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San Diego Agencies Host Community Conversation on Marijuana

Published 03/03/2018 by Global Communities

San Diego Agencies Host Community Conversation on Marijuana PCI and CHIP convene parents, service providers to discuss new marijuana laws and child safety.
SAN DIEGO—PCI’s Healthy Start Community Action Network and CHIP (Community Health Improvement Partners) Public Policy Committee will convene representatives from health, social service and education sectors to help families learn about new marijuana laws and child safety. Presenters will discuss the role parents can play in protecting children’s safety and preventing marijuana exposure in different settings, as well as legal implications for use of marijuana where children may be present. Brief presentations and a panel discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the community.

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What: Community Conversation on Marijuana: What Parents Need to Know

Who: Jesse Navarro, Director of Community Relations, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office
Carlos Varela, Assistant Chief, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office
Ronann Reeves, Substance Abuse and Public Health Specialist; Chairperson for the Orange County Prescription Abuse Prevention Coalition

When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Where: PCI’s U.S. & Border Programs Office
City Heights Center
4305 University Avenue, Suite 640
San Diego, CA 92105

About PCI (Project Concern International): PCI’s mission is to empower people to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship. Founded in San Diego in 1961, PCI envisions a world in which the most vulnerable people will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and to create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities. For more information, visit

About CHIP (Community Health Improvement Partners): CHIP is a San Diego nonprofit with the mission of advancing long-term solutions to priority health needs through collaboration and community engagement. CHIP focuses on bringing partners together to tackle relevant and pressing health issues. Programs include the Suicide Prevention Council, Resident Leadership Academy, Independent Living Association, Health Literacy San Diego, Lemon Grove HEAL Zone, and REACH Chula Vista. For more information, visit

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