Houston HIDTA Executive Board Meeting

Houston, Texas

January 21, 2016

NMI Presentation

This January, the Houston HIDTA Executive Board invited NMI National Coordinator Ed Shemelya to discuss the effects of legalized marijuana that have been observed in Colorado.  Texas law enforcement and public safety officials anticipate a battle over legalizing marijuana during the state’s upcoming 2017 legislative session, and the Houston HIDTA and its partners have made the proactive decision to start preparations early.  Mr. Shemelya’s presentation focused on the increased use of marijuana, especially among teenagers and college-aged adults.  Increased use has a number of side effects, which are harmful for individuals, but which can also pose a threat to broader public health, safety, and productivity, and people should accordingly be aware of these before deciding whether or not legalized marijuana is good for their communities.

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Ed Shemelya addressing the Houston HIDTA Executive Board. (Thanks to Houston HIDTA Deputy Director Bryan Smith for the photo.)

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