Tuesday, February 17, 2015

'This Is Not Your Parents' Marijuana'

Reminder News, February 16, 2015

"'This isn't your parents' marijuana,' was the message passed on by speakers at a marijuana forum sponsored by the AHM Youth and Family Services Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force, held Feb. 12 in the RHAM High School auditorium. The first speaker at the forum, Alicia Farrell, Ph.D., is a cognitive psychologist and owner of Clearview Consulting.

Three years ago, said Farrell, she started to notice a shift in the demographics of her clients. They were younger, said Farrell, 'and these were kids that were floundering.' These kids shared many characteristics, said Farrell. They were disengaged, unmotivated, showed a lack of persistence or willingness to hang in to get tasks accomplished. And many of these clients, said Farrell, were regular pot smokers." Read More.

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