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Marijuana is worse than alcohol

Regulation of alcohol does not keep alcohol out of the hands of children and teens. So when pro-pot people came up the idea “Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol,” they should have known that part of the plan would not be successful either.  Just ask any teacher in Colorado. As propagandists push marijuana to achieve equality with alcohol in American life, here’s a look at how they compare:

1) According to a report in 2015, 30 % of marijuana users in the United States qualify as having Cannabis Use Disorder, vs. 10-20% of those of drinkers who are alcoholics. 

2) A study from the University California, Davis found that in terms of downward social class mobility, financial difficulties, antisocial behaviors in the workplace and relationship conflict, cannabis dependence was worse than alcohol dependence. 

3) With THC (most psychoactive part of pot) as high as it is today, there is no equivalent to dope that is like beer or wine. Since competition between growers has created the higher THC,  consumers won’t go back to the weak, old-fashioned pot that was in existence before the “medical marijuana” scam was introduced in the mid-90s. Average THC in Colorado is 20% vs. 1-3% in ’70s.

4) Frequent users of marijuana are more likely to have a-motivational syndrome, compared to frequent drinkers.

5) Students who are heavy weed users are much more likely to drop out of school than students who drink heavily.  After all, weed is nicknamed “dope” for a reason.  According to a major study in the Lancet Psychiatry Journal, frequent cannabis users are 60% more likely to drop out of high school than non-users.

6)  Teens who use marijuana are 3x more likely to overdose on other drugs such as heroin; teens who use alcohol are 2x more at risk for overdose with other drugs.  While marijuana may not be a “gateway” for every young person who does pot, the risk of leapfrogging to other drugs is greater for those who use marijuana.

7) Both are readily available to children and teens. Pot is more available in marijuana states, as the parents may have it at home.

8) Both are dangerous for driving, and both have led to traffic fatalities, particularly when the drivers are age 25 and under.   Looking at the absolute evidence takes away any need for studies to show that driving stoned is dangerous.

9) Marijuana stays in system longer, up to a month and even more for chronic users, while alcohol goes out of the system in 24 hours.  Some marijuana users experience flashbacks which can be very dangerous while driving or when they come on unexpectedly.

10) There are high-functioning alcoholics and there are regular marijuana users who hold jobs and function reasonably well.  The latter is less frequent, and those who manage well tend to give an erroneous impression to others who become addicted quickly and show a greater impairment from using pot.

11) Both marijuana and alcohol are depressants. 

12) Marijuana causes paranoia, anxiety and mental health problems at much higher rates than alcohol.

13) Marijuana advocates claim it is “harmless” and “not addictive,” both false claims.  They also claim to drive better while stoned.  Drinkers , on average, are not so delusional in claiming that alcohol is harmless and non-addictive.  Individual problem drinkers may deny that they have a problem, while pot activists deny marijuana is a problem.

14) Binge drinking in very, very heavy doses can lead to death. While marijuana doesn’t go into the brain stem, in heavy doses it can lead to psychosis.  Pot has been know to cause death for those who have a psychotic reaction to marijuana, or heart arrhythmia or cannabis hyperemesis syndrome.

15) You can’t smoke or vape alcohol, so it doesn’t carry the sames risks to your lungs that marijuana does. 

16) Marijuana doesn’t cause a hangover.  Skipping the headache is not a good reason to do pot.  Just don’t drink or drink less.  😉

For another view of this issue, read When a Lie Travels: Comparing Alcohol to Marijuana.  Read another article we wrote on marijuana vs. alcohol.

No one is forced or compelled to drink, another falsehood promoted by the marijuana lobby.  Many adults choose not to drink or do any drugs.   More power to them.

Former Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said legalization “wasn’t worth it.”  Colorado’s former governor John Hickenlooper said that legalization was “reckless.”  In the state of Washington the number of crashes involving marijuana-impaired drivers doubled after legalization.

About 10-14% of the US uses marijuana, compared to up to 60% of adults who use alcohol.  Evidence shows that marijuana users drink more alcohol, too.

Parent Movement 2.0 launches, starts “I’m in” Pledge

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic, and the recent vaping crisis, parents are uniting in Parent Movement 2.0 via the “I’m in” pledge, an instrument designed to create an online community intent on reducing the use of marijuana, alcohol, nicotine and other drugs among kids. These drugs can hurt and kill. “Because it attacks the lungs, COVID-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who smoke or vape tobacco and/or marijuana,” warns Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Drugs are different from what today’s parents may have known when they were young, Continue reading Parent Movement 2.0 launches, starts “I’m in” Pledge

Parent’s Book on Marijuana Suicide Now on Amazon


They say you can’t overdose on marijuana. When Brant Clark was seventeen years old, he had a devastating experience from smoking an enormous amount of marijuana at one time. It led to a sudden, major psychotic break, emergency room care, hospitalization for nearly a week, and ultimately his suicide two weeks later. This book documents some of the most important, yet widely under-reported research about the risks of marijuana and THC to youth.

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Washington legislators propose curb on high potency marijuana concentrates

A bipartisan group of 22 Washington state legislators introduced a bill to curb the potency of marijuana concentrates.

Citing concerns about the connection between cannabis and psychosis, the lawmakers want to slash the potency of cannabis products, limiting THC levels to no more than 10%.    The ban would be limited, because it  doesn’t cover products sold as “medical.”

House Bill 2546, would outlaw the vast majority of state-licensed vape cartridges, dabs, wax, extracts and other concentrates. These products account for nearly 40% of state-regulated marijuana sales in 2019. 

In Washington, as in Colorado, typical strains of raw cannabis flower average around 20% THC. However, this bill only applies to extracts, and it would still allow the high-potency raw marijuana.

Hamza Warsame, a Seattle teen, jumped 6 stories to his death after smoking pot for the first time.  An older friend purchased the high-potency marijuana at a legal pot shop.  Investigators on the case called the 16-year-old’s death an accident, not a crime.  

In 2016, Colorado citizens introduced a ballot to cap the THC at 16%.   The industry objected and used hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy off the petitioners of this sensible public safety suggestion

Alex Berenson’s concerns about marijuana and psychosis

A year ago, writer Alex Berenson published Tell Your Children the Truth about Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence.   The book will become available in paperback on February 18, 2020.

USA Today has published a provocative series on the links between marijuana and psychosis, as well as the problems related to vaping THC.   Although Washington did not ban vaping products, this bill would affect marijuana vapes.