Group Seeks To Legalize Marijuana in Florida

143185310Petitions are hitting the streets soon for a new proposed constitutional amendment that would fully legalize marijuana use, possession and cultivation by adults in Florida.

A political action committee called Floridians For Freedom, associated with a longtime marijuana advocacy group called the Florida Cannabis Action Network, announced Tuesday it has gotten state approval to begin seeking signatures to get their measure on the November, 2016, ballot. 

The measure is distinct from another constitutional drive, run by United For Care and led by Orlando lawyer John Morgan, because Morgan’s group wants to legalize marijuana for medical purposes only, while Floridians For Freedom wants it legalized for all uses. Read more

Marijuana and Teens

marijuana-teenMarijuana is one of the most common drugs of abuse among teens. A mix of dried pieces of leaves, seeds, stems and flowers, marijuana is usually smoked by teenagers, but it can be ingested in baked goods and other food items as well.

Many parents believe that marijuana use among teens is relatively harmless, a “rite of passage” that many of them say they indulged in and survived without a problem. However, today’s marijuana strands have a much higher amount of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), the active ingredient in the drug, as compared to the versions available in the 1970s. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that, on average, today’s marijuana contains almost 10 percent THC.

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Places with more marijuana dispensaries have more marijuana-related hospitalizations

143185310People who live in areas of California with a higher density of marijuana dispensaries experience a greater number of hospitalizations involving marijuana abuse and dependence, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered.

The National Institutes of Health-funded research, published online and scheduled for the Sept. 1 issue of the scientific journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, could be informative as more states consider legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use. It is the first analysis of the statewide impact of marijuana dispensaries on abuse and dependence, as well as the first look at population characteristics associated with marijuana-related hospitalization rates Read more

Las Vegas is the Alcohol and Drug Addiction State

drug_trendsCommon Problems today with Local Drug Rehabs. Las Vegas is known to be a drinking and gambling state. This has given to rise of Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehab Centers.

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In a city like Las Vegas that is rampant with drugs and alcohol, when a person decides to go to rehab, they are usually wondering where to find a good drug rehab in Las Vegas. What you first have to consider however is what Read more

Caught Smoking herbal incense Addiction Hotline

Smoking herbal incense effects

Drug-addict-smoking-a-cra-001When attempting to discuss the effects of herbal ‘incense’ (synthetic cannabinoids) it is first important to keep three points in mind:

1. Herbal incense is a generic name for products containing synthetic cannabinoids (more commonly JWH but now including second generation compounds such as AM 1220, AM 2223, AM 2201, AM 1248 etc.). It is called herbal incense to bypass laws prohibiting the advertising of smoking herbal incense ingredients and mixtures that have not been approved by the relevant authorities. Nobody uses it as incense. Read more