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The Pass Out Pen

September 20, 2019 - 15:12
Article Date: Friday, September 20, 2019Friday, September 20, 2019Tags:

Vaping Pens... Honeycomb   - the "Pass Out Pen" 

  • The Ripper- The Ripper 2.0 is new, improved and the only Sub -ohm conceal (concealer) vaporizer for oils and wax ( as it is a 2 in 1 unit). High capacity, high powered vaporizer make it the most powerful pocket vape for oils and wax and also disguised as a light makes it ultra discrete. 
  • The Elf- "Small, compact, stylish and most importantly it is Auto-Draw button less design of this high quality aerospace feel ELF concealer. Available in 5 classy colors this small unit has effortless draws amounting in big rips and large vapor. Easy to use simply inhale. It is the only unit that is button less that can fit wide 510 thread cartridges with its magnetic adapter, and be a pull thru unit and still work with Ceramic heater cartridges that usually require more power to vape them.
  • '510' thread- five 10 thread-510 threaded is a term used to describe the threading that connects vape cartridges and batteries – there are 10 screw threads, and the cartridge is generally five millimeters in length (510). "510 Thread" has been used to describe all sorts of vape pen parts, whether they are threaded or not. It's a non technical term created by an original e-cig factory (Joyetech) to describe the battery to tank connection they were using. While it was considered proprietary at the time, this (and most other e-cig innovations) are passed around freely between manufacturers. Most pens today are all based on this 510 thread.

JUULING: Get the Facts

September 20, 2019 - 15:04
Link: JUULING: Get the FactsArticle Date: Friday, September 20, 2019Friday, September 20, 2019Tags:
  • JUUL is a brand of e-cigarette that is shaped like a USB flash drive. Like other e-cigarettes, JUUL is a battery-powered device that heats a nicotine-containing liquid to produce an aerosol that is inhaled. 

  • All JUUL e-cigarettes have a high level of nicotine. According to the manufacturer, a single JUUL pod contains as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes.2

  • News outlets and social media sites report widespread use of JUUL by students in schools, including classrooms and bathrooms.

  • Although JUUL is currently the top-selling e-cigarette brand in the United States, other companies sell e-cigarettes that look like USB flash drives. Examples include the MarkTen Elite, a nicotine delivery device, and the PAX Era, a marijuana delivery device that looks like JUUL.

  • Additional information about USB-shaped e-cigarettes and actions that parents, educators, and health care  

  • CDC’s Infographic

Hacking the Juul- opening the pods to reload marijuana.  very potent. 

 

Healthy Kids Link- Spanish version

 

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Symptoms of Lung Injury Reported by Some Patients in This Outbreak

September 20, 2019 - 14:20
Link: Symptoms of Lung Injury Reported by Some Patients in This OutbreakArticle Date: Friday, September 20, 2019Friday, September 20, 2019Tags:
  • Patients in this investigation have reported symptoms such as:
    • cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
    • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
    • fatigue, fever, or abdominal pain
  • Some patients have reported that their symptoms developed over a few days, while others have reported that their symptoms developed over several weeks. A lung infection does not appear to be causing the symptoms.

The risk of contaminants and false labeling in the exploding CBD industry

September 19, 2019 - 06:43
Link: The risk of contaminants and false labeling in the exploding CBD industryArticle Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019Thursday, September 19, 2019Tags:

The ABC7 I-Team has been given exclusive access to the largest set of test results and analysis on CBD products to date. Those tests reveal not only potential dangers, but also patently false claims plaguing the industry.

Servicemembers are warned to lay off vaping amid reports of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarettes

September 19, 2019 - 06:39
Link: Servicemembers are warned to lay off vaping amid reports of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarettesArticle Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019Thursday, September 19, 2019Tags:

Servicemembers are being told to avoid vaping after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the habit may be linked to hundreds of cases of severe lung disease, and at least six deaths, in dozens of states.

Vaping Crisis- SAM

September 18, 2019 - 20:04
Link: Vaping Crisis- SAMArticle Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019Wednesday, September 18, 2019Tags:
  • 7 people have died from severe respiratory complications associated with vaping. At least 380 cases have been reported across the United States.
  • Early reports link marijuana vapes to 84 percent of the lung illnesses being reported in the wake of the vaping epidemic.
  • 84% of the cases of illness and at least 2 of the 7 deaths have been connected to THC oils.

American Lung Association Offers Hope and Help to the Youth Vaping Epidemic

September 18, 2019 - 19:39
Link: American Lung Association Offers Hope and Help to the Youth Vaping EpidemicArticle Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Teens who previously seemed impervious to smoking traditional cigarettes are now vaping at such a significant rate that the Surgeon General and FDA has declared youth use of e-cigarettes an epidemic.
 

Reducing the risks of distortion in cannabis research

September 8, 2019 - 06:32
Link: Reducing the risks of distortion in cannabis researchArticle Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019Sunday, September 8, 2019Tags:

But  the  lives  of  vulnerable  people  may  be  put  at  risk when  science  is  distorted  for corporate  or  ideological  ends.  As  noted,  several  USstates  responded  to the  much-hypedoriginal study of cannabis and opioid overdosesby authorizing the use of medical cannabis to treat  heroin-addicted  individuals.  Advice  that  opioid  users  should use medical  cannabis toreplace  opioid  agonist  therapies  (e.g.,  methadone,  buprenorphine) poses significant  risk because abrupt cessation of these medications dramatically increases the risks of an overdose death if users return to opioid use 

Defecation nation

August 27, 2019 - 14:47
Link: Defecation nationArticle Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019Tuesday, August 27, 2019Tags:

America is getting pooped, thanks to trend-setting California. There is no getting around the fact that the Golden State is at the forefront of a defecation crisis which is already overflowing into neighboring states. The Left Coast has become the home of the homeless, the nation’s lost souls who apparently have settled for simply existing rather than really living. Sleeping out in the open spaces and pooping in public places are jarring signs that a segment of society has given up. The demoralizing, downward spiral is likely to accelerate unless Americans resolve to clean up their act.

If you smoke pot, your anesthesiologist needs to know

August 26, 2019 - 10:54
Link: If you smoke pot, your anesthesiologist needs to knowArticle Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019Monday, August 26, 2019Tags:

Their observations and initial research show that marijuana use may affect patients’ responses to anesthesia on the operating table — and, depending on the patient’s history of using the drug, either help or hinder their symptoms afterward in the recovery room.
If pot users indeed need more anesthesia, are there increased risks for breathing problems during minor procedures? Are there higher costs with the use of more medication, if a second or third bottle of anesthesia must be routinely opened? And what does regular cannabis use mean for recovery post-surgery?

Teens who use concentrated marijuana more likely to use other drugs

August 26, 2019 - 10:51
Link: Teens who use concentrated marijuana more likely to use other drugsArticle Date: Monday, August 26, 2019Monday, August 26, 2019Tags:

In the study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, researchers surveyed almost 50,000 adolescents in Arizona. The researchers found that among teens who used any form of cannabis, 72 percent had experience with the more potent products.

Overall, the researchers found that 33 percent of the teens had tried some form of pot and 24 percent said they had used concentrated forms. The likelihood of a student using cannabis rose with age: 20 percent of the eighth graders said they’d used the drug, compared to 35 percent of the 10th graders and 46 percent of the 12th graders.

 

Similarly, 15 percent of the eighth graders, 25 percent of the 10th graders and 33 percent of 12th graders said they had used cannabis concentrates. Concentrate users had the highest rates of having tried other drugs.

 

Colorado Crime Stats

August 19, 2019 - 18:52
Link: Colorado Crime StatsArticle Date: Monday, August 19, 2019Monday, August 19, 2019Tags:

Colorado's violent crime rate continues to climb

Autopsy confirms Sutherland Springs church gunman died by suicide

August 15, 2019 - 13:46
Link: Autopsy confirms Sutherland Springs church gunman died by suicideArticle Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019Thursday, August 15, 2019Tags:

Toxicologist Peter Stout, CEO and president of the Houston Forensic Science Center, said the toxicology report showed low levels of anti-anxiety drugs and marijuana in Kelley's system.

MARIJUANA IS THE COMMON WEB BETWEEN SO MANY MASS KILLERS

August 15, 2019 - 13:43
Link: MARIJUANA IS THE COMMON WEB BETWEEN SO MANY MASS KILLERSArticle Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019Thursday, August 15, 2019Tags:

The link between pot and mass shootings may be closer than we think

August 15, 2019 - 13:37
Link: The link between pot and mass shootings may be closer than we thinkArticle Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019Thursday, August 15, 2019Tags:

Just last year, the Parents Opposed to Pot lobby group tried to sound the alarm on the link between marijuana and mass shootings, compiling a list of mass killers it claims were heavy users of marijuana from a young age, from Aurora, Colo., shooter James Holmes and Tucson, Ariz., shooter Jared Loughner to Chattanooga, Tenn., shooter Mohammad Abdulazeez.
You can’t address the youth mental health crisis without considering the effect of rising teen marijuana use.
Among American teenagers, the drug’s “daily use has become as, or more, popular than daily cigarette smoking” according to the National Institute of Health’s 2017 Monitoring the Future study.
Another BMJ study estimated that “13 percent of cases of schizophrenia could be averted if all cannabis use were prevented.” That’s more than 400,000 Americans who could be saved from a fate worse than death.

Association Between Electronic Cigarette Use and Marijuana Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults

August 12, 2019 - 19:52
Link: Association Between Electronic Cigarette Use and Marijuana Use Among Adolescents and Young AdultsArticle Date: Monday, August 12, 2019Monday, August 12, 2019Tags:

Conclusions and Relevance  This meta-analysis found a significant increase in the odds of past or current and subsequent marijuana use in adolescents and young adults who used e-cigarettes. These findings highlight the importance of addressing the rapid increases in e-cigarette use among youths as a means to help limit marijuana use in this population.

Should we legalise cannabis?

August 6, 2019 - 07:10
Link: Should we legalise cannabis?Article Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019Tuesday, August 6, 2019Tags:

Cannabis is known to induce DNA damage by several mechanisms including damage to chromosomes at the time of cell division, dramatic reductions in histone formation which form the core of the nucleosomes around which DNA is twined and are crucially involved in signalling to the transcription and epigenetic machinery to regulate gene expression, alteration of DNA methylation and many other processes 2-6. And genotoxic stress of many types is known to trigger DNA checkpoints and interfere with the normal process of meiotic and mitotic cell division; and are also known to trigger ageing and cellular senescence pathways.
That it has been linked with all four areas, in the context of its many other known harms – respiratory, driving, impaired developmental trajectory, reduction in IQ, hippocampal shrinkage, brain disconnection and immunopathies - implies directly that the cannabis legalization debate itself is non-viable and profoundly and inherently misleading.

Moving beyond perceived riskiness: Marijuana-related beliefs and marijuana use in adolescents.

August 1, 2019 - 20:57
Link: Moving beyond perceived riskiness: Marijuana-related beliefs and marijuana use in adolescents.Article Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019Thursday, August 1, 2019Tags:

Conclusions: Marijuana use varied in association with beliefs about its beneficial and harmful health properties. Clinical interventions that target specific marijuana-related health beliefs including unfounded claims of benefit may provide robust talking points for centering provider guidance and public health messaging.

Associations between driving under the influence or riding with an impaired driver and future substance use among adolescents.

August 1, 2019 - 20:51
Link: Associations between driving under the influence or riding with an impaired driver and future substance use among adolescents.Article Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019Thursday, August 1, 2019Tags:

Conclusions: RWID and DUI are significantly associated with greater alcohol and marijuanause over time. This study highlights that teens may be at higher risk for problem substance use in the future even if they ride with someone who is impaired. Prevention and intervention efforts for adolescents need to address both driving under the influence and riding with an impaired driver to prevent downstream consequences.

Medical and non-medical cannabis use and risk of prescription opioid use disorder: Findings from propensity score matching.

August 1, 2019 - 20:46
Link: Medical and non-medical cannabis use and risk of prescription opioid use disorder: Findings from propensity score matching.Article Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019Thursday, August 1, 2019Tags:

DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS:
Medical and non-medical cannabis use both were both associated with increased risks of prescription opioid misuse. Medical cannabis use, however, was not associated with prescription opioid use disorder, and non-medical cannabis was. There appeared to be differential associations between cannabis use and prescription opioid use disorder by cannabis use purpose.

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