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Yale Doctor Advises Against Legalization

A Yale Doctor Warns of Dangers of Pot Legalization

One of the state’s most vocal opponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in recent years has been Dr. Deepak D’Souza, a research scientist and professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine.

Colorado Mom Regrets Her Vote to Legalize Marijuana

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlHU4YZ1Bhw

 


 

https://poppot.org/2019/10/04/legalizing-marijuana-isnt-about-social-justice/

 


 

Citizens in Lynn Massachusetts Protest Pot Shop

 

https://www.itemlive.com/2020/02/18/large-crowd-storms-city-hall-to-protest-east-lynn-pot-shop/

 


 

Vermont Townhall about Marijuana Commercialization

 

This two hour conversation is well worth a listen to, and may give your community ammunition for keeping cannabis out of your town.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-PBQNct_zY&list=PLljLFn4BZd2N2_NfzUV7QoaIXDrmFUXqp

 


 

Nebraska Governor Takes Firm Stand Against Legalization

 

Governor Ricketts: Marijuana Illegal for Good Reasons

 


 

Alabama’s Attorney General Warns His State Not to “Medicalize” Marijuana

 

http://momsstrong.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Letter-from-Attorney-General-Steve-Marshall-to-Alabama-Legislators-Jan.-6-2020.pdf

 


 

An Analysis Out of Stanford

 

https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/uploadedFiles/cpr/publications/cpr_policy_briefs/pb55.pdf

 


 

Colorado Community Uses Billboard Campaign to Push Back

 

New billboards in Colorado about marijuana harms! Of course, there is a lot of push back from the industry, but this is a big change for Colorado. The public is catching on.

 

https://www.canoncitydailyrecord.com/2019/12/27/weld-county-marijuana-campaign/

 


 

Vermont Medical Society Issues Resolution on CBD

 

http://momsstrong.org/2019/11/07/vermont-medical-society-resolution-on-cbd/

 


 

Florida Legislature Listens to a Series of Speakers on Cannabis Risks

 

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/florida-marijuana/os-ne-house-legal-marijuana-florida-oregon-20191105-5thqbahtnzditmqpfzwbwm6v6q-story.html

 


 

Illinois Citizen Group Fights to Keep Cannabis Out

 

https://poppot.org/2019/11/02/it-wasnt-democracy-that-forced-dangerous-pot-option-on-communities/

 


 

Mom Who Lost Son to Cannabis Tells Voters: Medicine is not for Recreation

 

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Click here to read the Opinion: Medicine is not for Recreation

 


 

Florida House Majority Leader Invites Testimony from Scientists on Marijuana Risks and Harms

 

https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Lawmakers-hear-case-against-legal-marijuana-563156341.html

 


 

Massachusetts Protesters Decry Dispensaries

 

https://poppot.org/2019/09/30/lowell-protesters-demonstrate-against-pot-dispensaries/

 


 

Lawyers Next Target: Marijuana Industry

 

” Berenson, the “Tell Your Children” author, acknowledges that many will smoke weed without ill effect. But as mounting studies make clear, he adds, others — and not just an insignificant few — will not be so lucky.”– The Trentonian

 

https://www.trentonian.com/news/provocations-the-lawyers-next-big-target-marijuana/article_617a4adc-c76d-11e9-8185-535cba102932.html

 


 

Jewish Community Gets Engaged in Drug Addiction Prevention

 

Moms Strong Co-Founder reaches out to the New Jersey Jewish community to share resources to help them contend with growing threat of marijuana industry.

 

 


 

Michigan Just Legalized. Already a Home Explosion from BHO

 

http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/16535/former_judge_homes_are_blowing_up_from_blasting_marijuana_a_risky_business?fbclid=IwAR2oMMVo9ctNHG3h3pWzXD90LWqXvAb9ezpETtqi0ruDrbRCiwSZD6jMtF4

 


 

Local Community Marshals Resistance to Cannabis Industry

 

https://pasoroblesdailynews.com/north-county-residents-say-they-will-form-group-to-resist-restrict-cannabis/96033/

 


 

Health Blogger Reports on FDA Cannabis/CBD Hearing

 

http://hartkeisonline.com/2019/06/03/cannabis-cbd-fda-hearing/

 


 

Massachusetts Prevention Alliance Issues Policy Criticism of Marijuana Rollout

 

http://www.mapreventionalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/MA-MJ-Policy_Statement-of-Concern-5-9-19_FINAL.pdf

 


 

New Hampshire Citizens Fight the Marijuana Industry

 

https://www.nhpr.org/post/marijuana-critics-seek-derail-legalization-bill-nh-senate-takes-it#stream/0

 

https://www.concordmonitor.com/New-Hampshire-State-House-marijuana-opposition-growing-25061857

 


 

Pain Doctor Debunks Medical Marijuana

 

A Colorado pain expert explains why his state’s medical marijuana is not working.

 

https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/medical-marijuana-is-the-gateway-to-a-lot-of-trouble-warns-pain-doctor

 


 

Don’t Let Big Marijuana Follow Big Tobacco Playbook

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/smoking-marijuana-isn-t-inherently-safe-we-can-t-let-ncna970681

 


 

Iceland Experts Decry Cannabis Legalization

 

Medical and public health experts find Canada’s decision to commercialize marijuana a bad decision full of risks, especially for young people.

 

What Icelanders think of Canada’s impending legalization of marijuana | CBC Radio

On Oct. 17, 2018, Canada becomes the second country in the world to permit the sale and possession of marijuana across the nation.

 


 

Rural Community in Massachusetts Says No to Industrial Cannabis Operation

 

It is possible to fight back against the encroaching cannabis industry. Here is one such story to give you hope.

 

Charlton board rejects huge marijuana cultivation facility – The Boston Globe

“They’re not interpreting their own bylaw, they’re just going with their gut, with their instinct,” Michael Rosen, Valley Green Grow’s attorney, said moments after the vote. “By denying the application, they now run that risk it will get approved anyway on appeal, in which case they won’t have the opportunity to impose reasonable conditions.

 


 

Silicon Valley Fights and Wins Against Pot Industry

 

Silicon Valley Fights and Wins Against Pot Industry – Stop Pot

by Frank Lee We had a stupendous victory in blocking the drug gangs in Milpitas in Silicon Valley. Originally Milpitas city council members already approved in October to open up ten marijuana businesses. We managed to convince them to reverse course – they just approved a complete permanent ban on commercialization of marijuana in the city on November 20th.

 


 

We Need PAC Reform

 

See article:

 

Pot Industry Spends to Lobby, Influence

 


 

Spot the Pot -New Drug Testing

 

Rossen Reports Spot the Pot: Schools using marijuana test kit to show results instantly

Marijuana can be incredibly easy for kids to sneak into school, but now some school districts across the country are using a new gadget to spot it in just seconds. TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen heads to Colorado, where marijuana is legal, to show viewers how the new “test kit” works.

 


 

Write Your U.S. Attorney–Their Job is to Protect Public Safety

 

You can locate your US Attorney by going to this page.

 

Marijuana businesses in compliance with Colorado law could face federal charges under new enforcement strategy

The new approach could lead to federal charges being brought against marijuana businesses that are in full compliance with Colorado law and not selling pot on the black market, U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer acknowledged in an interview with The Denver Post this week.

 


 

Tennessee Agencies Issue Warning about Marijuana and Hemp

 

https://www.wjhl.com/local/state-agencies-issue-advisory-about-marijuana-hemp-products/1479989093

 


 

San Antonio Cracks Down on Smoke Shops

 

San Antonio Police Looking To Crack Down On Drug Paraphernalia

San Antonio could become the first city in Texas to adopt an ordinance that would crack down on crack pipes and other drug paraphernalia. The goal is to remove the convenience of bongs from convenience stores. I’m in a corner store on Fredericksburg Road – just a couple of blocks from my house.

 


 

Sen. Feinstein says “NO” to legalizing MJ

 

BY CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO, 7-12-16 Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday formally opposed an initiative on California’s fall ballot to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. Feinstein said the measure, Proposition 64, lacked protections for children and motorists and would clash with medical marijuana guidelines signed last fall by Gov. Jerry Brown.

 

Sen. Feinstein officially opposes pot legalization in California

Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday formally opposed an initiative on California’s fall ballot to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. Feinstein said the measure, Proposition 64, lacked protections for children and motorists and would clash with medical marijuana guidelines signed last fall by Gov. Jerry Brown.

 


 

How they Pay Politicians to Get Pot Licenses

 

Council Makes Dispensary Choice (4 out of 5 councilmen took donations from pot business)

 


 

WHY WE SHOULD HAVE VOTED NO ON CALIFORNIA’S PROPOSITION 64, LEGALIZING MARIJUANA – clickable link

 

The well-funded Marijuana Industry, with its endless supply of lawyers and lobbyists has put Prop 64 – The Recreational Use of Marijuana – on our ballot. Nothing about Prop 64 is written in the public’s best interest.

 


 

A Blueprint for Countering Legal Marijuana

 

Hudson Institute: 2-27-17 David W. Murray, Brian Blake & John P. Walters. Countering the Threat of Legalized Marijuana: A Blueprint for Federal, Community and Private Action. No society has ever gone where America is now headed, with the current and coming level of acceptable, even normative, drug use. The marijuana epidemic comes at a time when America has already absorbed shocks from a multitude of parallel behavioral disorders and challenges to mental health, driven not only by the burdens of alcohol and tobacco use as behavioral disorders, but as well by continued methamphetamine use and sharply rising opioid and cocaine use that together constitute, as a now chronic condition, a larger crisis of substance abuse. A commercialized, aggressively-advertised drug market, flush with cash to deploy lobbyists and seek political protection in state and federal capitals, will hasten and institutionalize the capture of a new generation and thereby threaten new levels of abuse and mental disorder.

 

Countering the Threat of Legalized Marijuana: A Blueprint for Federal, Community, and Private Action

Recent reporting indicates that the Federal government will be taking a more serious approach to the marijuana threat and the enforcement of our nation’s drug laws. This is a welcome and long-overdue development, as the state-level legalization of marijuana is bringing with it significant and foreseeable costs.

 


 

Massachusetts Towns Keep Total Ban of Marijuana in Place

 

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/07/08/mass-towns-balking-pot-shops-beacon-hill-weighs-tighter-local-approvals/XXfCK4ERMhTvbI5PFBWsNK/story.html?s_campaign=breakingnews:newsletter

 


 

Why is the Quebec province of Canada issuing public health warnings about legalizing marijuana next year?

 

The Quebec Association of Psychiatric Physicians argues that based on their clinical experience, the bill is not acceptable in its current form and will expose young people to major mental health risks. AMPQ President Karine J. Igartua says scientific research shows that the human brain continues to grow until about age 25 and that regular cannabis use during this very sensitive period of brain maturation includes enormous risks. She said the risk of psychosis increases by 40 per cent for all those who have used cannabis in their lifetime and that consumption can precipitate the onset of the disease. One out of five marijuana smokers runs the risk of having a psychotic illness.

 

Quebec psychiatrists urge strict guidelines for marijuana bill

Quebec says it plans to hold a series of public consultations starting this summer on how to handle the legalization of cannabis in 2018. Ottawa has already tabled its bill legalizing the drug, but it will be up to the provinces to decide how it will be implemented.

 


 

Vermont Statehouse:  Professionals in Medicine, Education, Public Safety and Family Advocacy Speak Out Against Marijuana Legalization

 

Marijuana Opposition 5/18/17

Status of Schools: Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators, Vermont School Counselor Association 1/15/2021

 


 

How to Keep the Marijuana Industry Out of Your Community

 

Citizen activists around the country are successfully keeping cannabis out of their community. Working with their local city councils and health agencies they are protecting their youth and young adults from this predatory industry and the dangerous “pro-drug” message it pushes. Keep your community safe, get active and outspoken!

 

Consider this Doctor’s Perspective

 

“I have a very simple way to look at this burgeoning issue. Who exactly do we think is “safe” or reasonable to use cannabis? Certainly not airline pilots, bus drivers, law enforcement, doctors, nurses, & pharmacists? Right, they are all regulated & will likely lose their license, assuming they get caught. But what about Uber\Lyft drivers? What about school teachers, daycare workers, truck drivers, heavy machine operators? Or what about the 218M US drivers? Right, they are going to be responsible & not drive when acutely intoxicated. But unlike alcohol, there’s no objective way to determine that. So, do we put very driver in jail who tests positive for cannabis they used two weeks ago? So, for the people YOU count on every day to provide services to you & your family, who do you feel ok with them using cannabis on a regular basis? Might want to think about that the next time you sit down to get your hair cut. Problem is, when the general public thinks about voting YES for a pot referendum, they are just thinking about how THEY would use it (responsibly) & would never give it to teenagers. Apparently, they fail to understand how the world really works. Put a McDonalds on every corner & the world gets fat. Put a Pot Dispensary on every corner & the world (including kids) gets stoned. Well, at least kids can’t get sugary drinks in schools.” –Todd B.Taylor, MD    

 

After Canada Legalizes Nationwide, Communities are Opting Out

 

From SAM Canada activist, Pam McColl, “After some gentle urging over many months, my local town council did pass a resolution on Monday night. It is a “Resolution of opposition to the production and sale of cannabis on the City of Beaconsfield’s territory”. Full version to follow when it is published. I have asked my town to now issue a press release containing the text. So yes, towns & cities are taking some action.”    

 


 

Steamboat Springs, CO Votes to Keep Cannabis Out to Maintain Family-Friendly Tourism

 

A narrow win to keep pot out of Steamboat

Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com) A Colorado town known as a popular winter ski destination has voted down a marijuana dispensary, drawing praise from a pro-family group. In a 4-3 vote Tuesday, the Steamboat City Council rejected an application by Rocky Mountain Remedies to open a store midway between downtown Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat Ski Resort on the outskirts of town.

 


 

Carpinteria City Council Votes to Extend Commercial Pot Moratorium

 

Carpinteria City Council Extends Moratorium on Commercial Cannabis Operations

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Escondido City (near San Diego) Enacts Toughest Laws Against Cannabis Industry in State of California

 

http://www.kusi.com/morality-over-money-escondido-passes-toughest-marijuana-laws-in-california/–

 


 

Alamosa Colorado Keeps Pot Clubs Out

 

Pot clubs prohibited

ALAMOSA – After hearing from 15 Alamosa residents urging them to pass the ordinance and one against it, the Alamosa city council on Wednesday night unanimously approved an ordinance permanently prohibiting marijuana consumption clubs in the city limits.

 


 

Calaveras County California Bans Cannabis Cultivation

 

http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/news/article_51c60326-f67f-11e7-97b0-d7ed872f5d46.html

 


 

Examples of Political Lobbying Efforts Against Legalization

 

  • Opposition Wins Battle to Keep Governor Scott’s VETO on Marijuana Recreational Legalization

     

 

Vermont Marijuana Legalization Stalls in the House, Fails Again

Vermont lawmakers once again came close – but once again failed – to pass legislation to legalize marijuana Wednesday during a one-day special veto session….

 

PTA Head Speaks Against Recreational Legalization in NY

 

https://www.lohud.com/videos/news/politics/politics-on-the-hudson/2019/02/13/video-head-nys-pta-expresses-opposition-legalized-marijuana/2859526002/

 


 

UK Expert Speaks Out

 

http://momsstrong.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/WriteYou-Cannabis-Harms.pdf