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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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Washington Post Editorial Against Leagalizing Marijuana in D.C.

Source: Washington Post | Posted on September 15, 2014

The Washington Post has published an editorial against legalizing marijuana in Washington D.C., citing Smart Approaches to Marijuana’s cataloguing of problems in Colorado as one of the reasons for their opposition.  http://learnaboutsam.org/report-marijuanas-impact-colorado/  

The Washington Post has published an editorial against legalizing marijuana in Washington D.C., citing Smart Approaches to Marijuana’s cataloguing of problems in Colorado as one of the reasons for their opposition.  http://learnaboutsam.org/report-marijuanas-impact-colorado/

 

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Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator – sponsored by SAMHSA

Posted on February 2, 2010

Looking for drug treatment programs and alcohol abuse treatment programs? Find the right drug abuse treatment program or alcohol abuse treatment program with the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Looking for drug treatment programs and alcohol abuse treatment programs? Find the right drug abuse treatment program or alcohol abuse treatment program with the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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Marijuana – Facts Parents Need to Know

Posted on February 2, 2010

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is pleased to offer these two short booklets, Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know and Marijuana: Facts for Teens, for parents and their children to review the scientific facts about marijuana. Although it is best to talk about drugs when children are young, it is… continue reading »

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is pleased to offer these two short booklets, Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know and Marijuana: Facts for Teens, for parents and their children to review the scientific facts about marijuana. Although it is best to talk about drugs when children are young, it is never too late to talk about the dangers of drug use.

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Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents

Posted on February 2, 2010

This In Brief Web edition provides highlights from the Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders, Second Edition booklet. It presents the updated prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention. Thus, this shortened edition… continue reading »

This In Brief Web edition provides highlights from the Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders, Second Edition booklet. It presents the updated prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention. Thus, this shortened edition can serve as an introduction to research-based prevention for those new to the field of drug abuse prevention. Selected resources and references are also provided. The In Brief publication and the complete second edition can also be downloaded here.

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The Office of National Drug Control Policy

Posted on February 2, 2010

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), a component of the Executive Office of the President, was established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation’s drug control program. The goals of the program are… continue reading »

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), a component of the Executive Office of the President, was established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation’s drug control program. The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences.

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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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Resources

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need To Know

Posted on January 26, 2015

Provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health.

Provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health.

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The 20 Minute Guide

Posted on January 26, 2015

A guide for parents about how to help their children change their substance use. Provided by the Center for Motivation and Change (CMC).

A guide for parents about how to help their children change their substance use. Provided by the Center for Motivation and Change (CMC).

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Marijuana

Posted on January 26, 2015

Provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

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Drug and Alcohol Fact Sheet

Posted on January 26, 2015

Provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

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