RE Community event:
“The new marijuana law; what it means to the children of Wasco County.”
Detail brief: Community Discussion, June 9, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Riverenza, 401 East 10th St, The Dalles. Hosted by YouthThink
Contact: Debby Jones, YouthThink Coordinator, 541-506-2673, firstname.lastname@example.org
“What about the children?” With the rollout of State Measure 91, legalizing recreational marijuana in July, YouthThink is encouraging the community to be prepared to answer that big question. Research has shown that when marijuana was legalized, youth’s perception of harm from marijuana use was lowered.
YouthThink is sponsoring an informative conversation, “The new marijuana law; what it means to the children of Wasco County” on June 9, 6:30 to 8 pm, at the Riverenza, 401 East 10th Street, The Dalles, with mini presentations from segments of our community: Law Enforcement, Juvenile Department, Medical, Schools, Youth, Treatment Services, Parents, and Business. The event is free and desserts will be provided.
The discussion will only focus on how we can help our youth. It is not a debate on the law or a discussion of whether marijuana is either good or bad, but an important opportunity to discuss a strategy on how best to help our children.
Debby Jones, YouthThink coordinator, states…“Our community must provide an environment in which our children are safe and receive factual information regarding any type of substance or risky behavior. Every child can succeed when adults believe in them and create safe communities for them. Marijuana use for those under 21 is never part of that equation. I think that is common ground we can all stand on.”