At the June 2, 2016, Regional Substance Abuse Council meeting, Plymouth and Barnstable District State Senator Vinny deMacedo and Cape and Islands’ District Attorney Michael O’Keefe presented the “Campaign for a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts”.  The presentation addressed several concerns regarding the proposed Ballot Initiative: The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act including (1) cost, taxation, and revenue; (2) youth access and use; and (3) driving and enforcement.

To learn more:
– Issue Brief 3: MA Ballot Initiative: The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act
 Report of the Special Senate Committee on Marijuana March 8, 2016


Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council (RSAC) establishes a communication infrastructure across towns, providers, organizations, and individuals on Cape Cod to identify and address regional gaps and disparities in the substance use service provider system, maximize inter-agency collaboration and maximize funding and resource opportunities.  RSAC strives for a coordinated and comprehensive regional approach to substance use across the continuum of prevention, treatment, intervention, and recovery.

Pictured: Massachusetts State Senator Vinny deMacedo and District Attorney Michael O’Keefe at RSAC’s 6/2/2016 meeting.