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Resolution, position paper
Teen, youth, opioid, abuse
Morgan, follow the money
youth, addiction
video, law enforcement, Sheriff

Medical marijuana vacation destination?  Is this what we want in Florida?  Will it be safe at our amusement parks?

heart, animals, hemp

Previous research has found that marijuana can increase heart rate and blood pressure, which could tip a vulnerable individual over into heart attack territory

OpEd, Children, community, County commissioner
Amendment 2, opinion
Amendment 2, political
poisoning, monk, farms
Studies, Research, recreational
Brain, Studies
amendment, vote no
amendment, vote no
amendment, putman, agriculture, Business, tourism
religious leader, church, amendment, Bishops, vote no
Pharmacists, Motycka, vote no
pot shops, SOS
Morgan
workplace, Business
Studies, young adults, usage
workplace, Business, drug testing
vote no, amendment
Colorado, legalization
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.  

church, religious leader, amendment
amendment, youth, Florida
nationally, highways, safety, car crashes
amendment, Sheriff
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.”

religious leader, church, amendment, vote no
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
video, workplace, Business
seizure, knockout
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,...

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
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
judges, supreme court, vote no, amendment
amendment, vote no, judges, legalization
Business, workman's comp, insurance, Medical
Business, workplace, drug testing, insurance

Is this what Floridians want?

amendment, Bishop Lynch, religious leader, church
Doctors, amendment
Studies, addiction, legalization
File 'Yes on 2' Campaign Chairman, John Morgan, Unplugged and Uncensored with subtitles Morgan, video

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

Resolution, position paper, legalization, DARE
OpEd, Death
Doctors, amendment
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
vote no, rubio
Business, Employer
feces, Medical
Colorado-0, traffic, Fatalities
Colorado-0, candy, Death, overdose
Colorado-0, Black Market
vote no, safety, Police
Colorado, crime
Death, heart
youth, usage, map
Doctors, vote no
UF, vote no, university
Death, baby
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
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.

Research
Pregnancy, Research
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.”

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

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