Legalizing marijuana could raise $40 million for Arizona schools, backers say

0828weed07Legalizing and taxing marijuana could raise an additional $40 million a year for education, according to estimates by the campaign to legalize the drug in Arizona.

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which is gathering signatures to qualify for the 2016 ballot, would establish a network of licensed cannabis shops where sales of the drug would be taxed.

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Cannabis may be used to treat fractures

276419-40412-19Cannabis – marijuana, hashish – was used as a go-to medical remedy by societies around the world for centuries. But the therapeutic use of marijuana was banned in most countries in the 1930s and ’40s due to a growing awareness of the dangers of addiction. The significant medical benefits of marijuana in alleviating symptoms of such diseases as Parkinson’s, cancer, and multiple sclerosis have only recently been reinvestigated.

A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research by Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University researchers explores another promising new medical application for marijuana. According to the research, the administration of the non-psychotropic component cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) significantly helps heal bone fractures. The study, conducted on rats with mid-femoral fractures, found that CBD – even when isolated from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the major psychoactive component of cannabis – markedly enhanced the healing process of the femora after just eight weeks.

 

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Marijuana is still “harmful and dangerous”, but …

Drug-Abuse-Is-A-Global-EpidemicThe new Drug Enforcement Administration chief has finally made it clear: Marijuana is safer than heroin.

DEA head Chuck Rosenberg told reporters Wednesday morning at the administration’s headquarters that “heroin is clearly more dangerous than marijuana,” clarifying a less definitive statement he made last week, when he said marijuana is “probably not” as dangerous as heroin. Rosenberg said cannabis is still “harmful and dangerous,” but that his original remarks should have been clearer. Read more

Do I need Rehab if I got a DUI?

hqdefaultIf the person using illegal drugs or misusing prescription drugs -it can result in unsafe car driving. It is similar to driving while under influence of alcohol. Driving after abusing drugs may cause serious physical damages for the driver as well as for the passengers. In some cases drugged driving can lead to death.

Drunk or drugged driving is very dangerous! Every drug produces different effects in the brain. Some drugs (like marijuana) may decrease a reaction time, impair judgment, and slow your motor coordination. Other drugs (like meth or cocaine) cause the driver to be aggressive and reckless while driving. In addition, certain prescription sedatives can cause dizziness and drowsiness, which can lead to unsafe driving and potential accident. 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