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An Overview of Cannabis Use in Pregnancy

January 16, 2020 - 06:39
Link: An Overview of Cannabis Use in PregnancyArticle Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020Thursday, January 16, 2020Tags:

Consumption of cannabis during pregnancy results in cannabinoid placental crossing and accumulation in the fetal brain, and other organs, where it interferes with neurodevelopment and the endocannabinoid system. Use during the postnatal period can also lead to secretion in breast milk for extended periods (up to a week) after last use. From retrospective studies, we know prenatal cannabis ingestion has been associated with anemia in the mothers as well as low birth weights, greater risk of preterm and stillbirths, as well as increased need for neonatal intensive care unit admissions.

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products

December 12, 2019 - 14:22
Link: Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, ProductsArticle Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019Thursday, December 12, 2019Tags:

CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a national outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI).

Monitoring the Future 2018 Survey Results

December 4, 2019 - 18:58
Link: Monitoring the Future 2018 Survey ResultsArticle Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019Wednesday, December 4, 2019Tags:

Vaping - Data Highlights Strong correlation between vaping nicotine and vaping marijuana:

  • 47.9% of current nicotine vapers are vaping marijuana
  • 72.2% of current marijuana vapers are vaping nicotine.
  • Most current nicotine vapers (72%) have NOT tried cigarettes.
  • Majority nicotine vapers (92%) have NOT smoked cigarettes in past 30 days.

Pot Opens a Pandoras Box

December 1, 2019 - 13:58
Link: Pot Opens a Pandoras BoxArticle Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019Saturday, November 30, 2019

A previous study last March in the Lancet also showed that cannabis use increases psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia.
Two preliminary studies presented this November out of Oklahoma and Virginia at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia tentatively connect cannabis use with doubled stroke risk and heart rhythm disorders.

Big dope: how marijuana benefited from one of the slickest PR campaigns in history

November 30, 2019 - 14:23
Link: Big dope: how marijuana benefited from one of the slickest PR campaigns in historyArticle Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019Saturday, November 30, 2019Tags:

Wild mass killings of this sort are a post-1960 phenomenon. So, applying the rules of logic, the availability of guns simply cannot be the significant variable.
t must be the single most successful rebranding in marketing history. Millions now associate a highly dangerous drug with miracle cures, health and wellbeing. Mr Stroup, understandably, has since denied the words, but the article is still sitting in the Emory library for anyone who wants to check.
Yet their product also ruins the lives of users and their families. And it kills. Often very terribly. Will this realization come too late to save us from a grave mistake?

Should All Drugs Be Legal? A Soho Forum Debate

November 24, 2019 - 16:29
Link: Should All Drugs Be Legal? A Soho Forum DebateArticle Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019Sunday, November 24, 2019Tags:

Reason's Jacob Sullum and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson debate eliminating laws that prohibit the use and sale of narcotics.

Marijuana increases alcohol consumption in Canadian study

November 24, 2019 - 15:33
Link: Marijuana increases alcohol consumption in Canadian studyArticle Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019Sunday, November 24, 2019Tags:

In a recent cohort study of alcohol consumption in Canada, marijuana use was found to increase demand for alcohol. In other words, those who reported marijuana and alcohol use consumed significantly more alcohol than those who reported only alcohol use. The mechanism for this association is not entirely clear. However, these findings have important implications for treatment and prevention, particularly in the context of changes in marijuana legalization. In the USA, greater alcohol consumption can only mean increases in traffic fatalities and injuries, violent crime, and all the other negative population-wide outcomes and costs associated with alcohol and marijuana use. Interestingly, in Colorado, where marijuana has been legal for recreational use since 2014, all these negative indicators have been on the rise along with a conspicuous increase in alcohol consumption.

Michigan forces dispensaries to stop selling marijuana vapes until more testing can be done

November 24, 2019 - 06:48
Link: Michigan forces dispensaries to stop selling marijuana vapes until more testing can be doneArticle Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019Sunday, November 24, 2019

People need to be educated that marijuana even 'medical' marijuana is not FDA approved and therefore is not a prescription.  Often contains mold, pesticides, fertilizers, unknown amounts of other chemicals and THC potency may be incorrect. 

Harmless Pot. Sure.

November 15, 2019 - 15:25
Link: Harmless Pot. Sure.Article Date: Friday, November 15, 2019Friday, November 15, 2019Tags:

I have never represented a heroin junkie or a meth head who didn’t start with marijuana.  Legalization of it is now all the rage in Democrat controlled states like Illinois, and it is a stupid mistake.  From Rod Dreher:
Berenson’s book is a game-changer. In his New Yorker piece, Malcolm Gladwell writes straightforwardly about the overwhelming scientific evidence that marijuana is a hell of a lot more problematic than many of us think. Excerpt:

Berenson begins his book with an account of a conversation he had with his wife, a psychiatrist who specializes in treating mentally ill criminals. They were discussing one of the many grim cases that cross her desk—“the usual horror story, somebody who’d cut up his grandmother or set fire to his apartment.” Then his wife said something like “Of course, he was high, been smoking pot his whole life.”
Of course? I said.
Yeah, they all smoke.
Well . . . other things too, right?
Sometimes. But they all smoke.

View the Dragnet video... same story for 50 years.  More research isn't going to change the outcome actually the outcomes with the stronger pot are getting worse and worse.  Did you know if research projects aren't going the way the funder desires they don't have to be published... How many studies have been scrapped because the results are negative, harmful, longlasting.... ?

Video of pot will kill you

Hillsborough County approves regulations on selling, using vaping products

November 6, 2019 - 20:36
Link: Hillsborough County approves regulations on selling, using vaping productsArticle Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019Wednesday, November 6, 2019Tags:

The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners has determined that the prohibition on the sale, possession, and use of vapor‐generating electronic devices and vapor products should be extended to include young adults under the age of 21.

Suicide Counts Map by County

November 5, 2019 - 20:09
Link: Suicide Counts Map by CountyColorado Coroners AssociationArticle Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019Tuesday, November 5, 2019Tags:

While the total number of suicides is accurate (1,145), the number of toxicology results is likely higher than 888 – it’s just difficult/impossible for the state to obtain all the available toxicology results. For these reasons, an exact percentage of suicides with toxicology results can’t be calculated.

 

VMS Resolution- Regulation of Cannabidiol (CBD)

November 5, 2019 - 07:08
Link: VMS Resolution- Regulation of Cannabidiol (CBD)Article Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019Tuesday, November 5, 2019Tags:

VERMONT MEDICAL SOCIETY RESOLUTION- WHEREAS, non-prescribed CBD consumer products sold can contain up to 24 mg of THC, more than that of a typical cannabis joint, which contains up to 17 mg of THC, putting the consumer at risk for intoxication, unintended cannabis addiction relapse, and unintended mental health harm;

The Grassroots of Grass: Cannabis Legalization Ballot Initiative Campaign Contributions and Outcomes, 2004-2016.

November 4, 2019 - 07:17
Link: The Grassroots of Grass: Cannabis Legalization Ballot Initiative Campaign Contributions and Outcomes, 2004-2016Article Date: Monday, November 4, 2019Monday, November 4, 2019Tags:

Conclusion: These results underscore the importance of health advocate participation in developing cannabis legalization frameworks.

SANDAG Report Finds an Increase in THC Vaping Among Local Arrestees

November 2, 2019 - 19:53
Link: SANDAG Report Finds an Increase in THC Vaping Among Local ArresteesClearinghouse Sandag Volume 21 Issue 11Article Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019Saturday, November 2, 2019Tags:

The new SANDAG report, Marijuana Use Among San Diego Arrestees: Two Years of Data Post–Proposition 64 found that in 2018, 71% of adults and 53% of juveniles felt the potency of marijuana had increased since they started using, up from 63% and 39% respectively in 2017.

Safe Banking Act

October 27, 2019 - 16:54
Link: Safe Banking Act- Federal BillArticle Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019Sunday, October 27, 2019Tags:

The SAFE Banking Act (H.R. 1595/S. 1200) contains no public health guardrails to deal with the pot vaping crisis or incredibly potent flavored marijuana vapes that have been warned about by the Surgeon General. • The SAFE Banking Act would allow billions in investment into the same illegal marijuana companies that are creating marijuana vapes like those that are causing this crisis.

Marijuana Concentrates

October 27, 2019 - 12:55
Link: Marijuana ConcentratesArticle Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019Sunday, October 27, 2019

Legalizing Marijuana: Why Citizens Should Just Say No

October 25, 2019 - 07:45
Link: Legalizing Marijuana: Why Citizens Should Just Say NoArticle Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019Tuesday, October 22, 2019Tags:

Although this article is from 2010, the information is still relevant.  We now have more data to oppose legalization of marijuana for any reason.  

The Doctor Is In: Answering Your Marijuana Questions

October 24, 2019 - 20:58
Link: The Doctor Is In: Answering Your Marijuana QuestionsArticle Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019Thursday, October 24, 2019Tags:

The Nation's Doctor, VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., answers top questions about marijuana. The U.S. Surgeon General addresses marijuana-related questions he often receives including those related to the chemical composition and potency of today’s marijuana, associated risks, and what parents and teachers can say to young people about marijuana.

Video of The Doctor Is In: Answering Your Marijuana Questions

Kids Health- Vaping flavored pods

October 24, 2019 - 06:03
Link: Kids Health- Vaping flavored podsArticle Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019Thursday, October 24, 2019Tags:

An Update On The Florida Medical Marijuana Market

October 18, 2019 - 21:25
Link: An Update On The Florida Medical Marijuana MarketArticle Date: Monday, October 14, 2019Friday, October 18, 2019Tags:

The Florida medical marijuana market continues to expand at a rapid pace.
The two publicly held companies with the largest presence in the state are Trulieve followed by Curaleaf.
Extensive Florida operations have allowed Trulieve and Curaleaf to avoid the bear market that has engulfed multi-state operators MedMen, Acreage Holdings and Harvest Health.
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