Local policy coalition issues marijuana opinion surveys

Questions aim to gauge perceptions, raise awareness among adults and teens

A group of San Ramon Valley advocates are seeking local opinions on marijuana through online public surveys as part of an upcoming awareness campaign.

One questionnaire targets adult respondents while the other is geared specifically toward youth.

"The goal of the surveys are to raise awareness of Contra Costa County residents about the health, social and economic concerns of marijuana use, especially among youth," said Patty Hoyt, who coordinates the San Ramon Valley Alcohol Policy Coalition.

The surveys, which are available through December, are being implemented locally by the coalition and throughout the county in coordination with the Contra Costa County Marijuana Prevention Action Team.

Survey results will remain anonymous, according to organizers.

"The data will help us frame a campaign to highlight the negative consequences of marijuana use by youth and to empower parents to have healthy communications with their children. The campaign will begin next spring," added Hoyt, who is also the alcohol policy coordinator for the Discovery Counseling Center, based in Danville.

The local coalition is a group of advocates who work in the community to address underage use and abuse of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs. The county action team is a collaborative comprised of alcohol and other drug prevention providers, youth advocates, educators and parents.

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Posted by FanDanville
a resident of Danville
on Nov 13, 2015 at 11:33 am

The "answer" cells in the survey, such as the one at the end, do NOT WORK.
(Note: I did have "Private Browsing" turned on in my web browser.)
The rest of the survey worked.

The survey is very basic. Simplistic.
Hard to believe that it has any significant value or use.

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