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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

 

  • Fact:  Michigan had 2,729 overdose deaths in 2017. 1,941 were opioid-related and 699 were a result of Heroin use.
  • Fact:  2017 MAPS Data indicates 19,943,203 Controlled Substance Prescriptions were dispensed in MI.
  • Fact:  October 2018, National drug Take Back Day, Michiganians collected approximately 40,000 opioids at 60 statewide collection sites.
  • 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.
  • Fact:  In 2017, the number of opioid prescriptions dispensed decreased by 10.7 percent since 2015.
  • Fact:  In 2017, there were more deaths from drug overdoses than car crashes in Michigan.
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