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?

‘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

Surgeon General Sounds Alarm On Risk Of Marijuana Addiction And Harm

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

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

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

Poisonous Pot Found in Some Los Angeles-Area Stores! (Hmmm, could it also be in your ‘weed dealers’ store too?)

State regulations fail to stop sales of marijuana that could make buyers sick Some of the marijuana products sold by Southern California stores and delivery services are loaded with banned toxic chemicals that could make you sick, according to an NBC4 I-Team investigation. “Why would you want to put poison in your body,” said Hinaxi Patel, technical director of Brightside Scientific in Long Beach, an … Continue reading Poisonous Pot Found in Some Los Angeles-Area Stores! (Hmmm, could it also be in your ‘weed dealers’ store too?)

Dr. Marc Siegel: Chronic pot smoking has now been linked to THIS strange syndrome. Doctors are misdiagnosing and taking out gall bladders because they don’t know about this yet.

As a practicing internist, I am very aware of the distinction between medicinal and recreational use of any psychoactive substance. Unfortunately, when it comes to marijuana, this distinction is too often and too easily blurred. Currently, there are 10 states where recreational marijuana is legal and an additional 23 states where it may be used for medical purposes. Marijuana has been studied and found to be an effective treatment … Continue reading Dr. Marc Siegel: Chronic pot smoking has now been linked to THIS strange syndrome. Doctors are misdiagnosing and taking out gall bladders because they don’t know about this yet.

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

Opioid Epidemic Spilling Over onto Roads & KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE!

A note from NationalAddictionNews.com, to those of you who use and abuse weed, opioids, benzos, antidepressants, hypnotics, stimulants, and antipsychotics.  STAY HOME WITH YOUR ADDICTIONS!  KEEP YOUR ADDICTIONS TO YOURSELVES AND KEEP OFF THE ROAD!!!!!!!  ARE YOU TOO HIGH TO UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE THE LIKELY POTENTIAL TO KILL AND DISABLE CHILDREN, ADULTS & ANIMALS??????? Patients who are prescribed opioids and the clinicians who prescribe them have more … Continue reading Opioid Epidemic Spilling Over onto Roads & KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE!

End Times Signs: Drug Use (That Includes Weed (THC, People). Users BEWARE!

End Time Signs “When You See All These Things” Today we will look at The End Time Sign of Drug Use.  For those of us who study Bible Prophecy, because Jesus told us to.  (Matthew 24:33)  It isn’t so much anyone sign that has many of us looking, but it’s that so many signs are all happening with greater intensity than ever before.  A Convergence of Society, World … Continue reading End Times Signs: Drug Use (That Includes Weed (THC, People). Users BEWARE!

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

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

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

Talking To Your Teen About Addiction

Choose the right time to talk. When talking to your child be sure your child is sober or has not been using drugs before talking about drugs and alcohol. Voice your suspicion. Begin by expressing your concerns without making accusations. “Susan, I suspect you may be smoking pot occasionally. I love you and I’m concerned about you. Is there something going on that we need to talk about?” Be specific. Explain … Continue reading Talking To Your Teen About Addiction

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?

Precedent Set as Court Orders Gov’t to Pay for Medical Marijuana Instead of Opioids for Worker’s Comp

Freehold Township, NJ – In a major victory for medicinal cannabis rights, a New Jersey workers’ compensation judge has ordered a Freehold Township to pay for an injured worker’s medical marijuana, despite an insurance carrier’s objections stemming from the drug’s status Schedule 1 status as a controlled substance under federal law. People will no longer be forced to rely solely on opioids for the treatment … Continue reading Precedent Set as Court Orders Gov’t to Pay for Medical Marijuana Instead of Opioids for Worker’s Comp

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

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