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Marijuana letter to editor

Posted about 1 year ago by Patricia Endsley

This is going in the Midcoast Free Press. Please  use this letter to send to your own local newspaper. Thanks  Ilmi and Janis

 

Letter to the Editor:

The National Association of School Nurses recognizes that " marijuana made available for adult recreational use poses the potential for increased prevalence and abuse potential among youth. The well-documented, serious cognitive effects; health implications; and safety concerns of recreational marijuana use lead NASN to conclude that the legal availability of marijuana presents more accessibility to the student population and, therefore, puts students at higher risk of use and health consequences." (NASN 2014). The Maine Association of School Nurses endorses the positions of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) . We urge you to vote NO on Questions 1 - Maine Marijuana Legalization.

Ilmi Carter,RN, NCSN
President, Maine Association of School Nurses

Janis Hogan RN, NCSN
Maine Association of School Nurses
Maine Director, National Association of School Nurse

Contact information:

Janis Hogan
108 Cedar Street
Belfast, Maine
322-2530

Ilmi Carter
139 Rankin Street
Rockland, Maine
593-6365