Tuesday, September 20, 2016

State health department and CBS recruiting for round table discussion on how to talk to young people about marijuana

In August, CDPHE launched a retail marijuana youth prevention campaign for Trusted Adults. The campaign leverages research that shows parents, educators, coaches, mentors or anyone who works with youth can have a signifiant influence on youth choices about marijuana. Through multiple touch points and awareness raising tactics, the campaign provides trusted adults with the tips, tools and resources they need to have honest, positive and effective conversations with youth about not using retail marijuana before age 21.

For the next stage of the campaign, CDPHE is partnering with CBS Denver to host and promote a round table event featuring a panel of experts to answer questions trusted adults may have about retail marijuana and underage use.

As part of creating a round table, the program will include a live audience, helping to create the atmosphere of a community discussion. Selected audience members will also have the opportunity to ask (pre-selected) questions during the program, if they would like.

We are looking for volunteers to be part of our live audience, and have included some key details below:
  • The event will be filmed Oct. 5 at CBS Denver’s studios, located at  1044 Lincoln Street, Denver.
  • Audience members will need to arrive at 1:30 p,m., with the program beginning at 2 p.m. and running until 3 p.m.
  • The program will air Oct.12 at 7 p.m.  on Comcast Channel 240 and CBSDenver.com     
We are working with our agency partners at Cactus to facilitate the event. If you are interested in participating in this community round table event, please email ann@cactusdenver.com by Friday, Sept. 23, and she will be in touch for next steps. 


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