BREAKING: New Study Shows Marijuana Use in Conjunction with Opioids Offers More Harms; No Benefit

(Alexandria, VA) – Today, a new study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine shows that sufferers from chronic pain who use marijuana in conjunction with prescription opioids demonstrated higher instances of mental health issues and further substance abuse problems than those who used opioids alone. According to the study, instances of depression and anxiety as well as opioid addiction, alcohol, and cocaine use were higher in patients who used both drugs. Additionally, there was no reported difference in pain for either groups. “Once again, another study completely shreds the arguments perpetuated by marijuana lobbyists that legalization can help solve the opioid epidemic,” said Dr. …

Teen Safety Nights at HCRHS

Over the past two nights we have reached about 1600 parents and students during Hunterdon Central Regional High School’s Teen Safety nights. We are honored to partner with HCRHS and bring such important messaging about teen safety to our local community. Our co-CEO, Lesley Gabel discussed the dangers of vaping, underage drinking, opioids, fentanyl, importance of safe storage and disposal of prescription medications and prom safety tips. Other topics discussed were distracted driving, the need to have safety talks with our teens on a regular basis, and to practice what we preach because our teens are always watching. A big thank …

BREAKING: Proponents Forced to Cancel Marijuana Legalization Vote in New Jersey

BREAKING: Proponents Forced to Cancel Legalization Vote in New Jersey    Pot Industry Cannot Find the Votes   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2019   Contact: Colton Grace Colton@learnaboutsam.org (864) 492-6719   (Trenton, NJ) – Despite exhaustive efforts by Governor Phil Murphy and Senate and Assembly leaders, legislative advocates of legal pot were forced to cancel a planned vote today on legal pot in New Jersey. The bill, a signature piece of Governor Phil Murphy’s legislative agenda, would have made New Jersey the first state to commercialize marijuana through the legislature, rather than through a ballot referendum. Moreover, the bill would …

Pot’s Real Price – Part 5: Growers Eager for Legalization

Click Here to View Video New York is on a fast track to legalize marijuana, and growers and entrepreneurs are excited. But not everyone is on board, especially after seeing what’s happened in states like Colorado and California. (Published Friday, Feb 8, 2019)

Pot’s Real Price – Part 4: Has Pot Really Become Cash Cow?

Click Here to View Video Is legal marijuana actually the cash cow it promised to be for Colorado? Businesses say yes, schools say no. And then there are the complications of dealing with banks, forcing risky cash-only operations. There are lessons for the tri-state in the legalization of pot. (Published Friday, Feb 8, 2019)