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Check out our latest YouTube Playlist Drug Policy: Prevent Don’t Promote – Changing the Narrative
Vaping: The Hit Your Brain Takes

E-cigarettes take serious toll on heart health - not safer than traditional cigarettes

E-cigarette use takes a serious toll on heart health—a big concern given the high prevalence of e-cigarettes and perception of e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, according to new research that will be presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2019—November 16-18 in Philadelphia.


Police chief's warning over killer drugs that cost less than a Happy Meal after girl, 15, died from taking 'minuscule amount of MDMA'  For more go to ‘Pill Testing DOESN’T Stop This – But it CAN Encourage it!’

What we have learned from Stress & Addiction Research
Research also shows that “Effective modulation of the stress response is an essential component of resilience and is dependent on a complex interplay of neurobiological and behavioral factors.
For complete article

Sober In The Country: our vision is a rural Australia where it's socially acceptable when somebody says 'no thanks' to a beer.

Alcohol Harms to Others: Alcohol ranks at the 9th place among risk factors in the most recent Global Burden of Disease (GBD) analysis.

The Dutch Are Waking Up to Discover They Live in a ‘Narco State’
For complete story got to Dutch ‘progressive’ drug policy outcomes – an experiment no other nation need try!

How long does molly stay in your system?
Molly, which is another name for the drug MDMA, typically stays in a person's system for several days.
For complete article go to Medical News Today Molly Mayhem

AOD in Australia AIHW Report January 2020

Not yesterday's cocaine: Death toll rising from tainted drug

Ketamine's potential to fight alcohol abuse has a major problem

First long-term health study on vaping confirms it’s bad for our lungs Jeff Parsons
Complete article: First Long Erm Health Study on Vaping Harms – Metro UK

Australia Institute of Health & Welfare – Latest Data

Vape Devices Like Juul 'Reversing' Efforts to Keep Youth From Tobacco: Study

For complete article Another Harm Reduction method failing - Legalizing Cannabis & Promoting e-cigarettes is increasing tobacco use and creating more harms

Justin Bieber: Health and ‘life’ after Drug Use – What Pro-drug lobby NEVER tell you!
For complete story Justin Bieber and Post Drug Use Mess - #NotEvenOnce

FOOTNOTE: All This Barbarity For Just ONE Reason! Bored Western Middle Class Hedonists, Who Just Wanna Get High – That’s It!
You Stop You’re Egocentric Carelessness And This Goes Away!

Associations of Parental Marijuana Use With Offspring Marijuana, Tobacco, and Alcohol Use and Opioid Misuse
Children whose parents use marijuana are 2.5 times more likely to drink/ smoke/ use drugs
Harvard University surveyed 24,900 sets of parents and children about their substance use – and found that both teenagers and young adults who live at home are up to 2.5 times more likely to use substances if their parents use marijuana.

Marijuana vape users are getting incurable "cobalt lung"
After using a marijuana vape pen for just six months, a 49-year-old retired dog trainer went to the doctor coughing and wheezing, reporting shortness of breath upon exertion. The woman had smoked off and on through her teens and twenties, but was healthy — other than her worrying throat symptoms.
For more go to

Most teenagers in legalized states see marijuana marketing on social media:                        Some 94% of adolescents surveyed said they had been exposed to marijuana marketing either on social media, print media or on a billboard …"current restrictions on social media content do not go far enough because it's clearly making its way to youth," This social media engagement was linked to higher rates of marijuana use.

Cannabis-induced psychosis blamed in beheading of father at Muskoka cottage
The court heard cannabis-induced psychosis, not a major mental disorder, spurred the brutal death of 67-year-old John Kehl by his then 31-year-old son Adam.  Kehl voluntarily entered a plea of guilty to manslaughter in front of The Honourable Michelle Fuest in Barrie court on Nov. 22 who called the incident "horrifying and unusually brutal."
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FDA Says Most CBD Products May Not Be Safe, and Warns 15 Companies to Stop Selling Them

CBD may pose unknown health risks and cannot be marketed as a dietary supplement, food or therapeutic cure-all.
For full story go to 

The Study: Association Between Recreational Marijuana Legalization in the United States and Changes in Marijuana Use and Cannabis Use Disorder From 2008 to 2016
How did marijuana use and cannabis use disorder change during 2008 to 2016 after the legalization of recreational marijuana in the United States?
For complete study go to

Male Marijuana Use Might Double the Risk of Partner’s Miscarriage
BU researcher finds that miscarriages are more likely when the father uses marijuana weekly.

For complete article

Cannabis demasculinizes rats but is not estrogenic
Abstract: Cannabis resin (54% THC) caused dose-related decreases in the development of testis, prostate and seminal vesicles when administered in the diet to immature male rats.
For more

Cannabis Use Based on Urine Drug Screens in Pregnancy and Its Association With Infant Birth Weight.
For complete research

Risk for Stroke High in Young Adult Marijuana Users
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Cannabis dependence and abuse nearly doubled risk of heart attack post-surgery
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Associations of Parental Marijuana Use With Offspring Marijuana, Tobacco, and Alcohol Use and Opioid Misuse
JAMA Network Open. 2019;2(11):e1916015.

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