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The Marijuana Report

Colorado SAM Chronicles Increasing  Pushback to State’s Marijuana Legalization In its latest newsletter, Colorado SAM, the state affiliate of national SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), reports on citizens’ increasing dissatisfaction with the negative impact of legalization on local communities. In addition, there is substantial pushback to the marijuana industry’s deceptive behavior. The folks who wrote…
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Can THC help PTSD? Read more and see why it can’t.

The Gazette Op/Ed — Sunday, July 12, 2015 For every military veteran appearing in a Colorado public meeting to advocate for the right to use marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, mental health professionals throughout Colorado estimate they’ve worked with thousands whose pot use made their PTSD — and their lives in general — much…
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EDITORIAL: A bust for medical marijuana

By THE WASHINGTON TIMES – – Sunday, July 12, 2015 Celebrating the medical benefits, if any, of marijuana has been an effective ruse to win social acceptance for getting high. This was thoroughly predictable, and now it’s clear that the organized pot heads have been blowing smoke at us. This is the preliminary conclusion of…
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Listen to Dr. McMasters Presentation on Addiction!

ADDICTION, DEPENDENCE & MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT BY DR. MARY MCMASTERS, MD, FASAM JULY 31, 2015 9:00 TO 11:00 NEW COLLEGE INSTITUTE, BALWIN BUILDING Learning objectives of this FREE presentation include: What recent brain research can teach us Continuum of substance use disorders Role of Medication Assisted Treatment including Methadone and Suboxone. Dr. McMasters practices Addiction…
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CCoVA at CADCA Conference 2015

Members of Community Coalitions of Virginia are at CADCA’s National Leadership Forum. We invite other coalition members from across the Commonwealth to join us during the state meetings on Tuesday night.

Marijuana Summit: A Conversation in the Commonwealth

  CLOSED: Registration is still open for our second Marijuana Summit in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please join us for an informative day about the reality of marijuana legalization. For more information on the conference and lodging and to register visit: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=uabgshrab&oeidk=a07e9mb9rsibc61c536

Marijuana Harmless? Think Again

The Northern Virginia Marijuana Prevention Taskforce is offering this informational forum in Spanish on October 1, 2014. More information is here: Marijuana Harmless? Flyer Oct 1 14 

Virginia ABC Awards 11 Organizations Grants to Fund Prevention and Education Efforts Across the Virginia

CCoVA congratulates all of our prevention partners who were awarded VA ABC grants to fund efforts to prevent underage drinking, DUIs, and high-risk drinking. For more information below   https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaABC?v=wall#!/media/set/?set=a.10152340997018733.1073741849.52529168732&type=1

Important Resource for Coalition Webpages

This is a critically important resources to share with our communities.  Please consider adding it to your coalition webpage. CRITICAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS