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School District schedules Marijuana Prevention Parent Seminars

By Staff | Feb 20, 2019

The School District of Lee County is inviting parents to a series of marijuana use prevention seminars. The 2018 Florida Youth Survey says 22.5 percent of students 10 to 17 years old have tried marijuana at least once, and 10 percent used the drug in the last 30 days.

“According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) people who begin using marijuana before the age of 18 are four to seven times more likely to develop a marijuana use disorder than adults,” says School District of Lee County Prevention Specialist Kathy Wynne. “Florida law makes the possession of any amount of THC concentrate a felony offense.”

The seminars will present information for parents to break down the myths and discuss the facts and consequences of teen marijuana use. Together we can help our students make better choices.

February is national Marijuana Awareness Month so the presentations start in February. While a seminar is scheduled for each school zone, parents are free to attend whichever day is most convenient.

The schedule is as follows:

* Wednesday, Feb. 20

6- 7 p.m.

Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School

4750 Winkler Avenue

Fort Myers, FL 33966

* Tuesday, Feb. 26

6-7 p.m.

Cape Coral High School

2300 Santa Barbara Blvd

Cape Coral, FL 33991

Monday, March 4

6- 7 p.m.

Varsity Lakes Middle School

801 Gunnery