In November, MA residents will vote on the question of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Whether or not this legislation passes – and how this legislation is implemented if passed – will have a significant impact on the use of marijuana by young people. The FRCOG’s Partnership for Youth, as part of their work with the Communities That Care Coalition, has developed a presentation on what we know about the effects of marijuana on young people, and what works in preventing youth use. Partnership for Youth staff have provided this presentation at several community venues this spring, including as part of the Selectboard Essentials series.
In July staff hosted a “Training of Trainers” where they trained a small group of community leaders (including staff from Clinical and Support Options, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Greenfield’s Safe Schools Safe Streets Coalition, the Opioid Task Force, and the Collaborative for Educational Services) to be part of an informal Speakers Bureau on this topic. If you are interested in learning more or in setting up a presentation for your community, please contact Kat at [email protected].