New Harvard Study links Casual Use of Marijuana by Young Adults to Brain Changes

July 18, 2014

Published in Journal of Neuroscience : http://www.sfn.org/Press-Room/News-Release-Archives/2014/Brain-Changes-Are-Associated-with-Casual-Marijuana-Use-in-Young-Adults Washington, DC — The size and shape of two brain regions involved in emotion and motivation may differ in young adults who smoke marijuana at least once a week, according to a study published April 16 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that recreational marijuana use may lead to previously unidentified […]

Yes, It’s Still a Big Deal If Your Teen Smokes Pot. And, here’s Why…

January 30, 2014

Recent Article Published in Time Magazine Writes:   With each passing day, it seems, smoking pot becomes less and less stigmatized in our society. In a much-buzzed-about piece in The New Yorker this week, President Obama suggested making pot legal in large part to correct the vast inequities that minorities face in terms of cannabis-related arrests […]

Justice Department Announces Update to Marijuana Enforcement Policy

August 29, 2013

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 29, 2013 Justice Department Announces Update to Marijuana Enforcement Policy Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an update to its federal marijuana enforcement policy in light of recent state ballot initiatives that legalize, under state law, the possession of small amounts of […]

Finding Common Ground on the Subject of Preventing Marijuana Use by Children – NCTV Breaking Bread Show

June 14, 2013

Last week Dr. Christina Lasich, Martin Webb and Don Bessee joined the host of NCTV’s Breaking Bread Show to discuss teen marijuana use, and explore  areas of common ground in the desire to prevent children from using marijuana and other drugs. To view the video on demand click the link below: Finding Common Ground on the […]

National Prevention this Week May 12th through May 18th

May 13, 2013

This year’s theme for National Prevention Week, Your Voice, Your Choice, is meant to emphasize that prevention starts with the choices each of us make in our own lives. Through our choices, we can set an example of health and well-being for others.  With our voices, whether spoken or written, we can raise awareness and […]

Great Turnout at the Report Card to Community Town Hall

May 6, 2013

More than one hundred fifty people attended the recent Report Card to Community Town Hall. We were so encouraged by the strong showing of support and the shared vision that our community be filled with youth who can achieve personal and academic success; be connected to adults and their community; have a positive vision of thier future and grow up […]

National Prevention Week: May 12-18, 2013

April 30, 2013

Summer is a season filled with celebrations and recreational activities where substance use and abuse can happen, such as graduation parties, proms, weddings, sporting events, and outdoor activities. National Prevention Week is timed to allow schools to take part in a prevention-themed event before the school year ends, raising awareness in students of all ages. […]

Join us for the release of: Report Card to Community on April 18th

April 15, 2013

In Nevada County, we recognize the need to address and prevent substance use and violence among the teens in our community. Safe Schools/Healthy Students and Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County have focused collaboratively on substance use prevention, violence prevention, and youth development.  It is important for the wider community to understand the progress […]

Sabet speaks with Huffington Post D.C. bureau chief

February 12, 2013
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Kevin Sabet fields questions about marijuana legalization while also speaking with Ryan Grim, Washington, D.C., bureau chief of The Huffington Post. He also got a chance to speak about our organization — and to explain why Big Marijuana is girding to go the ways of Big Tobacco and Big Alcohol — unless more of us […]