Lee’s Summit CARES presents the community marijuana forum

September 13, 2013 

Lee’s Summit CARES is hosting a Community Marijuana Forum to discuss strategies to reduce the use and availability of marijuana and to report on the progress of the “Don’t Buy the Lie” campaign.

Community leaders, students, parents and concerned citizens are all invited to attend event, which is from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m., Sept. 17 at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road.

MSgt. Jason Henke, a member of the National Guard Counterdrug Task Force will present an update regarding the latest findings regarding health issues and the impact on youth. Students from the Lee’s Summit CARES Youth Advisory Board will share projects completed over the last year that will be used to increase awareness of the dangers of marijuana.

“This is a forum that parents, educators and concerned citizens cannot afford to miss,” said Roby Little director of Lee’s Summit CARES. “We are fortunate to be proactive in providing knowledge from different experts in our community that are educated about the drug-related issues facing our community now and in the future. As a community coalition Lee’s Summit CARES is vested in maintaining the health and wellness of the youth and families in Lee’s Summit.”

Breakfast will be provided and attendees are asked to RSVP at 816-347-3298. The Community Marijuana Forum is sponsored by Lee’s Summit CARES and the Lee’s Summit Police Department.

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