Parents Who Host Lose the Most… Don’t be a party to teenage drinking.

CONSEQUENCES FOR PARENTS WHO ALLOW UNDERAGE DRINKING: Parents who give alcohol to their teen’s friends under any circumstances, even in their own homes, are breaking the law. You cannot knowingly allow a person under 21, other than your own child, to remain in your home or on your property while consuming or possessing alcohol. Others can sue you if you give alcohol to anyone under 21, and they in turn, hurt someone, hurt themselves or damage property. You can be arrested for unlawfully dealing with a child, and/or Endangering the welfare of a child, Under the New York State Penal law and other charges …

CBD sounds like a cure-all…

“The New Herbalism” is a term coined by Steven Modello M.D. over at the Science-Based Medicine website, to describe the recent emergence of cannabis products for all sorts of ailments, serious and otherwise. Herbalism, by the way, is the practice of making or prescribing plant-based preparations for therapeutic or medicinal use. Herbal medicine has a long history in America and the cannabis plant is a natural for this category. In addition to THC, it contains CBD, which isn’t psychoactive but is thought to have value in the treatment of some medical conditions. That’s the good news. The problem is that CBD products may impact the other drugs …

Edible Alert – “it can feel like an acid trip”

You may have read about the marked increase in ER visits in states such as Colorado where legal cannabis use is widespread. That’s not surprising given that the movement towards legalization occurred largely in the absence of good information– we relied on anecdotes and faith. As for the rest, we wait for the science while learning as we go. Edibles have been around forever, but for decades users didn’t stray far beyond homemade brownies.  Meanwhile the supplements industry has grown exponentially, and edibles are considered part of that. There’s a bewildering array of forms in the marketplace: from cookies to candy to …

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 …