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Drug Misuse

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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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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Mar 29

Social Impact

Excellent Article.  There is a significant amount of press on marijuana, the promoters are very focused on the "medicalization" of cannabis as that increases the level of public acceptance.   As always, "if what we are thinking isn't true, it can hurt us." Cannabis vs. alcohol: economic and...

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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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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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Jul 06

Marijuana Impaired Driving

There is still a lot of misconception about driving while under the influence of marijuana, this article has some interesting new information.   http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/study-looks-at-alcohol-marijuana-impairment/article_df2cdf70-b1a3-50b5-9bb2-72675b6afeff.html

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Jan 26

Snake Oil 2015

Snake Oil: If you have ever watched old westerns you have seen the Snake Oil Salesman, selling something that seems to be the cure for everything. The discusion about marijuana is moving into that category. One of the things that seems to be confusing a lot of people, particularly teens, are the discussionas...

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Nov 02

Where Does It Start

Drug and Alcohol Problems generally start young, usually when kids are in grade 8 or nine. The research clearly shows that most people who have substance problems started their alcohol or drug use before they were 17 and typically at 13 or 14. I had a grade 9 class this week with about 35 kids and...

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Apr 03

What hurts?

In his book "The Realm of Hungry Ghosts" Gabor Mate stated that substance abuse and addiction is always in response to some sort of pain. There has been a lot of research over the past few years by Centre for Disease Control on substance abuse. What they have concluded is that there is a huge connection...

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