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Posted on: March 9, 2023

BLOOMFIELD TO HOST VIRTUAL CANNABIS TOWN HALL

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  The Township of Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee, which is part of the Department of Human Services, is excited to announce they are partnering with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) to hold a virtual Cannabis Town Hall on March 14, at 7:30 PM. The event will open with remarks by Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and include information from panelists regarding the myths about cannabis use, legalization, methods of use, risks of occasional and regular use, and prevention strategies, including subtitles in Spanish. Speakers will include Christine Colombrita, Substance Use & Prevention Program Coordinator at Bloomfield High School, as well as ADAPT Coordinator Jessica Delgado.

“As the legalization of cannabis continues to evolve across our nation, it is essential that our residents are provided with the most up-to-date and accurate information as possible," said Mayor Venezia. “This virtual Town Hall is a safe and judgment free forum that will raise awareness and help educate our community, and all are invited to attend.”

Those in attendance will leave the town hall with a better understanding of the current laws and regulations surrounding cannabis, methods of use, the risks associated with occasional and regular use, as well as prevention strategies to minimize harm. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and engage with the panelists.

The event is free and open to the public, and all community members are encouraged to attend. To access the virtual town hall, please use the following link: www.eventbrite.com/e/bloomfield-town-hall-the-blunt-truth-marijuana-within-our-community-tickets-559577460247

If anyone has any difficulty signing up or accessing the event, they are encouraged to please contact: dpressel@bloomfieldtwpnj.com.

 

The Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee is a community-based organization that plans, coordinates and conducts alcoholism, tobacco, and other drug abuse prevention programs. Such Alliances are located in all 21 counties in New Jersey, all of which are overseen by the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and funded through Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction (DEDR) fines collected for drug-related offenses. Together, the Alliances provide more than 3,800 prevention programs statewide.

 

Founded in 2012, ADAPT’s mission is to prevent and reduce substance use, including underage drinking, prescription drug misuse/abuse, youth tobacco use/vaping, and other drugs, throughout Essex County. They utilize research based intervention methods including community outreach, educational programming, and more to achieve their goal.

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