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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!

PHOTO: TMAC Honored at Communities in Action Recognition Ceremony 6-7-2013

Teens Making A Change (TMAC) from Pacifica posing with Fahad Qurashi of Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) at the Communities in Action Recognition Ceremony on June 7th, 2013 at the William Walker Recreation Center, in Foster City.

YLI Communities in Action Recognition Event 6-7-2013-109web

Here’s the full gallery!

Join NCPP on the Summer 2013 Healthy Retailer Project!

★ Are you between the age of 15 to 21?
★ Do you have a smartphone or tablet device?
★ Would you like to help out the community and earn gift cards while doing it?

➤  If you answered YES to all three questions, check out the Healthy Retailer Project! 

 

Here’s how you can get involved:

1.  Click on the flyer below to be taken to the registration page to participate as a volunteer.

NCPP Healthy Retailer Survey Volunteers Needed

 

2.  Print and complete the volunteer packet below.  (If you’re 17 or under, please make sure to get your parent(s)/guardian(s) signature.)

Click to download:    HEALTHY RETAILER VOLUNTEER PACKET

 

3.  Once your registration has been confirmed by NCPP Staff (you will receive an email confirmation), just bring your completed packet to your scheduled training date.

That’s it!  Hope to see you soon!  Please share and spread the word about this awesome opportunity!

 

Thanks!

-NCPP Staff