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WWLP News on Marijuana as Medicine in Northampton

Coordinator Marisa Hebble spoke with WWLP at the City Council meeting regarding the marijuana as medicine ordinance in Northampton. Click here for the video.  

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NPC Statement on Medical Marijuana Regulations and Youth

On Wednesday, February 27th, 2013, NPC Coordinator Marisa Hebble spoke at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Listening Session for Medical Marijuana Regulations. Click here to read the statement: Medical Marijuana Listening Session Statement

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The Teen Brain: Under Construction

Did you know the adolescent brain is still developing until around the age of 25?  It’s true.  In fact, the last part of the teen brain to develop is the Prefrontal Cortex – the area that controls reasoning and impulses. Do any of these sound like your teen? difficulty holding back or controlling emotions a […]

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Preventing Teen Prescription Medicine Abuse

What is prescription medicine abuse? Using prescriptions for reasons other than those intended by a doctor is prescription medicine abuse.  Prescription abuse by teenagers is a growing national trend that Northampton parents, educators, and the community should be aware of. How many Northampton teens are doing this? According to survey data of Northampton youth, less […]

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Adolescents more vulnerable to effects of drugs, alcohol

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