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Canada And Proposed Legalisation Of Marijuana

Dear David, I am sending you below a copy of a letter I have sent to the Premiers of Canada – and other members of the worldwide drug prevention community, plus an email to UN HQ in New York.   Since they get so many letters I thought it would be sensible to send you a copy […]

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Baby dies after being left alone while mum smokes cannabis

A three-month-old baby boy died after being left alone overnight while his mother smoked cannabis, a serious case review has found. Social services dealt repeatedly with the child’s family before his death but closed the case after the woman said she had stopped using drugs. A police investigation into potential neglect is currently ongoing. The […]

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Traffic Accidents Rising in States With Legalized Recreational Marijuana

OCTOBER 25, 2018 BY PARTNERSHIP NEWS SERVICE STAFF A new study finds traffic accidents are increasing in states that have legalized recreational marijuana, Bloomberg reports. Crashes have risen by as much as 6 percent in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, compared with neighboring states that haven’t legalized marijuana for recreational use, according to research from […]

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Why do we so consistently underplay the links between cannabis and psychosis? This isn’t a benevolent drug

Anybody wondering what happens to the 8 per cent of the skunk-smoking population who develop mental illness should visit any psychiatric hospital in Britain or speak to somebody who has done so What is really needed in dealing with cannabis is a “tobacco moment”, as with cigarettes 50 years ago, when a majority of people […]

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Legalising Pot Will Cause More Mayhem on our Roadways

According to a Colorado Springs Gazette editorial about legalization in Colorado there has been a doubling of drivers involved in fatal crashes testing positive for marijuana. [1] Marijuana significantly impairs driving including time and distance estimation and reaction times and motor coordination. [2] The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lists marijuana as the most prevalent […]

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Latest drug fad can cause dangerous explosions, police say

Unified Police Sgt. Melody Gray described the process as similar to making a pipe bomb. But some marijuana users — and dealers — are willing to take that risk despite potentially dangerous results. For the past several years, law enforcement in several states have been combating the increasing popularity of something called “dabs.” Dabs, or […]

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How Legal Cannabis Actually Made Things Worse For Sick People In Oregon

The medical marijuana market is in a downward spiral as businesses, lured by big money, shift to recreational At the height of the medical marijuana industry there were 420 dispensaries in Oregon. Now there are only eight. In 2015, Erich Berkovitz opened his medical marijuana processing company, PharmEx, with the intention of getting sick people […]

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Could Vaping Lead Teens To Pot Smoking?

Teens who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to try marijuana in the future, especially if they start vaping at a younger age, a new study shows. More than 1 in 4 teenagers who reported e-cigarette use eventually progressed to smoking pot, according to the survey of more than 10,000 teens. That compared with just 8 percent […]

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Summary of Cannabis Genotoxicity Papers

There are several principal pathways to inheritable genotoxicity, mutagenicity and teratogenes is induced by cannabis which are known and well established at this time including the following. These three papers discuss different aspects of these effects. 1) Stops Brain Waves and Thinking The brain has both stimulatory and inhibitory pathways.  GABA is the main brain […]

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Citizens For Public Safety Quality Of Life Property Values – Video About Marijuana

Source: http://www.protectoursociety.org/

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DEA Establishes Six New Heroin Enforcement Teams

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced the establishment of six new enforcement teams focused on combatting the flow of heroin and illicit fentanyl.   “At a time when overdose deaths are at catastrophic levels, the DEA’s top priority is addressing the opioid epidemic and pursuing the criminal organizations that distribute their poison to our […]

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‘Breakthrough’ In Cannabis Medicine For Childhood Epilepsy

In the following video, GW Pharmaceuticals Chief Executive Justin Gover explains what other medical uses for cannabis the drug maker is researching: Source: https://news.sky.com/video/breakthrough-in-cannabis-medicine-for-childhood-onset-epilepsy-11412608  June 2018    

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Cannabinoids In Liver Diseases

Eleonora Patsenker, Ph.D. and Felix Stickel, M.D., Ph.D. Mounting evidence indicates that the endocannabinoid (EC) system (ECS) plays an important role in various liver diseases including viral hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), alcoholic liver disease, hepatic encephalopathy, and autoimmune hepatitis. The ECS also impacts on involved processes such as hepatic hemodynamics, nutrient intake and […]

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Persistent Cannabis Users Show Neuropsychological Decline From Childhood To Midlife

  Source: http://www.pnas.org/content/109/40/E2657 July 2012

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Ask The Expert: Dr. Thomas Kosten Discusses Anti-Drug Vaccines

Featuring Thomas Kosten, MD, Professor and the Jay H. Waggoner Endowed Chair in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Mark Gold and Dr. Thomas Kosten discuss anti-drug vaccines to treat substance use and addiction. Q – Congratulations on your career to date and most recent work. Can […]

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Ask The Expert: Dr. Stacy Seikel And Opioid Addiction

Dr. Mark Gold and Dr. Stacy Seikel discuss opioid addiction Experts have concluded that the opioid crisis started with physicians overprescribing opioid pain medication. Q – You are one of the few double board certified, pain evaluation and treatment experts, and addiction evaluation and treatment expert. How do you decide who should be given opioids for […]

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As California Legalizes Pot, Few Smokers Realize Cannabis Is Often Contaminated With Pesticides, Mold, Heavy Metals And Chemical Toxins

As of yesterday, it’s now legal for adults in California to purchase recreational marijuana. This is being hailed as a breakthrough against marijuana prohibition, but the masses of would-be pot smokers in California seem to carry a popular delusion that rests on the false idea that marijuana is safe to smoke in unlimited quantities because it’s “natural.” […]

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Life-threatening Bleeding Linked To Synthetic Cannabinoids, CDC Warns

A warning about life-threatening bleeding linked to use of synthetic cannabinoids — commonly known as fake weed or spice — was issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday after two deaths and dozens of patients appearing in ERs with serious unexplained bleeding. A total of 94 people — 89 in […]

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Think It’s Harmless? Now Nine In Ten Teens At Drug Clinics Are Being Treated For Marijuana Use

Cannabis is responsible for 91% of drug addiction cases involving teenagers Skunk – high-potency herbal cannabis – causing more people to seek treatment  Backs up research that skunk is having detrimental impact on mental health Cannabis is responsible for 91 per cent of cases where teenagers end up being treated for drug addiction, shocking new […]

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A Gene Links Impulsivity And Drug Use Vulnerability

By William Ross Perlman, Ph.D., CMPP, NIDA Notes Contributing Writer This research: Identified a gene variant that promotes impulsive behavior and enhanced responses to heroin in rats. Linked the corresponding human gene variant to increased risk for impulsivity and drug use. People who are highly impulsive and those diagnosed with ADHD are at increased risk […]

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The PopPot Report On Child Deaths Directly Linked To Marijuana Use

Source: http://poppot.org/child-endangerment  August 2018

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The Costs Of Marijuana Legalization To Society

Source http://www.learnaboutsam.org

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Current Research On The Consequences Of Maternal Drug Abuse

Introduction by Theodore M. Pinkert, M.D., J.D. The study of the consequences of maternal drug abuse represents one of the most compelling areas of research in the drug abuse field. The potential victims of this problem have no say in the maternal behaviors, which may place them at risk. Therefore, it is incumbent upon the […]

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Behavioral Studies Of Drug-Exposed Offspring: Methodological Issues In Human And Animal Research

Introduction by Cora Lee Wetherington, Vincent L. Smeriglio, and Loretta P. Finnegan For several years the use of drugs during pregnancy, particularly cocaine, has been a major public health issue because of the concern about possible adverse behavioral effects on the neonate and the developing child. While many popular press publications have warned of the severe adverse […]

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2-Fold Danger Of Teens Using E-Cigarettes

When I was a kid, smoking was very common among adults but not kids. If you look at many of the television programs and movies from before 1970, you will see just how popular smoking was. In the evenings during prime-time television, there seemed to be as many cigarette commercials as there were for any […]

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You Get Used To It Pretty Quickly

Another day, another troubling headline. If you believe that the access to “safer” drugs is the problem, maybe vending machines will “fix Vancouver’s drug crisis.” For more than a decade, we’ve been told that Vancouver is the model the US should emulate. No North American city has been more aggressive in implementing harm reduction practices—safe […]

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Regulating’ Cannabis: The Legalization Of Yet Another Psychotropic Toxin – Really?

“Permission empowered models of drug policy interpretation are driving demand for drug use – NOT prohibition models. The ‘law’ is not what ruins lives, it’s those who tear down that protective fence to simply ‘get wasted’, that do that!” “Acceptability – Accessibility – Availability, all increase consumption!”  D.I __________________________________________________________________ It is certainly no surprise that […]

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New Data From Washington State Show Marijuana Legalization Leads To Massive Increase In Youth Exposure To Substance

(Alexandria, VA) – Marijuana legalization has led to massive increases in youth exposure to the substance, according the 2017 Annual Toxic Trend Report compiled by the Washington Poison Center. In 2017, there were 378 total marijuana exposures reported to the Washington State Poison Center. This number is an all-time high for reported marijuana exposures and […]

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Health visitors ‘must ask parents about alcohol’ to combat sudden infant deaths

Health visitors and other professionals should do more to deliver safe sleep messages to high-risk families to reduce sudden unexpected deaths in infancy (SUDI). Researchers have recommended that children’s professionals help parents who use drugs and alcohol to develop safe sleep practices. University of Warwick study of 27 serious case reviews involving SUDI found that […]

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Summary of Address to Australia as a Christian Nation Association

Sydney Parliament House, 09.07.2018 Cannabis has been greatly oversold by a left leaning press controlled by globalist and centralist forces while its real and known dangers have not been given appropriate weight in the popular press. In particular its genotoxic and teratogenic potential on an unborn generation for the next hundred years has not been […]

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"When representing a cause (almost) lost, sound your trumpet, mount your steed and go for the very last charge, failing which you will die of sad old age in the depths of the forgotten fortress, no longer besieged because life has abandoned it for greener pastures."

Jean Raspail
From the website of jeanraspail.net

"Universal prevention initiatives are important elements of a comprehensive prevention strategy that should include selective and indicated prevention initiatives as well. In order to prevent the development of dependence you need all three - and you cannot do without universal prevention. Norms, attitudes, availability are important risk factors for developing drug use problems as well as neighbourhood disorganization and weak family bonds."

Christina Gynna, Deputy National Drugs Policy Co-ordinator, Sweden,
at the ICAA conference in Budapest, 24 October 2005

 
 

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