February 16th at 6:30 pm

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Meeting ID: 870 2139 9694
Passcode: 050564
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt – The Town of Rockingham, Greater Falls Connections, and Falls Area Community Television (FACT-TV) will be co-sponsoring two community events to inform and engage Rockingham community members on the retail sale of cannabis opt-in vote (Act 164) scheduled for Town Meeting Day. The first event on February 9th, “Cannabis Conversations”, invites parents and other caring adults to have open, honest, and judgment-free conversations about youth and cannabis use. WNESU Student Assistance Professional Heather Waryas will present on the Teen Brain. Discussion topics will include How to Talk to Kids, Youth Mental Health, Trauma, and Preventing Youth Substance Use. Information regarding local regulations and best practices for youth prevention will also be shared.

February 16th will be an informational forum for voters on topics including zoning and advertising, local control, potential economic costs and benefits, and impacts on youth. The panel of speakers will include Susan Westa from Windham Regional Commission, local cannabis entrepreneur Deb Fox, State Senator Jeanette White (D-Windham) on legislative updates, Greater Falls Connections on youth prevention, and a speaker with expertise in youth mental health. Mike Smith and Marty Gallagher from FACT-TV’s The Feed will moderate the event and invite questions from the community. Prior to the event, you are invited to email your questions to .

Both events will take place from 6:30-8pm. The February 9th Cannabis Conversation will be virtual, and the February 16th Cannabis Voter Information Forum will be hybrid on Zoom and in-person at the Bellows Falls Opera House Lower Theater. For those attending in-person, masking and social distancing will be encouraged per CDC Guidelines. A video recording of the voter forum will be posted on FACT-TV’s website. Zoom links will be available on the Facebook pages of FACT TV and Greater Falls Connections on the day of each event.