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Report: Pot drug of choice for youths in juvenile justice system REGION — Marijuana remains the drug of choice for youths in the juvenile justice system, according to a report released by the SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Division on Friday, but new data show changes over time in frequency of use and perception of how harmful it can be. The SANDAG report, “CJ Bulletin: 2017 Juvenile Arrestee Drug Use in the San Diego Region” found that marijuana was the first substance ever tried among the more than half of the juveniles surveyed, before alcohol and tobacco. Other findings included:

91 percent of those surveyed had tried marijuana, SANDAG study finds — 91 percent of the youth surveyed had tried marijuana and the average age of first use was 12.4. — Those who reported using marijuana in the past month had used it an average of 16.5 of the past 30 days. — 45 percent surveyed were positive for marijuana at the time of interview. — 56 percent reported marijuana was the first substance they ever tried, compared to 25 percent for alcohol. – 14 percent said they be-

lieved that marijuana could be harmful to users, compared to 36 percent for alcohol and 59 percent for tobacco. “Efforts to prevent youth substance abuse are more important than ever given the changes in state law decriminalizing marijuana use combined with the higher concentration of THC levels in marijuana, and new products such as marijuana edibles. All this makes it easier to abuse the drug,” said SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Director Dr. Cynthia Burke. “It


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Jordyn Jerotz of Encinitas is a finalist in the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Softball contest, along with 40 7-to14-year-old children from the United States and Canada. He has advanced from the regional championships to compete during MLB All-Star Week at Nationals Park, in Washington D. C., the site of the 2018 MLB All-Star Game.

is telling that many of the minors interviewed expressed that they believed marijuana was not bad for users and considered marijuana less harmful and more easily available than alcohol and tobacco.” The study also found that in 2017, more youth reported ever trying meth and using prescription drugs illegally. These and other statistics regarding youth substance use and other risk behaviors is compiled annually through the Substance Abuse Monitoring (SAM) Program.

These reports are the first in a series of publications with 2017 data with reports derived from adult interviews to follow. The Substance Abuse Monitoring (SAM) program focuses on individuals who are arrested and booked into local detention facilities. Subjects are interviewed within 48 hours of their arrest and asked in an anonymous and confidential interview about their substance use history and other risky behaviors. A two-page summary on how data have changed with an evolving justice system (since 2007) is available in the most recent SANDAG CJ Flash.

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has served the agency for almost 37 years, in roles ranging from publicist, business development manager, marketing manager, assistant general manager and since 2010, as presiSCULPTURES CROSS U.S. dent and CEO, succeeding Encinitas artist and agency founder Bob Fisher. sculptor Judy Salinsky is being recognized across ARBAUGH JOINS GREENHAUS the U.S. She has been acSan Diego-based adcepted into the ArtPrize vertising agency Greenartist show in Grand Rap- haus continues its strategic ids, Mich., where interna- growth pattern with the adtional artists are invited to dition of Encinitas resident show one piece of art work Olivia Arbaugh as senior in downtown Grand Rapids. account executive. In addition, the Ocean Artist Society, run by Wyland CSUSM HAILS ATHLETES & Bill Harvey, will show Cal State San Marcos her sculptures at the Divplaced a conference-high 41 ing Equipment Marketing student-athletes on the CalAssoc. convention in Las ifornia Collegiate Athletic Vegas and the Avalon MuAssociation. The CSUSM seum on Catalina Island baseball and women's track has asked for her work. & field team each contributed nine Cougars to the list. SUCCESS FOR PROMISES2KIDS Women's golf and softball A sold-out fashion had eight each while men's show and luncheon, at Rantrack & field had seven. cho Valencia Resort in Rancho Santa Fe May 9, raised O’SIDE HIGH GRAD AT SEA more than $12,000 for 2012 Oceanside High Promises2Kids. The event School graduate and was organized by the Nicole Oceanside native, Petty OfMiller store owner, Steficer 2nd Class Regine Sifanie Lyon, who frequentbayan, is serving in the U.S. ly volunteers for PromisNavy as part of the world’s es2Kids with her daughter. largest international maritime warfare exercise, Rim ‘STAYING POWER’ AWARD of the Pacific. Sibayan is a Gayle Mestel, CEO of hospital corpsman aboard CCS Public Relations in USS Carl Vinson, currently Carlsbad, received the “Anoperating out of San Diego. thony Vigil Award for StayShe’s responsible for taking Power” during the U.S. ing care of sailors’ mental Small Business Adminishealth through counseling tration’s luncheon. Mestel and evaluations.

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Encinitas-based detailer Jose Junco, of High Performance Auto Detail, has been picked for the second year, by Master detailer Renny Doyle, to join the Air Force One Detailing Team in July at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. COUVILLION JOINS MURPHY

Carlsbad resident John R. Couvillion has joined Murphy Development Company as senior vice

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Santa Fe Christian Schools announced the selection of Moriah McLellan as the 2018 Eagle Scholarship Award recipient. McLellan, an incoming freshman dances classical ballet and is involved at Encinitas Ballet Academy, where she recently performed in “Coppélia.” Additionally,

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