Marijuana and Mental Health

ONDCP Press Conference: MARIJUANA AND YOUR TEEN’S MENTAL HEALTH Nat’l Press Club, Wash DC, 5/3/05 SAMHSA/ONDCP Neil McKeganey, PhD Professor of Drug Misuse Research and Director,Centre for Drug Misuse Research Glasgow Univ, Glasgow, Scotland UK. This pot-focused educational course should be taught in every school district across America, not JUST one school in the country. OAK CREEK, Colo. — The students are seventh graders in the first pot-focused education course in Colorado, created by school counselor Molly Lotz and teacher Sarah Grippa, co-founders of the Marijuana Education Initiative. Its message to the kids — that pot can damage your still-developing brain — is critical, Grippa said, and the students get that. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/colorado-pot-focused-education-seventh-grade-students/

Mental Health & Marijuana / Anti Marijuana Educational Video

Mental Health & Marijuana / Anti Marijuana Educational Video. Public service announcement public domain video: ONDCP Press Conference: Marijuana and Your Teen’s Mental Health. When: 5/3/2005. Sponsor: SAMHSA/ONDCP. Experts Alert Parents About Mental Health Harms of Teens’ Marijuana Use.Mental health experts and scientists joined high-ranking government officials to discuss an emerging body of research that identifies clear links between marijuana use and mental health disorders, including depression, suicidal thoughts and schizophrenia.


PBS Special in CO: The State of High, 10-27-16

Insight with John Ferrugia: Marijuana – The State of High | Insight with John Ferrugia

Is high potency THC, the psycho-active drug in marijuana, harmful?


CBS 60 Minutes Report on Colorado Marijuana

The Pot Vote

As five states vote on whether to legalize recreational pot, Dr. Jon LaPook visits Pueblo, Colorado, a town that knows firsthand the impact of the legal weed business.


Legalizing Marijuana: Pot Legalization is Revealing Unintended Consequence

By Markian Hawryluk, The Bulletin “When have we ever as a society benefited from a sin tax?” Shemelya, with National Marijuana Initiative asked. “Look at the models for alcohol and tobacco and what they cost every year. They’re not even revenue neutral, and neither will this drug be. It’ll end up costing states more than they’ll ever take in, in tax receipts.”

Mainstreaming marijuana

S itting in her counselor’s office, the 41-year-old Bend mother of five fingered a plastic silver cross on a loop of clear beads. As the words became more difficult to form, she squeezed her eyes shut. Her mascara began to run.

A thumbs up to Governor Chris Christie for bravely standing up to the pot industry. His words are empowering! Why any tax revenue resulting from selling marijuana is just “blood money:”

Gov. Christie on legalizing marijuana: ‘It’s blood money’

Governor Chris Christie says he will not buy into legalizing recreational marijuana, saying it’s a gateway drug and poison. Townsquare Media New Jersey’s NJ 101.5 presents “Ask the Governor,” an hour long call-in program with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hosted by Eric Scott starting at 7 p.m. EDT.


How Can America Be So Naive?

Big Tobacco and Big Marijuana employ the SAME tactics! America was once fooled by the tobacco industry living off addiction for PROFIT. The Marijuana Industry is targeting our most precious resources- our teens and young adults. STOP the industry!

Big Tobacco 2.0

Remember Big Tobacco? They are back.

The playbook how to dupe the American public into believing 21st century marijuana (& all its byproducts) are “safe, medicinal & natural” surely is a throwback to years ago when Phillip Morris paid physicians to LIE about the so-called “harmless” use of cigarettes.

Philip Morris CEO Tells Pregnant Moms Smoking is Safe

A news clip from 1971 where then Philip Morris CEO Joseph Cullman vows to take any ingredients found to be dangerous out of cigarettes. He also assures pregnant moms that smoking is safe and that cigarettes can actually be good for moms as “some women prefer smaller babies.”


CBC Reports: What is in Today’s Weed?

Testing the Chemicals in Cannabis

What’s in today’s weed? Testing the chemicals in marijuana (CBC Marketplace)

What happens to your brain on weed? We tested what’s in pot and looked at what makes you high. Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOYLX…

   


Experts Speak Out on 4/20/2018

Rep. Patrick Kennedy Speaks About Marijuana Policy

Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy marks April 20th, a holiday in cannabis culture commonly referred to as ‘4/20,’ by joining public health officials and others to talk about federal…


The Downside of High – a film by David Suzuki

The Downside of High

For many people, smoking marijuana is not a big deal – it is, after all, the most widely-used illegal drug in the world.But today’s super-potent pot may be changing the game. Some of the world’s top schizophrenia experts, whose research is featured in The Downside of High, have found that teenagers who start smoking marijuana before the age of sixteen are four times more likely to become schizophrenic.

   


SAM Press Conference -April 20, 2018

Leading experts and critics of marijuana public policy speak out.

Rep. Patrick Kennedy Speaks About Marijuana Policy

Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy marks April 20th, a holiday in cannabis culture commonly referred to as ‘4/20,’ by joining public health officials and others to talk about federal…


California’s Environmental Disaster from Cannabis, Revealed

ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE OF MARIJUANA IN THE WEST: A ROGER MORGAN PRODUCTION 1

Citizens, Law Enforcement, and Elected Officials are concerned about the growing environmental problems that come with increased planting of marijuana planting in the West.


Below, we are sharing marijuana mental health videos.

A Father in Vermont Speaks on Behalf of the Vulnerable

Marijuana triggered my son’s psychotic break at the age of 21

Listen to Ron Coppola described what happen to his son. Marijuana triggered his son psychosis and now he has schizophrenia (prolonged psychosis). Ron is right, his story will not be seen on the national news.


Dr. Kenn Finn, pain medicine expert speaks to Catholic Physicians of Houston

Lessons from Colorado Medical Marijuana

Implications of Cannabis as Medicine: Lessons From Colorado Kenneth Finn, MD Address to the Houston Texas Catholic Healthcare Professionals Society on Medical Marijuana in Colorado. What legalization has bought, what we know and what we do not know about Medical Marijuana.


Dr. Sharon Levy: Effects of Marijuana on Youth

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH is Director, Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) and Assistant Professor in Pediatrics

Effects of Marijuana on Youth

Dr. Sharon Levy of Boston Children’s Hospital discusses the effects of marijuana on youth with Grand Isle-Chittenden County Representative Ben Joseph.

   


Kevin Sabet and Dr. David Murray Presentation at Colorado Christian College, Lamar, CO, 10-5-17

Marijuana Symposium Opening Session

Keynote speakers: Dr. Kevin Sabet and Dr. David Murray

   


Dr. David Murray of Hudson Institute: Lessons from Colorado and the Data

Colorado and Marijuana: Dr. David Murray, Marijuana Campaign: Context, Lessons from the Data

On September 30th 2016, educators, doctors, scientists, law officers, and other professionals joined together to discuss the effects of commercialized marijuana on the state of Colorado. Keynote Speaker – Dr. David W. Murray, Senior Fellow Hudson Institute Marijuana Campaign: Context, Lessons from the Data


Emergency Room Doctor in Colorado Sees Psychosis and Mental Illness Related to Marijuana

Marijuana Misconceptions: An Interview with Dr. Roberts

Dr. Brad Roberts, a Pueblo native and emergency room doctor, speaks to Smart Colorado about the misconceptions youth and young adults have around marijuana and it’s impacts on their developing brains.

Marijuana Impacts on a Colorado Community: An Interview with Dr. Roberts

Dr. Brad Roberts, a Pueblo native and emergency room doctor, speaks to Smart Colorado about returning to his hometown to find how marijuana has impacted his community and the Pueblo hospitals.

Marijuana ER Admissions and What Follows: An Interview with Dr. Roberts

Dr. Brad Roberts, a Pueblo native and emergency room doctor, speaks to Smart Colorado about the experiences he has witnessed first hand in the Pueblo Emergency Room and what options patients have after they are released.

The Correlation Between Ultra-Potent Pot and Psychosis

Dr. Brad Roberts, a Pueblo native and emergency room doctor, speaks to Smart Colorado about the correlation between ultra-potent pot and psychosis.


Cannabis and Psychosis

Exploring the Link is a national project of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada. The aim of the project is to increase awareness and understanding of the relationship between cannabis use and psychosis from the perspective of youth.

1 min video “Cannabis and Psychosis”

Schizophrenia Society of Canada // Cannabis & Psychosis

We worked with the Schizophrenia Society to make this wacky little ditty to raise awareness about the connection between smoking weed and the onset of psychosis.

 


What is Cannabis-Induced-Psychosis?

Personal experiences as told by two young men.

What are the other side effects of smoking cannabis? | Daily Mail Online

Smoking cannabis can lead to cannabis psychosis, causing you to lose touch with reality. Two men describe how it happened to them.


Listen to the problems in Colorado schools.

How much are government officials hiding?

Smart Colorado Testimony: Lynn Reimer, President of ACT on Drugs

Lynn Reimer, President of ACT on Drugs, speaks at the Smart Colorado Benefit Luncheon talks about how the #1 problem in Colorado schools is marijuana.


Brain Health 101′— presented by Dr Ruth Potee- “Marijuana Awareness”

(filmed in Massachusetts)

Marajuana Awarness with Dr. Ruth Potee

Uploaded by Sandwich Community Television/Media/WSDH 91.5 FM on 2016-06-02.


MomsStrong.org member asks Governor of Vermont to veto legalization bill, cites marijuana deaths

Aubree Adams, Pueblo Colorado mom speaks out against legalizing marijuana

Aubree sheds light on the truth that legalizing marijuana increases the illegal market and does kill. She shares some of the stories of the people who have lost their life’s to marijuana.

Stop Promotion of Marijuana

A Colorado mom pleads with Governor Scott of Vermont to not legalize marijuana


San Diego Doctor Reports on Marijuana Poisoning

Dr. Lev is the Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. She describes how everyday she treats daily marijuana poisoning: from cyclical vomiting syndrome- a condition resulting in terrible wretching (vomiting) and severe abdominal pain caused by regular marijuana use, she treats someone in acute psychosis and agitation associated with marijuana use. Dr Lev has treated cancer patients who ate a marijuana brownie thinking it would help with nausea from chemotherapy, only to land an admission to the hospital for chest pain and palpitations; and the most reprehensible consequence from marijuana is when Dr Lev has to place a child on life support for marijuana ingestion.

In opposition to Prop 64: Doctor Lev

Dr. Lev is the director of operations of the Scripps Mercy Emergency Department, San Diego campus. She has been practicing medicine at the hospital since 1993, was board certified in emergency medicine in 1995 and re-certified in 2005.

 


Pro Pueblo Colorado: filmed at Rawlings Library

Published on Apr 5, 2017 “January 2014, after legalization of marijuana, social service agencies in Pueblo Colorado saw an increase in out of state individuals and families (with children) requesting shelter and services. Many of them had severe mental and physical problems. Since the voters approved the continuation of the sale of recreational marijuana, yet the harms of the drug culture continue to impact the community, a new group has formed, Pro Pueblo CO. Colorado voted to legalize, promote, commercialize, and normalize marijuana. The marijuana industry produces high potency products that are designed in deceptive forms to disguise use. These products are highly accessible in our communities. Pueblo, Colorado has experienced the negative consequences of this new law. The harms and the costs are minimized by the marijuana industry, their investors, and their promoters.”–Reported by Aubree Adams, who does not represent Pro Pueblo Co., but does support their mission. Pro Pueblo (CO) Brad Roberts ER physician

Pro Pueblo Dr Brad Roberts medical talk

Colorado voted to legalize, promote, commercialize, and normalize marijuana. The marijuana industry produces high potency products that are designed in deceptive forms to disguise use. These products are highly accessible in our communities. Pueblo, Colorado has experienced the negative consequences of this new law.


Pro Pueblo (CO) Social Services, Anne Stattleman, community impact from huge influx of people seeking marijuana use but need massive social services

Pro Pueblo Social Services, Anne Stattleman

January 2014, after legalization of marijuana, social service agencies in Pueblo Colorado saw an increase in out of state individuals and families (with children) requesting shelter and services. Many of them had severe mental and physical problems. Since the voters approved the continuation of the sale of recreational marijuana, yet the harms of the drug culture continue to impact the community, a new group has formed, Pro Pueblo Co.


Pro Pueblo CO Sheriff Kirk Taylor, impact of legalized marijuana

Pro Pueblo, Sheriff Kirk Taylor , Impact of legalized marijuana

Pueblo, Colorado has experienced the negative consequences of legalized marijuana. The harms and the costs are minimized by the marijuana industry, their investors, and their promoters. Concerned citizens in Pueblo Colorado failed at a initiative ballot last November 2016 to opt out of A64, retail marijuana.

 


Physicians Press Conference “Code Red” 10/20/16 Pueblo, Colorado

“We’re on the precipice of disaster from marijuana influence.”

Press Conference Trailer

 

Physician’s Press Conference Trailer

On Thursday, October 20th, members of the medical community of Pueblo came together for a press conference to warn public officials and the people of Pueblo that there is great cause for concern related to the marijuana industry continuing to operate in this county.

Dr. Steven Simerville, Pediatric Medicine

Pueblo Physicians Code Red – Dr. Steven Simerville

Dr. Steve Simerville, Medical Director, Nursery, St. Mary-Corwin Hospital.

Dr. Libby Stuyt, Addiction Psychiatrist

Pueblo Physicians Code Red – Dr. Elizabeth Stuyt

“Our public officials have not been responsible in keeping the industry in check because they have worked really hard at increasing the levels of THC to astronomical proportions…. All high-dose THC does is increase the risk of addiction and mental health problems.” Dr. Elizabeth (Libby) Stuyt.

   

Dr. Karen Randall, Emergency Medicine

 

Pueblo Physicians Code Red: Dr. Karen Randall Presenting

October 20, 2016

Dr. Chris Nevin-Woods, Public Health Physician

Pueblo Physicians Code Red – Dr. Chris Nevin-Woods

October 20, 2016


Facebook Video from Pueblo, Colorado -Published on Oct 31, 2016

A Colorado mom warns America not to legalize marijuana and asks her town of Pueblo Colorado to opt out of Amendment 64, retail marijuana. She shares her story about her teenage son, who had access to edibles (industrial infused THC products ) in school. These products, smoking marijuana and “dabs” caused a downward spiral towards attempted suicide. Her story is not uncommon!!

It’s just Marijuana.

A Colorado mom warns America not to legalize marijuana and asks her town of Pueblo Colorado to opt out of A64, retail marijuana. She shares her story about her teenage son, who had access to edibles (industrial infused THC products ) in school. These products, smoking marijuana and dabs caused a downward spiral towards attempted suicide.

 


The Marijuana-Opioid Pregnancy Connection

The effects of marijuana on the brain of an unborn child. Predisposing children for addiction.Tamra Axworthy, Exec Director- A Caring Pregnancy Now in Pueblo, CO, Elizabeth Stuyt M.D. with Circle Program. Colorado Mental Health Institute.

 

The Marijuana-Opioid Connection

The effects of marijuana on the brain of an unborn child. Predisposing children for addiction. Here are the studies cited. 1. M.S. Spano1,2, P. Fadda1,2, W. Fratta1,2,3 and L. Fattore*,1,3 Cannabinoid-Opioid Interactions in Drug Discrimination and Self-Administration: Effect of Maternal, Postnatal, Adolescent and Adult Exposure to the Drugs Current Drug Targets, 2010, Vol.

 


Transcription: Psychosis and Drug Links

Drug use is a key component to the onset of psychosis in teenagers. Most teenagers don’t recognize this fact. It isn’t possible to actually determine the precise amount of risk that the use of marijuana or other hallucinogenic substances have. If you think about it, these substances are designed to make you hallucinate. In many people who do them for recreational or because of peer pressure, the have a transient experience, and then return to normal reality. I take care of young people that have psychotic illnesses, and some people feel that if they use these substances, their capacity to discern reality, stops. They continue to have hallucinations that they can’t get rid of. I would really ask people to consider delaying the use of substances as long as they can. As your brain matures, it seems less vulnerable to this particular risk that marijuana and other hallucinogens give, to some small, but real percentage, of teenagers. Click here to see the videos on Psychosis and Drug Links


From Heroin to Marijuana

“We are in a crisis which calls for a paradigm shift” Parents should be concerned as this Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is a longtime rehab therapist compares use of the new marijuana derivative (dabs) to the late ’90s Ecstasy epidemic. At 53 min mark, please listen to the next 7 mins. Jon Daily, a mental health therapist, is convinced America is on course with a major collision from the newest marijuana derivative, “dabbing” triggering increased psychotic episodes as more young people use this potent drug.

Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC II “From Heroin to Marijuana” 2016

2016 Presentation by Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC II “From Heroin to Marijuana” This looks addiction in detail, and specifically how it relates to Heroin and Marijuana in 2016. It is a thought provoking talk driven but clinical experience and research combined www.recoveryhappens.com

 


Steven Crowder interviews Phyllis Bonafice, MD, neuropsychiatrist of Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Boniface explains how marijuana use causes brain harms despite how millennials consider pot as a harmless pleasure. She discusses the decreased perception of pot as a risk amongst high school and young adults but the data of concern is million of  young people are using not just weekly but daily as it’s becoming now the norm. Dr Bonafice says her population she treats people with psychiatric disorders (anxiety, mood disorders) even a little bit of marijuana throws them a relapse. Dr Bonafice states marijuana is a psychoactive drug and the THC property induces psychosis more.

MARIJUANA! Is It Actually Good For You? || Louder With Crowder

Check out the full podcast at http://louderwithcrowder.com! Is Marijuana actually good for you? We sat down for a full-length interview with Dr. Phyllis Bonafice, MD in neuropsychiatry to get to the bottom of it… Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/scrowder Like me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stevencrowderofficial Follow me on Vine: https://vine.co/u/1136892885917368320 Check out more of my videos!

 


Australia  ABC  TV  Science Catalyst 10-30-08: “Marijuana Madness”

(Dr Jonica Newby and Dr Martin Cohen interview Chris Martin, a young man who suffered numerous psychotic episodes from smoking marijuana.)

Catalyst – Marijuana Madness – Part 1

Marijuana Madness – the verdict on whether or not marijuana can send you mad? In the 1970s cannabis was presented as being cool and a harmless lifestyle herb. But the data of a new scientific study seems to suggest that cannabis causes psychosis, and scientists can even tell you how it does and who is most at risk.

 


PTSD and Marijuana: Dr. Kevin Sabet on PTSD and the Danger from Marijuana Use

PTSD and Marijuana: Dr. Kevin Sabet

Uploaded by Other Side of Cannabis on 2016-02-15.

 


The Other Side of Cannabis Filmmaker Interview

NBC’s Conan Nolan interviews producer/director Jody Belsher “Other Side of Cannabis” – a research film into the cause of her son’s psychotic break from using marijuana (cannabis). She describes traveling around the country to meet with researchers, rehab counselors, other parents whose teen/young adult kids suffered similar devastating psychiatric harms, including suicide, as well as youth who share their struggles with marijuana from the negative effects upon their young, developing brains

NewsConference EXTRA: What You Don’t Know About Pot

Documentarian Jody Belsher on a very personal tale of “The Other Side of Cannabis: Negative Effects of Marijuana on Our Youth”. Her son became addicted to marijuana and suffered psychotic break. She started asking a lot of questions. Her documentary is what she discovered.

Negative Effects of Marijuana on Our Youth. Other Side of Cannabis Documentary. www.oscdoc.com

THE OSC DOCUMENTARY film on the negative effects of marijuana on our youth–adolescents, teenagers and young adults whose brains are still forming. Other Side of Cannabis www.oscdoc.com.


New, shortened 17 min DVD version

Other Side of Cannabis: Negative Effects of Marijuana on Our Youth

Other Side of Cannabis: Negative Effects of Marijuana on Our Youth DVD


Matforce Conference: Phoenix, Arizona “The Science and the Experiment” 09/22/2015

Lori Robinson shares “Shane’s story.”

Marijuana: Lori The Science and the Experiment – Lori Robinson shares her son’s story

Uploaded by WVIIIPROductions on 2016-03-16.

 


Sally Schindel Q & A

Sally talks about her son’s death related to marijuana use

This video is about Sally

 


Pot Dangerous? Mother’s Testimony Says Yes”>Pot Dangerous? Mother’s Testimony Says Yes

Pot Dangerous? Mother’s Testimony Says Yes

Uploaded by ILFamilyInstitute on 2015-11-17.

 


Latest Research Linking Cannabis and Opiates

The Vermont State House Special Event on Jan 27, 2016 invited Dr Bertha Madras , PhD, (Professor of Psychobiology & Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School) to present on the topic of Cannabis and Opiates.

Vermont State House Special Event

Vermont State House Special Event: Research on Cannabis – Dr. Bertha Madras – 1/27/2016

 

The all new 60-minute recut version of The Other Side of Cannabis. Now Available!

 

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