CADCA Opposes the Legalization of Marijuana

According to recent research from the National Institutes of Health, marijuana is significantly associated with lower IQ scores and learning problems, mental illness, car crashes, and a lower quality of life. “Marijuana use is related to a host of health and safety concerns, and frankly, dulls your brain. Our nation cannot afford to raise a […]

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Drug, alcohol survey headed to parents

In the next few weeks 800 households in Kanabec County will be receiving a survey from Invitation Health Institute (IHI) asking parents of 7th-12th grade students their opinions about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth.  To learn more about this collaborative efforts with the Mora and Ogilvie School Districts and the Substance Abuse Coalition of […]

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Newest Synthetic Drug to Cause Concern is Called “Smiles”

The latest synthetic drug to cause concern among law enforcement officials is called “Smiles,” or 2C-I.  The drug has been linked to the deaths of two North Dakota teens. The drug is chemically similar to the drug 2C-B, which is a Schedule I hallucinogen. This means it is illegal to manufacture, buy, sell or possess […]

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Bullying Prevention in Kanabec County

As of the 2012-2013 school year, both the Mora and Ogilvie Schools are participating in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program which is designed to raise awareness and aid in the prevention of bullying in the school and the community. Click here to read more about local efforts.  A kick off event will take place in the Mora community on Thursday October 11th.  […]

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CADCA: Get Candidates on Record During Election Season

Several political forums are scheduled in Kanabec County before elections this year, and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) suggests getting candidates on record. According to CADCA, members of substance abuse prevention coalitions should ask candidates’ about their positions on substance abuse prevention, treatment, recovery and research as well as underage drinking, drug legalization […]

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More Money Awarded to the Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office, Partners

The Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office will continue to participate in the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) partnership this year with another grant from the TZD Enforcement Grant Program. A total of $36,000 was awarded to five local agencies for the fiscal year beginning October 1st, 2012. Participating agencies include the sheriff’s offices in Kanabec, Isanti […]

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