MARIJUANA

Karen in Marijuana
June 6, 2018

Alert for Parents: Watch for this New Form of Marijuana

There’s a new cannabis product making the rounds and parents need to know what to look for. West Coast parents may already have found this drug in their child’s backpack or pockets but for most other parts of the country, it’s a new arrival.

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Karen in Marijuana
April 10, 2018

Marijuana and Children: Household Pot Use Can Result in Detectable Levels of THC in Kids

How many marijuana-using parents think their children might test positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)? Through use by pregnant or nursing women, exposure to secondhand smoke or from picking up edibles around the house, children can be exposed to plenty of THC—and the drug may not be so quick to be eliminated from their bodies.

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Karen in Marijuana
November 7, 2017

Colorado Marijuana Exposure Results in First Documented Infant Death

An 11-month-old Colorado infant died after exposure to edible marijuana. His death is the first documented U.S. death resulting from this drug.

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Karen in Marijuana
October 6, 2017

Colorado: Marijuana Legalization is Not Curbing Illicit Trade

Many arrests and seizures of illicit marijuana grows in Colorado prove that legalization has not eliminated the illicit trade for this drug.

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Karen in Marijuana
August 29, 2017

Netflix and the Message of their New Show, Disjointed

Netflix presents a new sitcom about a cannabis shop called Ruth’s Alternative Caring. Staff and customers are routinely high, stoner and sexual jokes abound. What message does this kind of show send to our children?

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Karen in Marijuana
August 2, 2017

Have We Been Told the Truth about the Addictiveness of Pot?

Across the country, marijuana is being legalized. State by state, it’s legalized for medical use first and then later, recreational use. Now, it appears that Americans did not know the truth about this drug as they voted for legalization.

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Karen in Marijuana
December 23, 2016

Should Parents be Tolerant of Marijuana Use by Teens or Young Adults?

One thing is for sure: There is plenty of confusing information circulating about marijuana. One faction claims it’s harmless and even medicinal. The other faction holds the opinion that this drug is dangerous in many ways. Caught in the middle are our young citizens. Teens and young adults can hardly be blamed for thinking the substance is benign. Should parents just give in and let youth do what they want?

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