Vaping marijuana linked to lung injury in teens, study says

"Without a doubt, cigarettes and e-cigarettes are unhealthy and not good for lungs. However, vaping marijuana appears even worse," she said.
"Since many teens who vape nicotine, also vape cannabis, I recommend parents treat all vaping as a risky behavior (just like alcohol or drug use)," Boyd said via email.

MPI at Spring Jam Virtual Leadership Conference

MPI will be partnering with Friday Night Live for there annual Spring Jam virtual event. The event brings together middle school leadership with community partners to enhance prevention efforts. MPI will be speaking on March 3rd.

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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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