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By Clare McGraw
Cheney Free Press 

Grant awarded for cannabis and tobacco prevention in youth


Last updated 9/21/2023 at 11:38am

MEDICAL LAKE – The City of Medical Lake has received a grant from the Department of Health’s Youth Cannabis and Commercial Tobacco Prevention Program worth approximately $108,000.

According to city administrator Sonny Weathers, the grant focuses on the prevention of tobacco and cannabis use among young people aged 12 to 20, and it is poised to make a substantial impact on public health.

Concern over underage substance use, including alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and other drugs is what spurred this initiative Weathers explained.

The grant spans a period of two years, during which specif...

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