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Breaking: New Study Finds ER Visits for Kids More Than Quadrupled Since Colorado Legalized Marijuana

Posted on May 4, 2017 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM)

Alexandria, VA, May 4, 2017 – Today, a new study was released showing that marijuana-related emergency visits by kids in Colorado more than quadrupled since the state legalized marijuana. In 2005, only 149 teens were admitted for marijuana-related visits. That number spiked to 639 by 2015, most of which were related to mental illness. “This study highlights the […]

Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado – The Impact

Posted on March 21, 2017 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Officers, Parents

Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado

The 4th major report on the legalization impact of marijuana on Colorado.   Click here to view or download the report (PDF).   “Alcohol has been the number one substance involved in teen suicide, to have marijuana replace alcohol as the leading substance, is very alarming. “How many more “firsts” do we need to see […]

4 Things You and Your Teen May Not Know About Marijuana — But Should

Posted on March 13, 2017 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Officers, Parents, Spotlight

4 Thing to Know

Massachusetts is now among eight U.S. states to legalize marijuana for adult (21+) recreational use, a decision that’s created a relaxed stance on use of the drug and left many parents worried. The simple, clear and empowering message we suggest parents share with teens is that avoidance of marijuana is best and here’s why. Marijuana […]

The Number Of Kids Using Illicit Drugs In Idaho Will Surprise You

Posted on January 23, 2017 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Idaho, News

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Maybe the D.A.R.E program is working? Drug use across the United States among teens was lower in 2016 than 2015. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Idaho still has a good sized drug problem. MSM reports that in 2015, 8.57 percent of kids 12-17 years old Idaho had used illicit drugs – […]

Saint John D.A.R.E. Officials Not Concerned About Marijuana Legalization

Posted on June 13, 2016 by in Canada, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Hometown International, New Brunswick, News

Saint John D.A.R.E. Graduate

It was a big day for about 350 Grade 5 students in Saint John Friday — a graduation day. The energetic students are all graduates from the the D.A.R.E., or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, program. “DARE is a class that we take to learn about making the right decisions as we grow up,” said Lily Vanbeek […]

Parent Alert – Fentanyl Abuse

Posted on June 5, 2016 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News, Parent Alert, Parents

Paper with fentanyl and test tubes on a table.

Since 2014, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has encountered a dangerous trend – the convergence of the growing synthetic drug threat with the epidemic of opioid abuse currently affecting our nation.  In this case, the consequences are deadly when clandestinely-manufactured Fentanyl and Fentanyl derivatives are being added to heroin or replacing heroin altogether on the […]

Impact of Marijuana Upon Colorado Youth

Posted on January 14, 2016 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News

Rocky Mountain HIDTA

The recent ONDCP Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area report, The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact, reveals the developing negative impact marijuana legalization is having upon the youth of Colorado. These adverse outcomes should not come as surprise to anyone. ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA www.rmhidta.org  Youth Findings Past Month (Current) Marijuana Use for Colorado Youth Ages 12 […]

Use of Ecstasy, Heroin, Synthetic Marijuana, Alcohol, Cigarettes Declined Among US Teens in 2015

Posted on December 17, 2015 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News

University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR—The results from the latest national survey in the Monitoring the Future series on use of licit and illicit drugs by American teenagers show that some important improvements are taking place. The use of both alcohol and cigarettes reached their lowest points since the study began in 1975. Use of several particularly dangerous illicit […]

CESAR FAX: Lifetime Marijuana Use Patterns in Adults

Posted on December 4, 2015 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News

University of Maryland Seal

From CESAR FAX: Smoking Most Prevalent Mode of Lifetime Marijuana Use Among Adults; 30% Report Consuming in Edibles and 10% Report Vaporizing Slightly more than one-third (35%) of adults reported ever using marijuana in 2014, according to data from a nationally representative consumer panel survey. Among those adults, smoking was reported as the most prevalent […]

CESAR FAX: Three Times More Buprenorphine Reports Than Methadone in 2014 NFLIS

Posted on November 16, 2015 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News

University of Maryland Seal

From CESAR FAX: 2014 NFLIS Finds Nearly Three Times More Buprenorphine Than Methadone Reports The National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS) collects drug test results from law enforcement-encountered drug items submitted to and analyzed by state and local forensic laboratories across the country. NFLIS data can provide valuable information about trends in the drugs seized […]