Roundtable Discussion - The Impact of Retail Marijuana Sales on Community Resources
Nearly four years since the commencement of retail marijuana sales in Northampton on November 20, 2018, what has been the effect (if any) on community resources such as human service agencies and prevention and recovery service providers?
Panel discussion with community-based agencies and industry representatives to learn how the growing number of marijuana retailers in Northampton has impacted business, prevention and recovery services and young peoples' attitudes toward cannabis and actual cannabis use.
Participants will include Susan Stubbs, President and CEO of ServiceNet, Heather Warner, Manager of the Strategic Planning Initiative for Families and Youth (SPIFFY) Coalition at the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) and Caroline Johnson, PhD, SPIFFYs Public Health Data & Evaluation Specialist, lawyer and cannabis consultant Ezra Parzybok and Volkan Polatol, owner of Mulino's Restaurant and Honey dispensary.
Two brief presentations will be followed by questions and answers and an opportunity for public comment.