CONCLUSIONS & RELEVANCE: In this cross-sectional study, parental marijuana use was associated with increased risk of substance use among adolescent and young adult offspring living in the same household. Screening household members for substance use and counseling parents on risks posed by current and past marijuana use are warranted.
A 2014 study in Forensic Science International reported two cases of sudden death that doctors linked to health complications possibly worsened by marijuana use. The report indicated that before these deaths, the researchers were not aware of any other deaths related to marijuana use alone.
It is important to note that only after excluding all other causes of death did the report assume the young men experienced fatal cardiovascular events brought on by cannabis. The report also concludes that doctors cannot rule out the possibility that pre-existing cardiovascular factors played a role in the deaths.
In 2018, a teenager died of dehydration due to cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS). CHS is a condition that can occur in regular cannabis smokers and causes nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. You can read their story here.
A recent report in Missouri MedicineTrusted Source found that some of the more common illnesses connected to marijuana use have also increased in Colorado since legalization. These include:
Of course, this article doesn’t take into account;
All of these make you dead, and all the result of cannabis use! So, If cannabis doesn’t kill then neither does Tobacco, right?
CBD may pose unknown health risks and cannot be marketed as a dietary supplement, food or therapeutic cure-all.
CBD products may be trendy, but health officials are worried that these products — which are often marketed illegally — may not be safe.
Yesterday (Nov. 26), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters to 15 companies that sell CBD products because the products violate federal law. The agency also issued an update to consumers about the popular products, and stressed that there is limited evidence for their safety.
"This overarching approach regarding CBD is the same as the FDA would take for any other substance that we regulate," Abernethy said. The agency encouraged consumers to speak with health care professionals about how to treat diseases and conditions with existing drugs, and to be wary of "unsubstantiated claims" associated with CBD products.
The FDA requested that the companies issued letters respond within 15 working days and report how they plan to correct the violations.
For full story (28/11/19)
CBS Sacramento November 28, 2019
And as 2019 comes to a close, California is indeed home to the world’s largest cannabis market, totaling close to $12 billion in estimated sales. But here’s the rub: $8.7 billion of that is changing hands in the illicit market.
Now, members of California’s cannabis industry are sending an S.O.S. to the state capitol, saying they’re struggling to compete against black market operators who don’t have to meet stringent regulations or pay taxes and fees. They’re urging leaders to make swift regulatory changes or risk the collapse of their emerging industry.
“The hard truth is that until legislative changes are made, our industry will continue to wither away,” said Michael Steinmetz, CEO of cannabis distributor Flow Kana, which recently joined a growing list of California cannabis firms that have cut their workforces.
Following the job cuts, which were first reported by the Sacramento Bee and described as an “epidemic” of layoffs, Steinmetz cobbled together an informal coalition of more than a dozen leading companies and business associations to lobby the state.
However, not all legacy businesses transitioned to licensed operations under the new laws. While some have no intention to become regulated, others believe it’s cost-prohibitive or currently operate in municipalities where cannabis sales are banned, said Josh Drayton, spokesperson for the California Cannabis Industry Association.
Fewer than 40% of California’s municipalities have cannabis regulations in place, and only one in four of those allow for regulated retail operations, Drayton said. Earlier this year, lawmakers struck down a bill that would have required municipalities to allow recreational cannabis programs if a majority of their residents voted for the 2016 measure that legalized cannabis.
“They didn’t realize how strong this illicit market was going to stay,” Hunter said. “I think people really thought that it was just going to stop [after legalization]. And actually, the opposite has happened. It almost feels like the illicit market is getting stronger.
The most lauded 'pillar' of the pro-legalisation lobby was, and continues to be, that 'legalising drugs takes the drug industry and its profits out of the hands of criminals and put it in the hands of the 'state' and it will prosper!'
Never mind that under that regime, the State, the supposed protector of the people, then becomes ‘The Official Drug Dealer’ for the community!!
Anyway, that lauded pillar of ‘stoner logic’ was opposed before legalisation happened. But more, what was predicted, by anyone with an ounce of common sense, is exactly what has come to pass in those jurisdictions foolish enough to put illicit substances back into the current of trade – The chaos of now three markets – Legal, Black and Grey Markets.
Australia doesn't need to run this chaotic experiment, just learn from others mistakes... Or, just 'punch another cone' and flip the bird seems to be the current mood of some promoting and permitting policy makers!
Australia doesn't need to run this chaotic experiment, just learn from others mistakes...
Or, just 'punch another cone' and flip the bird, seems to be the current mood of some pot promoting and permitting policy makers!
Warning: Graphic and disturbing content
The court heard cannabis-induced psychosis, not a major mental disorder, spurred the brutal death of 67-year-old John Kehl by his then 31-year-old son Adam.
Adam Kehl voluntarily entered a plea of guilty to manslaughter in front of The Honourable Michelle Fuest in Barrie court on Nov. 22 who called the incident "horrifying and unusually brutal."
The following (not publicly reported) heinous drug-induced behaviour happened in Pueblo, Colorado earlier November 2019
A young man who used a cannabis wax and then experienced an excited delirium episode in which he ran in on coming traffic swinging a metal rod at cars. He was tazed and tackled by police and came in with 3 police officers and 5 paramedics working to hold him down. Prior to arrival EMS had given him 50 mg of diphenhydramine, 5 mg of Haldol, and 2 mg of Versed and he continued to be that combative. On arrival here he took all of the aforementioned personnel plus 3 of our security officers to hold and move him to the bed and hold him down. I gave 10 mg of Versed with plans to likely need to intubate him. He became more relaxed and calm following, never required intubation. UDS only positive for cannabis. He developed rhabdo and was admitted to the peds service for this following.
Patient was 17 years old
“High potency” is typically 10-12% THC. That simply does not exist in Colorado. It’s too weak.
Our kids have access to 17-20% THC easily to smoke as well as concentrates pushing 40-60% THC as well as the wax/shatters which are 90%+ THC. Easily and readily available to adolescents in Colorado.
We are at a tipping point in the US with our kids using these products.
Colorado Medical Doctor