Back in 1978 a group of Omaha parents met to share information on how to keep their kids away from marijuana. Now, 34 years later PRIDE Omaha is calling it quits.
A poor economy and lack of donations have tapped the organizations bank accounts and the organization would not go into debt to continue the mission.
Executive Director Susie Dugan told Channel 6 News Saturday afternoon that the grassroots group was successful, but added there is still a lot of work to be done.
"Politics and everything aside we don't want you promoting marijuana to our kids and that is just what is happening. Just ask any kid and they will tell you, 'oh, it can't hurt me it's medicine' and it is not."
Dugan says PRIDE Omaha will continue with an online presence, but that Saturday was the last day as a nonprofit organization.
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