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Marijuana and Housing Informational Session - Independent Living Association

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!

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Experts Discuss Impact of Marijuana on Youth - Wisconsin

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.

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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.

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.

North County teens join forces with law enforcement for drugged driving awareness

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Youth advocates from two North County schools teamed up Saturday night with law enforcement to increase awareness about drugged driving.

Students joined sheriff's deputies at a DUI checkpoint in Poway where they thanked sober drivers for not putting others at risk. 

"So we're out here making sure that everyone is doing the right thing and we're thanking them for driving safely," said Gabe Ricj who was part of a group of local students volunteering at the checkpoint to help raise awareness around impaired driving. "I've heard some stories of kids at my school who have been under the influence and gotten in crashes. (It’s) important to me (to) make sure that doesn't happen to anyone or their loved ones."

Deputies were at the checkpoint until 2:00 a.m. Sunday. While News 8 crews were on the scene, several drivers were sent to a secondary screening for suspicion of DUI.