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Legal Marijuana Begins In Washington, D.C. As ‘Green Rush’ Is On

Source: Reuters | Posted on February 26, 2015

Possession of small amounts of marijuana became legal in the District of Columbia on Thursday, launching a pot “green rush” despite a face-off between local officials and the Republican-led U.S. Congress over the new standards. The U.S. capital joined Washington state, Alaska and Colorado in making marijuana lawful for recreational… continue reading »

Possession of small amounts of marijuana became legal in the District of Columbia on Thursday, launching a pot “green rush” despite a face-off between local officials and the Republican-led U.S. Congress over the new standards. The U.S. capital joined Washington state, Alaska and Colorado in making marijuana lawful for recreational use, reflecting a rapidly shifting legal landscape for the drug. It remains illegal under federal law.

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Marijuana Poisoning Incidents Spike in Washington State

Source: Reuters | Posted on December 4, 2014

Marijuana exposure incidents, or ‘pot poisonings,’ have spiked in Washington state, especially among teenagers, in a trend experts said appears to be linked to the state’s largely unregulated medical marijuana industry.

Marijuana exposure incidents, or ‘pot poisonings,’ have spiked in Washington state, especially among teenagers, in a trend experts said appears to be linked to the state’s largely unregulated medical marijuana industry.

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Colorado Medical Marijuana Doctor Facing Felony Charges

Source: The Denver Post | Posted on December 2, 2014

A Colorado doctor who admitted to writing more than 7,000 medical-marijuana recommendations without actually seeing many of those patients is now facing criminal charges.

A Colorado doctor who admitted to writing more than 7,000 medical-marijuana recommendations without actually seeing many of those patients is now facing criminal charges.

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Hazards of Secondhand Marijuana Smoke

Source: CBS News | Posted on November 17, 2014

That whiff of pot that drifts your way at a rock concert or outdoor event could damage your heart and blood vessels as much as secondhand cigarette smoke does, preliminary research suggests.

That whiff of pot that drifts your way at a rock concert or outdoor event could damage your heart and blood vessels as much as secondhand cigarette smoke does, preliminary research suggests.

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Marijuana: Facts Parents Need To Know

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need To Know

Provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), this booklet helps parents talk to their kids about marijuana.
How To Talk With Your Teens About Marijuana

How To Talk With Your Teens About Marijuana

Provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, this guide teaches parents how to talk with thier teens about marijuana. Marijuana is a hot topic, so it is more important than ever for parents to protect their kids’ health and development by addressing this issue early and often.

The Parent Toolkit

The Parent Toolkit

Provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, this comprehensive toolkit gives advice by age—from preschool to college age kids—to help parents connect, protect, or take action if teens are using drugs or drinking.

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Publications by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Posted on January 29, 2015

Visit the SAMHSA Store to download or order substance abuse related publications. Es: Publicaciones en Español

Visit the SAMHSA Store to download or order substance abuse related publications. Es: Publicaciones en Español

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Publications by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Posted on January 29, 2015

Access information and downloadable publications on a range of topics, including addiction science, medical consequences, trends and statistics, and more. Es: Publicaciones en Español

Access information and downloadable publications on a range of topics, including addiction science, medical consequences, trends and statistics, and more. Es: Publicaciones en Español

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Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Posted on January 28, 2015

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids works to reduce teen substance abuse and support families impacted by addiction.

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids works to reduce teen substance abuse and support families impacted by addiction.

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Speak Your Mind Texas

Posted on January 28, 2015

This initiative teaches people how to recognize the warning signs of mental health or substance abuse issues, especially in teens, and how you can help. Provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Es: Hábleme Te Escucho

This initiative teaches people how to recognize the warning signs of mental health or substance abuse issues, especially in teens, and how you can help. Provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Es: Hábleme Te Escucho

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