Tag: pot

  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids CEO Responds to the New York Times

    Posted 8/20/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    The New York Times made headlines not to long ago by coming out in favor of marijuana legalization. Our national partners at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids issued the following statement as a response to this article and as a message to parents everywhere.

  • Study says that marijuana use affects the brain

    Posted 4/30/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    With the ever changing landscape of the marijuana legalization debate and new stories being published on a daily basis, this statement bears repeating: studies show that even casual marijuana use causes changes to the brain. According to a study sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA , casual marijuana users show abnormalities in the amygdala and the nucleus accumbens, two regions of the brain associated with emotion and motivation.

  • Legalization doesn't mean it's safe

    Posted 2/19/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    And so it begins. The talk of legalizing marijuana in New Jersey.

  • Marijuana Legalization: Now What?

    Posted 9/4/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    If you’re reading this from Washington or Colorado and you’re over 21, it is now lawful for you to buy, sell, and use marijuana. Never mind the fact that marijuana smoke contains carcinogens known to cause cancer.

  • Rihanna, Marijuana, and Role Models

    Posted 7/3/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    Kids are heavily influenced by the singers and actors they love. I don’t think that comes as a shock to anyone.

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