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Medical Marijuana for Minors May Be Considered Child Abuse

January 20, 2019 - 12:37
Link: Medical Marijuana for Minors May Be Considered Child AbuseArticle Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019Sunday, January 20, 2019Tags:

Why Marijuana Will Not Fix the Opioid Epidemic

January 20, 2019 - 08:11
Link: Why Marijuana Will Not Fix the Opioid EpidemicWhy Marijuana Will Not Fix the Opioid EpidemicArticle Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019Sunday, January 20, 2019

In 2017 Colorado had a record number of opioid overdose deaths from any opioid, including heroin and Colorado has had a medical marijuana program since 2001.
There are several reasons as to why any reported benefit will be outstripped by lack of benefit and increased risk of harm, and why cannabis is contributing to ongoing opioid use, and subsequently, the opioid epidemic.

  1. There is evidence in animal models showing adolescent rats exposed to THC will develop enhanced heroin self administration as adults which may be due to activation of mesolimbic transmission of dopamine by a common mu opioid receptor mechanism.,
  2. More than 90% of heroin users report a prior history of marijuana use compared to a prior history of painkiller use (47%).13

Governors Grade

January 16, 2019 - 19:52
Link: Governor's Grade by NormlArticle Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019Wednesday, January 16, 2019Tags:

Not good news!
Only 5 Republican Governors got passing grades from NORML and the 2nd highest grade (C) of this group was Ron DeSantis. :-( The only Republican Governor who got a higher grade (B+) was the Gov. of Vermont who signed a bill that legalized recreational pot! Most Republican governors got Ds and Fs.

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