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Cannabis

Jun 22

Huh??

Another interesting study confirming what we have been seeing for some time. Remember: chronic marijuana use for an adlescent in more that 5 times a month. Smoking marijuana affects peoples' impulsivity, attention, memory, cognition and decision-making abilities. That's been scientifically proven. ...

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Apr 17

Four Twenty

four-twenty what is it all about Here is the history 420, 4:20 or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) Refers to consumption of cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis subculture. The notable day for these is April 20.(Not to be confused with J-Day, an international protest held...

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Apr 07

Marijuana and Emotions

Interesting repost on some new Research.   Drugs like marijuana act on naturally occurring receptors in the brain called cannabinoid receptors. However, the mechanisms by which these drugs produce their sensory and mood altering effects within the brain are largely unknown. Research led by Steven...

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Mar 04

Feedback from kids

It is very easy to slip into a pattern. One of the things we are always trying to do with our Drug Class Program is to challenge teens to look at what they believe to be true. What we believe to be true really controls our actions. We went though all the things this particular group believed to be...

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Feb 15

ADHD and Substance Use

Many kids with ADD or ADHD will turn to substance use because they feel like the drugs are a solution to their problem,  the inrcrease in dopamine flow when they are high seems to them to be the solution to their inability to focus.  The downside of course is that the drug use will actually...

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Jan 30

More on Marijuana

Images from amenclinics.com I continually meet people who are totally convinced that their marijuana use is not a problem.  Much of this thinking comes from two sources, first they believe the "don't panic it's organic" thinking the second part is because they like it and don't want to look at...

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Nov 12

Chronic Marijuana Use

Here is an Article from an Ontario Newspaper (thespec.com) We need to all understand that the points they are making in this article are valid,  it isn't "just weed"   More Halton teens getting high Region eyes marijuana prevention programs GETTING HIGH: A worrying number of Halton teenagers...

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Nov 06

Marijuana Risks

It is always interesting to listen carefully to the debate about whether or not marijuana is a health or safety risk. Most people who like to use that drug are convinced it doesn't cause any problems. There are more studies coming out indicating that marijuana does cause health problems and certainly...

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