On December 19, 2021, Dr. Sanjay Gupta presented on CNN a program about Marijuana and Autism, a program that begs a response.
Most of the program concentrated on one Texas family and their daughter with an extreme form of autism. Their daughter, now a teen, was born very prematurely and has suffered for years. Based on the recommendations of a neighbor, the parents found that marijuana use can stop their daughter’s self-injurious behavior. (We sympathize with the girl, the parents and their very difficult situation.)
If THC can stop a brain that’s misfiring so easily, one begs to ask what cannabis can do to a brain that isn’t damaged? Continue reading A Response to Dr. Gupta’s program on Marijuana and Autism
After the shooting deaths of 10 people in Boulder yesterday and 8 people in Atlanta last week, we beg to know what drugs may have been used by the shooters.
The Boulder shooter’s brother described him as anti-social and paranoid, traits that often….but not necessarily… come with heavy pot use.
What’s in that Colorado Rocky Mountain high? As the New York Times reports, From Columbine to Boulder, Colorado has a long history of mass shootings.
Americans Against Legalizing Marijuana, one of Poppot’s allies, is calling for a national law requiring that toxicology reports be made public. In a statement today, AALM said:
“With the dramatic increase in the potency and use of marijuana, senseless violent acts are and will become more common. Toxicology reports of recent mass murderers must be released to the public.”
In December, the Ventura County District Attorney released a report on the Thousand Oaks, CA, shooting and killing of 12 people. “Toxicological testing on Ian David Long detected marijuana, caffeine, and tobacco, but no other drugs, medications or psychoactive substances.” It’s yet another incident showing the relationship between cannabis and mass violence, a factor rarely discussed by the press. The incident occurred in November 2019, and the full report took two years to be made public. Continue reading Weed users who committed or attempted mass violence
Disabled Marine Says Marijuana is Not Preferable to Pharma Drugs
By Andrew , a veteran’s testimony from Oregon
I wish there were better warnings and awareness on marijuana (there aren’t, currently, under Oregon regulations), especially in regards to mental health.
I am a 100% disabled combat veteran who served in the U.S. Marines during the Iraq War in 2003-2005. I never made any progress in my post-traumatic stress disorder when I was self-medicating under the elusive medical marijuana card. Continue reading Veteran grieves his mistake — using marijuana for PTSD
The Marijuana Policy Project promotes their drug as a substitute for opiate pain pills. Like the worst offenders in the opiate industry, the cannabis lobby follows an addiction-for-profit business model. Their master plan needs 80% of the demand to be met by 20% of the users. Science shows no evidence for using medical marijuana as a substitute for pain pills.
Governor David Ige of Hawaii wisely refused to cave to lobbyists, and he vetoed a measure that would have allowed medical marijuana to treat opiate addiction.
A large-scale, major study from Australia Continue reading What is the evidence for medical marijuana to treat the addiction epidemic?