Category: Marijuana

Marijuana: Harmless vs. Harmful

Marijuana has been a subject of controversy for years; users tout its medical benefits and relatively harmless effects, while opponents cite studies that show detrimental effects on users’ brains and the likelihood that marijuana is a gateway drug to more hardcore drug abuse. Pro-Marijuana First, let’s see some people say about marijuana being harmless, with […]

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Pros and Cons of Legalizing Marijuana

What if marijuana was legal? The marijuana debate has many people wondering the answer to that question. People are very polarized on the topic, and both sides think they can predict what would happen if marijuana were legalized. States like California that allow marijuana to be used and grown for medical purposes are a good […]

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Marijuana on the Brain

A new study revisits the effects of marijuana on the human brain. Many studies have been done on the topic in the past, but results are mixed. Most people have a strong opinion about whether using this drug is harmful or not, and whether it should remain illegal or be legalized. Results of the Study […]

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The Problem with Marijuana

Even though it is considered by some to be the most harmless illegal drug there is, marijuana still causes a lot of problems. In a handful of states, marijuana is legal for medicinal purposes. This comes after years of advocates pushing for the drug to be legalized for patients, to treat things like chronic pain, […]

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The Effects of Marijuana on the Brain

Pothead or stoner is a term often used to refer to someone who regularly smokes marijuana. The term, although derogatory, is often fitting, as marijuana tends to mellow the mind. A recent story about a pot grower from Florida who fell for the police’s ransom note illustrates this point perfectly. Steven Locasio of Marathon, Florida, […]

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Football Players and Substance Abuse

It’s the beginning of another season of football, and another pro sports player is in trouble with substance abuse. In the history of sports, there have been countless athletes abusing drugs and alcohol, but it seems that the problem may be getting worse as time goes on. The NFL season is starting up again. Fall […]

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From the Desk of Jim Bevell – Schuler Tragedy and Accountability

Anyone who isn’t familiar with Diane Schuler at this point is either trying to avoid current events or is as oblivious as her husband. To bring everyone up to speed, Diane Schuler is the 36 year-old business executive who at 1:30 PM on July 26th 2009,  drove 1.7 miles in the wrong direction on a curvy highway […]

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Top 5 Most Common Drugs Used by Teens

Parents must be aware of their teen’s activities and social circles, and the potential risks kids face today. Here are the five substances teens most commonly abuse: Marijuana: Weed, pot, grass; the same common drug generations past… perhaps that’s why marijuana is the most commonly used drug today (“My parents probably did it, so why […]

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