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Oregon Health Authority launches campaign to prevent youth marijuana use

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A new campaign has launched encouraging kids in Oregon to wait to use weed, and their slogan is "Stay true to you."

The Oregon Health Authority announced the launch of the campaign at Oaks Park Wednesday. Their goal is to prevent marijuana use among kids between 12 and 20 years old.

Health officials say they received a lot of feedback from youth about what they believe is needed for a successful campaign.    

"The goal is clear, to communicate effectively with Oregon's youth about their decisions, their options, their responsibilities," said Oregon Health Authority director Lynne Saxton. 

The campaign is in a pilot stage and is first focusing on the Portland metro area, as well as Jackson and Josephine counties in southern Oregon.

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