WAUSAU — The AOD Partnership will continue its series of events focusing on marijuana, including trends, products, culture, prevention and effects on the teen brain, in late February.

The next event in the National-Level Marijuana & Youth Series will be held on Feb. 28; the last on May 6. All events will be held at Northcentral Technical College, 1000 W. Campus Drive. The series is made possible in part through funding provided by Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital.

The schedule

Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — Jermaine Galloway: Latest in Marijuana Trends, Products & the Drug Culture

Officer Jermaine Galloway, aka Tall Cop Says Stop (TX), will share the latest in marijuana trends and popular products, as well as provide insights into the culture of drug use and how it directly impacts youth. Held in NTC’s main building – rooms E101/102. Includes breakfast.

April 1, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — Joe Eberstein: What Works in Marijuana Prevention Includes breakfast.

Joe Eberstein, from the Center for Community Research in California, will offer strategies that communities have and can use to prevent youth marijuana use based on lessons learned from around the United States. Held in the Center for Health Sciences Conference Center. Includes breakfast.

May 6, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — Dr. Sion Kim Harris: The Teen Brain & Marijuana 

Dr. Sion Kim Harris, from Harvard University & Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts, will break down the impact drugs can have on the developing teen brain and discuss how to talk to youths about marijuana. Held in the Center for Health Sciences Conference Center. Includes breakfast.

More info

Cost is $18 for each session. Attendees are invited to attend all sessions or to pick and choose.

Each section qualifies for 3 CEUs.

Register at ntc.edu/calendar/2019/02/05/marijuana-and-youth-4-part-series.