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Know the Risks- Cigarettes

February 29, 2020 - 09:16
Link: Know the Risks- CigarettesArticle Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020Saturday, February 29, 2020Tags:

E-cigarette use poses a significant – and avoidable – health risk to young people in the United States. Besides increasing the possibility of addiction and long-term harm to brain development and respiratory health, e-cigarette use is associated with the use of other tobacco products that can do even more damage to the body. Even breathing e-cigarette aerosol that someone else has exhaled poses potential health risks.

Lungs, Heart, Brain: The Health Risks Of Vaping That Doctors Know

February 29, 2020 - 09:14
Link: Lungs, Heart, Brain: The Health Risks Of Vaping That Doctors Know — And The Ones They Don’tArticle Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020Saturday, February 29, 2020Tags:

How do you solve a problem like Colorado’s teen vaping rate, the highest in the nation?
That’s the question lawmakers are gathering on Wednesday to try and answer. They’ll be asking questions about all things vaping as they consider new measures to stop the epidemic, including what the science shows about health risks.
A group of doctors at Children’s Hospital Colorado had a few insights they'd like to offer.
Among them was lung expert Dr. Robin Deterding who, when it comes to talking about the health risks of vaping, is blunt. 
“You're inhaling a chemistry experiment,” Deterding said. “And that's bad for your lungs."

2020 Feb- Marijuana Update Florida

February 24, 2020 - 07:21
Link: Hillsborough County and beyond factsImpact of Legalizing Marijuana in Flordia and throughout the NationArticle Date: Monday, February 24, 2020Monday, February 24, 2020Tags:

The real cost in legalizing marijuana can be counted by the lives impacted- addiction, vaping, dispensing, traffic deaths, suicides, overdoses, … 
 

Hillsborough becomes latest to ease marijuana laws

February 24, 2020 - 07:06
Link: Hillsborough becomes latest to ease marijuana lawsArticle Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020Monday, February 24, 2020Tags:

Some parents, however, have concerns. Teresa Miller believes marijuana triggered her son's dangerous drug habit.   "Twelve years ago, my son was smoking marijuana," she said. "Within a year, he springboarded to severe opioid addiction."   Miller is worried someone can now be caught with 20 grams of pot and face minimal punishment.   "Twenty grams is conservatively 60 joints. That's a lot. You're not going to be carrying that around for personal use. So I'm a little concerned that it was that high of grams. I think it should be less," she said. "I'm really hoping and praying that people don't decide, 'Well, since it's semi-legal and I'm not going to go to jail, that I can use it.'"

Teen tobacco ordinance

February 24, 2020 - 06:58
Link: Teen tobacco ordinance pondered in wake of vaping injuriesArticle Date: Monday, February 24, 2020Monday, February 24, 2020Tags:

But nicotine is not the only “wax” or “juice” that students consume with their devices. The legalization of cannabis products also opened a product line, with CBD and THC juices available for purchase online or in recreational marijuana dispensaries.

Teen tobacco ordinance

February 24, 2020 - 06:27
Link: Teen tobacco ordinance pondered in wake of vaping injuriesArticle Date: Monday, February 24, 2020Monday, February 24, 2020Tags:

“We had a kid that had to be taken over to Utah and put in a mental health facility. He was there about a month or more because of a drug-induced psychosis caused by too much marijuana products. The only thing that was in his system was THC,” Hildreth said. “It was scary for his parents and us because no one knew what was happening. None of us had ever seen marijuana do that to anyone before.”

Is marijuana use associated with decreased use of prescription opioids

February 22, 2020 - 13:22
Link: Is marijuana use associated with decreased use of prescription opioids? Toxicological findings from two US national samples of dArticle Date: Monday, February 17, 2020Saturday, February 22, 2020Tags:

CONCLUSIONS:
Drivers who test positive for marijuana are significantly more likely to test positive for prescription opioids. Longitudinal studies with rigorous designs and toxicological testing data are needed to further address the substitution hypothesis between marijuana and prescription opioids.

Health Risk of Vaping

February 22, 2020 - 13:12
Link: Health Risk of VapingArticle Date: Monday, January 27, 2020Saturday, February 22, 2020Tags: Video of D&H Teen Blog: What are the Health Risks of Vaping?

The Real Cost of Vaping

February 22, 2020 - 12:54
Link: The Real Cost of VapingArticle Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020Saturday, February 22, 2020Tags:

As an educator, you can play an active role in fighting the teen vaping epidemic. FDA research suggests that when teachers talk about the health consequences of e-cigarettes and schools enforce anti-vaping policies, students may be less likely to vape. Use these resources to start an honest conversation with your class and help to change social norms at your school.

Why Giving Pot Pushers Access to Our Banks Is Dangerous

February 14, 2020 - 11:42
Link: Why Giving Pot Pushers Access to Our Banks Is DangerousArticle Date: Friday, February 14, 2020Friday, February 14, 2020Tags:

The arguments the pot pushers have made for years about the wonderful beneficial effects of legalization have all proven wrong. All of them.
So pot vendors want to be able to deposit their cash and let purchasers use credit cards. They want to use our banking system, just like Nike, Starbucks, or Walmart do. Of course the difference is, the latter three companies sell legal products; pot pushers don’t.

Mike Crapo wisely puts children before cannabis profits

February 13, 2020 - 14:22
Link: Mike Crapo wisely puts children before cannabis profitsArticle Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020Thursday, February 13, 2020Tags:

In the first nine months of 2019, the marijuana industry spent more than $3.8 million lobbying Congress, according to OpenSecrets — employing a total of 80 lobbyists. That put the industry on track to spend far more on lobbyists in 2019 than in the previous two years combined.

Yet it’s a modest investment considering the potential payout. If enacted, the SAFE Banking Act is expected to drive billions of dollars of new investment into this rapidly evolving sector.

A Narco-Nation of Potheads, Courtesy of George Soros

February 13, 2020 - 07:35
Link: A Narco-Nation of Potheads, Courtesy of George SorosArticle Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020Thursday, February 13, 2020Tags:

In the United States, he is best known for almost single-handedly creating a narco-nation through legalization of marijuana, causing human suffering and environmental devastation on a scale most people do not yet comprehend.

With the nation focused on the opioid danger, and President Trump accusing China of pumping fentanyl into the veins of American victims through Mexico, the marijuana problem has gotten less attention. Indeed, liberal politicians and prosecutors, some of them getting Soros money, are treating the dope as a harmless substance and even a money-maker for local and state governments.  

States need to wake up to public health risks from cannabis

February 12, 2020 - 20:42
Link: States need to wake up to public health risks from cannabisArticle Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Understanding Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) using tree-based classifiers

February 12, 2020 - 20:34
Link: Understanding Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) using tree-based classifiersArticle Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020Wednesday, February 12, 2020Tags:

Machine learning can accurately predict adults at risk for OUD, and identify interactions among the factors that pronounce this risk. Curbing early initiation of marijuana may be an effective prevention strategy against opioid addiction, especially in high risk groups.

Adolescent cannabis exposure increases

February 12, 2020 - 20:15
Link: Adolescent cannabis exposure increases heroin reinforcement in rats genetically vulnerable to addiction.Article Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020Wednesday, February 12, 2020Tags:

THC pre-exposure increased responding for heroin and heroin intake under FR-3 and FR-5 as well as PR protocols and increased breaking point in PR schedules in LEW but not F344 rats. Drug cues and heroin priming reinstated responding in LEW and F344, but THC pre-exposure increased reinstatement by priming in LEW rats and by cues in F344 rats. These observations show that in genetically predisposed individuals, adolescent cannabis exposure increases heroin reinforcing properties, thus providing a mechanism for a causal role of adolescent cannabis use in heroin abuse.

Hemp Marijuana Scanner

February 12, 2020 - 18:53
Link: Hemp Marijuana ScannerArticle Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020Wednesday, February 12, 2020Tags:

The study also uncovered the scanner's ability to distinguish among different varieties of hemp and . In the changing legal landscape, there are thousands of varieties of cannabis, many of questionable quality.

An Overview of Cannabis Use in Pregnancy

January 16, 2020 - 06:39
Link: An Overview of Cannabis Use in PregnancyArticle Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020Thursday, January 16, 2020Tags:

Consumption of cannabis during pregnancy results in cannabinoid placental crossing and accumulation in the fetal brain, and other organs, where it interferes with neurodevelopment and the endocannabinoid system. Use during the postnatal period can also lead to secretion in breast milk for extended periods (up to a week) after last use. From retrospective studies, we know prenatal cannabis ingestion has been associated with anemia in the mothers as well as low birth weights, greater risk of preterm and stillbirths, as well as increased need for neonatal intensive care unit admissions.

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products

December 12, 2019 - 14:22
Link: Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, ProductsArticle Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019Thursday, December 12, 2019Tags:

CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a national outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI).

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