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Category: Health

If Weed Is Medicine, So Is Budweiser (WSJ)

Legalize marijuana, but don’t pretend it’s therapeutic. By Peter B. BachJan. 17, 2019 7:23 p.m. ET PHOTO: PETER MORGAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS Ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana use, and another eight look likely to do so in 2019. I favor the move but am troubled by the gateway to it: All these jurisdictions…
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Natural Green Herb update: Link between Adolescent Pot Smoking and Psychosis Strengthens

Research presented at a Berlin psychiatric conference shows teenage cannabis use hastens onset of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals Credit: Sean Gallup Getty Images Society’s embrace of cannabis to treat nausea, pain and other conditions proceeds apace with the drive to legalize the plant for recreational use. Pot’s seemingly innocuous side effects have helped clear a path toward…
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Natural green Herb Update: Marijuana worse for teen brains than alcohol, study finds

By Shamard Charles, M.D. Teen brains are more vulnerable to the effects of marijuana than alcohol, a new study finds. Adolescents who begin using marijuana regularly may suffer lasting repercussions in their thinking ability, according to scientists at the University of Montreal. The study, published Wednesday in the American Journal of Psychiatry, followed over 3,800 adolescents from…
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Natural Green Herb Update: Is Marijuana as Safe as We Think?

Permitting pot is one thing; promoting its use is another A few years ago, the National Academy of Medicine convened a panel of sixteen leading medical experts to analyze the scientific literature on cannabis. The report they prepared, which came out in January of 2017, runs to four hundred and sixty-eight pages. It contains no bombshells or surprises,…
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Labs warn of dangerous, contaminated pot at dispensaries – Ya know cuz green farmers…

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) –Recreational cannabis is legal in California but is it safe? As of today, the State Bureau of Cannabis says there are just 57 labs statewide to test millions of pounds of weed and they can’t test it all yet. That means some of the pot on shelves now may not meet state…
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An unhealthy business

EDITOR: For the majority of voters, Proposition 64 was meant to decriminalize marijuana use and possession, not promote a massive new marijuana industry with hundreds of manufacturing operations throughout Sonoma County. Notably, both Napa and Marin counties aren’t following such destructive and ill-conceived policies. Sonoma County government is complicit in being a promoter of this…
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Natural Green Herb Update: Tell Your Children – Link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness

An eye-opening report from an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drug—facts the media have ignored as the United States rushes to legalize cannabis. Recreational marijuana is now legal in nine states. Almost all Americans believe…
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Natural Green Herb Update: Devastating figures reveal true toll of cannabis on the UK’s health

Devastating figures reveal true toll of cannabis on the UK’s health as 125,000 people are admitted to hospital over the drug in just five years Some 15,000 teenagers have been hospitalised after taking cannabis since 2013 The levels of admissions in England have jumped by more than 50 per cent  Last year, 31,330 people required…
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Natural Green Herb Update: Cannabis inflicts long-term damage on teenage brains: Those who use the drug as teens struggle with reasoning, memory, and inhibitions in later life

Teenagers who use cannabis are inflicting long-term damage on their brains, a new study has warned. Researchers tracked nearly 4,000 teenagers over fours years and found clear evidence of marijuana use being linked to struggles with reasoning, memory and inhibitions later in life. Previous studies have shown that cannabis misuse has been linked to impairments…
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