Marijuana Subcommittee Information
Meetings are currently held the second Thursday of the month, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Coulee Recovery Center (933 Ferry St., La Crosse, WI 54601)
May 9, 2019
May 10, 2019
We are available for presentations!
For more information, please contact...
7 C's Coalition (formerly La Crosse Area Health Initiative) tobacco coalition Leader (more information here).
La Crosse County Health Department
300 4th Street N.
La Crosse, WI 54601
Goals & Objectives
Goal: Reduce youth past 30-day marijuana use.
Objective: By September 29, 2019 educate at least 200 parents/caregivers, teachers, coaches, health professionals, business leaders, and other community residents in La Crosse county about the risks and consequences associated with marijuana use.
Strategy 1: Enhance Skills/Provide Information
Strategy 2: Modify/change Policies
Meeting Agendas & Minutes
According to the La Crosse County Marijuana Trends Report Between entry into high school and graduation, marijuana use more than doubles. By the time students graduate high school 1 in 3 La Crosse County teens have tried marijuana at least once in their lifetime, a rate that has remained steady for the past two years. Among students who used marijuana 15% started before age 13.
The Marijuana work group is made up of people from our community who share a common concern about marijuana use and an interest and commitments towards youth marijuana prevention. The work group is an excellent forum for parents, students, educators, clergy, youth influencers, media, medical community, law enforcement and local government.
Members of the marijuana work group plan educational events like town hall meetings, webinar series and Wake Up Call.
Wake Up Call: a life size exhibit of a teenager’s bedroom with more than 50 red flags that can signal substance abuse. Our goal is to educate parents and other adults who are influential in the lives of youth so they know what seemingly innocent items can actually be an indication of substance abuse, provide resources and encourage positive communication styles. Tours are provided by trained guides.
Members are available to speak on a variety of topics:
Also, Wake Up Call is featured on our events page!
In terms of our work with marijuana, LCPN:
We will utilize a Four Pillars Approach, modeled after SAM's approach:
1. To inform public policy with the science of today's marijuana
2. To have honest conversation about reducing the unintended consequences of current marijuana policies, such as lifelong stigma due to arrest
4. To promote research of marijuana's medical properties and produce pharmacy-attainable medications.
3. To prevent the establishment of big marijuana that would market marijuana to children, and to prevent big tobacco from taking over big marijuana.