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Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults.

Studies, youth
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legalization, DEA, supreme court, lawsuit
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Studies, Psychosis, London
crime, Florida
Brain, Studies

New research out of Britain’s Warwick University has found a “significant link” between marijuana use and mania, which can range from hyperactivity and difficulty sleeping to aggression, becoming delusional and hearing voices



 

Research, England, adolescent, mania, Studies
youth, opinion, Bennett

#no2pot

Teens, Fatalities, car crashes, Florida, impaired, alcohol
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edibles, Missouri
South Carolina, car crashes
youth, Washington, students

#no2pot

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tudents, parents, teachers and school administrators are finding it increasingly more difficult to protect Colorado youth while at school with nearly 300 different types of edibles on the market.

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#no2pot

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Fatalities, car crashes, news article, Alabama

"We found moderate evidence that maternal use of marijuana during pregnancy is associated with negative effects on exposed offspring, including decreased academic ability, cognitive function and attention. Importantly, these effects may not appear until adolescence.

Pregnancy

Dr Marwaha said: "The observed tendency for cannabis use to precede or coincide with rather than follow mania symptoms, and the more specific association between cannabis use and new onset manic symptoms, suggests potential causal influences from cannabis use to the development of mania. It is a significant link."

mania, bi-polar, Studies, youth, mental health
Legislation, Florida
madras, Research, powerpoint, opioid

"This is Florida's next crisis," Jacobs said. "We must at some point figure out how to become proactive rather than reactive to these kinds of efforts."

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Medical cannabinoids are here to stay, but intellectual honesty is imperative if we are moving toward exploiting their potential benefits. Owing to rising THC concentrations of products, "medical" marijuana is rarely good medicine. This review has identified the dangers associated with whole­plant marijuana, whether used for recreational or for supposedly medical purposes.

Studies, Research, medscape, mental health, Side-Effects, heart, lungs, body, Brain, youth, cannabis, Resource Paper
car crashes, Wyoming, news article
trends, tea, edibles

Warnings: Stem tea may not relieve your medical condition, but it might make you a bit happy. If you substitute medical marijuana buds and leaves for the stems, you will get very happy, and you will be very tired when the happiness dissipates. The resulting feeling you get from making medicinal stem tea may take between 30 to 50 minutes to hit you, so drink just a small amount and wait before re-dosing.

 

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Veterans, Legislation

State of the Science   190 resources
Several problems are associated with marijuana use during pregnancy, because prenatal exposure influences brain development and can result in permanent cognitive impairment. [35] Cognitive deficits resulting from prenatal exposure include inattention; impulsivity; and impairment in learning, memory, and certain aspects of executive functioning. [36] In addition, prenatal exposure to cannabis has been associated with reduction of fetal growth. [37]
For many years, the myth of smoked cannabis being "healthier" or "no worse" than smoked tobacco was perpetuated by pro­marijuana groups. Both smoked cannabis and tobacco contain approximately 4000 chemicals and that these chemicals are essentially identical in both plants.In another recent review, [23] the authors concluded that "smoking of cannabis is not medically recommended due to the potential respiratory tract, dangers of noxious compounds such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, tar and carbon monoxide."
 
 

Potency, Studies, lungs, cigarettes, Pregnancy
AAA, driving, Fatalities

Pollster Dan Jones & Associates found that only a third of Idaho residents want to legalize pot, 64 percent oppose and the rest didn’t know.

  • 18-24 year-olds oppose pot legalization by 55-47 percent
  • 25-34 year-olds oppose it by 61-34 percent
  • Idaho Republicans are especially against legalizing marijuana, 80-19 percent.
  • 49 percent of Idaho Democrats favor decriminalization of marijuana use, while 48 percent oppose.
  • Among political independents, 59 percent oppose legalization, 38 percent favor.

 

Idaho, poll, legalization
Sheriff, Florida, no

Based upon the foregoing evidence, this author has a clear preference for zero tolerance laws to deal with the increasing scourge of DUID.  The increasingly accepted Libertarian view is that such laws criminalize personal choices that cause no harm to citizens other than the drug consumer.  Laws requiring probable cause be first established before requiring a blood sample theoretically alleviate this concern, but are unconvincing to opponents of zero-tolerance laws.  Adoption of New Zealand’s approach is suggested as a means of gaining acceptance of zero tolerance laws without unduly harming Libertarian sensitivities.

Wood, Potency, 2017 Legislation, THC levels, THC

The fact is that there is no level of THC in blood above which everyone is impaired, and below which no one is impaired.  This is not because we need more studies; it’s because of human biology. Consider the following three factors.

Wood, Potency, 2017 Legislation, THC levels, THC
video, Volkow, NIDA, body, Brain, Behavior
ATTC, Infographics

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Effects, Pregnancy, PubMed

Also,  http://attcnetwork.org/marijuana/docs/MJInfographic_Body_final.pdf   #no2pot

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PDF format

Paleo, health, meta-analysis, Studies
PTSD, Veterans

"Marijuana is the 800-pound gorilla in the room, when in fact, 295 Coloradans died two years ago of prescription drug overdoses," he notes. 
In 2012, 36 drivers who tested positive for marijuana were involved in fatal car crashes, according the Colorado Department of Transportation. And 19-year-old Levy Thamba jumped to his death after consuming six times the recommended dose of a marijuana edible in April 2014

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Colorado-0, Colorado, legalization
youth, clinical, Research, legalization, pedestrians
impulsivity, PubMed, Studies

Don’t bother putting lipstick on this pig. There’s a saying that no matter how often one stirs a bucket of crap, it’s still a bucket of crap.

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Colorado-0, impact, cost
Colorado, regulation
Colorado-0, national, youth

Where do the students get their marijuana? 38% reported they got from a friend who obtains it legally, 23% reported from their parents, 22% from the black market, 9% from medical marijuana dispensaries, 4% from medical marijuana cardholders, 3% from retail marijuana stores.

youth, Colorado-0, denver, usage, increase
Colorado-0, rules
Wyoming, governor, law enforcement

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

Survey, SAMHSA, usage

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

youth, trends, case, decriminalization, california

Appendix

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

Colorado, health, Pregnancy, youth, Report, Statistical Reports
  • ·        “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 obtaining a college degree. It can alter motor control, coordination and judgment, which may contribute to unintentional deaths and injuries. Regular use is also linked to psychological problems, poorer lung health, and a higher likelihood of drug dependence in adulthood. 
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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 cohort effect that was set into place two years earlier.

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legalization, follow the money, Infographics, elections

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 bud to another from the same plant.
 
“Blow some weed” is not a prescription. That’s the reason that “rescheduling” cannabis to recognize its medical value is a non-starter legally; rescheduling needs to follow clinical research, and would apply only to specific products, not to the plant generically.

cannabis, Fraud, Rx Drugs

study commissioned by Colorado's Marijuana Enforcement Division this year found that people who use marijuana almost every day account for about 22 percent of cannabis users in Colorado but consume nearly 67 percent of the marijuana used. Other studies have warned about a possible uptick in heavy marijuana use.

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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 adults aged 26 or older and, to a lesser extent, increases in marijuana use among young adults aged 18 to 25 compared with the percentages of young adults who reported marijuana use in 2002 to 2009.

SAMHSA, health trends, alcohol, illicit drugs
Florida, car crashes
  • 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 after using marijuana
Colorado, usage, youth, Impairment
Amendment 2, Florida
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http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future/monitoring-future-figures-2014 

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Death, Colorado-0, Colorado
Florida, Teens, youth

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.

Charlotte's Web, epilepsy

“It’s a natural plant! What’s the big deal?” —A common declaration among youth who believe that the effects of marijuana are harmless and that the substance shouldn’t be regulated.  Regardless of public opinion, the science is clear:  Regular recreational use of marijuana during adolescence is harmful to the brain, which isn’t fully developed until the age of 25.

Infographics, Brain, youth

Medicine or $$$ either way the people lose.

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Colorado-0, denver, car crashes, Fatalities
youth, adolescent, ATTC, Harmless
Myth, legalization, youth, harm
Myth
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  • 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
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File Attorney John B. Morgan, Esq., Mayor of Orlando's Shadow Gov't

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.

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

 

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Colorado, abuse

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

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

·         Tampa Tribune  - http://tbo.com/list/news-opinion-editorials/tribune-editorial-voters-should-reject-the-medical-marijuana-amendment-20140928/   

·         The Florida Times Union: http://members.jacksonville.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-17/story/our-view-proposed-constitutional-amendments

·         News Herald of Panama City - http://www.newsherald.com/opinions/editorials/our-view-amendment-review-no-on-no-2-1.381290    

·         Northwest Florida Daily News - http://www.nwfdailynews.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-amendment-review-no-on-no-2-1.382032    

·         Bradenton Herald – http://www.bradenton.com/2014/10/09/5403902/bradenton-herald-editorial-board.html

·         The Ledger (Polk County) - http://www.theledger.com/article/20141009/EDIT01/141009307/1036/edit?p=3&tc=pg

·         Daytona Beach News-Journal - http://m.news-journalonline.com/article/20141012/OPINION/141019882/1027?Title=Amendment-2-Medical-Marijuana-Blurring-the-line-on-pot-  

·         Fort Myers News-Press – http://www.news-press.com/story/opinion/2014/10/11/medical-marijuana-many-holes-vote/17126791

·         Pensacola News Journal - http://www.pnj.com/story/opinion/editorials/2014/10/16/editorial-amendment/17379047/

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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. 
 

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

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.”

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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 significant psychoactivity. Significant appetite stimulation. Mild psychoactivity, akin to two to three glasses of wine.
  • 10 mg: Strong psychoactivity for most occasional users. Significant distraction from pain. This dose is often recommended by physicians to stem nausea from chemotherapy.
  • 15 mg: Most occasional users report uncomfortable levels of psychoactivity at this dose. Regular users of cannabis do not.
  • 1000 mg: the most potent edible available in California dispensaries. This is ten times the maximum THC content of the edibles permitted by law to be sold in 
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