Recent news stories of homicide prove that marijuana does not deserve its reputation as the “chill” drug. Otherwise, why would people do such stupid things and even kill others after smoking weed and then not remember why? Are blackouts from weed similar to alcohol-fueled blackouts?
In Illinois on August 14, a father apprehended his son for smoking weed at breakfast, claiming he should not go to work at a coffee shop while stoned. The son, Isaac Thurston, got out the kitchen knife and killed his father, Perron Thurston, 50. “I don’t know why I did it,” he said according to bond proffer of the Cook County prosecutors. Isaac Thurston had never been arrested before, and his uncle posted bond for him. Continue reading Weed Doesn’t Deserve its “Chill” Reputation
The evidence for the heart damages from cannabis has grown stronger since April 10, 2017, when Kristine Ziobro went into her son’s bedroom to say good night and found him non-responsive.
The parents of Michael Ziobro believe that high-potency marijuana caused Michael’s heart to go into arrhythmia and killed him. He was 22 at the time and living at home. Michael had been taking medical marijuana for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
He thought it was safe, natural and organic. His parents found packages in his bedroom after death that had THC concentrations of 28 percent and 24 percent.
Kristine Ziobro, Michael’s mom spoke to the New Jersey state legislature a few years ago. “I feel in my heart of hearts, if Michael knew the full implications of smoking marijuana with high levels of THC, he would be alive today.” It is shocking that companies get away with calling high-potency smoked marijuana “medicinal.” Continue reading Evidence for Cannabis Heart Damages Proves Stronger
We call for a boycott of Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s program, Weed 7, to be aired August 6, 2023, on CNN. Dr. Gupta’s weed series has always been an aggressive attempt to sell the public on marijuana, even when the medical studies don’t support him.
For years Dr. Gupta has been supporting controversial medicines, such as Vioxx and the Gardasil shot. He’s choosing to embroil himself in controversy again and ignore the pleadings of doctors and victims who’ve been harmed by cannabis.
The Parent Action Network (PAN) calls on parents to write CNN’s editors with objections to the program. Continue reading Boycott CNN and pay no attention to Dr. Sanjay Gupta
A loophole in the farm bill has allowed sellers to process CBD from hemp into Delta-8 THC, Delta-10 THC and THC-0. We urge our followers to write to your Reps in Congress and the Senate and demand they close the loophole, using this form letter.
Delta-8 THC, Delta-10 THC and other THC analogs are sold in gas stations and smoke shops throughout the country. Many states have banned these products, but most have not. Unfortunately, these products have been getting into the hands of children and teens who are vaping it. Continue reading Need to Close the Farm Bill Loophole