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The increased use of THC products in adults

By |September 15th, 2016|

As covered in previous posts, the 4th annual review of the impact of pot legalization on Colorado was recently issued by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA). In addition to the effect on youth use of THC products, the review also examines pot use by adults. The results are similar to the increases seen for [...]

Marijuana martyrs

By |September 12th, 2016|

As covered in previous posts, the 4th annual review of the impact of pot legalization on Colorado was recently issued by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA). The review examines the effects of legalization in seven areas including the effects on youth. One part of the youth section is worth repeating in total. It [...]

The effect of relaxing THC laws on youth

By |September 8th, 2016|

The 4th annual review of the impact of pot legalization on Colorado was recently issued by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA). The review examines the effects of legalization in seven areas, one of which is the impact on youth use of THC products. This is a particularly important effect to track because many [...]

THC and impaired driving

By |September 6th, 2016|

The 4th annual review of the impact of pot legalization on Colorado was recently issued by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA). The review examines the effects of legalization in seven areas, the first of which is the impact on impaired driving and traffic fatalities. The bottom line is that marijuana-related traffic deaths [...]

Florida’s organized crime pot industry reaches out

By |September 4th, 2016|

The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) is part of the national drug control policy. It recently issued its fourth annual report on the impact of marijuana legalization in Colorado which documents  troubling problems Colorado faces such as increases in impaired driving and dramatic increases in childhood admission to emergency rooms because of [...]

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 [...]