Study: Marijuana Use May Be Linked to Suicidal Thoughts in Young Adults

(National Institutes of Health, June 22) Marijuana use could be linked to increased risk of suicidal thoughts, plan, and attempt among young adults, according to researchers who analyzed data from the National Surveys on Drug Use and Health between 2008-2019.  The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and published recently in JAMA Network Open. They looked at data from 281,650 adults between ages 18 and … Continue reading Study: Marijuana Use May Be Linked to Suicidal Thoughts in Young Adults

The Death Toll from 👉Drugs👈 in America

By Cliff Kincaid Clueless FBI agents and other law enforcement personnel are scrambling to understand the motives of the Nashville suicide bomber. But a friend says he “loved smoking weed,” as records do show an arrest for marijuana possession. Other descriptions include hippie and long-haired flower child. This is all we need to know about the bomber, Anthony Quinn Warner, who couldn’t think straight and probably suffered … Continue reading The Death Toll from 👉Drugs👈 in America

Largest Study on how Cannabis has Changed Over Time Finds Increased Strength Putting Consumers at Greater Risk of Harm

New research shows that over the past 50 years street cannabis across the world has become substantially stronger carrying an increased risk of harm. The team behind the study from the Addiction and Mental Health Group at the University of Bath, synthesised data from over 80,000 cannabis samples tested in the past 50 years from street samples collected in the USA, UK, Netherlands, France, Denmark, Italy and New Zealand. … Continue reading Largest Study on how Cannabis has Changed Over Time Finds Increased Strength Putting Consumers at Greater Risk of Harm

Studies say that Weed is Bad for your Heart

You’ve probably heard a lot about how dangerous marijuana use can be for the teenage brain. But a recent statement from the American Heart Association is ringing the alarm about the drug’s effect on the heart. “The American Heart Association recommends that people not smoke or vape any substance, including cannabis products, because of the potential harm to the heart, lungs and blood vessels,”  Dr. Rose Marie Robertson, who serves as … Continue reading Studies say that Weed is Bad for your Heart

HOW DOES DRUG USE AFFECT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL GRADES?

Did you know that your brain develops until the age of 25? Anything that you do to disrupt this process—including substance—will affect how your brain develops   During the brain’s development stage, any type of trauma and/or changes in the brain’s wiring could affect brain function. Drug use is one of the ways that can mess up the wiring. How? According to NIDA, the brain relies … Continue reading HOW DOES DRUG USE AFFECT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL GRADES?

10 Strategies to Prevent Your Young Person from Using Drugs

According to a study, young people who hadn’t used drugs up until their senior year in high school are more likely to use marijuana once they start college than their peers who don’t go to college. Here are a few ways you can prevent your young loved one from using any drug before they head off to school and while they are in college. Be Honest and Direct Sitting down … Continue reading 10 Strategies to Prevent Your Young Person from Using Drugs

‘Necrotizing Pneumonia’ – The New Vaping Hazard

 E-cigarettes were initially thought to be a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, but a recent outbreak of serious lung illnesses and deaths linked to the nicotine delivery devices called that belief into question. Now, a new case report details another type of lung illness in a 15-year-old girl who regularly used e-cigarettes: necrotizing pneumonia. Necrotizing pneumonia is an uncommon complication of pneumonia. It destroys areas … Continue reading ‘Necrotizing Pneumonia’ – The New Vaping Hazard

Use Weed? It Can Interact With Your Meds in Very Harmful Ways

People who use marijuana either medicinally or recreationally should remember that pot can have potentially harmful interactions with medications they take regularly, a new report warns. This is particularly true of older folks, who often are on many different drugs to manage a variety of chronic ailments, said lead researcher Tony Antoniou. He’s an associate professor in the department of family & community medicine at … Continue reading Use Weed? It Can Interact With Your Meds in Very Harmful Ways

A Mom whose 19-yr-old Died by Suicide has a Vital Message for Parents about Marijuana Today

Laura Stack’s son Johnny lost his life to suicide three months ago when he was just 19 years old. Though she says the grief of his death is “still fresh,” Stack took to Facebook to share something that happened three days before Johnny died, hoping it will help other parents whose kids may be at risk. She wrote: “On Sunday, November 17, 2019 around 5:30 PM, he … Continue reading A Mom whose 19-yr-old Died by Suicide has a Vital Message for Parents about Marijuana Today

VAPE STUDY REVEALS TROUBLING LINK BETWEEN MARIJUANA AND FALSE MEMORIES

These findings are deeply problematic in the context of crime. NOT CHILL VAPE STUDY REVEALS TROUBLING LINK BETWEEN MARIJUANA AND FALSE MEMORIES These findings are deeply problematic in the context of crime. A memory is not a simple recall of a truth. Memory is more of a restructuring of what one may think is the truth. Its formation is dependent on context, social expectations, and subjective wishes; an especially complex system … Continue reading VAPE STUDY REVEALS TROUBLING LINK BETWEEN MARIJUANA AND FALSE MEMORIES

Do You Understand the DANGER of Dabbing?

Health Concerns: The increased high that users get from dabbing is cause for health concern on its own. The high can cause temporary psychosis, memory loss, increased heart rate, anxiety, and even hallucinations. Although the high is the result of the same chemical in regular marijuana, many believe that the intense effects of dabbing put individuals at a greater risk for trying other substances that produce … Continue reading Do You Understand the DANGER of Dabbing?

U.S. CDC recommends against using vapes with marijuana ingredient

People should stop using e-cigarettes, especially those with marijuana ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), U.S. public health officials recommended on Friday, as an investigation into illnesses and deaths related to vaping deepens. E-cigarettes have been marketed as tools to help smokers quit, but rising use among youth in the United States and a spate of severe lung illnesses tied to the devices have triggered a backlash and … Continue reading U.S. CDC recommends against using vapes with marijuana ingredient

Why Followers of Jesus Should Never Use Weed

By Michael Brown I want to share my own convictions as to why followers of Jesus should not smoke pot. I encourage you to consider them prayerfully before the Lord. First, for the sake of clarity and simplicity, I’m not addressing the issue of the medical use of marijuana, as prescribed by a responsible doctor. While it’s possible these subjects are related, I’m focusing here … Continue reading Why Followers of Jesus Should Never Use Weed

Louisiana Coroner Concludes 39 Year Old Woman Has Died From a Marijuana Overdose

A coroner in Louisiana has concluded that a 39-year-old woman has died due to a overdose of THC — or Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the main active ingredient in marijuana. However, experts are skeptical, as this would be the first case of a person overdosing on marijuana on record, in the world. Many have assumed that an overdose on THC was not even possible. In February, the woman was found … Continue reading Louisiana Coroner Concludes 39 Year Old Woman Has Died From a Marijuana Overdose

MAJOR AGGRESSIVE CANCER RISK FOR WEED SMOKERS!

National Marijuana Day on April 20th comes at a pivotal moment for pot lovers as more and more states are legalizing the once forbidden drug– and marijuana use is normalized like never before. Some states like New Jersey and New York are taking more time to pass marijuana laws, while others with fewer issues and restrictions are moving forward more quickly to legalize. But many … Continue reading MAJOR AGGRESSIVE CANCER RISK FOR WEED SMOKERS!

Why Marijuana Edibles May be a Prescription for Psychosis

s drugstore chains embrace products with traces of CBD, two recent reports in prominent medical journals point out the dangers of the other familiar component of cannabis, THC. An article in Lancet Psychiatry strengthens the link of THC to psychosis, and one in Annals of Internal Medicinechronicles people ending up in the emergency departments of hospitals after indulging in edibles. The news media picked up the edible-ED story, the … Continue reading Why Marijuana Edibles May be a Prescription for Psychosis

Lawmakers Just Said NO to Recreational Marijuana in Montana

A bill to legalize recreational marijuana use for Montanans 18 and older failed to advance Thursday from a state House committee.   Rep. Tom Winter, D-Missoula, tried to assure the House Taxation committee that his House Bill 770 served as a reaction to, not a model of, mistakes made in other states that have legalized recreational marijuana. By his own estimate, Winter said, the bill would bring … Continue reading Lawmakers Just Said NO to Recreational Marijuana in Montana

Children as Young as 9 Are Being Admitted to Hospital With Cannabis-Caused Disorders

Children as young as 9 years old in the United Kingdom are being admitted to hospitals with mental and behavioral disorders caused by cannabis. National Health Service (NHS) figures reveal that more than 3,400 under the age of 19 were admitted to hospital with disorders triggered by the drug, reported the Daily Mail. Admissions to the hospital for that age group increased by 38 percent since 2013/14 … Continue reading Children as Young as 9 Are Being Admitted to Hospital With Cannabis-Caused Disorders

Heavy Weed Smokers Are Falling Victim To A Mysterious Illness That Has Doctors Baffled

There are a lot of people out there who claim weed is a harmless drug but there are a number of studies out there that have documented the adverse effects that extend beyond ordering enough Chinese food for yourself to warrant three fortune cookies. In 2012, voters in Colorado passed an initiative legalizing the sale and consumption of recreational marijuana within its borders, and since the measure … Continue reading Heavy Weed Smokers Are Falling Victim To A Mysterious Illness That Has Doctors Baffled

How Marijuana Could Harm Your Heart and Blood Pressure Health

In a recent study, researchers from Georgia State University found that marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from high blood pressure. The researchers focused on the long-term effect of marijuana use on health. They examined people aged 20 years and above from the NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey). The team found that among a total of 1213 participants, 34% … Continue reading How Marijuana Could Harm Your Heart and Blood Pressure Health

Smoking Weed Increases Your Chances of Developing Psychosis, a New Study Finds

If marijuana is extra potent (high THC level), it could make you five times more likely to develop psychosis. t’s easy to get swept up in the weed revolution, what with recreational marijuana now legal in 10 states plus D.C., fancy medical marijuana dispensaries popping up on big city street corners, and an entire country up north giving it the official A-okay. That doesn’t make it any less vital to … Continue reading Smoking Weed Increases Your Chances of Developing Psychosis, a New Study Finds

DUE TO THC IN MARIJUANA, LEARN ABOUT WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN OVERDOSE. YES, PEOPLE ARE OVERDOSING MORE & MORE FROM MARIJUANA

Is it possible to overdose on weed? The answer is yes. Despite being considered legal for both recreational and medical use in many U.S. states and other countries, weed is a potentially addictive product that can still have devastating effects if not consumed in moderation. Marijuana overdose is largely a product of poor self-regulation and control. Thus, it is important for those who can access … Continue reading DUE TO THC IN MARIJUANA, LEARN ABOUT WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN OVERDOSE. YES, PEOPLE ARE OVERDOSING MORE & MORE FROM MARIJUANA

This Is Why Weed Makes Some People Anxious & Even Paranoid

It’s a cruel irony that the very people who could benefit from weed’s relaxing effects are often the ones who don’t feel them. This article originally appeared on VICE US.  Remember people, this is a MIND ALTERING DRUG!!!!!!!   As a type A person—a generous understatement—I used to have high hopes that weed could give me that elusive experience known as chilling out. But each of … Continue reading This Is Why Weed Makes Some People Anxious & Even Paranoid

Teen pot smoking raises risk of depression in adulthood, study finds

Teen use of marijuana may raise the risk of major depression and suicidal thoughts later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers found that cannabis use during the teenage years was associated with a nearly 40 percent bump in the risk of depression and a 50 percent increase in the risk of suicidal thoughts in adulthood, according to the study, published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry. Although the … Continue reading Teen pot smoking raises risk of depression in adulthood, study finds

PLEASE STAY OFF THE ROAD If You Are Using Marijuana For Medicinal Reasons Or Recreational! You’re Killing & Disabling People! Stay Home & Do What You Do!!!

As Colorado auto deaths involving marijuana rise, CDOT is asking thousands how they feel about driving under pot’s influence. CDOT is using online surveys and open houses across the state to gauge Coloradans attitudes. Amid a rise in Colorado auto fatalities involving marijuana, state transportation officials are surveying thousands of residents this year to better understand public attitudes toward driving under the influence of pot, … Continue reading PLEASE STAY OFF THE ROAD If You Are Using Marijuana For Medicinal Reasons Or Recreational! You’re Killing & Disabling People! Stay Home & Do What You Do!!!

Why Vaping Marijuana is SO SO DANGEROUS to Your Health

As more states continue to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana, questions concerning the health risks associated with the substance and its various consumption methods are on the rise. For example, what are the effects of vaporizing marijuana versus smoking it? Although limited research currently exists, there is some data and anecdotal evidence that can offer a look into the health risks, or lack thereof, associated with … Continue reading Why Vaping Marijuana is SO SO DANGEROUS to Your Health

The Facts in This Article is Why Many People are Angry with me! BUT… Facts are Facts & Addiction to THC is a Huge Stronghold!

POT HOLES Legalizing marijuana is fine. But don’t ignore the science on its DANGERS. (Click Here to Original Article) Three decades ago, I would have been over the moon to see marijuana legalized. It would have saved me a lot of effort spent trying to avoid detection, constantly looking for places to hide a joint. I smoked throughout my teens and early 20s. During this … Continue reading The Facts in This Article is Why Many People are Angry with me! BUT… Facts are Facts & Addiction to THC is a Huge Stronghold!

I Have to Complain Today – is Anyone There?

Since NationalAddictionNews.com is fully owned and exclusively run by yours truly, I’m taking the time to complain about a rather disturbing issue I had on Facebook yesterday that was overwhelmingly shocking, but undesirably expected.  Thanks for reading my rants about the topic below. (No, I’m not sharing this on my Facebook.)  Here goes. I wanted to bring some rarely talked about awareness about marijuana to … Continue reading I Have to Complain Today – is Anyone There?

Second Thoughts On Pot

You don’t expect the New Yorker and Mother Jones to be places where you read anti-marijuana articles, but Tell Your Children, the new book by former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson is knocking some people flat. The book examines what we know scientifically about marijuana use, and it turns out to be pretty damn scary. I have never been a pot smoker, though back in my youth, I ate space cake … Continue reading Second Thoughts On Pot

The Case Against Cannabis ~ A Journalist’s Pursuit of the Truth about Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence

Alex Berenson is probably best known as the author of the John Wells espionage thrillers, 11 of them so far, but until 2010 he was a reporter, including for 11 years at The New York Times, where his assignments ranged from the pharmaceutical industry to Hurricane Katrina. He did two reporting tours in Iraq. That battleground may seem relatively tame compared to the response when … Continue reading The Case Against Cannabis ~ A Journalist’s Pursuit of the Truth about Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence

Marijuana May Raise Death Risk From High Blood Pressure

This article is directed to those of you who use marijuana as a drug of escape, to get high.  For those of you who are truly using it to heal disease, you just need to be aware and weigh the benefits against the risk if you have high blood pressure.  ~NationalAddictionNews.com In a recent study, researchers found that marijuana use is linked to a three-fold … Continue reading Marijuana May Raise Death Risk From High Blood Pressure

New Study Finds Marijuana Component CBD Makes Glaucoma Worse

If there is a single health issue that has been linked to medical marijuana over the past few decades, it’s the dreaded eye disease known as glaucoma. As early as the 1970s, studies have shown the cannabis plant is beneficial in easing the symptoms of this debilitating condition, perhaps to the level of preventing some people from going blind. Glaucoma patients have claimed for years … Continue reading New Study Finds Marijuana Component CBD Makes Glaucoma Worse

SCIENTISTS JOURNEY INTO THE DARK SIDE OF CANNABIS

CANNABIS IS  quite the drug. It can treat inflammation, pain, nausea, and anxiety, just to name a few ailments. But like any drug, cannabis comes with risks, chief among them something called cannabis use disorder, or CUD. Studies show that an estimated 9 percent of cannabis users will develop a dependence on the drug. Think of CUD as a matter of the Three C’s, “which … Continue reading SCIENTISTS JOURNEY INTO THE DARK SIDE OF CANNABIS

How marijuana could harm your heart and blood pressure health

In a recent study, researchers from Georgia State University found that marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from high blood pressure. The researchers focused on the long-term effect of marijuana use on health. They examined people aged 20 years and above from the NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey). The team found that among a total of 1 213 participants, … Continue reading How marijuana could harm your heart and blood pressure health

Exposure To Cannabis’ THC Alters The Genetic Profile (DNA) Of Sperm.

Getting high for the sake of escape could cost you.  With the legalization of marijuana comes clinical studies that are beginning to reveal the dangers of THC.  Recreational marijuana is just another drug that offers people a way of escape.  Just remember that no one can run and hide from life.  Life must unfold and be  properly unpacked without the need for an artificial high. … Continue reading Exposure To Cannabis’ THC Alters The Genetic Profile (DNA) Of Sperm.

Marijuana IS Addictive & Can Negatively Affect Teens’ Brains

Whether you’re a teen or an adult, Marijuana changes how the brain works. It attaches to parts of your brain, and for most people, it tells your brain and body to feel calm and relaxed. What can marijuana do initially and over time? Feel less coordinated and react more slowly Altered sense of time Anxiety, fear, distrust or panic (with high levels of THC) Increased … Continue reading Marijuana IS Addictive & Can Negatively Affect Teens’ Brains

How does marijuana affect the brain? You really need to know this.

Don’t kid yourself, Marijuana has both short-and long-term effects on the brain. THC acts on numerous areas in the brain (in yellow). Short-Term Effects When a person smokes marijuana, THC quickly passes from the lungs into the bloodstream. The blood carries the chemical to the brain and other organs throughout the body. The body absorbs THC more slowly when the person eats or drinks it. … Continue reading How does marijuana affect the brain? You really need to know this.

I am presenting facts about marijuana abuse because people are thinking that, just because its been legalized in most places, that it must be ‘safe’.  It is NOT safe!  Not too long ago, most thought doctors’ prescriptions for opioids, benzodiazepines, and other drugs were ‘safe’ but found out that 1 person dies every 8 minutes from an accidental opioid overdose by simply taking the amount … Continue reading

Medical marijuana patients federally barred from buying firearms

A firearms expert said Missourians who get a medical marijuana card will not be able to buy a gun. “If you are able to get it, get a doctor’s prescription, you will no longer be able to purchase firearms, not legally, not through a gun shop,” firearms instructor Don Pind said. The federal form required with each gun purchase specifically says that using or possessing … Continue reading Medical marijuana patients federally barred from buying firearms

LATEST LEGIT STUDY: How marijuana harms your heart and blood pressure to bring you an early death

Let me preface this article by saying that I’m not the most popular person because of my being vehemently against the use of marijuana for ‘fun’, or even medical marijuana for some conditions – except for well researched situations where its benefits appear to outweigh its risks – primarily for cancer, seizures, autism, and other diseases.  I do believe in the possible benefits of CBD … Continue reading LATEST LEGIT STUDY: How marijuana harms your heart and blood pressure to bring you an early death

Marijuana Now a Possible Pain Alternative to Addictive Opioids

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law allowing medical marijuana to be used as a painkiller instead of highly addictive opioids. The law the Republican signed Tuesday is effective immediately. It allows physicians to temporarily prescribe cannabis for pain relief as a means to combat a growing opioid-addiction epidemic. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that 11,000 people have died from opioid overdoses since … Continue reading Marijuana Now a Possible Pain Alternative to Addictive Opioids

Could Marijuana Be Another Addiction?

The article below was written by Wes Boyd is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School and on the faculty at the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. He teaches medical ethics and human rights at Harvard Medical School and also teaches a freshman seminar in Harvard College titled “Psychology of Religion.” He is the author of the book, Almost Addicted, which won … Continue reading Could Marijuana Be Another Addiction?

CBD – The Healing Without the High

  Have you ever tried a raw cannabis smoothie? While it may sound gross to some, there are several surprisingly good reasons why cannabis may be the next new superfood. Raw cannabis is not psychoactive, meaning that it is safe and healthy for people to consume in their diet. It’s also extremely nutrient rich, meaning that makes a big nutritional impact even in small doses. … Continue reading CBD – The Healing Without the High

Marijuana Users Report High Rates Of Dependence In Global Drug Survey

Before reading this article, please understand that I am a strong supporter of legally obtained medical marijuana for the purpose of healing sicknesses and diseases and for the purpose of minimizing unrelenting chronic pain.  I am NOT a supporter of medical marijuana for recreational use, as this represents the purposeful desire of it’s users to ‘run away’ as is the case with other drugs.  For … Continue reading Marijuana Users Report High Rates Of Dependence In Global Drug Survey

Trump Paves Way For United States Marijuana Legalization

President Trump has been under fire for the past week. He’s battled liberals over Stormy Daniels. He’s battled Libertarians and non-interventionists over the current situation in Syria, a decision which could ultimately begin a proxy war with Russia and Iran. And he’s battled liberals over (insert anything). But he may have just, once again, pulled the proverbial rabbit from the hat. And the big pharmaceutical … Continue reading Trump Paves Way For United States Marijuana Legalization

NEW STUDY SHOWS PSYCHOSIS + WEED IS A DANGEROUS MIX

Preface:  When you read this article, please understand that marijuana has THC which is a psycho-active substance that changes your control of your mind.  It would be a ‘given’ that someone who has a mental illness could go into a psychosis when given something that alters the mind.  You need a balanced mind to be able to tolerate THC. People diagnosed with psychosis will probably … Continue reading NEW STUDY SHOWS PSYCHOSIS + WEED IS A DANGEROUS MIX

Cannabis Over Chemo: Woman Says the Oil Cured Her Aggressive Breast Cancer in 5 Months

When Dee Mani, now 44, was diagnosed with breast cancer last March, her doctors suggested chemotherapy. She originally agreed to undergo one year of the treatment for her triple negative breast cancer – the deadliest type – but later had second thoughts. After seeing her sister suffer and die after undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, the mother of two set out to find an alternative. She decided … Continue reading Cannabis Over Chemo: Woman Says the Oil Cured Her Aggressive Breast Cancer in 5 Months

Trump declares opioid crisis a ‘public health emergency’. Fentanyl to come off the market ‘immediately’!

Calling it a “national shame” and “human tragedy,” President Trump on Thursday declared the opioid epidemic crippling American communities a “public health emergency” and pledged federal resources to help combat the growing problem. “Addressing it will require all of our effort, and it will require us to confront the crisis in all of its real complexity,” Trump said during a speech in the East Room of … Continue reading Trump declares opioid crisis a ‘public health emergency’. Fentanyl to come off the market ‘immediately’!

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems. In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic pot habit, saying it made him “emotionally unavailable.” Likewise, in June, notorious stoner Miley Cyrus did the same, saying she “wanted to be really clear” while making her new album. Long-term pot smokers who have quit cite similar anecdotal evidence about the chronic effects of … Continue reading Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists