Marijuana Decreases Death Rates From Pain Killers By Over 30 Percent

From Prevent Disease

Every year, painkillers such as percocet, vicodin and other opioids kill thousands. Opioid prescriptions have jumped 300 percent in the last decade and they are the most commonly prescribed drugs on the market. They are the most dangerous and addictive drugs that often lose effectiveness with long-term use. So when a plant comes along that can effectively curb dependency on these popular selling medications, pharmaceutical companies get very get angry. Marijuana does just that.

The collusion between Big Pharma and Government is so strong that the system still believes (through corruption) that a plant should be classified as an illegal drug. There is an abundance of evidence that the suppression of medical marijuana is one of the greatest failures of a free society, journalistic and scientific integrity as well as our fundamental values. There is no plant on Earth more condemned than marijuana.

In a historic and significant moment in American history, in November of 2012, Colorado became the first US state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The impact of the decision has rippled across the entire country with vast opportunities to educate millions on the top health benefits of marijuana and specifically for pain. Continue reading

Teen Marijuana Use Declines As Country Moves Toward Marijuana Legalization

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National Institute on Drug Abuse’s 2014 ‘Monitoring the Future’ Survey Finds E-Cigarette Use Now Greater than Cigarette Use Among Teens

From Drug Policy

The federal government’s National Institute on Drug Abuse released its annual Monitoring the Future survey today. Monitoring the Future is now in its 40th year and is considered the ‘gold standard’ of teen drug use surveys. It surveys 40,000 to 50,000 students in 8th, 10th and 12th grade in schools nationwide about their use of alcohol, legal and illegal drugs and cigarettes.

Marijuana use in the past year by students in all three grades declined slightly, from 26% in 2013 to 24% in 2014. The survey also found that students in 8th and 10th grades reported that marijuana is less available than it once was. Also, daily marijuana use among 12th graders is down, from 6.5% in 2013 to 5.8% in 2014. Continue reading

Medical Marijuana Access For Veterans To Be Made Easier By New Bill In Congress

Medical marijuana use for veterans
A new bill being drafted in the House of Representatives will make access to medical marijuana easier for veterans. The Veterans Equal Access Act, cosponsored by representatives Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Earl Blumenaur (D-OR), would make it easier for veterans to obtain medical marijuana in states where it is legal.According to Military Times, the bill would allow Veterans Affairs Department doctors, and other health care providers, to complete the paperwork necessary for veterans to get medical marijuana. Current Veterans’ Administration rules prohibit doctors from writing medical marijuana prescriptions. Continue reading