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No, Marijuana Isn’t A Gateway Drug

 

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Craig F. Walker / Denver Post

 

 

A new study from Emory University researchers looked at federal surveys and states that legalized medical marijuana to evaluate the impact of legalization on marijuana and other drug use. Researchers found medical marijuana legalization led adults 21 and older to use more marijuana, but the increase did not lead people to try harder drugs.

  The study has several implications for states that are considering whether to legalize marijuana for recreational or medical purposes. For one, it suggests relaxed marijuana laws can lead to more regular marijuana use, although not among teenagers. But the study also indicates that marijuana use might not be as dangerous as some critics of the drug fear.”

 

 

 

Some facts about marijuana versus other drugs , legal and otherwise …

 

 

” Marijuana is safe relative to other (already legal) drugs, such as alcohol and tobacco. But research shows marijuana could carry some health risks, particularly for teenagers and children.

  Tens and even hundreds of thousands of deaths are pinned to alcohol, cigarettes, and prescription drugs each year. Marijuana, on the other hand, made headlines when doctors found a potential link between marijuana and three deaths.

  An American Scientist analysis measured the toxicity of several drugs, comparing a drug’s effective dose — the threshold for a drug’s desired effect — to a drug’s fatal dose. Heroin’s fatal dose was five times its effective dose, alcohol’s was 10, and cocaine’s was 15. Marijuana’s was more than 1,000 (when ingested). So it takes a lot more to die from marijuana than it does to die from heroin, alcohol, or cocaine.”

 

 

Vox has the story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offensive Vintage Advertisements  Eye Opening Times

 

 

 

 

” It is hard to believe these advertisements were in the main stream media at the time. This is a real education on what was politically correct for its day. Now we have TV commercials for Vaginal rejuvenation, and erectile dysfunction. Look how far we have come.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Female Prison Guards Impregnated By Same Inmate

 

 

 

 

” Four female prison guards in Baltimore fell pregnant to the same inmate, according to authorities who have busted a major smuggling gang inside the jail system.

Two of the women tattooed the inmate’s name on their bodies and he showered three of them with expensive gifts including cars and jewelry

The scheme involved smuggling drugs and cell phones into Baltimore City Detention Center.

Thirteen female corrections officers, seven inmates and five alleged co-conspirators are charged with racketeering, money laundering and possession with the intent to distribute.

Officials say all 13 have been suspended without pay and the department is moving to fire them.

The affidavit says the corrections officers helped members of the notorious Black Guerilla Family gang smuggle cell phones, marijuana, prescription pills and cigarettes into the jail to sell to other inmates and make thousands of dollars.”