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One Year of Colorado’s Marijuana Law

John Walters & David Murray, Real Clear Politics, February 8, 2015 The unintended consequences of marijuana use go unabated. Marijuana infused edibles are marketed to youth. The edibles account for nearly half of Colorado’s sales. Daily use of marijuana is 35 percent higher than the national average. Selling marijuana on the black market continues because …

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Strong cannabis causes one in four cases of psychosis: Users three times more likely to have an episode than those who have never tried it

Daily Mail Reporter, Daily Mail, February 15, 2015 Those using “super strength” marijuana every day are three times more likely to have a psychotic episode than others who had never tried “super strength” marijuana. The THC can be four-times stronger than what older generations smoked. “Psychosis is defined as a form of mental illness where …

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Colorado Campaigns Warn Residents About Dangers of Legalized Pot

Gabrielle Cintorino, CNSNews.com, May 21, 2015 The state is finding the residents of Colorado to be ignorant of the dangers of smoking pot and are having to develop public health campaigns to educate them. The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) has a campaign that warns of the serious consequences of driving under the influence. “CDOT’s …

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Poisoned By the Weed: Marijuana and Pretty Little Killers, Part 1

Parents Opposed to Pot, July 3, 2015 Writers from www.poppot.org have reviewed the book, Pretty Little Killers, the story of 16-year-olds, Sheila Eddy and Rachel Shoaf, who killed Skylar Neese in a marijuana woven web, and they offer plausible explanations for the girl’s actions through current marijuana research. The authors, Daleen Berry and Geoffrey C. …

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Illinois doctor fights charges he misled patient about marijuana

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, September 8, 2015 Without examining a patient’s eyes, Dr. Joseph Starkman allegedly recommended medical marijuana for a 79-year-old patient who, at one time, had been diagnosed with glaucoma. The recommendation cost the patient $250. Dr. Starkman, 36, could have his medical license suspended or revoked. Illinois’ medical marijuana …

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The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact

Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Volume 3, September 2015 Colorado’s annual report shows an increase in impaired driving, youth marijuana use, adult marijuana use, emergency room marijuana and hospital marijuana related admissions, and treatment admissions. By the end of 2012, Colorado had over 108,000 medical marijuana cardholders. People often choose medical marijuana over recreational marijuana …

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