Monthly Archives: May 2016

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THC causing spike in ER visits for children

By |May 26th, 2016|

The Today Show aired a story on May 25th, 2016 about a frightening spike in ER visits because children are ingesting THC disguised as candy and other food products. The problem is not just limited to states where THC products have been legalized such as Colorado as evidenced by problems already occurring in Florida. The spot, [...]

THC/Marijuana use associated with worse verbal memory

By |May 8th, 2016|

A study release earlier this year identified an association between the long-term use of marijuana and lower verbal memory in middle age. Other studies show a significantly higher likelihood of addiction when THC/marijuana use begins at a younger age. Those studies about addiction with this data about memory loss increase the importance for parents, community leaders [...]

Trojan horse THC candies strike again

By |May 5th, 2016|

A week after five students from Gulfport’s Boca Ciega High School were taken to the ER after ingesting THC-laced candies, another round of students taking so-called “edibles” has hit Tampa Bay. As a result, two students were expelled and another seven suspended from St. Petersburg’s Northside Christian School according to Channel 8 (WFLA) news. These [...]

THC Edibles Send Five Florida Students to ER

By |May 1st, 2016|

Recently, five Florida students were sent to the ER after ingesting THC-laced edibles. This is not the first time edibles have appeared in Florida -- several cases have made the news in the last few months. Unfortunately, it is not likely to be the last. With widespread, unfettered access to edibles in other states, Florida [...]

Harvard Professor Explains Why Marijuana is Not a Medicine

By |May 1st, 2016|

Bertha Madras, a professor of psychobiology at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, with a research focus on how drugs affect the brain has written a fascinating piece in the Washington Post pointing out the flaws in trying to characterize marijuana as medicine. Ms. Madras is former deputy director for demand reduction in the White [...]