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Cannabis

May 10

High Potency Marijuana Concerns

Please Read this excellent report from Hazelden Betty Ford Emerging Drug Trends Report Concerns Rising Over High-Potency Marijuana Use New research raises concerns about the ever-increasing potency of marijuana and the new ways it is being used, according to an analysis by the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute...

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Mar 09

Drug Impaired Driving

Measures for Drug-Impaired Driving It seems inevitable that the Canadian government will move toward the legalization of marijuana. Of course, the drug (and others) are already used illegally. But, as its use becomes more common, regulating impaired driving becomes more important. Let's discuss several...

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Jul 27

1+1= 3?

Mixing Alcohol and Marijuana   Behind nicotine, alcohol and marijuana are the two most commonly used drugs in the United States. The popularity and availability of these drugs means that the chances that they will be used together are highly probable. At this point they are the most readily...

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Jun 06

Legalization and teens

Legalization: How Does It Impact Teens For years, marijuana was an illegal drug and it’s sales and use could result in fines, jail time, community service, etc. Not that this stopped people from growing, selling, distributing or using it, but due to its status, there was still a stigma attached...

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May 10

The New Impaired

There will be many issues that we will have to deal with as we moved towards legalization of marijuana.  This will be a major one. Please check this out.   http://www.citynews.ca/2016/05/09/impaired-driving-by-drug-charges-up-150-per-cent-in-toronto-police/  

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Apr 10

Medical?

I have talked about this before be we really need to check our thinking. The people who are geared to make a lot of money are pushing medicalization and legalization, the people who love marijuana are rabidly talking about all its marvels. I was at a conference last week, there was a physician talking...

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Feb 20

Relationship with Intoxication

Intoxication It is interesting to watch what is happening with the pro-marijuana movement. According to the media that supports this drug it appears to fix everything. While it may be true that there may be many medicinal benefits from CBD (non psychoactive) generally the term marijuana refers to a...

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Feb 15

Marijuana Effects and why age matters

Watching the media try to deliver information on marijuana is very interesting, the pro-marijuana folks keep delivering more on potential benefits, here is some more info you need to know. Marijuana’s effects and why age matters Dr. Gary Wenk is a professor of psychology and neuroscience, among...

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Jan 02

Going to be emotionally mature??

It is becoming more and more apparent that there are a lot more problems associated with marijuana, particularly when used by teens.  Please have a look at this artilce.   http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/special-reports/cannabis-use-young-adults-challenges-during-transition-adulthood

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Nov 08

More to consider

 The more we hear about medical marijuana, the more the perception that it does more good than harm seeps into people's thinking, particularly teens. What we are dealing with here is a very organized approach to legalize marijuana use, partly becuase a lot of people like it , more because there...

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