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​Marijuana: Proceed with Caution
December 22, 2016

We believe it is time to take a realistic look at marijuana in today’s society with the intent of providing policymakers with certain recommendations if considering recreational marijuana legalization.

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Time to stop minimizing the risks of marijuana use for young adults
December 15, 2016

On Tuesday, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) released data from its annual Monitoring the Future survey of drug use and attitudes among American adolescents. I’m encouraged that the survey showed a decline in illicit drug use among teenagers again this year. We’ve not seen usage rates this low since the 1990s. The overall trends are moving in the right direction. However, I’m concerned that marijuana use still remains high among teenagers and that this prevalence seems to correlate with the perception that using marijuana doesn’t have real risks.

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Beyond the Affordable Care Act: Looking at the Bigger Picture
February 15, 2017
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​Berks HOPE Consortium Hosts Free Berks County Event ​“High with Hope in Berks”
February 09, 2017

​Berks HOPE will host a free community event on February 22, 2017 at Alvernia University

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Caron Treatment Centers Warns of Potential Dangers of Marijuana Legalization
January 30, 2017

​Leading addiction not-for-profit treatment center advises policymakers to expand upon marijuana education, prevention, research, and treatment

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