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High School Seniors Now Prefer Marijuana to Cigarettes

In Archive, Cannabis, Marijuana, News on December 18, 2015 at 8:25 AM


More students in the 12th grade said they smoked pot every day, compared to those who smoke daily cigarettes, finds a new federal report. It’s the first time since the survey began in 1975 that daily marijuana use surpassed cigarettes.

The “Monitoring the Future” survey released on Wednesday shows that 6% of 12th graders used marijuana every day—about the same rate as last year—while 5.5% of seniors reported smoking cigarettes daily. (That’s a drop from 2014, when 6.7% of high school seniors smoked cigarettes every day.)

Their perceptions of pot also changed; fewer students think it’s dangerous. Almost 32% of seniors said they thought regular marijuana use could be harmful, compared to 36% who felt that way last year. “The sense that marijuana has medicinal purposes and that doctors are prescribing it creates a sense that this drug cannot be so harmful,” says Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health (the group that funded the research).

Volkow says she is surprised that marijuana rates didn’t rise from 2014, after the past year’s attitude and policy changes surrounding the legalization of marijuana. “All of those factors have led many to predict that there would be an increase in the pattern of use of marijuana among teenagers, and we are not seeing it,” she says. Still, it was one of the only substances in the report that did not decline in usage.

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In addition to high school seniors, the survey also looked at attitudes and substance use among American students in grades 8 and 10. In each of the grades, it noted declining usage rates for cigarettes, alcohol, prescription opioid pain relievers, synthetic marijuana and heroin (which hit a record low at 0.3% for 8th graders and 0.5% for 10th and 12th graders.) “These two findings were very surprising,” says Volkow. Experts were worried that since prescription opioids and heroin use have gotten more popular nationally, they might see the same trends in teens.

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Over the last five years, daily cigarette smoking among 10th graders has dropped 55%. But the newer nicotine carriers like e-cigarettes are as popular as they were the year before. Yet students aren’t always sure what’s in them, the findings suggest. The majority of teenagers who reported using e-cigarettes said they were only inhaling flavors instead of nicotine, and many said they weren’t sure what they were inhaling. Only 20% said that the last time they used a e-cigarette, they were inhaling nicotine.

Researchers continue to debate the effects of e-cigarettes on the body, and Volkow says there’s skepticism over whether inhaling flavoring on its own is safe. “There’s been evidence that some of these e-cigarette devices release chemicals that are toxic to the body,” she says. “Since there is no control over manufacturing products, the quality of these products vary. I think this is an area that requires investigation to actually assess the potential harmful effects.”


Stanley Cohen – “Tomorrow will be a difficult day…”

In ACLU, Activism, Al Jazeera NEWSHOUR, Alex Jones, Amnesty, Anonymous, Archive, Assange, Bahrain, Barrett Brown, Big Brother, Censorship, CIA, Conspiracy, CYBERCOM, DAILY NEWS ARCHIVE, DEA, DHS, DoD, EFF, Federal Reserve, FEMA, Fiscal Cliff, FOI, Hastings, INTERPOL, Israel, Israhell, Jeremy Hammond, leaksource, Marijuana, New York, Pardon, Police State, Politics, Sabu, TrapWire, USA on April 13, 2014 at 2:55 PM

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This is the statement from Stanley Cohen, a person with great moral fortitude, a man who stands by his beliefs and not his baggage, a good guy.


All of us here at LeakSource wish you the best of luck and will continue to support you throughout the future.


Kentucky Hemp Bill Approved By State Committee After Testimony From Rand Paul Wearing Hemp Shirt

In Marijuana, News, Rand Paul, USA, USA, World Revolution on February 11, 2013 at 10:06 PM



Kentucky’s state Senate Agriculture Committee voted unanimously on Monday to approve legislation that could pave the way for the creation of a legal hemp industry in the state, following testimony from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who claimed to be wearing a hemp shirt.

The proposed bill — which will now be considered by the full state senate — would establish a process for Kentucky farmers to begin growing hemp, but only if the federal government first passes a measure to remove the crop from a list of illegal drugs. Hemp is currently listed alongside its more potent cousin, marijuana, as a Schedule I controlled substance. Other Schedule I drugs include heroin and LSD.

During testimony recorded by the Louisville Courier-Journal on Monday, Paul claimed to be wearing a “hemp shirt” that he had been forced to buy in Canada due to an ongoing prohibition on the plant. He was one of several lawmakers to testify.

“It’s a crop that’s legal everywhere else in the world except the United States,” Paul said, questioning why the United States was still forcefully neglecting a potential high-performing industry.

The push to legalize hemp production in Kentucky has a number of high-profile supporters. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) came out in favor of the campaign last month, joining Paul, half of the state’s six-member congressional delegation and a number of state lawmakers.

According to a Hemp Industries Association report cited by Bloomberg last month, U.S. retail sales of products with imported hemp were valued at more than $452 million in 2011.

UPDATE: Kentucky Set to Be First State to Legalize Hemp Production

Related Link: Rand Paul: Don’t Send People to Prison for Smoking Marijuana

Colorado’s First Cannabis Club Opens in Denver

In Cannabis, Marijuana, News, USA, USA, World Revolution on January 2, 2013 at 3:15 AM


2013 brings the opening of Club 64, the first members-only cannabis club to open in Denver after voters passed Amendment 64 last Novemeber.


General Counsel for Club 64 attorney Robert Corry Jr. speaks to CNN.

Joe Rogan on Hemp, Marijuana & DMT

In Joe Rogan, Marijuana, News, NWO, Other Leaks, Viral Videos, World Revolution on April 20, 2011 at 12:54 AM

The #1 reason marijuana is illegal is because the Pharma Cartel does not want you to grow your own medicine. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp. The first car ever made ran on hemp oil. Hemp seeds are also the healthiest food on the planet with the highest protein content of any plant.


Marijuana Facts:

As part of the “War on Drugs”, U.S. gives
hundreds of millions of dollars per year
of military aid to Colombia

War on Drugs results in the arrest of
1 million Americans each year

Your tax money is spent on maintaining and
expanding the prison infrastructure required
to continue this policy

Marijuana is not addictive. Only 1% of Americans
smoke it on a daily basis. Withdrawal symptoms,
if any, are similar to coffee consumption

Marijuana has been proven to be effective in
reducing nausea induced by cancer chemotherapy,
stimulating apetite in AIDS patients, reducing
intraocular pressure in people with glaucoma

Marijuana also reduces muscle spasticity
in patients with neurological disorders.
Legalizing drugs would inject $76.8 billion a year
into the U.S. economy.$44.1 billion from law
enforcement savings, $32.7 billion in tax revenue

Annual Causes of Deaths in United States

Tobacco 435,000
Alcohol 85,000
Car Accidents 26,347
Prescription Drugs 32,000
Suicide 30,622
Marijuana 0

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