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Gallup: Self Reported Marijuana Use Falling Dramatically Among Young Adults

Category: News | Posted on Tue, August, 13th 2013 by THCFinder
mj-use-downPrinceton, NJ: Self-reported use of marijuana by young adults has fallen dramatically in recent decades despite the liberalization of state marijuana laws, according to survey data published this week by Gallup.
 
According to the survey, 36 percent of Americans between the age of 18 and 29 have tried cannabis. That percentage is a marked decline from previous decades. In 1977, 56 percent of those between the ages of 18 to 29 reported consuming cannabis. A similar percentage reported using the plant in 1985, during the height of the Nancy Reagan ‘Just Say No’ era. In 1999, 46 percent of Americans between 18 and 29 reported using pot.
 
Since 1996, 20 states have enacted laws allowing for the physician-authorized use of medical marijuana. Two states have legalized the plant’s broader use by adults. Several other states, including California, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, have decriminalized marijuana possession offenses in recent years.
 
While self-reported marijuana use by young adults has declined, consumption by older Americans has increased. Among those Americans age 65 and older, self-reported use of cannabis rose from three percent in 1999 to 17 percent today. Among those aged 50 to 64, self-reported cannabis use doubled from 22 percent in 1999 to 44 percent today.
 
Overall, Gallup reports that 38 percent of Americans 18 and older have now used marijuana, up from 34 percent in 1999.
 

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Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, August, 12th 2013 by THCFinder

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Company Get OK to Grow Medical Marijuana in CT

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, August, 12th 2013 by THCFinder
greenlight-to-growGreenbelt Management of Fairfield hopes to build its production facility in a 15,000-square-foot area of Middletown's Remington Rand building. In Connecticut, only West Haven has rubber stamped such plans.
 
After passionate arguments on both sides, the Middletown Common Council became the second municipality in Connecticut to green-light a lease for a medical marijuana production facility to be built in a city-owned building on Monday 6-3.
 
The lease with Fairfield-based Greenbelt Management at 180 Johnson Street — the former Remington Rand warehouse — is contingent on the firm being awarded one of the three to 10 licenses that would be issued by the state Department of Consumer Protection. They'll have to pay $25,000 to the city of Middletown as a non-refundable lease fee.
 
Principal partner of Greenbelt Jason Nickerson was "thrilled" with the passage and admitted to being unsure of how councilors would vote on the matter. "I was on the edge of my seat a little bit. We had other backup plans in mind, but I'd really like it to be in Middletown," he said.
 
He pointed to a meeting Aug. 27 in which he was optimistic about moving toward getting a production license from the state. Last month, West Haven's planning and zoning board approved a request from Advanced Grow Labs. Watertown and Bridgeport have firms moving forward with the state license process.
 
Republican councilors Linda Salafia, Phil Pessina and Joseph Bibisi voted against the resolution. Pessina, referring to his 40 years in law enforcement, said he was "standing on principle."
 
"I'm not truly convinced ... that medical marijuana does what it does," Pessina said. Referring to a police officer he knew who was dying of cancer, he said, "he stood on his deathbed and he fought against this drug and he did not take marijuana to ease his pain and suffering because he stood on principle."
 

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Towlie and Joints Bday Cake

Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, August, 12th 2013 by THCFinder

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Pot goes to the dogs as pet owners turn to medical marijuana for ailing animals

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, August, 12th 2013 by THCFinder
pets-treated-mmjBefore his owners started dosing him with a daily drop of marijuana, Garfield the cat’s nine lives were rapidly running out.
 
The 18-year-old feline — whose name has been changed to protect patient confidentiality — suffered from a host of painful conditions.
 
These included thyroid and heart disease, severe arthritis, renal failure and chronic pancreatitis, a condition that caused him to lose his appetite and experience pain in his abdomen, said veterinarian Dr. Kathy Kramer of the Vancouver Animal Wellness Hospital.
 
But when his owners started giving Garfield a daily drop of medical marijuana in the form of a tincture, the cat seemed to take a near-miraculous turn for the better.
 
Now the ailing feline, who had previously lost the desire to eat, demands his food and seems to have less pain, said Kramer.
 
“He’s still got a lot of health issues, but for now he is stable and he eats like a champ,” she said.
 
Garfield’s owners are part of a growing movement of animal lovers looking at pot to treat pain in their sick and aging pets.
 
Some are medical marijuana users themselves, and think that if the drug helped them, then maybe it could free Fido from his health problems, too.
 
But while many think the drug is a safe and natural alternative to other painkillers, some veterinarians caution that more research is needed before they can start recommending it to pet owners.
 

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Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, August, 12th 2013 by THCFinder

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