County health officer joins state in urging the public to stop vaping

As the number of vaping-related deaths and illnesses mount, health officials nationwide are warning of severe consequences, though most have stopped short of declaring an emergency.

State health administrators on Tuesday implored people to immediately stop using the vaping devices, which they said posed an “imminent public health risk,” and the governor issued an executive order directing his staff to draft strict rules for the sale of the electronic cigarettes.

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Coronado updates social host ordinance to include marijuana

The Coronado City Council last week expanded regulations against underage drinking at parties to hold hosts liable for consumption of marijuana and drugs by minors.

The move adds Coronado to a list of other cities that have updated their so-called social host ordinances since voters legalized the recreational use of marijuana under state Proposition 64. Proponents of social host ordinances say the legalization of marijuana has made it more accessible to youth.

Coronado city staffers singled out the “misuse” of marijuana by minors as a concern, saying it “can potentially have the same consequences as the misuse of alcohol.”

City Manager Blair King said the update was suggested by the District Attorney’s Office.

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Vaping Illnesses: Crisis mixes teens, black market THC, no regulation

About a week after he finished it, the 21 year old began vomiting so much his mother rushed to the hospital. He spent 10 days there,

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Register for the No-cost CPI Training - San Diego County Underage Cannabis Use: Trends, Risks and Strategies for Prevention Efforts

This 2019 CPI regional training provides a learning forum on cannabis trends, risks, and prevention strategies. It will address county challenges related to youth program adaptation, implementation, and assessment in a post-legalization era. This interactive, one-day training will introduce prevention professionals to local, community-based prevention strategies; engage participants in peer-learning; and offer opportunities to share successes and challenges.

MPI and the San Diego County Prevention System will participate during the regional trends portion and the panel discussion.

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U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory: Marijuana Use and the Developing Brain

Marijuana, or cannabis, is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. It acts by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the brain to produce a variety of effects, including euphoria, intoxication, and memory and motor impairments. These same cannabinoid receptors are also critical for brain development. They are part of the endocannabinoid system, which impacts the formation of brain circuits important for decision making, mood and responding to stress1.

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