The Marion County Coalition Against Drug Use is hosting a program entitled “Marijuana: What Parents Need to Know about Legalization” at the Salem Community Theatre Tuesday evening.
Aaron Davis of the Community Resource Center says doors will open at five for displays from a NARCAN trainer and information from drug rehab facilities, the Marion County Health Department and the Community Resource Center.
Davis says the speakers start at 5:30 on Tuesday evening.
“Chief Greg Dodson and Chief Sean Reynolds will speak about what a dispensary will look like, what some of the products are that people might see, Judge Erika Sanders will talk about the law, and about how trauma affects people that might choose to use substances. We have a treatment perspective. We have Melisa Dane, who is our substance disorder program coordinator at CRC. She will speak about what parents will notice if their children are using illegal drugs and specifically how a parent might speak to their child about drug use”.
Davis says there will be several other speakers as well.
“We have a couple of staff from ISO, which is a marijuana cultivation center near Carbondale.,” said Davis. “They will talk to us about the differences between medical marijuana vs the black market or recreational marijuana and the dangers of some of those products. And lastly, we have a personal testimony story about addiction and this person’s recovery.”
At the conclusion of the presentations, there will be a panel discussion and time for audience questions.
If you are a concerned parent and have questions that you can’t seem to find answers, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Everyone is invited to attend free of charge.