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March 16, 2021
March 9, 2021 Meeting Minutes
Here are the minutes from our March 9, 2021 meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Lauren.

Can you get all of these correct? (Answers below)

1. In 2018, the average United States level of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, marijuana’s main psychoactive ingredient) in marijuana concentrates was _____.

a. 10.75%
b. 25.65%
c. 42.98%
d. 60.95%
e. 89.98%

2. Iowa's binge drinking rate is ____________ than the national average.

a. lower
b. the same as
c. higher

3. People who began using addictive substances before age 15 are nearly ____ times likelier to develop a substance problem than those who delay first use until age 21 or older.

a. 3
b. 5
c. 7
d. 9

4. ______% of Camanche & DeWitt 11th graders said it is against their values to use alcohol and drugs.

a. 93%
b. 86%
c. 74%
d. 68%
e. 59%


  1. d. The average THC in 2018 in concentrates was 60.95% up from 6.7% in 2008.
  2. c. The national binge drinking rate is 16.8% and Iowa's is 21.6%
  3. c.
  4. d.
You Can't Stop What You Don't Know
The "You Can't Stop What You Don't Know" training is designed for parents/caregivers, any community member, educators, law enforcement, prevention providers, and more & will cover various youth drug trends including marijuana, opioids, over the counter drugs, legal drugs that are used and abused, alcohol changes, items used to conceal drugs and stash compartments. 

About the Presenter:
Jermaine Galloway stands at 6’9” and can look intimidating. But in fact, he’s a devoted, passionate man who cares about America’s (and beyond) youth and communities. That passion informs what he does with Tall Cop Says Stop™.  Officer Galloway has worked in law enforcement in Idaho since 1997. His various assignments have included:
  • Alcohol compliance and enforcement officer
  • Crime scene investigation
  • DUI task force
  • Officer mentoring
  • Field training officer

He spends much of his time today speaking to youth at school assemblies, professionals at drug prevention trainings and parents at town hall meetings. To date, he has trained more than 650,000 people nationwide and internationally. 

This training is FREE and will be offered twice for your convenience on Wednesday, March 24 from Noon-1 and 5:30-6:30 p.m.  

Marijuana in the 21st Century-What You Need to Know
Participants will understand the difference between todays corporately produced marijuana and what grows naturally and has been consumed in the past, identify current forms of THC consumption including edibles and vaporizers, have an understanding of marijuana concentrates, & be able to relevantly discuss the science of today’s marijuana and the harms associated with it.

About the presenter:
Living in Colorado, Ben Cort has been part of the recovery community in almost every way imaginable. Ben has a deep understanding of the marijuana issue and a personal motivation to see the harmful effects of drug and alcohol abuse minimized. Ben's first book, Weed INC., was published in September 2017 and he is currently focusing on marijuana education and consulting inside the substance use disorder treatment field. 

Colorado should restrict the potency of marijuana concentrates, keep them away from teens
Colorado doctors say they are seeing an alarming spike in patients suffering psychosis — a break from reality that comes with disorders like schizophrenia — especially in young patients using high-potency marijuana concentrates.

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