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Colorado-0, rules
Wyoming, governor, law enforcement
Survey, SAMHSA, usage

Shows that Colorado 12 to 17 age group, 18 to 25, 26+ are significantly higher than US average for past 30 day marijuana use and all showed increased rates between 2011-12 and 2012-13

youth, trends, case, decriminalization, california

These results provide empirical evidence to support concerns that decriminalization may be a risk factor for future increases in youth marijuana use and acceptance.

Colorado, health, Pregnancy, youth, Report, Statistical Reports

Appendix

Changes in Marijuana Use Patterns, Systematic Literature Review, and Possible Marijuana-Related Health Effects

youth, AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics, usage
  • ·        “Making it more available to adults – even if restrictions are in place – will increase the access for teens. Just the campaigns to legalize marijuana can have the effect of persuading adolescents that marijuana is not dangerous, which can have a devastating impact on their lifelong health and development.”
  • ·        For adolescents, marijuana can impair memory and concentration, interfering with learning, and is linked to lower odds of completing high school or... Read More
IJDP, youth, trends

In 2012 and afterwards California 12th graders as compared to their peers in other states became (a) 25% more likely to have used marijuana in the past 30 days, (b) 20% less likely to perceive regular marijuana use as a great health risk, (c) 20% less likely to strongly disapprove of regular marijuana use, and (d) about 60% more likely to expect to be using marijuana five years in the future. Analysis of 10th graders raises the possibility that the findings among 12th graders may reflect a... Read More

legalization, follow the money, Infographics, elections

cannabis, Fraud, Rx Drugs

But having medical value” isn’t the same thing as “being a medicine.” A medicine is a material of known chemical composition and dosage that has been shown in clinical trials to be safe and effective in the management of some condition in some patient population. By that standard, natural cannabis can’t be a medicine, simply because natural cannabis varies so widely in its chemical content: not only from one strain to another, but from one plant to another and even from one... Read More

Colorado, Colorado-0

study commissioned by Colorado's Marijuana Enforcement Division this year ... Read More

Colorado, Colorado-0, usage
Florida, car crashes
Colorado, usage, youth, Impairment
  • 1 in 3 users are daily users
  • Black adults in Colorado are using at almost 50% higher than the state average for adults; Hispanics have the lowest use rates
  • Low income Colorado adults are using at higher rates than the state average
  • Almost a third of 18-24 year olds are using marijuana
  • Almost a third of gay and lesbian adults are using marijuana - more than twice the state average for adults
  • Almost 1 in five reported driving... Read More
Amendment 2, Florida
SAMHSA, health trends, alcohol, illicit drugs

Marijuana Use
As noted in the illicit drug use section, an estimated 22.2 million Americans aged 12 or older in 2014 were current users of marijuana. This number of past month marijuana users corresponds to 8.4 percent of the population aged 12 or older.  The percentage of people aged 12 or older who were current marijuana users in 2014 was higher than the percentages from 2002 to 2013. This rise in marijuana use among those aged 12 or older may reflect the increase in marijuana use by... Read More

Washington, traffic, safety, Report
monitoring the future, perception, harm, Statistical Reports

   
http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future/monitoring-future-figures-2014 

usage, youth, increase
Research, PTSD, Veterans, Studies
Vaping, IBH
voters
Death, Colorado-0, Colorado
Florida, Teens, youth
Charlotte's Web, epilepsy

But these results should be taken with a grain of salt, Hussain said. "This is generally a pretty desperate group of patients and parents, and I think they are highly invested in the belief and the hope that these cannabis extracts are truly effective," he said.

Infographics, Brain, youth

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Morgan, money

Medicine or $$$ either way the people lose.

Colorado-0, denver, car crashes, Fatalities
youth, adolescent, ATTC, Harmless
Myth, legalization, youth, harm
Myth
youth, legalization, Myth
monitoring the future, perception, youth
  • Most Marijuana Use Begins in Adolescence: 78% of the 2.4 million people who began using in the last year were aged 12 to 20.
  • As perception of harm decreases, teen marijuana use increases.
  • Every Day, 3,287 Teens Use Marijuana for the First Time
File Attorney John B. Morgan, Esq., Mayor of Orlando's Shadow Gov't Morgan, video, youtube

Does this sound like someone who is concerned about your family member or sick people?  Sounds more like someone who wants legalize marijuana at all costs to our families, youth, highways, and communities.

Amendment 2, miller
vote no, education
map, usage
religious leader, Aubrey Shines

Pastor Aubrey Shines encourages Florida voters to vote against the legalization of Medical Marijuana in the upcoming election.  #no2pot

 

Doctors, Resolution
Portugal, Teens, youth, usage, Studies
Arizona, youth, usage
Colorado, abuse
vote no, chamber of commerce

Flyer  http://www.flchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/Flyer_FL-Chamber-Joins-Dont-...

News

Tampa Bay Times - http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/times-recommends-vote-no-on-amendment-2-medical-marijuana/2200610    

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unemployment, Business, lawyer
Pregnancy

Therefore, disrupted temporal and/or spatial precision of cannabinoid receptor activation, especially due to in utero cannabis exposure, can destabilize finely tuned signalling networks resulting in altered brain circuit formation and sensitivity to secondary insults. 
 

Rosen, Amendment 2, Business, news video clip, Haridopolos
edibles

OVERCONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA THROUGH EDIBLES IS AN ISSUE FOR PEOPLE OF ANY AGE, KIDS OR ADULTS, SAID DAWN MLATECEK, OWNER OF THE FRISCO DISPENSARY HERBAL BLISS, WHERE EDIBLES MAKE UP 30 TO 40 PERCENT OF SALES. SHE CAN’T BELIEVE LOOKALIKE PACKAGING WENT AS FAR AS IT DID.
“THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY WHO NEED TO REALIZE THAT ALTHOUGH THAT’S FUNNY AND IT’S COOL, THERE IS A DOWNSIDE TO THAT,” SHE SAID. “WE’RE SEEING IT RIGHT NOW.”

edibles

A single 50 milligram inhalation of high-potency cannabis oil (a “dab”) can deliver a dose equal to over four joints of Mexican commercial weed from the Seventies.

  • 2 mg: threshold of psychoactivity for infrequent users. Very little to no impairment.
  • 2.5 mg: most report psychoactivity equal to a glass of wine or a beer. Doses in this range are popular for social anxiety, encouraging the munchies, and focus.
  • 5 mg: nearly all occasional users will note... Read More
Colorado, OpEd, Amendment 2, crime, youth, emergency room, highways, car crashes, Fatalities
OpEd, Alaska, crime
OpEd, Florida Courier
epilepsy, Charlotte's Web, Death
OpEd, Sheriff, Children, youth
Charlotte's Web, Studies
Long-term, Side-Effects, Brain, Research, Studies
religious leader, position paper
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
Brain, Studies
Studies, Research, recreational
amendment, vote no
amendment, vote no
amendment, putman, agriculture, Business, tourism
religious leader, church, amendment, Bishops, vote no
Pharmacists, Motycka, vote no
Colorado, legalization
pot shops, SOS
Morgan
workplace, Business
Studies, young adults, usage
workplace, Business, drug testing
vote no, amendment
Connecticut, pot candy, lollipop, Children
Amendment 2
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
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

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