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trends, tea, edibles
trends, tea, edibles

Warnings: Stem tea may not relieve your medical condition, but it might make you a bit happy. If you substitute medical marijuana buds and leaves for the stems, you will get very happy, and you will be very tired when the happiness dissipates. The resulting feeling you get from making medicinal stem tea may take between 30 to 50 minutes to hit you, so drink just a small amount and wait before re-dosing.

 

Potency, Studies, lungs, cigarettes, Pregnancy

State of the Science   190 resources
Several problems are associated with marijuana use during pregnancy, because prenatal exposure influences brain development and can result in permanent cognitive impairment. [35] Cognitive deficits resulting from prenatal exposure include inattention; impulsivity; and impairment in learning, memory, and certain aspects of executive functioning... Read More

Veterans, Legislation

#no2pot #biglies

Idaho, poll, legalization

Pollster Dan Jones & Associates found that only a third of Idaho residents want to legalize pot, 64 percent oppose and the rest didn’t know.

  • 18-24 year-olds oppose pot legalization by 55-47 percent
  • 25-34 year-olds oppose it by 61-34 percent
  • Idaho Republicans are especially against legalizing marijuana, 80-19 percent.
  • 49 percent of Idaho Democrats favor decriminalization of marijuana use, while 48 percent oppose.
  • Among... Read More
Sheriff, Florida, no
AAA, driving, Fatalities
Wood, Potency, 2017 Legislation, THC levels, THC

Based upon the foregoing evidence, this author has a clear preference for zero tolerance laws to deal with the increasing scourge of DUID.  The increasingly accepted Libertarian view is that such laws criminalize personal choices that cause no harm to citizens other than the drug consumer.  Laws requiring probable cause be first established before requiring a blood sample theoretically alleviate this concern, but are unconvincing to opponents of zero-tolerance laws.  Adoption of New Zealand’... Read More

Wood, Potency, 2017 Legislation, THC levels, THC

The fact is that there is no level of THC in blood above which everyone is impaired, and below which no one is impaired.  This is not because we need more studies; it’s because of human biology. Consider the following three factors.

Effects, Pregnancy, PubMed

#no2Pot

video, ATTC, body

Also,  http://attcnetwork.org/marijuana/docs/MJInfographic_Body_final.pdf   #no2pot

video, Volkov, NIDA, body, Brain, Behavior
ATTC, Infographics
ATTC, Infographics

#no2pot

legalization
opioid, Colorado, legalization

"Marijuana is the 800-pound gorilla in the room, when in fact, 295 Coloradans died two years ago of prescription drug overdoses," he notes. 
In 2012, 36 drivers who tested positive for marijuana were involved in fatal car crashes, according the Colorado Department of Transportation. And 19-year-old ... Read More

Paleo, health, meta-analysis, Studies

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PTSD, Veterans
Colorado-0, Colorado, legalization
youth, clinical, Research, legalization, pedestrians
impulsivity, PubMed, Studies
Morgan, OpEd

Don’t bother putting lipstick on this pig. There’s a saying that no matter how often one stirs a bucket of crap, it’s still a bucket of crap.

Colorado-0, impact, cost
Colorado, regulation
Colorado-0, national, youth
youth, Colorado-0, denver, usage, increase

Where do the students get their marijuana? 38% reported they got from a friend who obtains it legally, 23% reported from their parents, 22% from the black market, 9% from medical marijuana dispensaries, 4% from medical marijuana cardholders, 3% from retail marijuana stores.

Colorado-0, rules
Wyoming, governor, law enforcement
Survey, SAMHSA, usage

Shows that Colorado 12 to 17 age group, 18 to 25, 26+ are significantly higher than US average for past 30 day marijuana use and all showed increased rates between 2011-12 and 2012-13

youth, trends, case, decriminalization, california

These results provide empirical evidence to support concerns that decriminalization may be a risk factor for future increases in youth marijuana use and acceptance.

Colorado, health, Pregnancy, youth, Report, Statistical Reports

Appendix

Changes in Marijuana Use Patterns, Systematic Literature Review, and Possible Marijuana-Related Health Effects

youth, AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics, usage
  • ·        “Making it more available to adults – even if restrictions are in place – will increase the access for teens. Just the campaigns to legalize marijuana can have the effect of persuading adolescents that marijuana is not dangerous, which can have a devastating impact on their lifelong health and development.”
  • ·        For adolescents, marijuana can impair memory and concentration, interfering with learning, and is linked to lower odds of completing high school or... Read More
IJDP, youth, trends

In 2012 and afterwards California 12th graders as compared to their peers in other states became (a) 25% more likely to have used marijuana in the past 30 days, (b) 20% less likely to perceive regular marijuana use as a great health risk, (c) 20% less likely to strongly disapprove of regular marijuana use, and (d) about 60% more likely to expect to be using marijuana five years in the future. Analysis of 10th graders raises the possibility that the findings among 12th graders may reflect a... Read More

legalization, follow the money, Infographics, elections

cannabis, Fraud, Rx Drugs

But having medical value” isn’t the same thing as “being a medicine.” A medicine is a material of known chemical composition and dosage that has been shown in clinical trials to be safe and effective in the management of some condition in some patient population. By that standard, natural cannabis can’t be a medicine, simply because natural cannabis varies so widely in its chemical content: not only from one strain to another, but from one plant to another and even from one... Read More

Colorado, Colorado-0, usage
Colorado, Colorado-0

study commissioned by Colorado's Marijuana Enforcement Division this year ... Read More

SAMHSA, health trends, alcohol, illicit drugs

Marijuana Use
As noted in the illicit drug use section, an estimated 22.2 million Americans aged 12 or older in 2014 were current users of marijuana. This number of past month marijuana users corresponds to 8.4 percent of the population aged 12 or older.  The percentage of people aged 12 or older who were current marijuana users in 2014 was higher than the percentages from 2002 to 2013. This rise in marijuana use among those aged 12 or older may reflect the increase in marijuana use by... Read More

Florida, car crashes
Colorado, usage, youth, Impairment
  • 1 in 3 users are daily users
  • Black adults in Colorado are using at almost 50% higher than the state average for adults; Hispanics have the lowest use rates
  • Low income Colorado adults are using at higher rates than the state average
  • Almost a third of 18-24 year olds are using marijuana
  • Almost a third of gay and lesbian adults are using marijuana - more than twice the state average for adults
  • Almost 1 in five reported driving... Read More
Amendment 2, Florida
monitoring the future, perception, harm, Statistical Reports

   
http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future/monitoring-future-figures-2014 

Washington, traffic, safety, Report
usage, youth, increase
Research, PTSD, Veterans, Studies
Vaping, IBH
voters
Death, Colorado-0, Colorado
Florida, Teens, youth
Charlotte's Web, epilepsy

But these results should be taken with a grain of salt, Hussain said. "This is generally a pretty desperate group of patients and parents, and I think they are highly invested in the belief and the hope that these cannabis extracts are truly effective," he said.

Infographics, Brain, youth

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Morgan, money

Medicine or $$$ either way the people lose.

Colorado-0, denver, car crashes, Fatalities
youth, adolescent, ATTC, Harmless
Myth
youth, legalization, Myth
Myth, legalization, youth, harm
monitoring the future, perception, youth
  • Most Marijuana Use Begins in Adolescence: 78% of the 2.4 million people who began using in the last year were aged 12 to 20.
  • As perception of harm decreases, teen marijuana use increases.
  • Every Day, 3,287 Teens Use Marijuana for the First Time
File Attorney John B. Morgan, Esq., Mayor of Orlando's Shadow Gov't Morgan, video, youtube

Does this sound like someone who is concerned about your family member or sick people?  Sounds more like someone who wants legalize marijuana at all costs to our families, youth, highways, and communities.

Amendment 2, miller
vote no, education
map, usage
religious leader, Aubrey Shines

Pastor Aubrey Shines encourages Florida voters to vote against the legalization of Medical Marijuana in the upcoming election.  #no2pot

 

Doctors, Resolution
Portugal, Teens, youth, usage, Studies
Arizona, youth, usage
Colorado, abuse
vote no, chamber of commerce

Flyer  http://www.flchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/Flyer_FL-Chamber-Joins-Dont-...

News

Tampa Bay Times - http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/times-recommends-vote-no-on-amendment-2-medical-marijuana/2200610    

... Read More
unemployment, Business, lawyer
Pregnancy

Therefore, disrupted temporal and/or spatial precision of cannabinoid receptor activation, especially due to in utero cannabis exposure, can destabilize finely tuned signalling networks resulting in altered brain circuit formation and sensitivity to secondary insults. 
 

Rosen, Amendment 2, Business, news video clip, Haridopolos
edibles

OVERCONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA THROUGH EDIBLES IS AN ISSUE FOR PEOPLE OF ANY AGE, KIDS OR ADULTS, SAID DAWN MLATECEK, OWNER OF THE FRISCO DISPENSARY HERBAL BLISS, WHERE EDIBLES MAKE UP 30 TO 40 PERCENT OF SALES. SHE CAN’T BELIEVE LOOKALIKE PACKAGING WENT AS FAR AS IT DID.
“THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY WHO NEED TO REALIZE THAT ALTHOUGH THAT’S FUNNY AND IT’S COOL, THERE IS A DOWNSIDE TO THAT,” SHE SAID. “WE’RE SEEING IT RIGHT NOW.”

edibles

A single 50 milligram inhalation of high-potency cannabis oil (a “dab”) can deliver a dose equal to over four joints of Mexican commercial weed from the Seventies.

  • 2 mg: threshold of psychoactivity for infrequent users. Very little to no impairment.
  • 2.5 mg: most report psychoactivity equal to a glass of wine or a beer. Doses in this range are popular for social anxiety, encouraging the munchies, and focus.
  • 5 mg: nearly all occasional users will note... Read More
Colorado, OpEd, Amendment 2, crime, youth, emergency room, highways, car crashes, Fatalities
OpEd, Alaska, crime
OpEd, Florida Courier
epilepsy, Charlotte's Web, Death
OpEd, Sheriff, Children, youth
Charlotte's Web, Studies
Long-term, Side-Effects, Brain, Research, Studies
religious leader, position paper
Resolution, position paper
Teen, youth, opioid, abuse
Morgan, follow the money
youth, addiction
video, law enforcement, Sheriff

Medical marijuana vacation destination?  Is this what we want in Florida?  Will it be safe at our amusement parks?

heart, animals, hemp

Previous research has found that marijuana can increase heart rate and blood pressure, which could tip a vulnerable individual over into heart attack territory

OpEd, Children, community, County commissioner
Amendment 2, opinion
Amendment 2, political
poisoning, monk, farms
Studies, Research, recreational
Brain, Studies
amendment, vote no
amendment, vote no
amendment, putman, agriculture, Business, tourism
religious leader, church, amendment, Bishops, vote no
Pharmacists, Motycka, vote no
workplace, Business, drug testing

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