THE DAMAGE THAT “MEDICAL” MARIJUANA CAUSES
1.Medi-pot is not limited to only certain designated disability conditions.
The use of smoked or eaten crude marijuana in “medical” marijuana states is not limited to those with designated disability conditions. Proponents of “medical” marijuana even admit that it has become a bad joke. A recent study in 2007 examining California’s average “medical” marijuana patients found that the average “patient” was a 32-year-old white male with a history of drug and alcohol abuse and no history of a life-threatening disease. 1 Additionally, in Colorado, only 2% of users reported cancer, and less than 1% reported HIV/AIDS as their reason for cannabis. In Colorado, the average age of cardholders is 41 and 68% are male.
Talk to Your Kids About Gambling Before the Teenage Years -
It’s Not Just Nickels and Dimes…
By Cheryl Thomas-Prevention Network Parent Outreach-Problem Gambling Initiative
Kids who gamble are 3x more likely to drink, 4x more likely to smoke and 4x more likely to be in trouble with the law. What at first seems to be a harmless activity can quickly escalate to a problem or addiction. More than nickels and dimes are at risk and the younger a person is when he/she starts to gamble the more likely it is that he/she will experience problems.
Most parents have conversations with their children regarding other risky behaviors such as safe sex, internet use, alcohol and drugs. Less than half of parents ever discuss gambling issues with their children and only 13% of parents believe that their child actually gambles for money.