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Teen Drug Prevention 'Debunking Marijuana Myths' Event on Oct. 30

The Mercer Island Communities That Care (MICTC) coalition will host the screening and discussion about common marijuana myths and providing the facts at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center.

In honor of the national Substance Abuse Prevention Month this October, the Mercer Island Communities That Care (MICTC) coalition is hosting a community education event on marijuana on Oct. 30.

The event, titled "Debunking Marijuana Myths," will take place at the Mercer Island Community Center on the second most common drug abused by Island youth after alcohol: marijuana. 31% of high school seniors report some amount of marijuana use monthly ().

The MICTC is hoping to provide the public with more information ahead of the Nov. 6 general election on Initiative 502, which seeks to legalize the use of small amounts of marijuana for people over the age of 21.

The event is appropriate for adults and high school aged youth and features a video produced by the Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training group. The video features science, prevention, and law enforcement experts talking about some common marijuana myths and providing the facts.

Local drug interdiction and treatment expert, Steve Freng, PhD. from the Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, will address audience questions following the presentation.

For additional information about CTC or the October 30 event, contact Sharon Broz, CTC Project Coordinator at 206-275-7743 or sharon.broz@mercergov.org.

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