Smoking Marijuana As A Teen May Have Lasting Brain Effects
Recently Scientists have been conducting tests on different drug responses in teenagers and in adults. Now it’s a known fact that teenagers will experience different side affects to taking drugs than adults would. Recently the tests though have been revolving around marijuana where speculations say that smoking pot may lead to lasting brain effects in teenagers rather than in adults.
A study presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting, in San Diego last week, shows people who start using marijuana at a young age have more cognitive shortfalls. Also, the more marijuana a person used in adolescence, the more trouble they had with focus and attention. Staci Gruber the study author quoted the following “Early onset smokers have a different pattern of brain activity, plus got far fewer correct answers in a row and made way more errors on certain cognitive tests”.
Her study evaluated 29 non-smokers and 35 chronic marijuana smokers 20 began smoking pot regularly before age 16 while 15 started smoking after age 16. All were about 22 years old when the study was conducted. They were asked to perform a card-sorting task where they were shown four cards that differed in color, shape, and number. While the smokers performed tasks quickly, they did not learn from their errors when corrected. We do not encourage people to smoke marijuana but for all of you who are underage smokers, try to take a break before turning “Chronic” smokers as it may just take it toll on you later on in life.
Going Dutch! Marijuana Cafes Could Close To Foreigners
For many of years now Holland and mainly Amsterdam has been thought of to be the weed capital of the world, In Amsterdam you can find every possible strain of cannabis that you could possibly dream of. Amsterdam itself attracts more then a million British tourists each year alone all of them seeking the legal high that they could not possibly get in their own country, But all of this could possibly change within the near future. There has been talks now that the Dutch Justice Minister is thinking about turning all of the coffee shops in Amsterdam to be Dutch only which could possibly be terrible news for Holland.
The Dutch Justice Minister Mr. Ivo Opstelten said that "Of course tourists are welcome to visit the Netherlands but not only to visit the coffee shops," he also further commented "In the near future, if we work out the processes, the coffee shops will not be accessible to tourists." The justice ministry confirmed the intention to implement the new coalition government's manifesto pledge within the run of the current parliament. For years Britons wishing to sample such herbal offerings that Amsterdam has to offer have been served by bus companies such as Dam Express. A local coffee shop owner quoted that 99% of all of his clients were in fact foreigners and such bans would literally destroy his business.
Dozen People Arrested In Polk For Selling 'Fake Pot
The products, with names like K2, Cloud Nine, Black Mamba and Kryptonite, are marketed as incense and available in convenience stores, tobacco shops, and on the Internet. It's legal to sell K2 in Florida except within the jurisdiction of Polk County. On Thursday Sheriff Judd held a press conference to announce that his deputies had arrested 12 people for selling K2 or similar products in the Polk County Region. The undercover sting marks the first time in Polk and possibly Florida where people were arrested for hawking the mixture of herbs, spices and other plant material.
At the press conference Sheriff Judd commented that "The sellers clearly know it is being smoked with the purpose of getting high". Sheriff Judd continued to say that "K2 is not simply some incense. It's not some little flower plant. It's a chemical compound on that flower."
The dried plant matter is sprayed with synthetic cannabinoids before being packaged and sold. The dozen store owners or clerks arrested this week were charged with selling an imitation controlled substance, a third degree felony. Law enforcement agencies typically use that charge to arrest people who, for example, sell baking soda as cocaine. Judd submitted the cases for review before undercover detectives checked stores selling K2. Both agencies agreed selling the products "was a violation of the law," the sheriff said. Prosecutors said they think the charges will hold up in court.
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Marijuana Is NOT Medicine Until The FDA Say It's Medicine
What a freaking joke... the FDA is just another failed form of regulation. These people against medical marijuana should open their eyes and do some research before making claims that are purely absurd. The fact that he stated no scientific research has been done is just ridiculous.
Woman Hides Pot in Dirty Diaper
State police say a western Pennsylvania woman tried to hide marijuana in a child's dirty diaper.
Trooper Stefani Plume had just asked permission to search the car of 23-year-old India Banks, of Clairton, when Banks allegedly handed the diaper to the trooper and asked her to toss it into a bag of garbage inside the vehicle.
Plume says she thought it was odd of Banks to hand over the wet diaper instead of throwing it in the bag herself. So the trooper checked inside and found a small bag of marijuana.
Plume described the Oct. 25 traffic stop when Banks appeared in court Wednesday to waive her right to a preliminary hearing. Banks will enter a special probation program for first time offenders that will enable her record to be expunged if she complies with her probation terms.
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