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US WA: New Pot Laws Have Parents Worried About Effect On Kids

Youth (MAP) - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 07:00
Seattle Times, 13 Apr 2014 - Some Want to Bring Drug-Sniffing Dogs into Schools Concerned the Law Sends Wrong Message Rob Levin was stunned to hear that his son, a ninth-grader at Seattle's Roosevelt High, was already smoking pot with his friends.
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US PA: Editorial: Teen Must Pay Price for Tragic Mix of Pot

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:00
The Times Herald, 09 Apr 2014 - The arguments over the use of marijuana and just how it affects the human body rage on every day as more and more states across the country debate the legalization or at least the decriminalization of pot. However, what can't be argued is that smoking marijuana is more than likely going to leave you in a condition that shouldn't include getting behind the wheel of a car. And then toss in texting while driving to boot and you have a deadly combination.
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US OK: Addressing Teen Drug Use

Youth (MAP) - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 07:00
The Claremore Daily Progress, 06 Apr 2014 - Report Shows Wide Gap Between Number Of Youth With Substance Abuse Problems And Those Receiving Treatment CLAREMORE - When Daniel Morris saw a picture of a local drug bust in the news recently, something heartbreaking stood out to him about the people in the image: they looked so young.
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US IL: Legislation to Let Kids With Epilepsy Use Medical

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 07:00
Chicago Sun-Times, 26 Mar 2014 - SPRINGFIELD - Legislation to expand the use of medical marijuana to severely epileptic children and to lower the penalties for possession of pot for recreational purposes advanced Tuesday at the Illinois Statehouse. Three different measures got out of Democratic-led House and Senate committees with only token opposition to a Democratic-led push to go beyond last August's vote to allow only sick Illinoisans to use the drug legally on a pilot basis.
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CN NF: Drugs And Youth To Be A Top Policing Priority This Year

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:00
The Southern Gazette, 25 Mar 2014 - Burin Peninsula District RCMP Staff Sergeant Wayne Edgecombe said 'youth involvement in crime' has been added as a divisional priority for the upcoming year. Invited to meet with the Burin Peninsula Joint Town Council Wednesday evening, he acknowledged that doesn't necessarily mean just dealing with youths who have run afoul of the law, but also involves targeting how crime affects young people.
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US FL: Parents Fight For Kids' Medical Pot

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 08:00
Sun-Sentinel, 04 Mar 2014 - They Tout Effective Epilepsy Treatment; Some Experts Wary Nicole Gross was so desperate to find relief for her son's near-constant, debilitating seizures that she moved him from the Chicago suburb of Naperville to Colorado so he could receive medical marijuana.
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US: Parents Pushing to Get Marijuana Extract for Children With

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 08:00
The Virgin Islands Daily News, 28 Feb 2014 - CHICAGO - Nicole Gross was so desperate to find relief for her son's near-constant, debilitating seizures that she moved him from Naperville, Ill., to Colorado so he could receive medical marijuana. Weeks after Chase Gross, 8, started taking a marijuana oil extract through a dropper, his mother believed she saw a dramatic decrease in the number of daily seizures he suffered, allowing him to make developmental leaps, like dressing himself and learning several new sign language words, since his condition has left him unable to speak.
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Canada: Editorial: Teen Brains On Drugs

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 28 Feb 2014 - Marijuana has momentum on its side. In the United States, Colorado, Washington and Oregon have already voted to legalize pot. More than a dozen other states could line up to follow suit, through bill, ballot initiative or executive order. In Canada, too, there's a growing discussion over liberalizing the laws. Colorado opened its pot shops this year, so it's far too early to tell what the impact of legalization will be. In Canada, legalization is playing out as an election issue - with Liberals and Conservatives weighing in on the morality of legalization. What Canadians should be paying more attention to is the science around the effects of marijuana - particularly on the teenage brain.
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US MI: Column: Parents, Children at Forefront of Medical Marijuana Debate

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 08:00
Metro Times, 26 Feb 2014 - Parents and their children seem to be at the forefront of medical marijuana contention in Michigan and across the nation these days. One of the hottest points is Michigan's proposed SB 736, which was introduced by state Sen. Rick Jones on Jan. 15. The Senate bill addresses issues around the children of medical marijuana patients and seems to be an outgrowth of the Bree Green debacle last year. Baby Bree, as she is known publicly, was taken from her parents by Child Protective Services in early September. Bree's parents, Steve and Maria Green, are medical marijuana patients. Steve suffers from epilepsy and Maria from multiple sclerosis. Maria grows marijuana at their home. The issue with then-6-month-old Bree stemmed from a custody battle between Maria and her ex-husband over an older child.
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US IL: Parents Fight For Kids' Medical Pot

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 08:00
Chicago Tribune, 25 Feb 2014 - They Tout Effective Epilepsy Treatment; Some Experts Wary Nicole Gross was so desperate to find relief for her son's near-constant, debilitating seizures that she moved him from Naperville to Colorado so he could receive medical marijuana.
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