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Lawmakers retreat from zero tolerance policy for young motorists who use pot

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Los Angeles Times
April 13, 2018
Lawmakers ease up on pot policy for young motorists: Senate panel eras from 'zero tolerance' approach amid worry about minority bias. Proposal for one-year suspension of driver's licenses for minors caught with measurable amounts in their system.

Trump administration abandons crackdown on legal marijuana

News
Los Angeles Times
April 13, 2018
White House retreats from pot crackdown: Trump overrules Sessions' hard line after personal pleas from Republican senator.

NIH launches HEAL Initiative

News
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
April 5, 2018
NIH launches HEAL Initiative, doubles funding to accelerate scientific solutions to stem national opioid epidemic. At the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced the...
TAGS: Youth, Parents, Special Populations, Young Women, Military, College, Legislation, State of California, Holiday DUI Enforcement

Surgeon General Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose

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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
April 5, 2018
Surgeon General Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose. Urges more individuals to carry life-saving medication. "I, Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, VADM Jerome Adams, am emphasizing the importance of the...
TAGS: Retailers, Youth, Parents, Special Populations, Young Women, Military, College, Legislation, State of California, Holiday DUI Enforcement

National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit 2018

Event
April 2, 2018
Atlanta, GA Since 2012, the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit has been a venue where leaders from diverse backgrounds come together with solutions for a common goal in addressing the Opioid crisis. It is the annual gathering for stakeholders...
TAGS: Retailers, Youth, Parents, Special Populations, Young Women, Military, College, Legislation, State of California

The Juul is Too Cool: Catching a Ride on the Juul Wave

News
New York Times
April 1, 2018
TAGS: Youth

Scientific and Clinical Perspectives on Cannabis Use - Q & A with UCLA

Event
Steve Shoptaw, PhD; David Goodman-Meza, MD
January 10, 2018
Scientific findings show a combination of health risks and benefits of cannabis use. There are concerns about the downsides, especially for adolescents and young adults. Read more about the evidence outlining this research and clinical perspectives...
TAGS: Retailers, Parents, Young Women, College, Legislation

Marijuana FactCheck

Campaign
Ventura County Behavioral Health
2017
About Marijuana FactCheck Staying up to date with cannabis and our kids' health and safety Everyone wants to make the best and most informed decisions they can, for themselves and their families. But decisions can only be as good as the facts they...
TAGS: Youth, Parents
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