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Marijuana Use Discussed At Forum - Brevard, NC


September 18, 2017

Matt McGregor

Members of the public discussed various reasons why they had used marijuana in the past.

A discussion about the pros and cons of marijuana was held Thursday by the C.A.R.E. Coalition at the Board of Elections.

Kristen Gentry, youth and community outreach coordinator for the C.A.R.E. Coalition, an organization whose goal is to reduce substance abuse and misuse in Transylvania County, said what "sparked" the forum was a survey they did showing trends in teenagers reporting that it is easier for them to obtain marijuana than it was for them to get alcohol.

"They are also thinking more and more that it's not as big a deal over the years, and so we come to this from a public healt...

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