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Drug overdose-reversal medication now free in response to San Diego's rising fentanyl deaths

In response to the growing number of drug overdose deaths in San Diego County, a new health officer order will allow an overdose reversal medication to be readily available to the public.

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The marijuana industry is growing in San Diego County. We must protect our children.

Research shows that early marijuana use is detrimental to youth. Not only is early marijuana use associated with poor school performance, higher dropout rates and impacted emotional health, a recent study finds that early cannabis use is linked to self-harm and mortality in youth already experiencing mood disorders. We need to pay special attention to these new findings today, since we know that many of our youth were hit especially hard socially and emotionally by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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O(NDCP) Director, Where Art Thou?

That is why it is perplexing that, five months into the Biden presidency, we still don't have a new director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Not even Bill Clinton, who initially tried to dodge the issue of drugs when he came into office, and shrunk the office by 80 percent, waited this long (he finally appointed police chief Lee Brown to the post in April of 1993).

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Children are at increased risk of accidental poisoning from marijuana edibles, study finds

Children are at increased risk of accidental poisoning from edibles and other products made from marijuana, according to a new study analyzing calls to poison control centers from January 2017 through December 2019. Calls about poisoning as a result of consuming products such as weed concentrates, extracts, beverages, vape juice and edibles more often involved children under 10 years old, the study found, compared to calls about dried or pre-rolled cannabis plant poisonings.

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IASIC News Event - Doctors warn marijuana can cause serious health hazards

Thank you to those that attended the MPI - IASIC news event. IASIC, the International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis, is a medical organization of doctors who educate on marijuana based on the scientific and medical literature. IASIC is a non-partisan and non-political group created to facilitate informed decisions when considering cannabis policy and law. Lots of great data and research provided during the event.

For link to full news event click here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDYsV2MnqLQ

For the news event without Q/A located here, MPI IASIC Media Event Edited_Final.mp4 (dropbox.com)