Drug-Free South made a splash in Music City by distributing The Truth About Marijuana this past weekend to hundreds of country music fans outside the CMA Music Festival.
There were 23,184 arrests for marijuana offenses in Tennessee in 2007, representing an arrest rate of 377 per 100,000, which ranks Tennessee at number 11 in the nation, according to a report from drugscience.org. Additionally, the 7th annual Community Needs Evaluation from Metro Social Services in Nashville reported that drug overdoses are a leading cause of death in Tennessee, with over 1,100 in 2013 alone—surpassing murder, suicide and motor vehicle accidents.
So Drug-Free South hit the streets to distribute copies of the “Truth About Marijuana” booklet to people heading for the Country Music Association Music Festival this past weekend. Hundreds of copies of the booklet were distributed by the chapter, which has its international office located in Los Angeles – the Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW).
Brian Fesler, regional coordinator for FDFW, said, “We are changing lives. Each person to receive this booklet could be a person saved from a lifetime of suffering and addiction.”
The “Truth About Drugs” booklets cover all basic side effects of drugs, common street names, and how to recognize when you are being persuaded by a dealer. To learn more or order booklets, visit drugfreesouth.org.