For Immediate Release
November 17, 2016
Contact: Austin Galovski
+1 (585) 305-4070
[ALEXANDRIA, VA] - A new report, released today by the office of the U.S. Surgeon General, adds to the mounting body of scientific evidence highlighting the dangers of marijuana use and emphasizing prevention as essential for protecting youth. It also stands as a further warning of the large impending public health costs of marijuana legalization policies, which permit the marijuana industry to profit from the patterns of heavy marijuana use that pose the greatest threat to public health and safety.
Among the report's findings:
"In particular, the Surgeon General's report underscores the serious problems with patterns of heavy marijuana use -- the same patterns that furnish the pot industry with the vast majority of its revenues," commented Jeffrey Zinsmeister, SAM's Executive Vice President. "As we seek to avoid the mistakes we made with Big Tobacco, we should be aware that the pot industry profits off of the very types of marijuana use that most harm public health and safety."
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The Fallon Police Department, in conjunction with the Churchill Community Coalition and the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office, participated in the National “Prescription Drug Take Back Program.”
A total of 13 boxes of prescription medications were collected, yielding a total weight of 244 pounds. Today’s total, marks the most successful results since starting the program in the City of Fallon.
The medications collected have been delivered to the local Drug Enforcement Task Force members to be properly destroyed.
The above results are an indication of the value the program holds for our community.
The Fallon Police Department would like to thank those who participated.
Churchill County High School S.T.O.P. (Students Taking On Prevention) Organization promoted Red Ribbon Week October 24-28th.
As a part of their yearly outreach, Red Ribbon week has a special place with our S.T.O.P. Youth as they go around to the different schools and Promote substance free lives. To be in the STOP program, each student must sign a pledge/contract to be substance free. In doing so they qualify for Scholarships, letters of recommendation and excellent bragging rights on college applications. They travel around to the schools and teach young students the effects Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco have on their brains and bodies.
Each year at red Ribbon week the High School and Middle School STOP Youth help encourage other youth in their school to take the pledge!
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