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U.S. High School Seniors Rarely Use Bath Salts; Those Who Do More Likely to Use Alcohol and Other Drugs

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

University of Maryland Seal

From CESAR FAX. In the first nationally representative study to look at self-reported bath salt use, only 1.1% of high school seniors reported any use in the last year. One-third (33%) of bath salt users reported using only once or twice in the last year, suggesting that many users are experimental users. However, nearly one-fifth […]

Study Finds E-Cigarette Use Among Non-Smoking Youth Associated with Intentions to Smoke Conventional Cigarettes

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

University of Maryland Seal

From CESAR FAX. Slightly more than one-fifth (21.9%) of 6th-12th grade students who have never smoked cigarettes say they intend* to use tobacco cigarettes in the future, according to data from the 2011-2013 National Youth Tobacco Survey. Non-smoking youth who had ever used e-cigarettes were nearly twice as likely to have intentions to smoke conventional cigarettes […]

Local Youth Talks Anti-Tobacco Plan for Peers with Leaders

Posted on September 16, 2015 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Nevada, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Matt Meyers, Spencer Flanders, and Susan Liss

From The Record-Courier. Image (L-R): Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids President Matt Meyers, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Nevada Representative Spencer Flanders, and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Executive Director Susan Liss. A local high school student met with U.S. Sen. Dean Heller and U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei last month about the need to protect youth from currently […]

E-Cigarette and Hookah Use Increase Among U.S. High School Students, as Cigarette and Cigar Use Decrease

Posted on September 12, 2015 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News

University of Maryland Seal

From CESAR FAX. The use of e-cigarettes by U.S. high school students tripled and the use of hookahs doubled from 2013 to 2014, according to data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey. The percentage of U.S. high school students reporting past month e-cigarette use increased from 4.5% to 13.4%, while the percentage reporting hookah use […]

Poll: Support For Marijuana Legalization in Colorado Falling

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

SAM

Firm SmithJohnson Research released poll today finding that 51% of Coloradans would oppose Amendment 64 today. Survey finds Colorado’s marijuana legalization law does not do a good job to prevent children from using marijuana or keep our roads safe. DENVER, CO- SmithJohnson Research, a polling firm who has worked with Democrats and Republicans, today released […]

Places with More Marijuana Dispensaries Have More Marijuana-Related Hospitalizations, Study Finds

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

marijuana

People who live in areas of California with a higher density of marijuana dispensaries experience a greater number of hospitalizations involving marijuana abuse and dependence, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. The National Institutes of Health-funded research, published online in the scientific journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, could be informative […]

D.A.R.E. Cited in Press Release of Rep. Bill Johnson and Rep. Doris Matsui

Posted on July 29, 2015 by in California, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News, Ohio

Bill Johnson and Doris Matsui

  D.A.R.E. cited in press release for support of proposed legislation which would prohibit the sale of cough medicines containing the ingredient dextromethorphan to minors.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 28, 2015   CONTACTS: Rep. Bill Johnson – BEN KEELER (330) 337-6951 Rep. Doris Matsui – JULIE EDDY (202) 225-7163     Johnson, Matsui Introduce Bipartisan Legislation […]

Number Of Toddlers Being Exposed To Marijuana Skyrockets

Posted on June 22, 2015 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use

Marijuana Munchies

From FOX Sports Radio 1340. A study released Monday indicates that as looser policy attitudes toward marijuana become standard across the U.S., the number of very young children exposed to the drug continues to surge.What do you think? For most people in the debate on marijuana legalization, discussion on crime rates and the economic benefits of […]

Two Denver deaths tied to recreational marijuana use

Posted on March 30, 2015 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use

Levy Thamba Pongi and Kristine Kirk

Originally published by www.cbsnews.com on April 18, 2014. Image: Levy Thamba Pongi and Kristine Kirk. Click for full view. DENVER – This week, two Denver deaths were linked to marijuana use, and while some details of the deaths have yet to emerge, they are the first ones on record to be associated with a once-illegal drug that Colorado […]

Marijuana cookies blamed for suspected suicide in Colorado

Posted on March 30, 2015 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use

Marijuana Plants

From RT.com. Image: Reuters / Alessandro Bianchi. The family of a man who committed suicide this week on a ski trip in Colorado is blaming marijuana edibles for his death. Oklahoma native Luke Goodman, 23, took his own life on Saturday in the Colorado resort town of Keystone while on vacation with family members. According to […]