Current Drug Trends Free Training - March 31

Join us March 31 for this free virtual training on current drug trends. MPI will be partnering with McAlister Institute, San Diego County Office of Education, DEA and Dr. Roneet Lev from Scripps Hospital to discuss youth drug trends.Topics will include vaping, the pressure of dealing with lockdowns on teens, fentanyl, marijuana use, opioids and stress.

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Marijuana Prevention Virtual Summit

The Sacramento County Coalition for Youth presents the Sacramento County Marijuana Prevention Summit:  bringing together educators, parents, prevention & treatment providers, community agencies, medical professionals, law enforcement and community members to educate and build capacity around youth marijuana prevention. The summit will feature keynotes and workshops from state and national experts, perspectives from local leaders and educational opportunities focused on recreational marijuana normalization in our community and among our youth.

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How smoking marijuana can affect your intelligence: Using the drug once a week for six months can knock off two IQ points and could have 'significant effects' on teens' verbal skills

Teens who smoke weed at least once a week for six months can lose up to two IQ points as they get older and find it harder to problem solve, a new study revealed. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) studied 808 teens who used cannabis at least weekly for at least six months and 5,308 who did not use the drug. They discovered that regular pot smokers suffer a decline of two IQ points over time compared to those who did not use cannabis during their teen years.

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MPI and Illinois Higher Education Center Training

MPI is proud to partner with Eastern Illinois University for the upcoming training series on marijuana. The session titled; What we learned since marijuana was legalized will be an opportunity to hear about trends post legalization and challenges facing public health.

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Let your voices be heard! Board of Supervisor Meeting - January 27, 2021

Upcoming Board of Supervisor’s meeting on January 27, 2021. The board will decide to expand the marijuana industry throughout the County including on-site consumption lounges. This item will dramatically increase access to marijuana in County Unincorporated areas. We encourage you to let your voices be heard. If you would like to submit a comment or call in.  We attached the directions on how to do so.

Please check out item #4 on the agenda -SUBJECT: FRAMEWORK FOR OUR FUTURE: MEASURES TO PROVIDE ECONOMIC ACCESS AND EQUITY IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY.

Submit an eComment!
The most direct way to voice your opinion for upcoming Board meeting agenda items is through a service called eComment. You can start submitting eComments when the agenda is released, typically the Wednesday  before the meeting. eComments can even be submitted during the meeting.

Public comments on agenda items will be available to view online and the number of comments received on each agenda item will be stated during the meeting. All eComments will be entered into the administrative record of the meeting.

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/bos/telecomments-wed.html

Call-In Your Comments
If you’d like to speak to the Board during the meeting, please follow these steps to request to speak:

  • Step 1: Fill out the online Board of Supervisors tele-comments form to request to speak during the meeting via teleconference. The form must be submitted before the meeting starts. After completing the form, you’ll get instructions on how to call in to the meeting.
  • Step 2: Watch or listen to the meeting.
  • Step 3: When the Board of Supervisors begins to discuss the agenda item you want to comment on, call in to the conference line and turn off your TV or live stream. You’ll continue to hear the Board meeting after calling in. Please do not call until the item you want to speak about is being discussed.
  • Step 4: When it is time for public comments on the item you want to speak about, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors staff will unmute your phone. You’ll hear a prompt that will indicate your phone is unmuted. You may need to press *6 on your phone to unmute yourself. Staff will then ask you to state your name and begin your comments.