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Heavy Marijuana Use Skyrockets According to Government Survey

42% of Users Get “High” Nearly Every Day

(Alexandria, Va) – There are now twice as many daily or near daily marijuana users in the US than just a decade ago, according to the most comprehensive survey on drug use released today by the federal government. There are also now 8,300 new marijuana users each day, and 22% of 18 to 25 year olds are currently using the drug–the highest number for all three stats in recent memory. Continue reading

Parents Opposed to Pot Names Two New Advisors

Parents Opposed to Pot announces that two advisors from California have joined our advisory board made up of medical and scientific professionals.

Dr. Roneet Lev  is the chief of the emergency department at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. She is current president of IEPC, Independent Emergency Physicians Consortium, which represents over 30 emergency departments in California. She served as President of the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.  In October 2012, she established the San Diego and Imperial County Prescription Drug Abuse Medical Task Force with the goal of reducing deaths and mortality from prescription drugs, using data to drive change Continue reading

Marijuana gummy bears make children sick throughout country

As of this week, marijuana-infused gummy bears can no longer be sold in Colorado.  On October 1, a law banned marijuana treats in the shape of animal, people or otherwise designed to appeal to children.   Smart Colorado, a non-profit group, worked diligently to pass child protection laws.

As Colorado tightens restrictions on the sale of marijuana edibles, the problems with pot candies have reached other states.   Children all around the country have accidentally eaten pot-infused sweets and turned up in hospital emergency rooms. Continue reading

Pediatric Death from Cannabis Exposure Reported

A case study published in August reports that there has been a pediatric death from cannabis exposure.  An 11-month-old male baby in Colorado died of cardiac arrest related to cannabis exposure.  Thomas Nappe, DO, and Christopher Hoyte, MD, explained the incident  in Clinical Practices and Cases in Emergency Medicine, August 2017

Before hospitalization, the patient had been lethargic for two hours when he woke up one morning.  Then he had a seizure.  Continue reading