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Ren in Marijuana Use
November 12, 2020

Marijuana Vaping and Getting Kids to Quit the Vape

Every year it seems, there is a new way to use drugs that is even more dangerous than the last. As electronic cigarettes (also called vaporizers) have grown in popularity, young people are now using them to consume marijuana products.

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Ren in Marijuana use
March 1, 2020

What is Dabbing? A Guide for Parents

As marijuana legalization has increased, new and risky ways of using cannabis products are coming to the forefront. What do parents need to know to protect their kids?

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Karen in Marijuana
February 25, 2020

The Great Controversy: Is There Really a Connection Between Marijuana Use and Traffic Accidents?

It can be hard to get a straight answer to this question. We'll look at some of the effects of pot and some of the data on traffic accidents and you can decide.

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Karen in Marijuana
October 28, 2019

Why Does the Surgeon General Advise Pregnant Women to Avoid Marijuana?

As marijuana use becomes legal in more and more states, it can be hard to know who to ask for advice on the safety of this drug. For pregnant women, knowing who to listen to is particularly important. To help these women, the U.S. Surgeon General has just issued advice for all pregnant women on marijuana use.

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Karen in Drug Use
January 23, 2019

Is It Time to Scrap Workplace Drug Tests?

Some employers are scrapping pre-employment or workplace drug tests because of the difficulty of finding or retaining employees who can pass them. Is this a sound move? If tests are abandoned, are there any other actions an employer can take to create a drug-free workplace? This is a defeatist, apathetic and scary reason. It sounds like they are scrapping testing for qualified employees, because they can’t find enough qualified employees so they will hire unqualified employees.

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Ren in Drug Abuse Information
December 27, 2018

Drunk Driving and Drugged Driving—Big Problems on Our Roads

Drug and alcohol abuse can rob us of our family members and loved ones, our friends, our coworkers, and even our own lives in many different ways. Substance abuse with drugs and alcohol greatly impairs our abilities, reducing our cognitive function, our mental capacity, and our physical dexterity.

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Karen in Marijuana
September 13, 2018

The Serious Effects of Marijuana on Unborn Babies Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

During pregnancy, most women try to provide ideal environments for their babies by stopping use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs. But some women think it’s acceptable to continue (or even start) using marijuana during pregnancy. We take a look at the possible effects of this drug on the baby.

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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 Impaired driving
May 13, 2017

In Fatal Traffic Accidents, More Drivers Are Drugged Than Drunk

A new report reveals that for the first time, a higher number of drivers who recently died in car crashes were drugged than were drunk. Forty-three percent of these drivers had used a legal or illegal drug compared to 37% who exceeded the legal limit for alcohol.

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