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  • A Tale of Two Studies - The adverse cognitive, neural and educational effects from daily cannabis use.
    At Gobi, we try to provide a process and support for teens and their parents to learn to communicate about substance use.  Parents have an incredible influence over their teen’s decisions.  We hope that the Gobi program will give teens a chance to think about their future and what role substances play in that picture.
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  • MARIJUANA USE DURING ADOLESCENCE - THE US SURGEON GENERAL'S REPORT
    No amount of marijuana use during pregnancy or adolescence is known to be safe. Until and unless more is known about the long-term impact, the safest choice for pregnant women and adolescents is not to use marijuana.  Pregnant women and youth--and those who love them--need the facts and resources to support healthy decisions. It is critical to educate women and youth, as well as family members, school officials, state and local leaders, and health professionals, about the risks of marijuana, ...
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  • Vape Hoodie Sweatshirt?
    How are parents and schools supposed to monitor teen’s behaviour if you can smoke marijuana through your sweatshirt?
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  • Evil in Disguise - Deadly Drug Flakka Now Disguised As Gummy Candies
    Flakka can dangerously raise body temperature and lead to kidney damage and failure. Flakka can also lead to violent aggression and self-injury and has been linked to suicides and heart attacks. Its long-term effects are unknown.
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  • What is "Gray Death"?
    "Gray Death” is one of the scariest combinations ever seen in nearly 20 years of forensic chemistry drug analysis.
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  • What is dabbing?
    Although there are very limited studies, it is suggested that dabbing can be more dangerous than other forms of cannabis use because it can lead to a higher tolerance for the drug and worse withdrawal symptoms, suggesting a possibility of addiction or dependence.
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  • Parents Make a Difference
    As hard as parenting a teenager is, it is nice to know you make a difference.
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  • Why age 25 should be the legal age for marijuana.
    Scientists now understand that THC (the ingredient that induces the high) interferes with the transmission of information between neurons in the brain.  Regular exposure to THC may permanently change these neuropathways.  This may change the way adolescents think, learn and affect their attention and emotional responses.
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  • A Family Disease
    It’s rare that the impact of addiction is limited solely to the addict. Everyone around him or her is affected in some way. Frequently, the people who spend the most time around the user/addict are family and friends – these are the people who are likely to be most impacted by drug and or alcohol use/abuse.  Consequently, this is why addiction recovery is most successful when friends and family members closest to the user/addict are involved. Since addiction damages the whole family, addict...
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  • Vaping Marijuana - More potent than weed and could be a felony
    A new study from Johns Hopkins University compared infrequent cannabis users comparing those using a vaping device and those that smoked it.  The study found vaping increased the rate of short-term anxiety, paranoia, memory loss and distraction.  Vaping has surpassed smoking as the means of getting lit and as one article puts it vaping “gets you way, way higher”.
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