Citizens hear from experts at marijuana forum | AccessNorthGa

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Sep

Citizens hear from experts at marijuana forum | AccessNorthGa

GAINESVILLE – About 45 people attended a forum on marijuana at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Thursday evening.

Sue Rusche, President and CEO of National Families in Action, led off the event with a presentation about the FDA’s drug approval process and a request for people to start referring to potential drugs by a different name, other than “medical marijuana.”

She also cautioned the crowd about legalizing the drug for recreational use.

“Availability drives use,” she said, indicating that the more readily available a drug is, the more it will get used, citing tobacco and alcohol as examples.

According to stats Rusche provided, 17.2% of Hall County 12th graders in 2013 reported using marijuana within the last 30 days of taking the survey.

Senator Butch Miller of Gainesville introduced Sgt. Chris Clark with the Atlanta Police Department.

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