Sun Street hosting forum on pot’s impact on youth

Seaside, CA (July 22, 2019) Sun Street Centers Prevention Team in Seaside will be hosting a community event aimed at educating the public. With the passing of Prop 64 legalizing recreational marijuana for adults 21 and over on November 9, 2018, there has been a lot of confusion and concerns about what effects this law will have on the community. Additionally, marijuana use among our youth continues, something that the Seaside Prevention Team sees through their efforts in the area schools. As a result, Sun Street Centers has assembled this event, so the community is informed about the effects of marijuana on our youth’s developing brain, what is happening in local schools, and the new legal status of marijuana. 

Event speakers will include Casey Grover, MD, and Reb Close, MD from the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula; Officer Rice, Seaside High School School Resource Officer; and a representative from Plantacea, a local dispensary. These speakers will cover the effects of marijuana, school trends, and the law. Community organizations will be available at the beginning of the event, so families will have the opportunity to get resources and learn about what is offered out there in the community. Other highlights include a free raffle and dinner at the end of the event, as well as childcare. Spanish translation will be provided. 

This community event will be on Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Greater Victory Temple, 1620 Broadway Ave. Seaside, CA 93955. The community resource fair will be from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The speaker portion will be from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Dinner and the raffle will take place from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This event is open to the public, no prior registration is required.

The event was sponsored by Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, Monterey County Gives, Community Foundation for Monterey County, Monterey County Behavioral Health and Growers Ice Company. 

Joe Livernois

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