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Marijuana Talk Kit: What you need to know to talk with your teen about marijuana. - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Learn how to set the stage to have an open dialogue with your teen — about any issue,  but marijuana in particular. Your teens are likely asking you some tough questions and challenging  you on the topic of marijuana. Parntership for Drug-Free Kids has worked with top experts in health and parenting to help you talk with your teen.

 

Rocky Mountain High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas
Marijuana Legalization: The Impact PowerPoint Presentation 
The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact - October 2017
The mission of the Rocky Mountain HIDTA is to facilitate cooperation and coordination among federal, state and local drug enforcement efforts to enhance combating the drug trafficking problem locally, regionally and nationally. This mission is accomplished through joint multi-agency collocated drug task forces sharing information and working cooperatively with other drug enforcement initiatives including interdiction.

 

Medical and Recreational Marijuana from a Public Perspective: Policy Recommendations to Protect Public Health
A collaboration between the Michigan Association for Local Public Health and the Michigan Association of Preventitive Medicine and Public Health Physicians.

 

Mobilizing Michigan – Protecting Our Kids from Marijuana Campaign Tool Kit 
The Toolkit has multiple components intended to provide community coalitions, schools, agencies, churches with the tools to educate all sectors of the community – youth, parents, other community members, school staff, law enforcement, government, the faith community, business, youth-serving and other agencies, etc. about the dangers of youth marijuana use. Data and other Information included in the Mobilizing Michigan… Tool Kit is based on research from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, etc
Mobilizing Michigan - Let's Look at the Research! Handout
Mobilizing Michigan - Parents: Talk to your Children about Marijuana Handout

 

Smart Approaches to Marijuana Toolkit
Smart Approaches to Marijuana envisions a society where marijuana policies are aligned with the scientific understanding of marijuana’s harms, and the commercialization and normalization of marijuana are no more. Their mission is to educate citizens on the science of marijuana and to promote health-first, smart policies and attitudes that decrease marijuana use and its consequences.

 

 

 

  • Fact:  Michigan had 2,335 overdose deaths in 2016. 1,689 were opioid-related, up from 1,275 opioid-related deaths in 2015.
  • Fact:  MAPS Data indicates 690,782 Controlled Substance Prescriptions were dispensed in MI equaling 47,943,624 units prescribed in 2016.
  • Fact:  On 4/29/17, National drug Take Back Day, Michiganians gave back 20,370 pounds of unused prescription pills, according to the U.S. DEA.
  • Fact:  There are over 23.5 million people in long-term recovery in the U.S. from a substance use disorder. People do recover and get well.
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