Dramatic increases in vaping marijuana, nicotine among US college students, young adults

Vaping marijuana and vaping nicotine have increased dramatically among 19-to-22-year-olds, with both more than doubling between 2017 and 2019, according to the University of Michigan’s annual U.S. national Monitoring the Future Panel Study.

In addition, use of marijuana in any form in 2019 among young adults was at or near the highest levels seen over the past four decades.

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Join us... Growing Suicide Prevention Conference on Sept 25th

MPI is proud to partner with LA BHS, FNL, MADD for the Growing Suicide Prevention Conference on September 25th. MPI will be conducting a workshop at 11am regarding youth marijuana use and mental health. For registration details see below.

Date: September 25, 2020
Time: 8:00am-5:45pm


Keynote Speaker: Sambo Sak

Case Studies in Marijuana: From Pharmacology to the Emergency Department

Upcoming free webinar from the PTTC 9. Participants will learn about marijuana: its pharmacology, THC, CBD, and its effects on the body. The webinar will present the most factual information and up-to-date data on marijuana and participants will review illuminating examples of daily marijuana poisonings that present to emergency departments across the Pacific Southwest Region. Learn the facts vs. the myths to assist you in your prevention work and to educate and protect future generations in your state and/or jurisdiction.

Presenter - Roneet Lev, MD, FACEP, was the first Chief Medical Officer of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, ONDCP. She brought refreshing frontline medical experience to national health policy. She is a nationally acclaimed medical expert and speaker who continues to treat patients in the emergency department. As a mother of four, she relates to families who struggle. Dr. Lev uses data to drive change and is frequently quoted in print and television media. Dr. Lev is dually board certified in emergency and addiction medicine, bringing over 25 years of experience treating the frontline cases of addiction. She came to the White House as chief of the emergency department at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.

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For days she couldn’t stop getting sick. At first she doubted the probable cause.

Many people, he added, are reluctant to tell doctors they use the drug or that they are dependent on it. CHS remains “way underrecognized” by doctors, he said, and is a diagnosis of exclusion typically made after other conditions have been ruled out.

“CHS is a very frustrating and alienating condition to have,” Danovitch added. “It often takes people a long time to be diagnosed and there’s a lot of suffering along the way.”

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MPI at NPN and SUD conferences - August 25th

CCR will be conducting workshops at this years National Prevention Network (NPN) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) statewide conference on August 25th. The session will focus on Prop 64's effects on public health and prevention efforts to tackle youth use.

See SUD conference details here.