Category Archives: Marijuana Use

Marijuana Impaired Driving Illustrated in Denver Car Crash

In Denver in July 2014, there was a serious traffic accident caused by a young female driver who was driving impaired. According to her statements to police after the accident, she had drunk one beer and smoked “a bowl”of marijuana … Continue reading

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Australian Study Shows Severe Damage Possible from Smoking Pot

Many people have said that the marijuana smoked by today’s teens and young adults is a far cry from the pot their parents smoked. A new study of teens in Australia shows just how damaging the pot smoked by today’s … Continue reading

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Marijuana Potency Soars While Youth’s Perception of Harm Drops

This chart compares two statistics: How many twelfth grade students feel that the regular use of marijuana is a “great risk,” and the average potency of marijuana seized by law enforcement and sent for testing. You’ll notice that in 1991, … Continue reading

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Teen Marijuana Use Shown to Cause Disabilities Later in Life

Smoking pot while you’re young is no big deal, as long as you quit it when you grow up, right? If you used marijuana when you were a teen, why should you stop your own child from doing the same? … Continue reading

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Marijuana as a Gateway Drug

Is marijuana really a gateway drug? That depends on who you ask. If you ask NORML, the pro-marijuana advocacy group, they’ll say no. Asking NORML is one thing. Asking those who ended up going to rehab for intensely destructive drugs … Continue reading

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Marijuana: What Are Users Really Smoking

The names “weed” and “skunk” do little to make marijuana sound appealing, but most people who smoke pot don’t care what the name is, as long as it gets them high. Do you think, however, that these men and women … Continue reading

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Marijuana: Is teen use of marijuana significant?

Today’s parents may be terribly confused about whether or not they should insist that their children stay away from marijuana. It can be difficult to explain to a curious teenager why a doctor might recommend marijuana for a sick person … Continue reading

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UK Protects their Population by Setting Standards for Drugged Driving

Everyone knows that there are legal limits for driving while drunk. But now some nations and US states are working hard to determine what the legal driving limits for drug use should be. After all, the National Highway Transportation Safety … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn from the UK Reclassification of Marijuana?

From 2004 to 2009, the Labour government in the UK reclassified marijuana into a lower level of legal penalties. If we looked at the result of this action, could we possibly predict what might happen in the US as a … Continue reading

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Redefining What Makes an Impaired Driver

For as long as there have been cars, there have been drunk drivers. But now there are not only drunk drivers, there are enough people impaired on other drugs that our law enforcement systems need to catch up with this … Continue reading

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