"Pot and teens – I’m a mom and a doctor, here’s what I tell my own teenagers

Pot and Teens: Here's what I tell my own teens
  "...The first question I ask men when they come in because of enlarging breasts is whether they currently smoke marijuana or have smoked it in the past. ...

Woman pleads guilty in fatal St. Joseph Co. crash--marijuana in her system


Woman pleads guilty in fatal St. Joseph Co. crash

Look at this child's face and know this could be your child, grandchild, neighbor, sibling. 

Bob Troyer, U.S. Attorney, District of Colorado--It’s high time we took a breath from marijuana commercialization

It’s high time we took a breath from marijuana commercialization

In 2012 we were told Colorado would lead the nation on a grand experiment in commercialized marijuana. Six years later — with two major industry reports just released and the state legislature and Denver City Council about to consider more expansion measures — it’s a perfect time to pause and assess some results of that experiment.

Where has our breathless sprint into full-scale marijuana commercialization led Colorado?

Well, recent reports from the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, from Denver Health, from Energy Associates, from the Colorado Department of Revenue and from the City of Denver should be enough to give everyone in this race pause.

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New HHS Survey: Heavy Marijuana Use Skyrocketing; Youth in Late Teens Using More Marijuana Now Than Any Time in Recent History


New HHS Survey: Heavy Marijuana Use Skyrocketing; Youth in Late Teens Using More Marijuana Now Than Any Time in Recent History

The state marijuana cartel: The sixth phase of the Democrat plantation

The state marijuana cartel: The sixth phase of the Democrat plantation

"...Our extensive new report, "The Costly Fraud of Marijuana Normalization," reveals the dark truths and frightful economic costs of the Democrat agenda. Progressives have fooled everyone by claiming that "medical" marijuana (a subterranean synonym for "recreational" pot) must be legalized as a painkiller for victims of disease, old age, and ultimately minor pain and stress. In this report, you will see that the sea of red ink caused by state-sponsored drug addiction is horrendous and unsustainable. ..."

Drunk driving has taken a heavy toll in Wisconsin. Now, drugged driving is gaining a foothold

Drunk driving has taken a heavy toll in Wisconsin. Now, drugged driving is gaining a foothold.

"Sgt. Nathan Borman has noticed a disturbing trend among motorists in Outagamie County — and he only sees it getting worse.
“We are experiencing a rise in drugged driving arrests,” said Borman, who works at the county’s sheriff’s department.
While the county has been “lucky” that there hasn’t been a high number of crashes or fatalities locally, Borman noted that a driver who was under the influence of marijuana was convicted in 2017 of killing a nurse who was on her way to work. …"
"...“While Wisconsin has seen an improved trend in alcohol-related crashes, injuries and fatalities — down 35 percent, 45 percent and 52 percent respectively over the last 10 years — Wisconsin has seen a rise in drugged driving related incidents,” the Wisconsin Department of Transportation wrote in an email to USA TODAY Network-Wisconsin. …"
"...The most prevalent drugs being used by drivers who are stopped by police are marijuana, opioids, cocaine and painkillers, he said.
“The drivers that like to do marijuana think they drive better, but if you feel different, you drive different,” Pabst said. “If you feel different, it’s affecting how you drive.” ...

American Academy of Pediatrics Urges Pregnant and Nursing Mothers to Avoid Marijuana Use

American Academy of Pediatrics Urges Pregnant and Nursing Mothers to Avoid Marijuana
In response to growing evidence that more pregnant and breastfeeding women are using marijuana and concerns about the potential risks to developing fetuses and infants, the American Academy of Pediatrics (A.A.P.) released a recommendation this week that women avoid the drug altogether when they are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) president, Dr. Kevin Sabet, released the following statement:
“We applaud the American Academy of Pediatrics’ decision to shed light on the dangerous implications of marijuana use during pregnancy. This sends a clear message to the Big Marijuana industry that the scientific community and others will not fall for the blatant falsehoods and misinformation used to suggest that marijuana is safe.
“Based on the research, we know that marijuana use in utero can lead to a whole host of issues ranging from low birth weight to developmental problems. Even worse, marijuana use during pregnancy has been linked to a rare, fatal developmental disorder known as anencephaly.
“Marijuana can have incredibly deleterious effects on young minds and it is absolutely shameful, though not surprising, that the industry would push its wares and pseudo-science on young mothers.
“It was recently reported that nearly 70% of dispensaries in Colorado were recommending high potency THC products to expectant mothers to “treat” symptoms of morning sickness. This is especially concerning given these dispensaries are not staffed with medical staff and are not able to give accurate medical advice.
“As research grows and the painful lessons are being learned from states that have legalized marijuana, more and more are moving to reject pot. Lawmakers in Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire have said no to legalization and commercialization bills so far this year.”
A recent study published by the journal Pediatrics found that THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, was detectable in 63 percent of samples of breastmilk collected from women who claimed to have used the drug prior to pumping.

California police, cities fight statewide pot deliveries


California police, cities fight statewide pot deliveries

"...Police chiefs on Friday lined up against a proposed state rule that critics say would allow unchecked home marijuana deliveries anywhere in California — even in communities that have banned cannabis sales.
The California Police Chiefs Association, League of California Cities and United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council have set up a website that depicts wide-eyed children gesturing toward a pot delivery van outside a school. They are asking opponents to sign an online petition. ..."
"...California's legal market has gotten off to a bumpy start. Illicit sales are still thriving, a shaky supply chain has customers looking at barren shelves in some shops and there have been complaints about testing and hefty taxes."

American Academy of Pediatrics Raises Concerns About Increasing Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

American Academy of Pediatrics Raises Concerns About Increasing Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

As more states legalize marijuana and social media touts its use for morning sickness, the nation’s pediatricians caution the drug may not be harmless.

"...THC, the chemical in marijuana mostly responsible for its psychoactive effects, readily crosses the placenta and enters the rapidly developing brain of the fetus. Research has shown that THC gets into breastmilk, including a study published in Pediatrics Aug. 27 that found THC present in breastmilk up to six days after the last use. ..."

Marijuana: Get informed and get ready


Hudson Star Observer Viewpoint: Marijuana: Get informed and get ready

"...Any politician voting to put marijuana in a referendum is either not informed or doesn't care about people! Maybe they care more about money and votes."

County board blocks marijuana referendum idea

"...Walworth County Board members have deployed an unusual parliamentary procedure to block a countywide referendum on legalizing marijuana.
The action at the July 10 county board meeting means the referendum idea is shelved indefinitely and will not be considered in a forum where members of the public can voice opinions.
Board Chairwoman Nancy Russell of Lake Geneva told her colleagues that she was “totally against” holding a referendum, because allowing people to vote, she said, would imply that county officials support legalized marijuana. ..."  Click on the link for more information.

Recruiting company recommends employers get rid of drug testing


Recruiting company recommends employers get rid of drug testing

Make no mistake--this is all about getting rid of drug testing for everyone.

St. Croix County Board postpones cannabis referendum vote indefinitely


St. Croix County Board postpones cannabis referendum vote indefinitely

Once again, the media did not even mention those who spoke against this referendum, including a mother whose son died of a heroin overdose that started out with the gateway drug, marijuana.  Why?

St. Croix County Board postpones vote on marijuana referendum

St. Croix County Board postpones vote on marijuana referendum

For some reason, the article fails to mention the speakers who spoke against the referendum.

St. Croix County, Wisconsin, LAW ENFORCEMENT STATEMENT REGARDING OPPOSITION TO THE REFERENDUM VOTE ON THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA


St. Croix County, Wisconsin, Opposition to Cannabis Referendum by Law Enforcement

Local Police Department and St. Croix County Sheriff as a united group submit to the Public Protection & Judiciary committee a letter of opposition to the pending referendum on cannabis.

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