Marijuana

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The Fallacies of the “marijuana is harmless” Argument

http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/03/the_us_love_affair_with_addiction.html

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Cannabis can kill without the influence of other drugs

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25092-cannabis-can-kill-without-the-influence-of-other-drugs.html#.UwfTdYWUnC8

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The risk of [marijuana] addiction goes from about 1 in 11 overall to about 1 in 6 for those who start using in their teens, and even higher among daily smokers.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121219152701.htm

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Characteristics of Marijuana Addiction

http://addictions.about.com/od/legalissues/a/Marijuana-Addiction.htm

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (USA)

Research Report Series

Marijuana Abuse

www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/rrmarijuana.pdf

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There was a decreased amount of grey matter

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/wellbeing/4264986/Snoring-linked-to-brain-damage

[Uhm, what were we talking about?   Oh yeah,  marijuana . ]

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Cannabis smoking ‘permanently lowers IQ’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9426205/Cannabis-smoking-permanently-lowers-IQ.html

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Perception of Marijuana as a ‘Safe Drug’ Is Scientifically Inaccurate, Finds Review of Teen Brain Studies

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130827091401.htm

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Teen pot use could hurt brain and memory, new research suggests

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/teen-pot-use-could-hurt-brain-memory-new-research-suggests-2D11741988

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Daily pot tied to age of first psychotic episode

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/daily-pot-tied-age-first-psychotic-episode-155332322.html

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Marijuana Use Prior to Pregnancy Doubles Risk of Premature Birth

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120717182953.htm

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Cannabis during pregnancy endangers fetal brain development

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140127093140.htm

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Marijuana Use Implicated in Pregnancy Problems

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120912101806.htm

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Study finds little evidence supporting medical marijuana for treatment of depression

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/07/17/study-finds-little-evidence-supporting-medical-marijuana-for-treatment/

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Adolescent Pot Use Leaves Lasting Mental Deficits; Developing Brain Susceptible to Lasting Damage from Exposure to Marijuana

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120827152039.htm

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Water Pipe Smoking Has the Same Respiratory Effects as Smoking Cigarettes

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120830102849.htm

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Marijuana Use May Increase Risk of Testicular Cancer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120910082534.htm

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Marijuana Use May Cause Severe Cyclic Nausea, Vomiting, a Little-Known, but Costly Effect

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121022081353.htm

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Cannabis Use Mimics Cognitive Weakness That Can Lead to Schizophrenia, fMRI Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121102084632.htm

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Study: Teens who smoke a lot of pot develop brain abnormalities similar to schizophrenics

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/sciencetech/archives/2013/12/20131216-094849.html

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Study Confirms an Association Between Marijuana Use and Testicular Cancer

aya.usc.edu/docs/Population-based%20case-control%20study%20of%20recreational%20drug%20use%20and%20testis%20cancer%20risk%20confirms%20an%20association%20between%20marijuana%20use%20and%20nonseminoma%20risk%20(2012).%20Lacson,%20J,%20et%20al..pdf

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Chronic cannabis use may cause brain inflammation

http://health.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=31737&content=94353748&pageNum=-1

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5-Year-Old Getting Medical Marijuana Card

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/08/31/5-Year-Old-Getting-Medical-Marijuana-Card

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D.C. government program to subsidize pot for poor patients

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/21/dc-government-program-subsidize-pot-poor-patients/

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Wildlife Biologists: Illegal Pot Farms Wreaking Havoc on Endangered Species

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/wildlife-biologists-illegal-pot-farms-wreaking-havoc-endangered-species

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Pot Fuels Surge in Drugged Driving Deaths

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/pot-fuels-surge-drugged-driving-deaths-n22991

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5 Reasons Marijuana Should Remain Illegal

http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2014/01/21/5-reasons-marijuana-should-remain-illegal-n1782086/print

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Legalized in Colorado:

“… poor medical-marijuana patients can apply to the state registry for free and not have to pay sales tax on their cannabis purchases.

http://www.denverpost.com/news/marijuana/ci_16392197#

[ Colorado .      Now   there's   an   enlightened   stateeh ?. ]

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Denver Drug Agent: Our Problems ‘Have Exploded’ With Pot Legalization

Experts Have New Concerns About Pot & Children

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/12/13/denver-drug-agent-our-problems-have-exploded-with-pot-legalization/

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Pot problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_24501596/pot-problems-colorado-schools-increase-legalization

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Bad ‘Spice’ Continues To Be Problem In The Denver Metro Area

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/09/01/bad-spice-continues-to-be-problem-in-the-denver-metro-area/

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… the tiny, odorless devices are being widely used, sometimes even on [middle and high school] campus[es].

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_24673588/pocket-hookahs-proliferate-young-marijuana-users-sources-say#

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Sharp rise in drugged driving fatalities, especially marijuana

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140130111003.htm

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Snacks Laced With Marijuana Raise Concerns

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/01/us/snacks-laced-with-marijuana-raise-concerns.html?_r=1

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More Legal Marijuana Will Mean More Kids In The ER

http://www.science20.com/news_articles/more_legal_marijuana_will_mean_more_kids_er-129167

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Illegal Pot Grows Adding To California’s Water Woes

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2014/03/01/illegal-pot-grows-adding-to-californias-water-woes/

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