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NEWS: $100,000 grant awarded from California Alcoholic Beverage Control to battle alcohol-related crime

On July 8, 2013, The Pacifica Police Department announced that the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) awarded the <21 Consumption of Alcohol Suppression Team (COAST) Task Force with a $100,000 grant. The grant will fund enforcement activities that will improve the quality of life in neighborhoods by putting bad operators out of business, keeping alcohol away from minors, and penalizing businesses that violate the law. Some police agencies that are involved are Brisbane PD, Broadmoor PD, Daly City PD, South San Francisco PD, and San Mateo PD.

To read the full article, click here.

NEWS: San Mateo County Supervisoral District Lines Advisory Committee Meeting on 7/11/2013 in Millbrae

Did you know that San Mateo County voters approved changes to the County charter that would allow new supervisoral districts to be created?  Be informed about what the changes could potentially mean about who represents YOU on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.

Read the San Mateo County News article HERE

Supervisoral District Flyer

Watch and listen as Mayor Ray Buenaventura (Facebook page) of Daly City addresses the audience at the 6/18/2013 meeting of the District Lines Advisory Committee at the War Memorial Community Center regarding the initially limited access of the general public about these redistricting committee meetings, and the concerns of residents about Daly City possibly being split apart in this redistricting process.  (5:33 into the video)

NCPP Staff member Athila Lambino also attended and spoke at the San Mateo County Supervisoral District Lines Advisory Committee Meeting at the War Memorial Community Center in Daly City on 6/18/2013.

Athila raising a question about possible underhanded tactics occurring with use of the online mapping tool.  (1:10:34)

Athila addresses a question from Hayden Lee of Millbrae about how a resident of South San Francisco might feel about the district lines and the strong community feedback from Daly City residents for not dividing Daly City.  (1:27:06)

See the complete video of the meeting here:


Please mark your calendars to attend the July 11th redistricting committee meeting at the Millbrae Community Center, 477 Lincoln Circle, Millbrae, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Share your voice!

 

 

10 Facts About Marijuana and News About Its Current Status in the US

  1. Most marijuana users never use any other illegal drug.
  2. Fewer than 10 percent of people who try marijuana ever become dependent on it.
  3. Marijuana has not been shown to cause mental illness, but some side effects include feelings of panic, anxiety, and paranoia.
  4. Use of marijuana can cause dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, dry or red eyes, heart and blood pressure problems, lung problems, numbness, and hallucinations.
  5. Marijuana may be used to control seizures in some people, but could make seizure disorders worse for others.
  6. Stop use of marijuana at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery to avoid slowing down the central nervous system too much when combined with anesthesia and other medications.
  7. Marijuana may be effective for improving appetite in people with aids.
  8. More than 800,000 people are arrested for marijuana violations each year.
  9. Dutch citizens over 18 are permitted to buy and use cannabis. Marijuana use rates in the Netherlands are similar to those in the US, while for young adults, rates of marijuana use are even lower than in the US.
  10. Although marijuana’s effects are less harmful than those of most other drugs, it is the most common drug that people are arrested for possessing.

Adapted from the Drug Policy Alliance and Web MD . 

With the legalization of marijuana in several states, many concerns have risen over how to deal with drug policy in the US. Some issues that policymakers have to deal with include how to best regulate the production, distribution, sale and use of marijuana for recreational purposes when it is illegal to do so under federal law, how to tax marijuana use, what kinds of quality control standards should be set, what should be done to protect children, who should be allowed to grow marijuana, and many more.

President Obama has said, “it does not make sense, from a prioritization point of view, for us to focus on recreational drug users in a state that has already said that under state law that’s legal.”

The federal government’s approach does not go after those who use the drug for medical purposes, such as cancer patients, but focuses on individuals who are in the marijuana growing, selling, and distribution business.

Of course, there are differing stances on whether the US should legalize marijuana or not. Younger people and people in the West are more supportive of legalization. Many people think that government efforts to enforce marijuana laws are more costly than beneficial. Despite some support, some  politicians are wary of legalizing another addictive substance.

For more information on marijuana legalization and marijuana policy, read this article from the Huffington Post!

Plaza Liquor & Deli Receives RBST Certificate of Completion

 

IMG_4866 IMG_4864Congratulations to Musa for receiving a Certificate of Completion from attending NCPP’s Responsible Beverage Server Training back in March! Thank you for being a great advocate and role model for the Daly City community.

All alcohol merchants who attend any of our trainings receive a free framed certificate. The next RBST in Daly City will be on May 21, 2013 from 5pm-7pm in the City of Daly City Training Room. Contact ncppsanmateo@gmail.com to confirm your attendance.