Jamaican Moms Give Children Cannabis — And It Works

JAMAICA:  It’s true– this is not some one-off survey conducted by amateurs. This research was completed by Dr. Melanie Creagan Dreher PhD, RN FAAN whom served as the dean for four prestigious nursing schools, received a Bachelors of Science from Long Island University as well as a Masters and Doctorate in Anthropology from Columbia University and Teachers College.

Dr. Dreher’s study, Schoolchildren and Ganja: Youthful Marijuana Consumption in Rural Jamaica, was published in the Anthropology and Education Quarterly in 1983 and was a groundbreaking cross-cultural study that aimed to answer questions on the cultural influence of varying degrees of substance use. Here we will look at cannabis culture in Jamaica, Dr. Dreher’s study and methods, as well as her conclusions.

Despite its illegality, cannabis is widely used across the country. It is estimated conservatively that 75 to 90 percent of the working class population of Jamaica has had experience with the consumption of cannabis in some form. Dr. Dreher found the culture around cannabis use in Jamaica to be vehemently different from that of America’s—specifically regarding both the tradition and incorporation of ganja into families.

Colorado Lawmaker Proposes Medical Marijuana Use At School

COLORADO:  A Colorado lawmaker says it’s time that children who are prescribed medical marijuana be allowed to use that marijuana at school.

The push began when a school in Jefferson County, Colorado, told a 14-year-old boy who suffers from cerebral palsy and relies on a cannabis patch along with low-THC oil to treat muscle spasms that he could no longer have access to his medication on campus because it was marijuana.

State Representative Jonathan Singer wants medical marijuana administered the same way as drugs like Adderall and Ritalin.

‘Don’t Be A Lab Rat’ Campaign To Discourage Kids From Using Marijuana Launches Monday

COLORADO:  How do you encourage kids not to use marijuana at a time when acceptance of pot is at historic highs and Colorado is more awash in conflicting marijuana messages than any place in the country?

“This was a tricky one,” ad man Mike Sukle said.

The result launches Monday, when workers begin dropping human-size rat cages around Denver and ads that acknowledge debate about how dangerous marijuana is begin running on television and in movie theaters.

The campaign is called “Don’t Be a Lab Rat.” The idea is to suggest to kids that Colorado has become a testing ground on the consequences of marijuana legalization — and they will be the test subjects if they use pot.

 

Vancouver MP Claims Liberal Party Promoting Marijuana To Kids

CANADA:  In an election-style flyer mailed to her constituents, Vancouver South Conservative MP Wai Young claims Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is promoting marijuana to children.

The flyer also features a photo of a young person who is about to light a joint and says Liberal policies would make it easier for children to smoke pot.

In the flyer, the Conservative Party claims the Liberal policy of legalizing and deregulating marijuana will make it easier to access cannabis.

But the Liberal party policy on marijuana says it will take special steps to educate and promote awareness of the health risks of marijuana use among youth.

The Liberal Party says the flyer is riddled with misleading information.

Council Committee Split On Medical Marijuana Request

COLORADO: Parents of children who suffer from seizure disorders told harrowing stories of their debilitating effects in an appeal for help from Modesto City Council members at this week’s Safety and Communities Committee meeting.

They gave testimonials about a specific type of medical marijuana they say has been more effective than any pharmaceutical drug they have used to treat their children’s seizures, and they asked the three council members on the committee for help bringing its safe access to Modesto. The committee was divided. [Read more…]

Council Committee Split On Medical Marijuana Request

COLORADO: Parents of children who suffer from seizure disorders told harrowing stories of their debilitating effects in an appeal for help from Modesto City Council members at this week’s Safety and Communities Committee meeting.

They gave testimonials about a specific type of medical marijuana they say has been more effective than any pharmaceutical drug they have used to treat their children’s seizures, and they asked the three council members on the committee for help bringing its safe access to Modesto. The committee was divided. [Read more…]