CES and our non-profit called Concerned Businessmen’s Association of Tampa Bay (CBA) joined forces with our friends in San Diego, California to attend a Marijuana Summit and an Opioid Summit in San Diego at the beautiful Catamaran Resort and Spa.
Our friend, Mr. John Redman from Community Alliances for Drug Free Youth (www.cadfy.org) and the San Diego High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area put these Summits together and invited us to attend. We spend a lot of time helping youth with drug education and prevention. Attending a Summit like this gives one a difficult to face perspective of the current drug scene from the viewpoint of health care professionals, law enforcement and other educators. The good news is we met hundreds of people and many members of drug prevention coalitions who care and are helping to improve the situation.
We came away inspired to do even more. And we made new friends who we will be working together with in the future. Joining forces with like-minded individuals and groups is a very powerful action. Drugs and their purveyors have a significantly lower chance for their destructive intentions due to such people.
We are grateful we were able to go to San Diego in November. It’s a beautiful place to visit and we support keeping this beauty out of the hands of drug dealers of all kinds. And there’s nothing quite like the beautiful sunsets in San Diego!