Article – DEA declines to loosen restrictions on medical marijuana

DEA declines to loosen restrictions on medical marijuana By Nadia Kounang and Debra Goldschmidt, CNN Updated 5:20 PM ET, Fri August 12, 2016 http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/11/health/dea-marijuana-schedule-l/?iid=ob_lockedrail_bottomlarge (CNN)Marijuana will remain a Schedule l controlled substance, which declares it has “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse,” the Drug Enforcement Administration said Thursday. This keeps […]

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Lock and Talk at National Night Out

Lock and Talk Virginia found  that National Night Out, which was last night in cities across the U.S., is a great venue to partner with law enforcement for suicide prevention!  Here’s Erica Orren, in Lexington, and Erin Botkin, in Waynesboro, giving out lethal means safety devices last night like trigger locks and locking medication boxes.  Some […]

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Registration is Open – VACSB 2016 Public Policy

Please plan to join the Prevention Council at the VACSB 2016 Public Policy Conference in Charlottesville, Wednesday, October 5th through Friday, October 7th. We will have a session Wednesday afternoon on using social media to enhance your prevention efforts. Our Council will host an in-person meeting on Thursday. See you there! VACSB is pleased to […]

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Priorities in America’s Counties 2016: A Survey of County Officials

http://www.naco.org/resources/priorities-americas-counties-2016-survey-county-officials   Priorities in America’s Counties 2016: A Survey of County Officials Counties Feeling Squeeze from Tight Budgets, Increasing Service Demands Continued fiscal constraints amid ongoing service demands and growing state and federal mandates are stressing America’s counties, according to a new survey of county leaders by the National Association of Counties (NACo). The survey, […]

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The Psychological Impact of Racism and Discrimination

Passing along this important content from Cecily Rodriguez. The Psychological Impact of Racism and Discrimination It would be negligent to speak of minority mental health and wellness and not address the acts of violence currently plaguing our country.  In an effort to explore further the dynamics involved in these current events and share methods to […]

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