Marijuana

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The New York Times [finally] gets the truth out about pot

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/new_york_times_gets_the_truth_out_about_pot.html

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‘We are at ground zero of new medical epidemic’

https://www.wnd.com/2019/01/new-thalidomide-pregnant-women-getting-marijuana/

MarijuaNO

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Marijuana: A Gateway to…

Cannabis use appears to increase rather than decrease the risk of developing nonmedical prescription opioid use and opioid use disorder.

https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.17040413

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New Study Provides Further Evidence that Marijuana Is a Gateway Drug

https://pjmedia.com/trending/new-study-provides-further-evidence-that-marijuana-is-a-gateway-drug/

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Even Obama’s Drug Adviser Agreed With Sessions on Marijuana, Opioids Link

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/08/19/obama-drug-adviser-agrees-sessions-cannabis-opioids-link/

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Some research suggests that marijuana use is likely to precede use of other licit and illicit substances and the development of addiction to other substances.

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/marijuana-gateway-drug

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Marijuana Industry a ‘Gateway to Homicide,’ Says DA in Legal Pot State

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/08/04/marijuana-industry-a-gateway-to-homicide-says-da-in-legal-pot-state/

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Marijuana: The “Safe” Drug:

Obama’s DEA: Marijuana To Remain Classified As Dangerous Drug In U.S.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/08/11/marijuana-classification/

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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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Some of the Many Measured, Medical Effects of Marijuana

https://d1nwfrzxhi18dp.cloudfront.net/sites/568acb9172bf4aa9c4000006/content_entry56f19f052198f00cd8000681/5ab2f7704b750492a50004a8/files/Marijuana_Fact_Sheet_Final.pdf

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There is substantial evidence of a statistical association between cannabis use and increased risk of:
1) Motor vehicle crashes
2) Development of schizophrenia or other psychoses
3) Development of depressive disorders
4) Incidence of suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and suicide completion
5) Lower birth weight of users’ offspring
6) Worse respiratory symptoms and more frequent chronic bronchitis episodes

There is moderate evidence of a statistical association between cannabis use and increased risk of:
1) Overdose injuries — including respiratory distress — among pediatric populations in U.S. states where cannabis is legal
2) Impairment in the cognitive domains of learning, memory, and attention.
3) Development of substance dependence and/or substance abuse disorder for substances including alcohol, tobacco, and other illicit drugs

There is moderate evidence of a statistical association between a persistence of problem cannabis use and a history of psychiatric treatment.

There is no or insufficient evidence to support or refute the conclusion that cannabis or cannabinoids are an effective treatment for:
1) Cancers, cancer-associated anorexia cachexia syndrome and anorexia nervosa
2) Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
3) Epilepsy
4) Spasticity in patients with paralysis due to spinal cord injury
5) Symptoms associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
6) Chorea and certain neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with Huntington’s disease (oral cannabinoids)
7) Motor system symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease or the levodopa-induced dyskinesia (cannabinoids)
8) Dystonia (nabilone and dronabinol)
9) Achieving abstinence in the use of addictive substances (cannabinoids)
10) Mental health outcomes in individuals with schizophrenia or schizophreniform psychosis (cannabidiol)

https://www.nap.edu/html/24625/Cannabis_committee_conclusions.pdf

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Peer Reviewed Medical Research Literature
Search results: (((thc) AND psychosis) AND teenage)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=%28%28thc%29+AND+psychosis%29+AND+teenage%29

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NIH: Nearly 6 Million Americans Suffer From ‘Marijuana Use Disorder’

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hollingsworth/nih-nearly-6-million-americans-suffer-marijuana-use-disorder

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Most marijuana now ‘super strength’ and could be driving mental health problems

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/02/27/britain-flooded-super-strength-cannabis-could-driving-mental/

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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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20-year study demolishes claims that smoking pot is harmless

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2782906/The-terrible-truth-cannabis-British-expert-s-devastating-20-year-study-finally-demolishes-claims-smoking-pot-harmless.html?printingPage=true

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Five years of Big Marijuana [in Colorado] ushered in a doubling in the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes who tested positive for marijuana, based on research by the pro-legalization Denver Post.  Five years of commercial pot have been five years of more marijuana in schools than teachers and administrators ever feared.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/11/on_the_fiveyear_anniversary_of_colorado_pot_legalization.html

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Harvard study highlights damage cannabis causes to young

https://www.christian.org.uk/news/harvard-study-highlights-damage-cannabis-causes-young/

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Marijuana worse for teen brains than alcohol, study finds
Cannabis causes lasting cognitive impairment in adolescents

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/marijuana-may-be-worse-teen-brains-alcohol-study-finds-n916296

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Emergency Rooms Seeing Rise In Syndrome Related To Marijuana Use

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/09/21/cannabinoid-hyperemesis-syndrome-emergency-room/

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In the U.K. alone, cannabis puts 27,000 people each year in hospital

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5775533/Cannabis-puts-27-000-people-year-hospital.html

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Cannabis-related hospital admissions reach all-time high in Scotland

http://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-related-hospital-admissions-reach-time-high-scotland/

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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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Synthetic Marijuana, “Spice”, Has Real Risks

http://consumerreports.org/drugs/synthetic-marijuana-real-risks/

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18 overdose from presumed spice on Skid Row, officials say

http://abc7.com/1480014/

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Effects On The Brain…

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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Major study reveals marijuana ‘damages children’s brains‘ and half a million adults could avoid mental-health disorder if they had turned down marijuana

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6700547/Smoking-cannabis-teens-linked-depression-later-life-damages-brain.html

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New Study Links Pot Use to Degenerative Brain Disorder

http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/print/15801

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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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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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Smoking cannabis ages the brain by an average of 2.8 YEARS
Brain ageing is defined as reduced blood flow through the vital organ
Reduced brain blood flow has been linked to stroke and dementia
Bipolar disorder accelerates brain ageing by 1.6 years, while ADHD does by 1.4

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6086073/Smoking-cannabis-ages-brain-average-2-8-YEARS.html

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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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For psychiatric patients, a link between marijuana and violent behavior

https://world.wng.org/2017/10/a_dangerous_weed

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Smoking marijuana DOES make people more violent:
Project confirms for the first time that using the drug is the cause of crimes

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4950206/Smoking-cannabis-DOES-make-people-violent.html

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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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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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When Adolescents Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/10/30/662127406/when-adolescents-give-up-pot-their-cognition-quickly-improves

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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

Psychoses…

Yet another peer-reviewed study: Marijuana ‘strongly linked’ to psychosis

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-03-high-potency-pot-strongly-linked.html

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Peer Reviewed Research: Marijuana Heightens the Risk of Psychosis

https://www.weeklystandard.com/alice-b-lloyd/mind-the-link-marijuana-heightens-the-risk-of-psychosis

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Scientists discover a genetic link between cannabis use and Schizophrenia

https://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/scientists-discover-genetic-link-between-13151184

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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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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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Pulmonary Effects:

Water Pipe Smoking Has the Same Respiratory Effects as Smoking Cigarettes

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

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Cancer  Risks…

Marijuana smoke contains many of the same cancer-causing substances as tobacco smoke.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/03/legalizing_marijuana__a_heaping_pot_of_hypocrisy.html

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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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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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Study: 80% of San Fran Bay Area Marijuana Poses Health Hazards, Such as Cancer

https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/study-80-san-fran-bay-area-marijuana-poses-health-hazards-such-cancer

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Nausea & Vomiting:

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

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

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Vomiting Illness Linked To Heavy Marijuana Use

http://www.kunc.org/post/rare-and-mysterious-vomiting-illness-linked-heavy-marijuana-use

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Vomiting illness linked to longtime, regular marijuana smoking

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/12/04/vomiting-illness-linked-to-longtime-regular-pot-smoking.html

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Mysterious illness tied to marijuana use on the rise in states with legal weed

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mysterious-illness-tied-to-marijuana-use-on-the-rise-in-states-with-legal-weed/

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Pot use makes stroke risk higher, says study

https://mobile.wnd.com/2018/10/pot-use-makes-stroke-risk-higher-says-study/

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Cannabis tied to serious type 1 diabetes complications

https://www.yahoo.com/news/cannabis-tied-serious-type-1-diabetes-complications-172010645.html

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Study: ‘Heavy’ pot smoking tied to weaker bones, higher risk of fractures

http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/study-heavy-pot-smoking-tied-to-weaker-bones

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Marijuana linked to ‘unbearable’ sickness across US as use grows following legalisation

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/marijuana-us-sickness-nausea-stomach-pain-symptoms-hot-shower-colorado-chicago-medicine-health-a8295491.html

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Cannabis Even KILLS:

Number of Deaths Caused by Marijuana Much More than 0

https://familycouncil.org/?p=11795

[Those statistics are several years old now.  ASND has not updated them.]

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A growing body of evidence, here and in other countries, is revealing that marijuana has caused previously overlooked deaths through heart attack and stroke.

http://www.poppot.org/2018/04/18/truth-deaths-by-marijuana-overdose/

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Marijuana DOES trigger heart attacks, experts say in landmark study that slams most of the drug’s medical benefits as ‘unproven’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4114634/Marijuana-DOES-cause-schizophrenia-triggers-heart-attacks-experts-say-landmark-study-slams-drug-s-medical-benefits-unproven.html

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Study: Marijuana use holds three-fold blood pressure death risk

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-marijuana-hypertension-idUSKBN1AP0JS

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59 People Die of Marijuana Overdose in Colorado and Washington After Legalization

https://www.huzlers.com/59-people-die-of-marijuana-overdose-in-colorado-and-washington/

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Cannabis can kill even 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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Legalized marijuana linked to a sharp rise in car crashes
About 14 percent of drivers under the influence of pot had a child in their vehicle.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/legalized-marijuana-linked-sharp-rise-car-crashes-n921511

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Stoned Driver Crash Risk Grows As Legal Pot Spreads In The U.S.

https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/stoned-driver-crash-risk-grows-as-legal-pot-spreads-in-the-u-s

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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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Five years of Big Marijuana [in Colorado] ushered in a doubling in the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes who tested positive for marijuana, based on research by the pro-legalization Denver Post.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/11/on_the_fiveyear_anniversary_of_colorado_pot_legalization.html

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Spate of drugged driving deaths alarms U.S. regulators

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/10/27/drugged-driving-dui-nhtsa-auto-safety/92678186/

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Heavy teen marijuana use may cut life short by 60

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/heavy-teen-marijuana-use-may-cut-life-short-by-60/

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Marijuana Industry a ‘Gateway to Homicide,’ Says DA in Legal Pot State

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/08/04/marijuana-industry-a-gateway-to-homicide-says-da-in-legal-pot-state/

[Yes, that article was cited in another section above but it belongs here as well.]

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Tell Your Children The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

https://www.firstthings.com/article/2019/05/reefer-sadness

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Marijuana Addiction: Very Real And Now Rampant

About 1 in 6 people who start smoking marijuana in their teens will become addicted.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/03/legalizing_marijuana__a_heaping_pot_of_hypocrisy.html

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5 Facts about marijuana addiction
1) Marijuana addiction is a DSM-listed reality
2) Nearly 3 of 10 marijuana users manifest addiction symptoms
3) Approximately 3.4 million people in the U.S. are addicted to marijuana
4) Marijuana use is likely to increase the risk of developing schizophrenia and other psychoses, suicide, cognitive impairment, lower educational attainment and unemployment.
5) Currently, there is no treatment that has been proven effective for marijuana addition

https://erlc.com/resource-library/articles/5-facts-about-marijuana-addiction

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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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Pregnancy, Childbirth & Reproduction:

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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Pregnant Women Turn to Marijuana, Perhaps Harming Infants

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/health/marijuana-and-pregnancy.html

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Marijuana can alter DNA in sperm

https://www.futurity.org/marijuana-alters-sperm-1945612/

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Smoking marijuana causes sperm ‘lazily swim in circles’ say experts
Regular use of the drug cuts sperm counts

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4846328/Marijuana-makes-men-s-sperm-lazily-swim-circles.html

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“Medical” Marijuana:

Landmark study slams most of the marijuana’s medical benefits as ‘unproven’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4114634/Marijuana-DOES-cause-schizophrenia-triggers-heart-attacks-experts-say-landmark-study-slams-drug-s-medical-benefits-unproven.html

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“… 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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US companies are being warned over unfounded claims about medical marijuana

https://www.christian.org.uk/news/deceptive-cannabis-claims-debunked-by-us-government-agency/

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What You Should Know About Medical Marijuana

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/the-faqs-what-you-should-know-about-medical-marijuana

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Most in US think cannabis has health benefits, despite serious dearth of data

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/23/cannabis-health-benefits-american-attitudes-study

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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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UC Davis Study Raises Mold Worries For Medical Marijuana Users

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2017/02/08/uc-davis-study-raises-mold-worries-for-medical-marijuana-users/

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Interational Narcotics Board:
Pot Legalization & Poorly Regulated Medical Use Pose Serious Health Threat

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/narcotics-board-pot-legalization-poorly-regulated-medical-use-pose-threat/

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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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Medical Marijuana: Miracle Drug or Spiritual Poison?

https://www.equip.org/article/medical-marijuana-miracle-drug-spiritual-poison/

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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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Marijuana Doesn’t Hurt Anyone But The User?:

Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis Affects the Developing Brain

https://www.the-scientist.com/features/prenatal-exposure-to-cannabis-affects-the-developing-brain-65230

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Toxic chemicals from illegal marijuana farms hidden deep in California’s forests are showing up in rivers and streams that feed the state’s water supply

https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2017-09-08/banned-pesticides-from-illegal-pot-farms-seep-into-california-water

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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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Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke?  Early Science Says Yes.

https://khn.org/news/are-there-risks-from-secondhand-marijuana-smoke-early-science-says-yes/

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Environment:

Study Says Farming Marijuana Farming Hurting Environment

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/11/02/marijuana-farming-environment/

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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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Litter Strewn All Over Civic Center Park Morning After 4/20 Marijuana Rally

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/04/21/litter-strewn-all-over-civic-center-park-morning-after-420-rally/

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Legalization:

7 Arguments For Legalizing Marijuana That No One Should Believe
Because They Are False
1. ‘Marijuana Is Harmless’
2. ‘Marijuana Legalization Is Pro-Liberty’
3. ‘Marijuana Legalization Will Increase Tax Revenue’
4. ‘Alcohol Prohibition Failed, and So Will Weed Prohibition’
5. ‘Legalization Will Help Solve Mass Incarceration’
6. ‘Legalization Is Necessary to Stop Police Overreach’
7. ‘Marijuana Legalization Will Solve the Opioid Crisis’

http://thefederalist.com/2019/03/07/7-arguments-legalizing-marijuana-no-one-believe/

MarijuanaSnakeOil

CNN Highlights Concerns Marijuana Legalization Is Increasing Crime

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/brad-wilmouth/2018/04/23/cnn-highlights-concerns-marijuana-legalization-increasing-crime

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How Legalizing Marijuana Will Hurt Americans Long-Term

http://thefederalist.com/2017/03/31/legalizing-marijuana-will-hurt-americans-long-term/

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No, We Should Not Legalize Recreational Marijuana Use.                                                    Here are several reasons why.

http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2016/10/17898/

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Legalization of marijuana at the state level has resulted in at least 10 recorded instances of fires or explosions at facilities that extract hash oil.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/18/marijuana-factories-explosions-safety-issues-115585

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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Legalized marijuana turns Durango, Colorado into homeless magnet

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/17/legalized-marijuana-turns-colorado-resort-town-into-homeless-magnet.html

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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/

… &

… 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#

… &

Marijuana devastated Colorado, don’t legalize it nationally

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/08/07/marijuana-devastated-colorado-dont-legalize-nationally-jeff-hunt-column/536010001/

California

Weed smuggling arrests at LAX skyrocket following legalization

https://abc7.com/weed-smuggling-arrests-at-lax-surge-following-legalization/5297621/

and…

A billion dollars of tax revenue, the taming of the black market, the convenience of retail cannabis stores throughout the state — these were some of the promises made by proponents of marijuana legalization in California.  One year after the start of recreational sales, they are still just promises.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/02/us/buying-legal-weed-in-california.html

and…

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

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

[Speaking of California and drug money…]

California revenue crash as pot taxes miss budget by $1 billion

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/california_revenue_crash_as_pot_taxes_miss_budget_by_1_billion.html

[While that seems odd, it has happened in other states as well, but it has almost always changed — i.e. increased —  after the second year  of legalization.]

… &

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

… &

Legal Marijuana Definitely a Boon to Illegal Cartels

https://pjmedia.com/trending/legal-marijuana-a-boon-to-illegal-cartels/

and…

How legal cannabis actually made things worse for sick people in Oregon

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/31/oregon-cannabis-medical-marijuana-problems-sick-people

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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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Getting high is an extreme sport for couch potatoes who want to turn the passing of time into a mental obstacle course.

http://www.firstthings.com/article/2014/08/shaken-not-smoked

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Marijuana & The Bible:

What Does the Bible Teach About Marijuana?
[I]ntoxication clearly is forbidden in Scripture (e.g., Eph. 5:18)…  Whereas wine [which the Bible both allows and even prescribes as medicine for certain applications] will intoxicate only with sustained use (and thus with restraint can have a strictly dietary use), marijuana immediately intoxicates the user…  [P]art of the reason the Bible prohibits drunkenness… is so that believers will not find themselves in a state in which they are not able to discern the will of God.  Certainly, marijuana use jeopardizes this in a way that the moderate use of wine does not…  [Additionally,] if the Bible intended for us to use marijuana in moderation, as with wine, then why do we not find the same kinds of detailed guidelines for drugs (including marijuana) that we do for wine and other alcoholic beverages, since we know that many drugs were available and in use in the first century?

https://www.equip.org/article/bible-teach-cannabis-plant/

and…

Medical Marijuana: Miracle Drug or Spiritual Poison?

https://www.equip.org/article/medical-marijuana-miracle-drug-spiritual-poison/

and…

[T]he Bible doesn’t specifically say anything about marijuana.  The Bible also doesn’t specifically condone or condemn the intentional running of red lights while street racing. However, the Bible does have plenty to say about obeying authority and preserving life.

https://pjmedia.com/faith/2016/04/19/can-christians-smoke-marijuana/

and…

By Analogical Reasoning, Recreational Marijuana Use Is a Sin

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/is-recreational-marijuana-use-a-sin/

and…

Another liberals “argument” for marijuana put to rest: The Bible *Does* Consider          Pot Use a Sin

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/10/another_argument_for_marijuana_put_to_rest.html

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