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Marijuana Edibles in Oregon – How to Keep Children and Pets Safe

| January 7, 2017
Marijuana Edibles in Oregon – How to Keep Children and Pets Safe

Edible marijuana products containing up to 15 mg of THC are now available for retail sale in registered medical marijuana dispensaries across the state to adults 21 or over. Although smoking marijuana has the added risk of harmful smoke exposure, eating or drinking marijuana still exposes you to THC, the chemical that makes you high. […]

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Retail Marijuana FAQ’s

| November 22, 2016
Retail Marijuana FAQ’s

Oregon law allows for the personal use and possession of marijuana for people who are 21 years of age and older. However, there are proactive measures that users can take to keep our community safe. It is important to be aware of Oregon’s laws around marijuana. How should I store my marijuana at home? Monitor and securely store your marijuana. […]

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

| September 22, 2016
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Prescription Drug Take Back Event April 30th  The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office will partner April 30th for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. The take-back event will […]

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Alcohol and Events

| December 21, 2015
Alcohol and Events

Steps to Prevent Underage Drinking and Intoxication at Community Events & Festivals Planning & Promotion Fence the Alcohol Service Area. Restrict alcohol sales to a designated location where underage youth are not allowed. Use Wristbands. Wristbands easily identify people who are 21 and older. IDs should still be checked when purchasing alcohol. Post Visible Signs. Post […]

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Marijuana and Youth

| October 27, 2015
Marijuana and Youth

When marijuana is smoked, its effects begin almost immediately and can last from 1 to 3 hours. Decision making, concentration, and memory can suffer for days after use, especially in regular users.[1] If marijuana is consumed in foods or beverages, the effects of THC appear later—usually in 30 minutes to 1 hour—but can last over […]

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Hallucinogens

| September 21, 2015

A person high on meth may experience increased energy, decreased appetite, increased heart rate, blood pressure and sweating, muscle tension, shortness of breath and dry mouth. Psychologically a feeling of euphoria and alertness can become anxiety and paranoia. Withdrawal symptoms can include exhaustion, confusion, depression, sleeplessness and anxiety.

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Synthetic Drugs

| September 17, 2015

A person high on meth may experience increased energy, decreased appetite, increased heart rate, blood pressure and sweating, muscle tension, shortness of breath and dry mouth. Psychologically a feeling of euphoria and alertness can become anxiety and paranoia. Withdrawal symptoms can include exhaustion, confusion, depression, sleeplessness and anxiety.

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Cocaine

| September 17, 2015
Cocaine

A person high on meth may experience increased energy, decreased appetite, increased heart rate, blood pressure and sweating, muscle tension, shortness of breath and dry mouth. Psychologically a feeling of euphoria and alertness can become anxiety and paranoia. Withdrawal symptoms can include exhaustion, confusion, depression, sleeplessness and anxiety.

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Talking to Kids About Marijuana: Tips for Parents

| June 19, 2015

(Adapted from the “Marijuana Talk Kit” – Partnership for Drug-Free Kids at www.drugfree.org) [Check out our interactive infographic] It can be hard to talk to your kids about marijuana. As our landscape around marijuana changes in Oregon many parents have questions about how to talk to their kids about the drug in a simple and clear […]

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Marijuana Use, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding

| February 10, 2015
Marijuana Use, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding

There is no known safe amount of marijuana use during pregnancy. It is strongly recommended that pregnant women, as well as their partners, do not use marijuana, tobacco, alcohol, or any other drug due to possibility of impacting the healthy development of the baby. If you or your partner are using marijuana to treat a medical issue, […]

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