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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. 

Colorado was forced to reckon with its problem due to the large number of teens using marijuana concentrates, particularly those concentrates used for “dabbing” and “vaping.”   Laura Stack, a Colorado resident, published her important book, The Dangerous Truth about Today’s Marijuana, on July 10.  The book about Johnny Stack, who died by suicide at age 19, is getting extraordinary reviews.  

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.

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Parents Opposed to Pot supports three other projects: Moms Strong, Every Brain Matters (a recovery community) and Jennifers’ Messengers.  

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.

IASIC, International doctors’ group formed to educate on marijuana

A doctors’ group is taking on cannabis education.  On May 20, 2021, the International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis (IASIC) officially launched with a press conference held in San Diego and live streamed across the country.  

President of the newly-launched group IASIC, Dr. Eric Voth, is no stranger to addiction and drug policy work.  In his forty years involved in the fields of Internal Medicine, Pain Medicine and Addiction Medicine, he confidently asserts, “…We’ve seen marijuana become a serious public health problem…Today, as a direct result of rigorous efforts to legalize and normalize marijauna, it is responsible for a host of medical problems.”

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High-potency pot hurt my son, forced my family from Pueblo

This opinion first appeared in the Pueblo Chieftan newspaper

by Aubree Adams Guest columnist

My family moved to Pueblo in 2005 to be closer to family. We loved the people, weather, beauty and close access to hiking and the mountains.

Many families were moving to what I thought was Colorado’s best-kept secret.

We raised our kids in Pueblo, got involved with community organizations and I worked as a licensed physical therapist assistant at several well known local clinics. I got to know the people and heart of Pueblo through my jobs.

In 2014, the commercialization of THC, the mood-altering chemical in marijuana, changed Pueblo.

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