Cape Assist Appeals to Local Lawmakers to Consider the Impact of Possible Legalization of…

first_imgCape Assist & the Cape May County Healthy Community Coalition sent out an urgent appeal to local legislators and stakeholders to consider a number of local regulations that can be put in place should marijuana become legalized for recreational use. The letter was sent to the Senator, Assemblymen, Freeholders, Mayors, Council members, Chiefs of Police, Business Administrators, Prosecutor, Chamber of Commerce members, and Zoning Board members of each municipality in Cape May County.“Cape Assist is dedicated to preventing substance abuse and promoting health & wellness in our communities,” said Cape Assist Executive Director, Katie Faldetta, “We know that legalizing recreational marijuana in other states has led to an increase in traffic fatalities, hospital admissions for marijuana ingestion and an increase in youth drug use. The letters sent urge our fellow community members to have a conversation about what they want for their town. We want every municipality to discuss the potential ramifications of marijuana legalization for recreational use in their town and decide what is right for their community.”The letter urges policy makers to consider the impact on communities and provides suggestions for policies and ordinances on a local level that could help prevent or reduce harm if recreational marijuana becomes legal in NJ. These suggestions include a moratorium on retail marijuana establishments, zoning restrictions, and many other regulations and ideas borrowed from local governments of other states where marijuana has been legalized.“We understand the complexity of the issue and the financial appeal, however, our concern is to reduce the harmful impact and prevent youth and problem use of cannabis in our communities,” said Natalia Wilber, CMC Healthy Community Coalition Coordinator, “We care about the health and welfare of our county and its residents and would like to let them and legislators know that they can reach out to us at any time regarding research, raising awareness, training and any other questions about the issue of recreational marijuana and other drugs”.If you would like to express your concerns, please contact your local elected officials. For more information, contact Cape Assist at (609) 522-5960, visit capeassist.org or like us on Facebook.The Cape May County Healthy Community Coalition is a community-based initiative of Cape Assist.The Cape Assist organization is a non-profit agency, dedicated to servicing Cape May County for over 30 years. Cape Assist promotes health and wellness in the community, implementing research-based services to seniors, schools, businesses, and organizations, all structured to enrich families and build healthy communities. 609-522-5960. www.capeassist.org 3819 New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260last_img read more

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Lettuce Announces 2019 Tour Dates With Ghost-Note

first_imgToday, the funk gurus of Lettuce have announced their first tour dates of 2019! Following a three-night run across Texas to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Lettuce’s winter tour will kick off on January 10th in Rochester, New York at Anthology Live. The 14-date tour will bring the psychedelic funksters to Boston’s House of Blues, Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Steel, Pittsburgh’s Rex Theater, Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, Detroit’s St. Andrew’s Hall, Cleveland’s House of Blues, Atlanta’s Center Stage, and more until January 26th.For eight of the Vibe Up tour dates, Lettuce will be joined by Ghost-Note, the musical brainchild of multi-Grammy Award-winning artists Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth of Snarky Puppy. The seven-piece ensemble is comprised of Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas Jr. (bass), Xavier Taplin(keys), Vaughn “V-Keys” Henry (keys), Peter Knudsen (guitar) and Jonathan Mones (alto sax & flute) alongside Werth and Sput.After launching their debut record, Fortified, in 2015 to showcase the diverse musical landscape of Dallas, TX, Snarky Puppy cohorts Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth found their identity in the Ghost-Note moniker. This past spring, the pair headed back into the studio for the follow-up release, Swagism, which garnered a #1 position on the iTunes jazz charts. Swagism showcases an evolved sound, elaborating on the sonically powerful and diverse talents of each individual member of the group. It also features over 20 guest musicians, including Kamasi Washington, Karl Denson, Nigel Hall, Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer, and many more.Pre-sale tickets to Lettuce’s 2019 tour will be available from Tuesday, October 23rd at 1 p.m. EST until Thursday, October 25th at 10 p.m. local time. General on-sale begins October 26th at 10 a.m. local time. For additional ticket information, please visit Lettuce’s official website.Before the year is over, Lettuce still has a variety of exciting shows on the horizon. On November 3rd, Lettuce will be joined by very special guests Waka Flocka Flame and Marcus King at the Anthem in Washington, D.C. In one of their final performances of 2018, Lettuce will play a special one-night-only show with the Colorado Symphony in Denver on November 10.Lettuce 2018-2019 Tour Dates:October 25 & 27 Live Oak, FL @ HulaweenOctober 30 Newport News, VA @ Boathouse LiveOctober 31 Asheville, NC @ Salvage StationNovember 1 Greenville, NC @ Slate TheaterNovember 2 Philadelphia, PA @ FillmoreNovember 3 Washington, DC @ The Anthem with Waka Flocka Flame and Marcus KingNovember 10 Denver, CO @ Boettcher Concert Hall with The Colorado SymphonyJanuary 10 Rochester, NY @ Anthology Live*January 11 Boston, MA @ House of Blues*January 12 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall*January 13 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom*January 15 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue*January 16 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall*January 17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater*January 18 Hartford, CT @ Infinity Music Hall & Bistro*January 19 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn SteelJanuary 22 Harrisburg, PA @ Whitaker CenterJanuary 23 Cleveland, OH @ House of BluesJanuary 24 Covington, KY @ Madison TheaterJanuary 25 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music WorksJanuary 26 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage*With Ghost NoteView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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