Our DFC grant requires that we get a certain amount of in-kind donations including labor for other organizations that serve our goals. Examples: modifying your school’s drug policy, applying for a grant for life skills training for students, attending a training.
Each month at our SUTF meeting, there will be a card to fill out detailing what each member has done that can count towards in-kind donations for that month.
As of Dec 15th, it is legal to have marijuana on your person if you are over 21.
Healthwise Inc has decided to not open a dispensary in North Brookfield due to town pressure, just a cultivation site.
Possibility for local towns to advocate for marijuana tax dollars being used for research?
Now that the bill is in the hands of the legislators, we can/should advocate for our coalition’s ideas in the eventual law.
Concern from law enforcement about “diversion” – when product moves from the hands of people who have it legally to juveniles, or underselling the recreational stores on the black market. – Mark Smith, North Brookfield PD
Invite local reps to Dec. 19 meeting?
Things to discuss with legislators: email group – Bill Evans will start.
Planning board proposed 1 year moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries, and 2 years on recreational/retail
Town Meeting voted down both proposals. Planning board is disinclined to try another moratorium.
We have interviewed and chosen a program coordinator but cannot yet reveal the name of the person until the Feds approve.
Strategizing about where and when to hold more NARCAN trainings. Possibly in places with an on-site pharmacy? Small working group to strategize on this.
Cherry, Hampshire HOPE – Prescription Awareness Tool training, SBIRT training today is not full at Hadley Farms, goes 12-6
Two people will attend the DFC national meeting from Dec 4-6 in DC.
Maura Healey (attorney general) is looking for RFPs for youth opioid prevention – proposals due Dec 16.
We got the Community Foundations of Western Mass grant! Keeps Dane on as admin coordinator for another year, and implementing the Strengthening Families program.
Here are quick overviews of the meetings; for full minutes and agendas, see the "Meetings" and "Task Force" tabs.