Talk to center on adult-youth discussions on marijuana use

  • Baystate Franklin Medical Center and the Communities That Care Coalition are offering a talk on how adults can talk with children and teens about marijuana use on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Staff File Photo/Paul Franz

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Published: 11/29/2019 11:29:40 AM

GREENFIELD — With recreational marijuana now legal in Massachusetts, Baystate Franklin Medical Center and the Communities That Care Coalition are offering a talk on how adults can talk with children and teens about marijuana use.

The event, called “Marijuana and the Developing Brain: Raising Youth in the Age of Legal Marijuana,” will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Baystate Franklin’s Conference Room A.

According to a Baystate Franklin press release, the free presentation and discussion will be led by Kat Allen, coalition coordinator at the Partnership for Youth, and Nurse Practitioner Cheryl Pascucci. Topics will include local substance use rates, how to talk to teens about drugs, and the long-term effects and impacts of use.

Complimentary pizza will be served at 6 p.m., with the talk starting at 6:30. The event is co-sponsored by the Greenfield Safe Schools, Safe Streets Coalition.

Seating is limited and registration is required at bit.ly/337IChf.


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