MARIJUANA TALK KIT
By Partnership to End Addiction
This talk kit will help families navigate through a changing marijuana landscape; one that includes legalization, the rise in edibles and vaping.
Here, you’ll learn how to set the stage to have an open dialogue with your teen — about any issue, but marijuana in particular. Your teens are likely asking you some tough questions and challenging you on the topic of marijuana.
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By Butler Center for Research, Hazelden Betty Ford
Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that the incidence of driving under the influence of cannabis is on the rise in the U.S.
This report will examine the available research on driving under the influence of cannabis and its associated risks for morbidity and mortality, particularly as the use of cannabis is increasingly normalized.
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By Yadira Galindo, UC San Diego Health, January 2020
“University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have identified the molecular mechanism activated by the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the ingredient that causes people to feel the euphoria or “high” associated with cannabis — in the bloodstream that accelerates cancer growth in patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.”
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By Matt Richtel, The New York Times, December 2019
“Teenagers are drinking less alcohol, smoking fewer cigarettes and trying fewer hard drugs, new federal survey data shows. But these public health gains have been offset by a sharp increase in vaping of marijuana and nicotine.”
VIDEO: By U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
The Nation’s Doctor, VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., answers top questions about marijuana. The U.S. Surgeon General addresses marijuana-related questions he often receives including those related to the chemical composition and potency of today’s marijuana, associated risks, and what parents and teachers can say to young people about marijuana.
For more information visit, www.surgeongeneral.gov
By Naomi Martin, The Boston Globe, November 2019
“Since recreational marijuana became legal in Massachusetts three years ago, hospitals have noticed more cases of a rare illness afflicting a small portion of heavy cannabis consumers.”
“The condition, called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, can be horrific for patients, causing intense abdominal pain, nausea, and days-long vomiting episodes that are strangely relieved by hot showers or baths. The illness can be cured by quitting pot.”
By CBS News
The Boston Globe, September 2019
“Patients planning to go under the knife have long heard that they should avoid eating or drinking for several hours before the surgery, but now doctors have another directive: No marijuana.”
CADCA, August 2019
“This morning, for the first time in 37 years, United States Surgeon General Jerome M. Adamsissued a Surgeon General’s Advisory on marijuana, becoming the first Surgeon General to do so since former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop’s in 1982.”