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  1. Mar 2018
    1. A more detailed NIDA-funded analysis showed that legally protected medical marijuana dispensaries, not just medical marijuana laws, were also associated with a decrease in the following:4 opioid prescribing self-reports of opioid misuse treatment admissions for opioid addiction

      Early studies have shown that where legal medical marijuana dispensaries are present, there is a decrease in opioid prescribing, self-reports of opioid misuse and the treatment admissions for opioid addiction.

    2. So far, researchers haven't conducted enough large-scale clinical trials that show that the benefits of the marijuana plant (as opposed to its cannabinoid ingredients) outweigh its risks in patients it's meant to treat.

      This is dumb. Basically the FDA will continue to criminalize marijuana until enough large scale research has been conducted. Which limits the research done on marijuana because it is illegal.

  2. Feb 2018
    1. The most common use for medical marijuana in the United States is for pain control. While marijuana isn’t strong enough for severe pain (for example, post-surgical pain or a broken bone), it is quite effective for the chronic pain that plagues millions of Americans, especially as they age. Part of its allure is that it is clearly safer than opiates (it is impossible to overdose on and far less addictive) and it can take the place of NSAIDs such as Advil or Aleve, if people can’t take them due to problems with their kidneys or ulcers or GERD.

      Marijuana is particularly useful for chronic pain control. It is not strong enough for severe pain, but is effective for chronic pain that plagues millions of aging Americans. It is also a lot safer than opiates (impossible to overdose and far less addictive) and is useful for people who cannot take Advil of Aleve due to medical issues.

    2. Patients do, however, report many benefits of CBD, from relieving insomnia, anxiety, spasticity, and pain to treating potentially life-threatening conditions such as epilepsy. One particular form of childhood epilepsy called Dravet syndrome is almost impossible to control, but responds dramatically to a CBD-dominant strain of marijuana called Charlotte’s Web.

      CBD extract for the marijuana plant contains little to no THC, meaning that users will receive no "high" but still benefit from its medical affects. 29 states in the US have at least legalized the use of medical CBD, which can help treat insomnia, anxiety, spasticity and pain.

    3. About 85% of Americans support legalizing medical marijuana, and it is estimated that at least several million Americans currently use it.

      The popular opinion is that 85% of Americans want to legalized medical marijuana, making it extremely popular among the American people. And yet, Donald Trump and his administration is currently "threatening to reverse this policy".

    1. (onlookers are more likely to intervene if there are few or no other witnesses)

      Onlookers feel more responsibility and are more inclined to help people when there is no one else to put that responsibility on.

    2. discourages an individual from intervening in an emergency situation.

      I think it can apply to more than just an emergency situation.

    1. Conclusions about marijuana are often formed in the gut rather than the head and heart. The visceral feelings supersede the faithful discernment.

      Conclusions people make about marijauna are usually based off the gut rather than the "head and the heart"

    1. For the first time in ages, she got four consecutive hours of sleep. “That became a life changer for me,” she said. “This is great.” Adam Hearlson Adam Hearlson is a minister, scholar, and Christian Century contributing editor. He cohosts the podcast Technicolor Jesus. See All Articles Jan 3, 2018 issue

      Marijuana can help people with high levels of anxiety and insomnia. This is a major reason for the legalization of marijuana.

    2. child of the 1960s, she had once tried her brother’s marijuana cookies, and they left her feeling fuzzy and distracted.

      stigma related with the consumption of marijuana, even with someone who benefits from its medical use.

    1. Three years after recreational marijuana legalization, changes in motor vehicle crash fatality rates for Washington and Colorado were not statistically different from those in similar states without recreational marijuana legalization. Future studies over a longer time remain warranted.

      More testing must be conducted to get a more accurate conclusion, but early studies have not shown an increase in vehicle motor incidents in legalized states.

    2. Pre–recreational marijuana legalization annual changes in motor vehicle crash fatality rates for Washington and Colorado were similar to those for the control states

      This means that there was little if not any correlation between the legalization of marijuana and the annual changes in motor vehicle crash fatality rates.

    1. An internal or external drive that prompts a person to action The ability to initiate and persist at a task Putting 100% of your time, effort, energy, and focus into your work Being able to work hard in the face of obstacles, boredom, fatigue, stress, and the desire to do other things Motivation means doing everything you can to be as productive as you can.

      This is good categorization of the factors that affect motivation, an important part of success. This would be good to use in your essay about the key factors that affect motivation, as it explains how we manage our time and the internal drive to become succesful.

    1. 'Playing video games, using social media, that fulfills the necessity of sensation seeking, their need to seek novel activity,'' Dr. Martins said, but added of the theory: ''It still needs to be proved.''

      Technology might be playing a bigger role in the decrease in drug use that we have been witnessing in the past few years.


    2. Use of marijuana is down over the past decade for eighth and 10th graders even as social acceptability is up, the study found. Though marijuana use has risen among 12th graders, the use of cocaine, hallucinogens, ecstasy and crack are all down, too, while LSD use has remained steady.

      could the legalization of marijuana be causing this? or technology? or the increased education about drugs?


    3. Are teenagers using drugs less in part because they are constantly stimulated and entertained by their computers and phones?

      phones and computers are keeping teenagers busy enough to not use drugs?? seems like a stretch


    1. Women Grow's communications director, said it's important for a new industry to address diversity early - and avoid the battles that Silicon Valley is fighting over minority representation.

      new industry allows for more diversity, but at the same time if diversity is not encouraged it could take the industry in a negative direction


    2. "as a catalyst for women to influence and succeed in the cannabis industry as the end of marijuana prohibition occurs on a national scale,

      new marijuana industry allows minorites and women to jump start their businesses and get ahead in a time where they always seem to be pushed aside


    3. "Prohibition is built on a racist formula," said Rachel Knox, a member of a family of doctors in Portland, Oregon, whose practice focuses on cannabis. "The health-care disparity between blacks and whites is large."

      prohibition of marijuana is actually targeting minorities


    1. possible exception of limited benefits in treating some diseases under a physician's dir

      This goes against his arguement that the legalization of marijuana would have "No benefits"


    2. the ban on marijuana protects citizens from the dangers of drug consumption, as well as potentially destructive behaviors associated with marijuana use.

      isn't marijuana one of the safest drugs on the market, how is it endangering the lives of its users?


    1. ncrease tax revenue, generate commerce and support the agricultural economy. 


    1. "Here, you don't have to go to jail if you're a marijuana smoker," says Lecesse. "The goal is to try to keep young people in particular away from the criminal drug environment that may get them involved with the harder drugs such as cocaine and heroin."