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Marijuana prevention capacity-building survey for Washington Poison Control

The Washington Poison Control (WAPC) is developing a Training of Trainers curriculum related to cannabis/marijuana. 

To help inform the curriculum content, WAPC would like to know what you would like to see in a cannabis Training of Trainers. The survey should take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete.

The survey closes January 25th.

For more information, contact Alex Sirotzki at sirota@uw.edu.

2018 Monitoring the Future Survey findings released

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan issued a press release on results from the 2018 Monitoring the Future study.  Increases in adolescent vaping from 2017 to 2018 were the largest

Washington Traffic Safety Commission releases new study

When it comes to driving under the influence of both cannabis and alcohol, most Washingtonians do not believe it is safe and do not engage in this behavior.  That’s according to a new study of Washington’s traffic safety culture, commissioned by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC).  The study explores the values, beliefs and behaviors regarding driving under the influence of alcohol and cannabis (DUICA). 

Join NIDA's National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

You're invited to participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. This week-long health observance is an opportunity for teens to learn the facts about drugs, alcohol, and addiction from scientists and other experts.

Organize and promote an educational event or activity for teens during the week of January 22–27, 2019, and help shatter the myths about drugs and alcohol. It's easy to get involved!

DEA releases 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment

Report from the national Drug Enforcement Administration provides a yearly assessment of the many challenges local communities face related to drug abuse and drug trafficking. Highlights in the report include usage and trafficking trends for drugs such as prescription drugs, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and the hundreds of synthetic drugs. Read the full 2018 report here and a summary of key findings here.

Study finds more than two million teens have used marijuana in an e-cigarette

One of every 11 U.S. high school students says they have used marijuana in an e-cigarette, according to a nationwide survey. That equals more than 2 million teens. Read full article here.

Daily use of marijuana among non-college young adults at all-time high

The National Institutes of Health report 2017 drug use data shows clear differences in substance use trends between college age adults and their non-college peers.

Study finds THC in breast milk up to six days after mother's use

A study published in the journal Pediatrics found that low levels of chemicals in marijuana, like tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, were measurable in several mothers' breast milk up to six days after they said they smoked pot or ate an edible, among other forms of use.

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