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As the Surgeon General warned In 2016, vaping by teens had begun to rise dramatically that year. This rise in vaping e-cigarettes played a role in reversing a long-term decline of teen smoking. In the coming weeks, the FDA will be making a decision whether or not to ban flavored vapes. Flavors like mango and mint enticed so many teens who got hooked on nicotine through vaping.
Just as the rise of vaping — and lax regulation — paved the way for teen smoking, marijuana legalization — without the federal government doing its job to stop it — paved the way for more teen marijuana use. Addiction-for-profit industries work in similar ways. Continue reading E-cigarettes, marijuana and Juul, crossovers between the products →
Think on these things before getting too deep into smoking Weed* * Or what the science of marijuana is telling us about the harmful effects of marijuana for you, your friends, or your kids.
A book by Kevin G. Becker Ph.D. reviewed by Sally Schindel
It is a long title for a 222 page VERY readable book.
I have read dozens of books about marijuana – the drug and the industry, mental health harms caused by marijuana, substance use disorders and treatment and recovery. Additionally, I’ve read books about the reasons so many feel commercializing and normalizing marijuana is acceptable public policy.
Many of the books left me feeling buried and over my head.
I’m not a scientist or medical professional. I’m a retired accountant/financial advisor and a Mom forever grieving the loss of my son Andy to marijuana-induced suicide.
I am insatiable about learning all I can find about marijuana risks and harms. Continue reading Whoa Dude! New book on understanding weed →
The cannabis industry follows the devil’s playbook on a daily basis in states that have legalized it. After much trial and error, Colorado may put caps on its pot industry.
Two New Exposés of Big Weed
On April 20, Kevin Sabet’s new book, Smokescreen, went on sale across the country. The publisher picked a symbolic date, 420. In 2018, Sabet began to hear from whistleblowers, including Colorado regulators forced by higher-ups to look away. (Disclaimer: Sabet would not endorse the title of this blog, as we tend to be harder-edged than he is.)
Producer and Director Sean Morrow, a journalist with NOW THIS News covered Big Weed in his podcast recorded on April 20. Morrow typically looks at the funders of political, corporate, and lobbying interests, part of a series called “Who is.” (Now This News brands itself as a progressive news source targeting millennials.) Continue reading The Devil’s Playbook MEETS Big Weed in 420 reveals →
Recently the medical societies of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania joined together to express mutually shared concerns about efforts to legalize marijuana by state governments. Also in late October, the family of a California woman brought a wrongful death lawsuit against the maker of an edible product bought at a San Diego pot shop.
Legalization continues to present serious public health concerns. The societies issuing the warning represent tens of thousands of physicians. Their statement echoes our view that marijuana legalization is an anti-science policy. Continue reading Medical Societies of five states speak out against marijuana legalization →