Despite various prevention efforts and data demonstrating negative social and physiological impacts, recreational marijuana legalization is in motion in New York State. In the fall of 2018, the state hosted a series of community listening sessions. TYSA, a coalition of over 50 different partners on Staten Island working to reduce youth and young adult substance use, provided testimony urging NYS to create a system of oversight that minimizes youth exposure, makes proportionate investments in prevention, treatment and recovery, and allows local jurisdictions the ability to regulate price, promotion and availability of marijuana.
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- TYSA Launches “IN OUR BACKYARD”: A Virtual Campaign Bringing Awareness to Opioid Usage In Communities of ColorOctober 19, 2020 - 11:58 am
- TYSA Recreational Marijuana StatementDecember 21, 2018 - 5:16 pm
- SNAP Cuts Would Worsen Opioid CrisisMay 15, 2018 - 1:33 pm
- Buprenorphine Training Equips Staten Island Healthcare Professionals to Offer Medication-Assisted TreatmentFebruary 13, 2018 - 11:00 am