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US NM: OPED: Relaxed Marijuana Laws Put Our Children At Risk

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 07:00
Albuquerque Journal, 03 Jul 2014 - In states where medical and recreational cannabis sales are allowed, disquieting new trends and statistics are proving its unique dangers for those most vulnerable to its effects: children. One such statistic is a spike in calls to poison control centers. According to the National Poison Data System, calls about accidental ingestion of marijuana in children 9 and younger more than tripled in states that decriminalized marijuana before 2005. In states that enacted legalization from 2005 to 2011, calls increased nearly 11.5 percent per year. Over the same period in states without decriminalization laws, the call rate stayed the same.
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US FL: OPED: Rush To Legalize Pot Ignores Vulnerable Kids

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:00
The Palm Beach Post, 02 Jul 2014 - In states where medical and recreational cannabis sales are allowed, disquieting new trends and statistics are proving the unique dangers for those most vulnerable to its effects: children. One such statistic is a spike in calls to poison control centers. According to the National Poison Data System, calls about accidental ingestion of marijuana in children 9 and younger more than tripled in states that decriminalized marijuana before 2005. In states that enacted legalization from 2005 to 2011, calls increased nearly 11.5 percent per year. Over the same period in states without decriminalization laws, the call rate stayed the same.
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US HI: OPED: Protect Children From Legal Marijuana

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:00
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 01 Jul 2014 - In states where medical and recreational cannabis sales are allowed, disquieting new trends and statistics are proving its unique dangers for those most vulnerable to its effects: children. One such statistic is a spike in calls to poison control centers. According to the National Poison Data System, calls about accidental ingestion of marijuana in children 9 and younger more than tripled in states that decriminalized marijuana before 2005. In states that enacted legalization from 2005 to 2011, calls increased nearly 11.5 percent per year. Over the same period in states without decriminalization laws, the call rate stayed the same. In the decriminalized states, such calls were also more likely to result in critical-care admissions. Neurological effects were the most common.
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US PA: OPED: Legalized Marijuana Raising Risks For Children

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:00
The Philadelphia Inquirer, 01 Jul 2014 - In states where medical and recreational cannabis sales are allowed, disquieting new trends and statistics are proving its unique dangers for those most vulnerable to its effects: children. One such statistic is a spike in calls to poison-control centers. According to the National Poison Data System, calls about accidental ingestion of marijuana in children 9 and younger more than tripled in states that decriminalized marijuana before 2005. In states that enacted legalization from 2005 to 2011, calls increased nearly 11.5 percent per year. Over the same period in states without decriminalization laws, the call rate stayed the same. In the decriminalized states, such calls were also more likely to result in criticalcare admissions. Neurological effects were the most common.
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US WA: Editorial: Find Will To Prevent Teen Marijuana Use

Youth (MAP) - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 07:00
Seattle Times, 29 Jun 2014 - THE era of legal marijuana retail stores in Washington is set to begin in a few weeks, with an unprecedented and rigorous seed-to-sale regulatory system. Despite those regulations, the era also ushers in heightened anxieties about a potential increase in underage usage, even though sales are banned for customers under 21. After spending 18 months working on regulations, Gov. Jay Inslee's administration has finally launched a prevention campaign to address teen usage. At a news conference Tuesday, Inslee said the state was trying to give parents "tools that they need to keep our kids safe."
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US CA: OPED: Child-Proofing Pot

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:00
Los Angeles Times, 27 Jun 2014 - In states where medical and recreational cannabis sales are allowed, disquieting new trends and statistics are proving its unique dangers for those most vulnerable to its effects: children. One such statistic is a spike in calls to poison control centers. According to the National Poison Data System, calls about accidental ingestion of marijuana in children 9 and younger more than tripled in states that decriminalized marijuana before 2005. In states that enacted legalization from 2005 to 2011, calls increased nearly 11.5% per year. Over the same period in states without decriminalization laws, the call rate stayed the same. In the decriminalized states, such calls were also more likely to result in critical-care admissions. Neurological effects were the most common.
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Philippines: Drug Testing Of Students

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:00
Sun.Star Cebu, 26 Jun 2014 - It was reported in the news recently that the Cebu City Council wants to hold random drug testing among the students in the public high school. In relation to this, one might ask, "Is it valid and/or constitutional to subject students to drug testing?" It is legally valid as Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the "Dangerous Drugs Act," provides that "students of secondary and tertiary schools shall, pursuant to the related rules and regulations as contained in the school's student handbook and with notice to the parents, undergo a random drug testing: Provided, That all drug testing expenses whether in public or private schools under this Sec. will be borne by the government" (Section 36 c).
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