Category Archives: Marijuana

Top Substance Abuse Research Findings of 2012 from About.com

Buddy T., anonymous recovery writer for About.com, penned a wonderful column on the most important research about ATOD in 2012. And, leading the way are — new findings on the harms of marijuana. Our knowledge about the science of marijuana … Continue reading

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“…Drugged driving is a highway safety threat on the level of drunk driving”

Marijuana legalization is the wrong way to go in the search for a better drug policy. We need policies that reduce drug use, not policies like legalization that increase drug use. Continue reading

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Legalization may mean more drugged driving — and more drunk-drugged driving

With the legalization of marijuana, more people will be smoking marijuana, so drugged driving will likely increase. The marijuana lobby likes to suggest that more people smoking weed will mean fewer people drinking – therefore, less drunk driving. But researchers say there’s no evidence of that. So, we will probably have an increase in drugged driving while drinking and driving remains the same. If so, it follows that drinking and drugging while driving may increase. That’s not a good situation, to put it mildly. Continue reading

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Marijuana legalization: Damn the science, full speed ahead

By Jim Gogek If tobacco was not legal, and we knew the full scientific extent of its health impacts, would we legalize it today? Not a chance. A substance that’s dangerously addictive and kills half the people who use it … Continue reading

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After legalization, the powerful marijuana lobby would kill marijuana taxes. Just ask the San Diego City Council…

By Jim Gogek Advocates for legal marijuana promise that we could tax the heck out of it to pay for any costs it might create, such as the costs of treating the increased number of people addicted to marijuana. But … Continue reading

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Medical marijuana in the Wild West: Montana vs. New Mexico

By Jim Gogek Montana may repeal its medical marijuana law. The Treasure State took a Wild West, anything goes approach to medical marijuana, much like Colorado and California, and people there are fairly shocked by what happened. Marijuana purveyors popped … Continue reading

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ATODblog:2010 in review

Wish I had more time to devote to this blog… Anybody else who thinks the same way I do about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs want to submit a post? Anyway, here’s the figures on readership for last year, courtesy … Continue reading

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