Who is to blame for addicting kids to nicotine and causing the vaping illnesses that sickened and even killed so many people? Juul and its backers piggybacked onto marijuana legalization and used similar marketing schemes. Read Part 1.
With fits and starts, Adam Bowen and James Monsees worked diligently over several years to come up with a product that would replace traditional cigarettes. They enlisted the help of venture capitalists from Silicon Valley, including some of the Pritzkers who fund marijuana companies, too. They never imagined getting involved with Big Tobacco.
As the Surgeon General warned In 2016, vaping by teens had begun to rise dramatically that year. This rise in vaping e-cigarettes played a role in reversing a long-term decline of teen smoking. In the coming weeks, the FDA will be making a decision whether or not to ban flavored vapes. Flavors like mango and mint enticed so many teens who got hooked on nicotine through vaping.
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With many stories in the news recently, it’s an opportune time to get out the truth about marijuana in America, We must tell the public, especially parents, what legal pot is doing to our kids. Parents Opposed to Pot will be starting a podcast soon, and your donations will help our cause.
On Sunday night, NBC Nightly News reported about the teens hospitalized in Colorado for psychosis and vomiting illnesses.
A marijuana regulatory bill, HB 1317 passed in the Colorado House and then passed in the Senate by 37-0. The provisions of the bill, which go into effect next year, include the creation of a registry system and closing loopholes for teens buying medical marijuana. We hope it can put a dent in Colorado’s pot problems, although cannabis proves to be a regulation-resistant drug.
Your donation will help us continue our important work, such as distributing information about testimony in the Colorado State legislature in May. At that time, some of the legislators’ children and relatives spoke about how pot legalization in 2014 affected their families. Their speeches were powerful and very moving.
Parents Opposed to Pot and our three sub-groups travel to drug prevention conferences. We need donations to continue our work.
The normalization and continued promotion of drug use kills people, harms individuals and harms society. The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) turned people against the “War on Drugs,” a term the government stop using in 2009. The DPA aims for legalizing all drugs, but now uses the term “decriminalization,” disguising their true goals.
For parents, whose children died after buying pills through dealers, friends or acquaintances, it’s a bitter pill to swallow: the DPA claims their children were already drug users, and no one should be held responsible for death.