What's up with our kids and marijuana?  Lots of users look to minimize the known risks with a shrug and an attitude that says, after all it's not fentanyl, it's just weed    Well, here's a chance to find out what science says..

An informational session titled  Beyond “It’s Just Weed”  will be presented by Dr. Jason Kilmer this Friday May 10th from 7:30am to 9:30 at ESD 105 in Yakima.  Dr. Kilmer is an associate professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington.

Up for discussion is the evidence-based science behind marijuana and how it affects our community’s youth.

Health Officer Teresa Everson notes that research has shown that people are more likely to develop addictions if they start using drugs at a young age with some research showing one out of every six people who start using marijuana before age 18 will develop a marijuana use disorder such as problems with problem-solving skills, attention and memory.

This event is free and available to all ages Friday May 10th, 2019 from 7:30am to 9:30 am at the Educational School District 105: 111 S. 2nd Ave, Yakima, WA 98902.