2017 - 2017

SUBSTANCE FOCUS ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE ACTIVITY FOCUS OUTCOME
Alcohol Educating on alcohol harms for young people, how youth are affected by the price, and how an increase in the beer excise tax was needed. Also, educated on need for Retail Beverage Service Training/Alcohol Compliance checks and Age of Seller increase for off premise. Gained support of state level partners.
Marijuana Educating on the potential adverse outcomes of expanding the medical CBD law (and increasing THC cap) by growing, making and selling products in Iowa. The bill to expand to production and sales in Iowa did pass, but the THC cap remained at 3%.
RX/Opioids Co-facilitated IPA Goes Local events with the Iowa Pharmacy Association with leaders in nine Iowa communities to discuss effect of opioid abuse in their own communities and find local-level solutions to combat it. Discussions generated feasible, local-level action steps to combat the upward trend of opioid abuse in each community.
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