Idaho is officially not a marijuana-friendly state. Although it is bordered on most sides by medical marijuana states (Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and Montana), it so far refuses to accept the medicinal use of the herb. And even though one of those states (Washington) has legalized marijuana and two others... Read More »
Tag: parenting (11 posts)
UNICEF’s “Report Card 11″ found that countries with more liberal drug laws had lower rates of youths who smoked marijuana than nations with stricter penalties. Canada was #1 with 28% of youths and the US #5 with 22.05%. In the Netherlands, where the weed laws vary from city to city, 17.05% of kids smoked last year, and only 10.5% smoked in Portugal, where marijuana has been decriminalized.
People who thought teens would be using marijuana more because of Arizona’s 2010 medical-pot law are wrong, a new study shows. Combined, the percentage of 8th, 10th and 12th graders who reported using marijuana at least once in their lives went from 29.9% before the law passed to 28.7% in 2012.
Over a dozen NYC maternity wards regularly test new mothers for drugs, then hand the results over to child-protection authorities if they test positive for marijuana. Surprise… this primarily targets low-income and minority women.
Despite several attempts by the media and policy makers to associate the rising number of state regulated medical marijuana programs (and popular legalization efforts) with a rise in use and a drop in associated risk, the 2012 Monitoring the Future Survey reports that there was no rise in Read More »
As moms and dads figure out how to negotiate marijuana’s transition from illegal drug to just another ho-hum way to unwind, TIME sought advice from experts on how to incorporate pot into parenting.
Unsurprisingly, the war on marijuana has been waged in the name of ‘the children.’ What message will we send the children if we change our policy on marijuana? Why would we want to introduce yet another intoxicant into our society? Well, as a mother, and a Latina, here’s my question: whom do... Read More »
LEAP co-founder and retired police captain, Peter Christ, appears on WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, NY and takes on all aspects of our country’s disastrous War on Drugs. Christ is vice-chair of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. It’s a pleasure watching him systematically debunk myths and misinformation simply by wielding facts and relevant real... Read More »
The Children’s Alliance, a Seattle nonprofit whose members include major social services agencies, endorsed Washington State’s I-502 due to the racially disproportionate impacts of current marijuana laws, said Jon Gould, the Alliance’s deputy director.
A recent NY Times opinion piece waxed rhapsodically on the benefits of medical marijuana for transforming a stressed-out father into a calmer, more medicated daddy of toddlers. The breezy delivery, complete with the now standard nudge-nudge-wink-wink at the pot-doc-in-the-box who approved the author’s cannabis use, includes references to a “brownie-based” drug delivery system... Read More »