Marijuana

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Legalizing Marijuana In California Will Not Dramatically Reduce Mexican Drug Trafficking Revenues

http://www.rand.org/news/press/2010/10/12.html

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Proposition 19 advocates [in support of legalization of marijuana in California] may have overstated the [diminishing] impact that legalization in California would have on Mexican drug cartels…

http://www.stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2012/jul/13/book_review_marijuana_legalizati

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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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These findings strengthen the argument that marijuana is not a benign substance.        Not only can it be associated with many destructive and aggressive behaviors, it can also be associated with severe symptoms of anxiety and depression.

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/treatan/treana17.htm#E10E91

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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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Regular Cannabis Use Is Linked to IQ Decline

http://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/nida-notes/2013/08/early-onset-regular-cannabis-use-linked-to-iq-decline

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Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MED_MARIJUANA_BRAIN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-04-15-17-01-20

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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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“… cannabis use in late adolescence and early adulthood is associated with a range of adverse outcomes in later life… [including] poorer educational outcomes, lower income, greater welfare dependence and unemployment and lower relationship and life satisfaction.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18482420

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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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“Medical” Marijuana:

“… clinical evidence has not shown that the therapeutic benefits of the marijuana plant outweigh its health risks… [and] THC-based drugs to treat pain and nausea are already FDA approved and prescribed…

http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana

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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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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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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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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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Doesn’t Hurt Anyone But The User?:

My Dad Will Never Stop Smoking Pot

Marijuana makes him carefree and happy. But years of using the drug had a ruinous effect on my family.

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/print/2014/01/my-dad-will-never-stop-smoking-pot/283085/

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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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“... legalizing marijuana would serve little purpose other than to worsen the state’s drug problems—addiction, violence, disorder, and death.

thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2010/pdf/lm0056.pdf

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“... higher marijuana use, as indicated by lower marijuana prices, is positively associated with property arrests and income-producing criminal arrests.  There is also evidence from the UCR analysis that marijuana use might be positively associated with the number of violent arrests… The positive association between marijuana use and arrests for property and income-producing crimes is not driven by a spurious correlation; these findings suggest a causal interpretation.

http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/working_papers/2004/RAND_WR125.pdf

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Evidence from both sets of analyses suggest that higher marijuana use, as indicated by lower marijuana prices, is positively associated with property arrests and income-producing criminal arrests. There is also evidence from the UCR analysis that marijuana use might be positively associated with the number of violent arrests.

http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/working_papers/2004/RAND_WR125.pdf

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Marijuana remained the drug most often detected in ADAM II arrestees…

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ondcp/policy-and-research/adam_ii_2012_annual_rpt_final_final.pdf

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Marijuana use involved in more fatal accidents since commercialization of medical marijuana

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140515173507.htm

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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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Study finds medical pot farms draining streams dry

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CALIFORNIA_DROUGHT_POT_FARMS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-06-01-11-41-07

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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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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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Marijuana’s anxiety relief effects: Receptors found in emotional hub of brain

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140306142803.htm

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