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vote no, amendment
Colorado, legalization
pot shops, SOS
Morgan
workplace, Business
Studies, young adults, usage
Amendment 2
Connecticut, pot candy, lollipop, Children
catholic, religious leader, church, amendment

Let’s call a spade a spade.  Don’t be fooled to think you are helping the sick by voting for this when, in fact, you would just be making marijuana accessible to virtually everyone.  

amendment, youth, Florida
church, religious leader, amendment
nationally, highways, safety, car crashes
amendment, Sheriff
religious leader, church, amendment, vote no
Resolution, Amendment 2, opposed, church
Gallop, legalization
Death, impaired

20-year-old Ward “was under the influence of marijuana” at the time of the Aug. 9 race at levels “enough to impair judgment.”

edibles, candy, legalization, Children
homeless, Colorado-0

"We were averaging 190 people a night. Now we are averaging 345 people a night," said Murray Flagg, the Salvation Army Intermountain Divisional secretary for social services.

addiction, youth, Dr. Drew
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tobacco, causation
health, youth, Studies, dropout

The large meta-analysis – a study of combined previous research – showed that people who are daily users of cannabis before the age of 17 are more than 60 per cent less likely to complete secondary school or to complete a degree compared with those who have never used the drug.

Business, depression, anxiety
welfare, debit cards, food stamps
voters, amendment, vote no
Growers, Charlotte's Web, Dept. of Health

But some growers object to a Department of Health plan that offers details about how the law would be carried out. In its challenge,...

Morgan
youth, suicide

Teenagers who start smoking cannabis daily before the age of 17 are seven times more likely to commit suicide, a study has found.

edibles, pizza, infused
Business, Employer, drug free workplace
youth, dropout, high school, addiction, suicide

Teenagers who smoke marijuana daily are over 60 percent less likely to complete high school than those who never use. They're also 60 percent less likely to graduate college and seven times more likely to attempt suicide.

Resolution, amendment, vote no
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amendment, vote no, judges, legalization
Business, workplace, drug testing, insurance

Is this what Floridians want?

Business, workman's comp, insurance, Medical
Doctors, amendment
amendment, Bishop Lynch, religious leader, church
Studies, addiction, legalization
Resolution, position paper, legalization, DARE
File 'Yes on 2' Campaign Chairman, John Morgan, Unplugged and Uncensored with subtitles Morgan, video

John Morgan "Unplugged" after a debate in Polk County.

Doctors, amendment
OpEd, Death
workplace, Business, Employer

The Marijuana Report

Business, Environment, zoning

Unfortunately, like its role model in tobacco, smoked marijuana continues to increase mortality rates, whether the deaths are from vehicular crashes, suicide or respiratory disease, according to the Journal.
 
 

harm, Colorado-0, youth
Bush, amendment, vote no
Colorado-0, youth, car crashes 2, Death, exposure, alcohol
Calvina, lawyer
Teens, Brain, Studies
Business, Employer
feces, Medical
Colorado-0, traffic, Fatalities
Colorado-0, candy, Death, overdose
Colorado-0, Black Market
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Colorado, crime
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Doctors, vote no
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college, vote no
amendment

The things you won't see in the law are:

  • Suggestions on addressing the local zoning regulations. “We can’t fix local zoning, so that has to be negotiated at the local level,” ... Read More
Research
Pregnancy, Research
car crashes 2, impaired, Colorado-0

Overall, traffic fatalities in Colorado decreased 14.8 percent, from 2007 to 2012. During the same five years in Colorado, traffic fatalities involving operators testing positive for marijuana increased 100 percent.

In 2007, Colorado traffic fatalities involving operators testing positive for marijuana represented 7.04 percent of the total traffic fatalities.  By 2012, that number more than doubled to 16.53 percent.

mental health

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in America: approximately one in 10 adult Americans report having used marijuana in the past year. In recent years, laws addressing the use and possession of marijuana have been changing, and many states—including Colorado, California, Massachusetts and others—have passed regulations either legalizing marijuana for... Read More

youth, amendment
addiction, Colorado-0
amendment
Colorado-0
Death, neglect
Fatalities, car crashes
amendment
legalization, Research
Colorado-0
Colorado, crime
Medical, Doctors
legalization, CADCA
Colorado-0, food stamps
Colorado-0, Business

We have to pay overtime, pay the prosecutor, pay to incarcerate them, pay for their defense if they’re indigent. Colorado’s taxing it, but everybody else is paying the price.”

Doctors, Medical, vote no, addiction

 Stuart Gitlow, MD, president of ASAM and a board-certified addiction medicine specialist, called the paper’s stance “irresponsible” and “ignorant of the facts” that clearly place marijuana on the continuum of psychoactive drugs that trigger addiction and lifelong chronic brain disease.

youth, Brain
amendment, Florida
alcohol, Research, youth
drug free workplace, workplace, Employees, Business

The impact of employee marijuana use is seen in the workplace in lower productivity, increased workplace accidents and injuries, increased absenteeism, and lower morale. This can and does seriously impact the bottom line.

crime, denver, Colorado

Other information:  http://drthurstone.com/the-big-deal/neuroimages/

Charlotte's Web, gw pharm, epilepsy
mental health, Co-occuring, substance abuse, SAMHSA

The coexistence of both a mental health and a substance use disorder is referred to as co-occurring disorders.

youth, addiction
harm, Myth
legalization, recreational
Colorado-0
Colorado-0, car crashes, Fatalities
addiction, youth, Effects

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