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New York Follows Suit in the Medical Marijuana Foray, While the Facts of Regular Cannabinoid Use Remain Underpublicized

Nearly two dozen states have approved marijuana for medical purposes and Colorado and Washington have legalized its use for pleasure,as of mid-January. New York’s Governor Cuomo has proposed a medical marijuana plan that will allow as many as 20 hospitals to dispense the drug to people with certain severe illnesses as an experimental research project. Publicizing the well-researched effects of regular marijuana use and the facts of cannabinoid composition has taken a backseat to the news coverage of marketing marijuana to a welcoming consumer population and its enobling use in quelling seizures in sick children. Read More

Get Ready for Prom

Take this brief, interactive course on underage drinking, and find out how much you don't know about alcohol consumption by your kids, their friends, your niece or nephew, your grandchild, your neighbors’ kids. Participating in a teen version of this course is a prerequisite for Ossining High School promgoers, so take a few minutes now to stay up-to-speed with our high schoolers, and learn what you can do to prevent the binge drinking that is impacting our youth and the Ossining community at large.

Click on AlcoholEdu to gain access to the course. Type 2014parent in the New User box and click Sign Up to begin. You will be asked to select a password to facilitate returning to the site.

Also making prevention headlines . . .

OSSINING POLICE TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS APRIL 26 AT BIRDSALL-FAGAN POLICE/COURT FACILITY

On Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Village of Ossining Police, the Ossining Communities That Care coalition, and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Birdsall-Fagan Police/Court Facility at 86-88 Spring Street. The service is free, convenient, and anonymous.

If you are unable to stop by the Spring Street facility on April 26, you can still dispose of your unwanted medications safely and conveniently. Just inside the police station door there is a MedReturn unit that accepts prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs from Ossining residents on a 24/7 basis.

Upcoming Events

National Prescription Take-Back Day
Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ossining Police/Court Facility
88 Spring Street

Ossining Communities That Care Meeting
Monday, February 10, 1 p.m.
Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Avenue, Budarz Theater

Ossining Communities That Care Meeting
Monday, March 10, 1 p.m.
Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Avenue, Budarz Theater

Ossining Communities That Care Meeting
Monday, April 7, 1 p.m.
Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Avenue, Budarz Theater

Ossining Communities That Care Meeting
Monday, May 5, 1 p.m.
Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Avenue, Budarz Theater

Ossining Communities That Care Meeting
Monday, June 9, 1 p.m.
Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Avenue, Budarz Theater