Pot-Smoking Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers Could Be Harming Their Babies

Pot-smoking pregnant or breastfeeding mothers have been warned that they could be harming their babies.The alarm bell has been raised by Lauren Jansson who is an associate professor of paediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Jansson points out that the high-making THC compound found in marijuana travels into the bloodstream and then settles into breastmilk. Breastmilk is full of fat and that is something that THC just loves attaching itself to. The THC then acts as a trigger to the cannabinoid receptors in the baby’s brain, posing…

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New Study: California Cannabis Use On The Rise For Pregnant Women

According to a study performed on more 200, 000 pregnant woman, cannabis is used by 11% of pregnant women to treat severe morning sickness. This percentage decreased according to the severity and only 5% of pregnant woman who experienced zero morning sickness used cannabis. What effect does cannabis have on a growing baby and can it affect the newborn? As Cannabis becomes a household word, the word is spreading that the plant could be less dangerous than once believed. More studies than ever before are now being done on cannabis,…

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The Destruction of Tons of California Weed Has Created a New Cottage Industry

The glut of marijuana left over after California’s fire sales that were held to meet the State’s July 1 deadline has created a whole new cottage industry of waste disposal companies. In terms of the new regulations, weed dispensaries cannot sell cannabis that hasn’t been laboratory-tested, that doesn’t meet packaging requirements and that exceeds pre-defined THC levels. The new legislation triggered state-wide fire sales but has nevertheless left many businesses with unsold product on their shelves. New regulations California’s new and strict regulations even stipulate how companies must destroy their…

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Jurupa Valley residents will dictate if weed becomes legal

Jurupa Valley residents hold the power to overturn the City Council’s unanimous anti-marijuana stance when they go to the polls on June 5 to vote for or against decriminalizing weed within their city limits. Polling day spells a winner-take-all outcome. Voters will have one of two choices and whichever one receives more than half of the votes will become the law. The scenario of whether or not Jurupa Valley goes “green” on that date boils down to one of two choices, namely Measure A or Measure B. Measure A(pro-weed) will…

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Marijuana and Fentanyl Come Under the Canadian-Chinese Illicit Drug Trafficking Spotlight

Canada has been hitting all the headlines in recent days, what with the country on the brink of decriminalizing marijuana and now being questioned by Chinese government officials about illegal drug dealing. Public Safety spokesman, Andrew Gowing, says because of the very nature of illicit drug trafficking, estimations of how frequently marijuana is sent illegally across Canadian borders are difficult to make. In a statement, Gowing said Canada works closely with international law-enforcement counterparts, including China, to combat illicit drug trafficking. The country is also co-operating with the UN Commission…

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