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RSAC Briefed on Marijuana Ballot Initiative

At the June 2, 2016, Regional Substance Abuse Council meeting, Plymouth and Barnstable District State Senator Vinny deMacedo and Cape and Islands’ District Attorney Michael O’Keefe presented the “Campaign for a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts”.  The presentation addressed several concerns regarding the proposed Ballot Initiative: The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act including (1) cost, taxation, and revenue; (2) youth access and use; and (3) driving and enforcement.

To learn more:
– Issue Brief 3: MA Ballot Initiative: The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act
 Report of the Special Senate Committee on Marijuana March 8, 2016

Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council (RSAC) establishes a communication infrastructure across towns, providers, organizations, and individuals on Cape Cod to identify and address regional gaps and disparities in the substance use service provider system, maximize inter-agency collaboration and maximize funding and resource opportunities.  RSAC strives for a coordinated and comprehensive regional approach to substance use across the continuum of prevention, treatment, intervention, and recovery.

Pictured: Massachusetts State Senator Vinny deMacedo and District Attorney Michael O’Keefe at RSAC’s 6/2/2016 meeting.