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CDC Cannabis Strategy

The cultivation, legalization, and patterns of individual use of cannabis* in the United States is continually evolving. Additional states continue to enact medical and non-medical adult cannabis use legislation. Further, the potency of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in cannabis continues to increase and new strains of cannabis with varying levels of THC and cannabidiol (CBD) are being introduced into the marketplace. The number of persons who use cannabis is also increasing, including those reporting frequent cannabis use in the United States. Recognizing the need to understand changes in cannabis use patterns, the potential health and social consequences of cannabis use, and public health strategies to monitor and respond have led to the development of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cannabis Strategic Plan. 

For link to CDC strategy click here.

Learn About Current Drug Trends

This training will include information regarding current marijuana and vaping trends, opioid and fentanyl trends, and the latest data from the ABCD study. Free resources for educators will also be shared during this training.

Presenters: Joe Eberstein, Marijuana Prevention Initiative Patrick Foley, McAlister Institute Rocky Herron, San Diego County Office of Education Dr. Natasha Wade, University of California San Diego, ABCD Study

Thursday, December 9, 2021 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Zoom link will be sent closer to training This training will include information regarding current marijuana and vaping trends, opioid and fentanyl trends, and the latest data from the ABCD study. Free resources for educators will also be shared during this training

Who should attend? School Resource Officers, Campus Supervisors, Nurses, Social Workers, and other District/Site staff needing current information on ATOD use and abuse.

Register Now for Virtual Student Summit on the Dangers of Opioids

​Over the past few years, the number of fentanyl deaths, especially among young people, in San Diego County have more than quadrupled, so it’s important to empower parents and youth with knowledge on the risks of opioid misuse.

To reach these important audiences, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office is partnering with the San Diego County Office of Education, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Natural High, and others to host SDNeeds2Know, the first San Diego Juvenile Opioid Summit Thursday, Dec. 16 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

For registration details click here.

Fentanyl-Laced Marijuana Eyed In Dozens Of Connecticut Overdoses; ‘Possibly The First Confirmed Case In The U.S.’

 Health officials in Connecticut are issuing a warning about fentanyl-laced marijuana which is being eyed in a rash of overdoses throughout the state.

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High Truths Season Finale - Nov 19

Join the Conversation!

Along with Bertha Madras PhD, Dr. Kenn Finn, Dr. Roneet Lev and Joe Eberstein


The Season Finale of High Truths is a special event that will take
live questions from you, our listeners. Please join us live and take
the opportunity to talk directly to our experts. The event starts at 11:30am Pacific time on November 19.


Register to Participate

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