Employers Can Fire Medical Marijuana Patients for Private, Off-Duty Use, Colo. Supreme Court Rules

June 26, 2015 0

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled employers can fire workers for using medical marijuana, even if they are not impaired at work. A quadriplegic medical marijuana patient was fired by Dish Network in 2010 for using the drug at home and off duty, which is not protected under the state’s “lawful activities statute.” He tested positive for THC during a random employee drug test. The court ruled the term “lawful” refers only to activities that are […]

Young children’s exposure to marijuana sharply increased in last decade!

June 18, 2015 0

Debates about legalizing marijuana have focused on crime rates, economic benefits, and health effects among adults. But a study published today from researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital shows that the risk to young children of swallowing, breathing in or otherwise being exposed to marijuana also needs to be considered The study, published online today in Clinical Pediatrics, found that the rate of marijuana exposure among children 5 years of age and younger rose 147.5 percent […]

Binge Drinking Is Falling Among Teens In The U.S.

June 13, 2015 0

A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that the rate of underage drinking has significantly dropped within a ten year period. The survey studied rates of binge drinking and underage consumption among 30,000 individuals between the ages of 12 to 20 from 2003 to 2013. Findings revealed that underage drinking declined from 28.8 percent in 2003 to 22.7 percent in 2013, showcasing a distinct drop. Similarly, for binge […]

Some US Facts on Marijuana use among youth.

June 9, 2015 0

Cannabis, or marijuana, refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa, which contains the psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), as well as other related compounds. This plant material can also be concentrated in a resin called hashish or a sticky black liquid called hash oil. THC is believed to be the main chemical ingredient that produces the psychoactive effect. Cannabis is often smoked in hand-rolled cigarettes (joints), pipes, […]