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Setting the Record Straight on Marijuana | Students For Liberty

Setting the Record Straight on Marijuana | Students For Liberty | Marijuana Facts | Scoop.it
With a wave of states (Minnesota, North Carolina, Washington D.C., New York, and Florida) currently grappling with medical marijuana legislation, it's important to look at the history and studies done on the plant to get the ...
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Study: Habitual Marijuana Smoking Not Associated With Increased Risk Of Lung Cancer

Study: Habitual Marijuana Smoking Not Associated With Increased Risk Of Lung Cancer | Marijuana Facts | Scoop.it
Subjects who regularly inhale cannabis smoke possess no greater risk of contracting lung cancer than do those who consume it occasionally or not at all, according to data published online ahead of print in the International Journal of Cancer.
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Interesting, especially since I always thought marijuana smoke could cause lung cancer like cigarette smoke

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The myths of smoking pot

The myths of smoking pot | Marijuana Facts | Scoop.it
For National Institute on Drug Abuse chief, the science doesn’t add up. (In this great article in @washingtonpost, Dr.
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Can legalizing marijuana turn it into a more dangerous drug than it is now?

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Washington prepares for marijuana retail sales - Centre Daily Times

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Centre Daily Times Washington prepares for marijuana retail sales Centre Daily Times The state has launched a $400,000 statewide radio and online campaign by the Department of Health this week that urges parents to talk with their children about...
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More information about the campaign in Washington.

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Pharmacists Meet To Prepare For Dispensing Medical Marijuana - Hartford Courant

Pharmacists Meet To Prepare For Dispensing Medical Marijuana - Hartford Courant | Marijuana Facts | Scoop.it
Pharmacists Meet To Prepare For Dispensing Medical Marijuana Hartford Courant SOUTHINGTON — Pharmacists preparing for the advent of Connecticut's medical marijuana industry gathered Wednesday to talk about the clinical aspects of dispensing a drug...
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Medical marijuana — what you need to know - Post-Bulletin

Medical marijuana — what you need to know - Post-Bulletin | Marijuana Facts | Scoop.it
Medical marijuana — what you need to know Post-Bulletin The Minnesota commissioner of health is directed by state code to review and report medical and scientific findings regarding dosages and chemical compositions of marijuana-based medicines,...
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Facts about medical marijuana, including different ways to take it.

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Guy Who Crashed Into CNN: I Was Smoking Weed - Newser

Guy Who Crashed Into CNN: I Was Smoking Weed - Newser | Marijuana Facts | Scoop.it
Guy Who Crashed Into CNN: I Was Smoking Weed
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(Newser) – One way to help make sure the world doesn't hear about your arrest on DUI charges would be to avoid crashing into the headquarters of CNN.
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This is for people who believe that driving while high on marijuana is safe, in reality it's as bad as driving while drunk.

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Courtney McGuire's comment, June 23, 2014 11:18 PM
Not that I drive after drinking, but driving after smoking is even more risky. How can someone be so dumb and think that he is not putting innocent lives at risk?
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Violent Crime Down Since Colorado Legalized Marijuana

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When Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, critics of the idea warned it would lead to more crime throughout the state. But the impact has been just the opposite so far in the state’s largest city, which has seen violent crime go down.
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This is a good fact about marijuana and proves critics wrong.

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Here's What We Know So Far About How Marijuana Affects Health

Here's What We Know So Far About How Marijuana Affects Health | Marijuana Facts | Scoop.it
By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer
Published: 06/05/2014 02:46 PM EDT on LiveScience

Many people think that smoking pot is harmless, but there's good evidence that the drug has at least some negative effects on health, a new review says.
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For some actual facts of marijuana effects on health.

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LADY ARIES's comment, June 10, 2014 8:04 PM
Marijuana becomes harmful when it gets mixed with other drugs such as cocaine,then it turns into a gateway drug because another high is being chased. Nonetheless, marijuana is the least harm drug if handled properly and you know who and where it is coming from
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But people rarely handle it properly and they sometimes mix it with alcohol, which is also dangerous
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Medical Marijuana: Benefits, Risks & State Laws | Veooz

Medical Marijuana: Benefits, Risks & State Laws | Veooz | Marijuana Facts | Scoop.it
With medical marijuana legal in 22 states and the District of Columbia -- in addition to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington state -- more people may turn to marijuana as a treatment option for many ailments.
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More information about the risks and benefits of Marijuana

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Charlotte's Web medical cannabis soon to be widely available to Colorado children

Charlotte's Web medical cannabis soon to be widely available to Colorado children | Marijuana Facts | Scoop.it
Brothers growing a special strain of cannabis that's been successful treating child epilepsy are expanding operations.

Via Robert DesJarlait
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Certain types of Marijuana can help people but not all types, that's what some people don't know.

 

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"You really need good studies to understand what the risks associated might be-- either short-term risks in term of effects on liver or blood count, and longer term risks in terms of memory and learning, which we know marijuana products can affect," said Brooks-Kayal.

 

And she said there's another big issue, not mentioned in most media reports. She said of the 60 child patients at her hospital to try the medicine, only about a fourth have seen improvement.

 

"We've seen many children that haven't had any effect from Charlotte's Web or any other marijuana derivatives on their seizures. And some children have seen a worsening effect, severe enough to require them to be hospitalized," she said.

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Marijuana debate: Veterans using pot to treat PTSD and war wounds

Marijuana debate: Veterans using pot to treat PTSD and war wounds | Marijuana Facts | Scoop.it
20 percent of veterans return from Afghanistan and Iraq with post-traumatic stress, and some believe pills are the wrong treatment

Via Robert DesJarlait
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A new way Marijuana can be used to help people

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Washington state prepares for marijuana retail sales - Press Herald

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Washington state prepares for marijuana retail sales
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The state launches a $400,000 radio and online campaign that urges parents to talk with their children about the health risks of using marijuana.
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Finally, a campaign that is trying to educate people about marijuana so they can educate their children

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FDA To Evaluate Marijuana For Potential Reclassification As Less Dangerous ... - Huffington Post

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FDA To Evaluate Marijuana For Potential Reclassification As Less Dangerous ...
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To date, NIDA has conducted about 30 studies on the potential benefits of marijuana.
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Maybe it's not as dangerous as it seems.

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Americans Aren't Too Concerned By Edible Marijuana Horror Stories - Huffington Post

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Americans Aren't Too Concerned By Edible Marijuana Horror Stories
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Asked to compare smoking marijuana with eating it, 39 percent of respondents said both methods are equally dangerous, while 22 percent said neither is dangerous at all.
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Edible marijuana is a very different experience than smoking marijuana but a lot of people don't know that.

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Get the facts about marijuana - Hornell Evening Tribune

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Get the facts about marijuana
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These effects can last up to 28 days from when a person stops use of marijuana.
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More facts about marijuana usage.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Under Fire From Medical Marijuana Supporters - Huffington Post

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Under Fire From Medical Marijuana Supporters - Huffington Post | Marijuana Facts | Scoop.it
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Under Fire From Medical Marijuana Supporters
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ORLANDO, Fla., June 10 (Reuters) - Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman who heads the U.S.
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It's just interesting to see the reaction people have to someone who's opposed to medical marijuana

 

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