As an emergency and addiction physician practicing on the front lines of the emergency department, I am seeing firsthand the devastating damage marijuana causes. “It’s just weed.” Those are the words that still haunt the parents of Johnny Stack. Johnny was intelligent, funny, and charming with a 4.0 GPA and a college scholarship. Living in Colorado he was recruited into the marijuana scene at a young … Continue reading 15 Things the Cannabis Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know
Reality is proving to be a buzzkill for marijuana advocates, as complications linked to marijuana use are on the rise. “We’re now counting 37 cannabis-related diagnoses a day,” said Dr. Roneet Lev, an addiction medicine doctor at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, according to the New York Post. “It’s been steadily increasing over the years. When I started in the 1990s, there was no such … Continue reading Marijuana Creating Psychosis Episodes, Sends up to 37 People to ER a Day in San Diego
It’s widely believed that marijuana is not addictive, but a major new evidence review suggests that’s not true. Not only can people suffer withdrawal symptoms when they quit pot, but nearly half of those who regularly or heavily use marijuana will go through withdrawal when they stop, according to the study published online April 9 in JAMA Network Open. About 47% of frequent users seeking treatment … Continue reading Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real, Study Shows
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
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
At a time when more than 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana for either medical or recreational use, the U.S. surgeon general says no amount of the drug is safe for teens, young adults and pregnant women. “While the perceived harm of marijuana is decreasing, the scary truth is that the actual potential for harm is increasing,” Surgeon … Continue reading Surgeon General Sounds Alarm On Risk Of Marijuana Addiction And Harm
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
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
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
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
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
When Dr. Jen Gunter returned home from the grocery store she knew something was wrong with her normally boisterous 3-year-old Labrador retriever, Hazel. “She was on the couch. Her head was hanging over and she couldn’t lift herself up,” Gunter, a gynecologist in Marin County, California, told NBC News. “I got out the tennis ball, which she ignored. Normally, you get out the tennis ball … Continue reading Vets Reporting More & More Dogs Are Being POISONED by MARIJUANA
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Eating Raw Cannabis Juicing leafy greens like spinach and kale for their healthy properties might not sound that amazing to you unless you’re a juicing enthusiast. But pressed vegetable juices are increasing in popularity — with consumers, nutritionists, athletes and healthcare professionals. Have you ever considered juicing marijuana, though? What we’re talking about here is the juicing of raw cannabis, and it’s nutritionally complete and … Continue reading Do You Realize that you are Losing Around 99% of the Health Benefits of Marijuana When you Smoke or Cook it?
The article below is, in my humble opinion, a well balanced article about medical marijuana and how the true benefits are in the CBD oil – not the THC. The THC can cause mental health issues and paranoia; the higher the CBD – in balance with some THC – is what lowers those issues. I would venture a guess that if you need the THC … Continue reading Cannabidiol (CBD Oil) ~ Benefits for Pain, Mental Illness & Anxiety
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
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
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