Yearly Archives: 2017

Marijuana cultivation damaging the environment of California and the West

By Silent Poison Published by the Ecological Society of America, a new study from scholars at UC Berkley & Ithaca College Report that confirms that "Planting cannabis for commercial production in remote locations is creating forest fragmentation, stream modification, soil erosion and landslides. Without land-use policies to limit its environmental footprint, the impacts of cannabis…
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Link between Adolescent Pot Smoking and Psychosis Strengthens

By R. Douglas Fields BERLIN—Society’s embrace of cannabis to treat nausea, pain and other conditions proceeds apace with the drive to legalize the plant for recreational use. Pot’s seemingly innocuous side effects have helped clear a path toward making it a legal cash crop, with all of the marketing glitz brought to other consumer products.…
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How to talk to your kids about Opioids

By Margie Skeer, Tufts University By now, most people are aware of the enormity of the opioid epidemic. In 2015, over 33,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose – more from opioid pain relievers than heroin. Just because someone experiments with opioids doesn’t mean that he or he will become addicted. However, there’s risk with…
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