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Princeton Psychologist Puts Focus on Legalized Marijuana Outcomes

Sponsored by a psychological society devoted to finding non-drug solutions to emotional and mental health problems, this upcoming event gives us a chance to hear the expert opinions of  a psychologist who works amongst our troubled youth.

Dr. Dee Apple will share how legalization will affect children, adolescents and young people. He will explain how marijuana really affects the human body, especially the developing nervous system. He will explain its disruptive impact on the emotional functioning of adolescents and young people. Continue reading Princeton Psychologist Puts Focus on Legalized Marijuana Outcomes

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Let’s Reconsider Drug Policy and Concentrate on Education

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A man in Sweden wears a t-shirt with a phrase coined by Dr. Bertha Madras. Sweden’s drug policy has produced low youth drug usage.

The current drug overdoes epidemic is related to getting rid of in-school drug education and introducing “medical” marijuana followed by legalization  It’s goes against all reason to legalize and commercialize a drug of abuse  (marijuana) at a time that we have a drug epidemic.  Preventing drug use is not a “War on Drugs! It is Defense of our Brains,” according to Dr. Bertha Madras of Harvard University.

The current heroin epidemic offers a chance to revise drug policies, particularly in terms of prevention. Since our entertainment industry, media and society idealize drugs, a first step would be a national drug education program in Continue reading Let’s Reconsider Drug Policy and Concentrate on Education

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