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Amendment 2 Would Legalize Medical Marijuana in Florida

NOPE Task Force interviews two experts on Amendment 2 to determine its impact on teenagers and the wider community, if Florida voters approve it on November 4.

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NOPE Candle Light Vigils Coming in Late October

More than 55 vigils will be held this year in towns and college campuses to raise awareness about drug-related deaths and open the doors to recovery for many. Learn how your community can benefit from hosting a vigil.

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A NOPE First: A Marriage Made in Heaven!

NOPE Task Force brought together Dan Perry and Kristen Cantwell who will be married this weekend. Much like NOPE, their lives connected over a tragedy but they grew to bring joy and hope to the people around them.

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2014 NOPE Life Choice Scholarship Winners

This year’s winners reflect how young people today are doing their best to stay clear of drugs, despite pressure from peers and the media.

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Back-to-School Time: How to Reduce Stress and Stay Involved in Your Children’s Lives

This time of year can be stressful as school starts and new academic pressures kick in. We get advice from two advocates on what parents can do at the start of the year to prevent drug-related tragedies.

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NOPE’s Growth Comes From Community Support

As NOPE Task Force expands across the country, new chapters are reducing overdose deaths by establishing community support.

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In Decade of Service, NOPE Serves 500,000 People

NOPE Task Force is celebrating our 10th anniversary with a spotlight on our accomplishments, including growing our organization to 14 chapters and holding our annual candle light vigil in more than 60 communities.

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NOPE Task Force supports the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy's Position on Marijuana Legalization

The Administration steadfastly opposes legalization of marijuana and other drugs because legalization would increase the availability and use of illicit drugs, and pose significant health and safety risks to all Americans, particularly young people.

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New NOPE Chapter: Delaware County, Pa.

Our new chapter outside of Philadelphia will reach hundreds of young people and their parents every year.

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Marijuana Use, Increased Availability and Youth Perception of Harms- Floridians Get the Facts

What Floridians Need to Know about Marijuana Use, Increased Availability and Youth Perception of Harms

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Thank You to Our Sponsors:
  • 1st United Bank
  • 2014 National Candle Light Vigil Sponsors
  • Brian & Patty
  • Caswell F. and Marie B. Holloway Foundation
  • East Coast Plastics

  • Flah & Company
  • Florida Health Group
  • Silver
  • The Perry Family

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