pot 'more harmful than alcohol' for teen brains

Teenagers using cannabis are causing long-lasting damage to their developing brains, a Canadian study suggests.

It found the impact on thinking skills, memory and behaviour was worse than that of teenage drinking. The researchers, from the University of Montreal, urged teenagers to delay their use of cannabis for as long as they felt able. The study tracked and tested 3,800 adolescents over four years, starting from around the age of 13. Drinking alcohol and taking drugs, such as cannabis, at a young age is known to cause problems with cognitive abilities such as learning, attention and decision-making as well as academic performance at school.

New study analyzing effects of marijuana on teenage brains

MPI hosted a media event regarding the initial findings from the ABCD study. Marijuana is legal but that doesn’t make it safe for our teenagers who are in a period of rapid growth. Some researchers are concerned that using marijuana as a young adult can have harmful and long lasting effects on their health and well-being.

KUSI’s Dani Ruberti has more on this story.

Local party hosts be warned: providing marijuana to anyone under 21 can get you busted

Deputies found more than 100 party-goers at the bash shortly before midnight June 27, the Sheriff’s Department said. Many were under 21. Several had been drinking alcohol or smoking marijuana.

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