Knock, Knock! Who’s There? The Police!

The situation: You and 75 of your closest friends or drunkest frat brothers or sorority sisters are packed into the living room of the duplex that you are renting when you here someone yell, “It’s the cops!” Many scream and bodies start scattering like roaches… What do you do? What are your rights? If you’re at someone else’s house you have less to worry about than if it is your…

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Two Proven Herbal Supplements for Stress and Anxiety

The fast-paced nature of modern life is characterized by constant demands and personal challenges. As we try to earn a living or take care of a family, the resulting stress can often feel insurmountable. While many can hide their feelings from family and co-workers, this stress is often characterized by an ongoing sense of anxiety and inability to sleep. Then, as we get tired or more anxious, our ability to…

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Marijuana Production on a Rise in Canada

Marijuana is a form of drug prepared from Cannabis plant and is used as a psychoactive drug throughout the world. Its production and use is illegal in most parts of the world. Despite this, its production is on a high in North America which stands as the highest producer of the drug. Canada is among the biggest producers of the drug, third only to its other North American counterparts, USA…

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Probable Cause Under the Fourth Amendment

What is probable cause needed for police to get a search warrant? Probable Cause is the minimum amount of proof the police must already have in order to obtain a warrant to conduct a search for more proof. This means that probable cause is not at the same level needed for a jury to convict a defendant, but sufficient to justify either obtaining a warrant from a judge or for…

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Herbs For Anxiety Treatment – A Good Option?

Anxiety and panic are generally treated with traditional medications, behavioral therapy and alternative medicines. At the moment, traditional medicine is still the most powerful way of treatment compared to other methods, but it is also arguably insecure due to its side effects. As a result, herbs for anxiety treatment are gaining popularity as a milder and safer solution to the anxiety sufferers. Almost all herbs used in anxiety treatment contain…

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Colorado Marijuana Law

In the US, Colorado is among the 14 states that have legalized the use of marijuana. Although, the substance is still illegal under the federal law, it can be made use of in the state of Colorado for medical reasons. Under the Bush Administration, the officials of DEA were instructed to restrain any medical marijuana dispensaries which were in violation of the laws set out by the federal law. On…

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5 Steps to Safely Withdrawing From Drugs

Safely and naturally withdrawing from drugs and alcohol can and should be done as soon as humanly possible. People are dying and getting excessively ill from over used (abused) medications, alcohol and drugs. What drugs can one safely withdraw from at home with minimal medical supervision and in which situations should you seek out close medical assistance? Many people want desperately to end their dependence on drugs and alcohol, but…

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Marijuana Side Effects – Gynecomastia in Men

Smoking marijuana can lead to a number of short and long term side effects. One of the serious side effects is gynecomastia, or male breasts, in long term smokers. Why does Gynecomastia happen? Chronic marijuana smokers suffer from the decrease of testosterone which is responsible for the development of facial hair, flat chest in men and other masculine features. A decrease in testosterone also implies an increase in estrogen –…

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Speech/language Disorders in Adults

Speech is the physical act of producing sounds. There are four major categories of problems. One cause is a physical abnormality, such as a dental gap due to missing teeth or a gap between teeth. Some lisps are an example of this. Cleft palates and cleft lips can also result in speech that sounds different. A second cause is apraxia of speech, or verbal apraxia, which is a sequencing problem.…

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Memory Loss – Why You Lose Your Train of Thought – And What to Do About It

Have you ever been in the middle of a thought when, all of a sudden, you can’t remember what you were thinking about anymore? If so, rest assured that you’re not alone. Just about everyone has experienced memory loss or loss of focus at some point or another. It’s easy, after all, to get sidetracked by so much stimulation around us on a daily basis! Researchers believe that we are…

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The Pros and Cons of Neurofeedback Therapy – Biofeedback For the Brain

Much news coverage has been given lately to an amazing scientific breakthrough called neurofeedback that can treat many disorders related to brain function, including ADHD, depression, eating disorders, and several others. If you have been wondering if neurofeedback therapy can help you, there are a few factors you will want to weigh when considering this treatment. First, it is a very safe procedure. Neurofeedback is completely non-invasive, and most people…

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STOP Smoking Marijuana – Weed Out That Bad Habit Once and For All (Even If You Fall Off the Wagon!)

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if there was a magic button that you could press that would finally help you stop smoking marijuana? Unfortunately nothing in life is quite that easy and many of us find, more often than not, that trying to quit can put you under undue stress and that just makes you want to puff on the green bud even more! Many people begin their journey to stop…

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NC Drug Laws Explained

North Carolina’s Drug crimes are harsh, and defense of these crimes requires a Raleigh, Apex, or Cary criminal lawyer familiar not only with the law, but with how the Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby and his staff enforce the law. The Wake County District Attorney has various office “policies” which govern how the various assistant district attorneys – the men and women who actually prosecute cases – can handle…

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EFT Relief From Ganja Craving

“John” came to me because he wanted to drastically cut back on his marijuana use. He views marijuana as a medicine and has been using it for much of his life. I asked him what he would like in terms of his marijuana use, and he said that he would like to smoke it only on weekends and for creative endeavors. He confessed that he felt that he was addicted…

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Weakening Mexican Drug Cartels by Legalizing Marijuana?

The number of people who’ve died in the drug wars just over our borders in Mexico in 2008 and already in 2009 has been astronomical. Many say that since these drug gang networks and cartels sell their illegal drugs to US Consumers, why not legalize marijuana and let local growers make money, then tax it and regulate it? One major supporter of legalizing marijuana has been on TV lately stating:…

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Tennessee Drug Possession Laws

If you have been charged with a drug crime in Memphis, Tennessee or the surrounding area you could be facing numerous consequences including jail time, fines, forfeiture of property, and permanent felony or misdemeanor convictions on your record. These cases are usually reviewed and handled by a drug possession lawyer in Memphis. In Memphis, your case will be heard at the Criminal Courthouse building downtown, located at 201 Poplar Avenue.…

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How To Spot A Grow-Op

The number of marijuana grow-ops and drug seizures has dramatically increased over the last few years. There are many other serious community consequences associated with these crimes. Marijuana grow-ops are continuously linked to property crimes and crimes of violence. In addition to finding stolen property inside these homes, Police have investigated several home invasions where thieves have broken into grow houses to steal the marijuana crop being produced. Some recent…

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The Best Way To Quit Smoking Weed

For health and social concerns, some long-term weed users eventually are determined to quit smoking weed. Analysing the measures they adapted, some of them succeeded with slight side effects which only lasted for a period of time then disappeared. Apart from them, some reasonable measures will be introduced to weed users who seriously consider quitting smoking weed. Don’t stop cold turkey! As this idiom says, don’t suddenly stop smoking weed…

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Giving Up and Quitting Marijuana

The main element that is necessary in the cessation process is having the determination and motivation to do so; without it all efforts are useless. There are a lot of people who return to the habit even after the so called “cleansing” process. Determination and motivation pave the way for the rest to follow in quitting marijuana. Determination allows one to be interested enough in the possibilities that could happen…

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Social Drugs – How They Affect Athlete Performance

Social drugs like alcohol and marijuana are very common in our society and are generally accepted though there are laws governing their use (and sale). They do affect athletic performance when used and can be quite destructive to a sports career. The American Athletic Institute has done a number of studies into the use of social recreational drugs by athletes. These are some of the results: ALCOHOL Alcohol is a…

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Learn About Marijuana Panic Attacks

Panic attacks may be caused due to different situations. Most people think that these attacks are caused due to mental and stress factors depending on our emotional strength. However, there is a point that panic disorder may also be an effect of certain food substances. Though this might be shocking news, this is a truth of course. Especially food substances, which contains a lot of marijuana more prevalently cause panic.…

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The Truth About How to Quit Marijuana

Marijuana, commonly referred to as pot, weed, Mary Jane, or over 200 other street terms, is a highly addictive, mind altering drug. Most marijuana enters the body by being smoked, but can also be mixed with food or brewed as a tea. Long term use of marijuana can be dangerous to your body by negatively affect the lungs, airways, and immune system, and may contribute to cancer. It is essential…

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Quitting Marijuana With Auto-Suggestion And Affirmation

If you are serious about quitting marijuana, then you should seriously consider using the power of auto-suggestion to change your thought patterns. With self-suggestion you will be able to to program your subconscious mind with the new thoughts, feelings and behaviors that you want for yourself as you become a non smoker. From the steps of successful affirmation, suggestions for quitting pot, and re-enforcing your new self. This article will…

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Differences Between Marijuana Possession Laws in Arizona and California

Recently, California has passed yet another law to further legalize marijuana possession. A possessor must have a marijuana medical card, and buy from a legally authorized dispensary. Possession without a medical card has been reduced to a civil offense, the same as a traffic ticket. While this has made many California residents happy, just across the border the laws in Arizona are still quite strict. Herein, I will describe what…

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Can the Police Arrest Me If I’M Riding in a Vehicle That Contains Marijuana?

As a criminal law attorney in Fort Lauderdale, I have many friends who ask me, “Can the police arrest me if I am riding in a vehicle that contains marijuana?” Although you should never ride in a vehicle that contains marijuana, you can reduce your chances of being arrested by understanding the significance of the legal concept “constructive possession.” The Fourth D.C.A. of Florida recently wrote an excellent analysis on…

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Is The House High? Eight Home Inspection Clues That Marijuana May Have Been Grown In A Home

When considering the purchase of a home, it’s a possibility that you have no earthly clue as to what types of activities may previously taken place in that home. Sometimes the history of the home is known…and other times it isn’t. Often, a Home Inspection report resulting from a professional Home Inspection can reveal some interesting, and potentially surprising and unexpected, issues. Recently, there has been an elevated amount of…

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Addicted to Marijuana? The Withdrawal Symptoms When You Quit Smoking Weed

So you think you’re addicted to marijuana and you’ve decided to stop smoking weed “cold turkey”? Here’s a list of potential negative withdrawal side effects that you may experience when you quit smoking marijuana without a proper treatment program: 1. Loss of Appetite: No more munchies for you…no but seriously, this is one of the more common side effects when you suddenly quit smoking pot. This feeling usually lasts for…

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Multitasking Lowers Your IQ More Than Smoking Marijuana?

I recently read about a study that proved that multitasking reduces your IQ more than smoking pot. Scary huh? I know this is hard to believe, but its true. It’s hard to believe because most people believe that multitasking is good, and that it is the best way to get things done. Multitasking is just one of those things that everyone does. We live in a world where we are…

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Active Herbal Ingredients in Anti Parasite Capsules Promoted For Marijuana Detox

Some on-line marijuana detox advice suggests using anti parasite capsules to speed up the body’s natural detox processes (and hence the marijuana detox process). Popular active, herbal ingredients have multiple medicinal properties – including targeting the stimulation of the body’s excretory system (encouraging detox by way of urine and bowel movements). Some of these anti parasite capsules are antioxidants – which play important roles in body’s natural detox process. The…

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The Legalization of Marijuana Debate Continues

One point of contention for those who wish to see marijuana legalized is that it could be taxed and provide revenues for local and state governments at a time when the really need the money. It would also provide decent jobs, at a time when we states like California are seeing unemployment rates of nearly 10%. The taxation issue is perhaps a good contention and that should pay for the…

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3 Myths About Teen Use of Marijuana Debunked

It is not uncommon for parents of a teen abusing a variety of illegal mind altering substances, to attempt to make a deal with the teen; “that if they quit everything else, they will be allowed to just use pot.” This is not surprising given that Marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the world, primarily because of the euphoric effects it provides its users and the comforting false…

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Quitting Marijuana – The Fear of Success

Everyone has their own individual story to tell as to why they want to quit marijuana. My reason was because I had gotten into a rut of smoking it all day, every day. Late at night or early morning, utterly convinced I enjoyed it, I would sit, roll and smoke joint after joint. As the years rolled on marijuana seemed more like self-prescribed medication to keep me calm than the…

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Marijuana Mental Side Effects – What Are They?

It is known that Marijuana is a psychologically addictive drug, which means specifically that it does not really get people hooked physically. That’s true, and there are some serious mental side effects of marijuana use which I want to talk about in this article. I am not trying to say that the users of this drug will all go crazy, but… 1. They will experience irritation. This is the number…

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Quit Smoking Weed – All About the Cold Turkey Approach

There are a number of different ways to quit smoking marijuana. This article discusses the drawbacks of quitting cold turkey, and other methods that can be used to quit marijuana more easily and successfully. 1. Quitting Marijuana Cold Turkey The cold turkey approach for marijuana treatment is probably one of the most popular ones out there that people try. Unfortunately, it isn’t very successful in the long run. The idea…

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Marijuana Detox – 3 Proven Strategies to Clean Up Faster

If you’re thinking about doing a marijuana detox, congratulations! It’s a difficult decision to make, but it gets easier once you set your mind to it. Millions of people have done it, and so can you! Today we’ve got the best resources and support to help you clean your system faster and make you cope with withdrawal symptoms even better. Here are time tested strategies that can help you detox…

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How to Quit Marijuana

It feels like there are heaps of products available for the cigarette smokers that need to give up smoking but what about the marijuana smokers? People often overlook how difficult it can be to stop smoking weed too. It’s time to take out our insistent review pen and inspect the Blow Coach Smoking Program. If marijuana smoking has been a rumpus with you, this audio program could most likely hold…

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Depersonalization and Anxiety: The Marijuana Connection

Depersonalization, along with anxiety, is often the result of marijuana use, due to the physical and emotional reactions this substance elicits in many individuals. There is a specific approach to combat these reactions and restore both mind and body to a true sense of well being. Many are now experiencing a disturbing reaction to marijuana, which never occurred in the past. Intense feeling of anxiety replace the initial subdued reaction…

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Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms – The Horrors You Are Likely To Face When You First Stop Smoking Weed

If you’re trying to stop smoking weed, firstly, you should know that you’re not alone. Thousands of weed smokers have gone through the marijuana withdrawal symptoms and come out on top. No matter what anyone tells you there are certain physical and psychological symptoms that you should be aware of. As long as you know exactly what to expect you will have a far better chance of success. The vast…

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Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms

Is marijuana addictive? Does marijuana cause health problems? The answers to those questions have been the subject of many debates and arguments over the years. However, there is research that has proven that marijuana can indeed be addictive and it does pose health problems. But, even with the evidence from research, the subject is still highly controversial. Although not everyone that uses marijuana will become addicted, some people will. It’s…

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Marijuana Withdrawal – The 3 Myths About Withdrawal From Marijuana

The great marijuana debate has left one item undetermined by everyone except those who face it: marijuana withdrawal. This article will discuss marijuana withdrawal and what you can do about it. You may come across factual information as well as common beliefs that happen to be completely wrong online. I want to set the record straight. Myth 1. Marijuana withdrawal side effects don’t exist. A lot of people believe that…

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What is Marijuana? An Overview

Marijuana is the common name for the psychoactive genetic variation of the cannabis sativa plant. Used for over a thousand years in central Asia, it has been smoked for over a century in America, gaining wide usage during the counterculture 1960’s, and ever since then has been the most widely used illicit drug in America. The strength and potency has increased greatly through advances in genetic manipulation and growing conditions…

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How You Can Use Hypnosis To Quit Marijuana

For many years now, hypnosis has been shrouded in mystery. The reality of the situation is that it is just a very powerful way of using your imagination and your day dreams to assist you in making changes. Today it is being used to help people quit smoking cannabis and to take back control. From what hypnosis is, to how it deals with the subconscious mind, to who is in…

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Multitasking Vs Marijuana

Most of us would not consider smoking marijuana while we work, but recent research has shown that multitasking at work causes a drop in your IQ more than twice that found when smoking marijuana. The IQ drop when multitasking is also equivalent to losing an entire night’s sleep. So even though you feel like you are getting more done by checking email during your meeting, you might want to reconsider.…

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Should I Administer Home Marijuana Drug Testing?

As a parent, knowing whether or not to administer home drug testing can be cause for debate. Often, parents see such testing as an invasion of privacy or worry about the strain it will put on the relationship between them and their children. The simple fact is that if you suspect that your child is using marijuana, taking the time to test them can be very important. Drugs, including marijuana,…

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Talk to Your College Kids About Binge Drinking

Alcohol is the drug of choice on college campuses. Many students are abusing alcohol and combining it with marijuana, cocaine, inhalants, and prescription drugs. Some students have died of alcohol poisoning. Even so, many college students continue to participate in drinking contests and binge drinking. I’m a GRG — grandparent raising grandchildren — and my grandchildren are looking at prospective colleges now. There are many excellent colleges in Minnesota and…

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Marijuana Arrests in Mississippi

The State of Mississippi takes a dim view of most marijuana-related crimes. Even though the rest of the country seems to develop more and more progressive legislation concerning marijuana possession, use, or sale, Mississippi maintains that marijuana is a drug almost like any other, and it is illegal within the state. The state decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, arrest and prosecution for individuals caught for…

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Self Help for Panic Attacks – Things You Should Do and Avoid

Panic attacks can be very unpredictable.  These can take place anytime, and most people who encounter it want to bring themselves to different hospitals.  These attacks can be mistaken for heart attacks or seizures, that is why it is pertinent to be aware of self help for panic attacks tips. Panics bring about the “fight or flight response” by our bodies.  This is the general physiological response to fear or…

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Drug Possession and an Intent to Distribute

Drug possession laws vary from state to state; however, certain drug crimes are prohibited under federal law. Drug possession with an intent to distribute is automatically considered a First Degree Felony, which carries with it serious consequences. Florida Laws In the state of Florida, possession charges depend heavily on the type of drug in possession, as well as its quantity, and whether or not there is any indication of an…

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Alcoholism and Marijuana Smoking

Given the high prevalence of alcohol consumption and marijuana smoking, it may be conceived of normative developmental experience. Although light substance use may be a normative and adaptive behavior, a significant minority experience substance use-related problems. Assessing substance use behavior in association with other normative behaviors may enhance the understanding of this complex behavior. Personal motivations are ongoing goals that direct behavior. Previous studies indicate that alcohol consumption and marijuana…

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Marijuana Prevention for Kids

While it is a fact that Marijuana is better for your body than alcohol, there are a number of reasons that smoking Pot is a poor decision. Smoking Marijuana is not only illegal but it damages brain cells, increases the chance for lung cancer, hurt cogitative development in both the short term and long term and has been proven to be a stepping stone to more serious drugs. First of…

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Marijuana Detox and Marijuana Withdrawal

Coming off of marijuana is no different than any other drug.  You will likely experience unpleasant marijuana detoxification symptoms. Try to remind yourself that if you can overcome the initial withdrawal symptoms, it will get easier after that.  Here is some additional information. The feeling of being high is something you will crave strongly, as well as the smell of the cannabis.  This is a natural process of marijuana withdrawal and…

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Marijuana Legalization – State Windfall, Obesity, and Common Sense

Marijuana legalization has been making a huge comeback of late as the amount of heavyweight issues on the government’s plate has essentially left state governments to make the call. And, with all the potential loot to be earned in our present state of financial free-fall, legalizing pot is looking mighty attractive as a means to replenish state treasury coffers. Whether this could actually become a windfall or a disaster is…

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Quitting Drinking Cold Turkey Vs Quitting Slowly

Quitting drinking cold turkey could be the craziest ride of your life. Most alcoholics succeeded in getting over their dependence by taking one step at a time. People at the other end of the spectrum who decided to suddenly stop may have also succeeded, but they may have a totally different story to share– perhaps a whole lot more dramatic. When you have come to the end of the line…

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The "Weed" of Destruction

Weed, grass or “sensi”, are some of the local names that has been attributed to the marijuana plant. For decades this herb has been smoked or made into a tea and drunk, all with the same aim in mind “to achieve a high”. Now this is quite a potent hallucinogenic plant and has been know to induce all manner of crazy thoughts in the minds of the user, and if…

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How First Time Offenders Can Defend Against New York Marijuana Charges

As part of my practice of the defense of DWI and other traffic related matters I often have to deal with other drug offenses. It is all too common that a bong, pipe, and/or other paraphernalia (vaporizers, spoons, hammers, chillums, bubblers, sidecars, sherlocks, raydiators, tubes, bats, headies) are found inside the car. All the police have to do is scrape together enough resin/residue, and another criminal charge is added to…

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Quick Fixes For Anxiety and Panic Attacks Relief

If you’re looking for an instant anxiety relief there are surely many ways you can reduce your tension and anxious thoughts by simply applying some techniques that work each and every time your anxiety is intensified. Breathe calmly. Try and breath slowly inhaling the air through your nose, meanwhile concentrate on your abdominal movements. You can keep on repeating the word: “Calm” several times until your relieve the tension. Never…

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Anxiety Attacks and What Triggers It

There are many factors that causes anxiety attack. A doctor will explore the following aspects of the patient’s life in order to discover the causes. 1. environmental condition 2. family’s medical condition 3. own personality 4. brain chemistry 5. past trauma. If it is found that the patient have no significant problem in the areas mentioned, the doctor will then inquire on other possibilities that can trigger anxiety attack such…

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Effects of Using Amphetamines and Marijuana Drugs on a Teen’s Health

Drug abuse among teenagers poses a serious threat to the health of the teenager that is in developmental stage. Teenage drug abuse can have negative implications on social, academic, and family relationships of the teenager. Amphetamines and Marijuana are the commonly abused drugs by Teenagers. Amphetamine abuse can have severe health effects like decreased appetite, dilated pupils, increased heart rate and blood pressure etc. However, abuse of Marijuana, a popular…

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Cannabis DNA Modification for Use to Produce Ethanol

Cannabis of course is known as marijuana and pot. It is associated with drug users and stoners. But if we can put away that stigma, we find that cannabis has four times the cellulose value as corn, making it a potentially good plant for ethanol production. Now then, personally I do not do drugs or smoke pot so this article is without consideration of the stoners in the world or…

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Marijuana Penalties In Texas

The state of Texas has specific marijuana laws that help to stop the drug abuse that seems to be ongoing in the US. Most of the punishments for possession or selling marijuana depends on the amount of the drug that is being held or sold. If you are caught in possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana, it is considered a Class B Misdemeanor which is up to 180…

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Anxiety & Panic Attacks in Children

It is an unfortunate reality that panic and anxiety attacks occur in children. It is so heartbreaking because children are so young and defenseless. Most of the time it goes untreated because most adults believe that children bear no responsibility (i.e. paying bills, going to work etc.) and thus should not be developing any stress. Nothing could be further from the truth. Before panic attacks in children and adolescents is…

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How to Stop Feeling Anxious

Have you ever for no reason just get really stressed or nervous for no reason at all? Well believe it or not you might have been having a anxiety attack. We all get nervous about things, whether it be something at work, something with your family, or something at school. However, anxiety attacks are a different level of discomfort and are more than just a little stress. So if you…

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What Effect Could Marijuana Legalization Have on DUI Laws

Lately there has been a real push for Marijuana legalization throughout the country. One of the issues that come with such a radical change in the law that is rarely discussed is what kind of impact would Marijuana legalization would have on DUI laws. If Marijuana legalization does actually gain some serious traction in my opinion there are two issues that need to be resolved when it comes to Marijuana…

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Type 2 Diabetes – Which Drugs Do You Think Affect Your Blood Sugar Levels?

The number of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has really skyrocketed over the past twenty years.  Add to that the number who are prediabetic and those walking around who have no idea they will be diagnosed in the years to come.  At least 50% remain undiagnosed!  Research shows one in four has a disturbance in how their body metabolizes sugar. Whilst we are aware that genetics and obesity plays…

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How to Stop Smoking Weed – The Easy Way Vs the Hard Way

There are certain techniques to help you stop smoking Weed, these techniques have consistent results. It doesn’t matter if you smoke blunts all day or you just smoke a little now and then. Understand that many ‘types’ of smokers have quit regardless of how stressful their life was at the time, whether they had been smoking for thirty years or two years, people have quit in every type of situation…

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The Prevalence of Marijuana Use Among Truck Drivers

When truck drivers operating semi trucks under the influence of alcohol became a serious issue in the 1980s, the government responded with a number of tough regulations as stipulated in The Commercial Motor Vehicle Act of 1986. The most serious of these regulations was the halving of the legal blood alcohol content level for truck drivers to.04%. The passing of this act seems to have worked as, according to a…

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Does Someone You Know Have Panic Attacks Or Anxiety? How to Help!

Someone in your family, a close fiend, or a co-worker is probably suffering from panic attacks or generalized anxiety and you may not even realize it. Whether you know of or suspect someone you know has this condition, you should educate yourself and be ready to provide support and encouragement, not judgment.  You may or may not have realized it but there are countless people around you who suffer from…

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Stop Smoking Pot – The Physical Effects of Marijuana Abuse

Smoking marijuana heavily has significant long-term negative effects the body. Most of these negative physical effects are caused from inhalation of marijuana smoke. The inhaled marijuana smoke can stain your hands, stain your teeth, and cause problems with your gums. The lungs and respiratory system suffer the most from frequent marijuana abuse. The good news is that you body begins to repair itself as soon as you stop smoking pot.…

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Effects of Medical Marijuana – Good or Bad

Marijuana, medically termed as cannabis is a drug preparation from the plant Cannabis. Cannabis is primarily used as a psychoactive drug with combining effects as stimulant, hallucinogenic, and depressant. Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug which means that possession and illegal dispensing is prohibited by the law. Countless arguments, clashing opinions, and debates aroused for the legalization of the use of marijuana even though for therapeutic purposes. But,…

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How Long Does Pot Show Up on a Drug Test?

A few puffs on a joint may keep you high for a couple of hours maximum, but how long does pot show up on a drug test? That couple of hours smoking pot can actually be detected in the body for weeks after, especially if you are a heavy user of marijuana. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC – enters the bloodstream quickly while smoking marijuana, and even if marijuana is eaten rather…

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The Harmful Effects of Smoking Marijuana – The Simple Truth

IT IS ILLEGAL! While some states now have allowed smoking marijuana when medically prescribed such as for those suffering from aids or cancer, it is illegal. Most states have no such law and while there is definite evidence that medical marijuana may have its benefits, smoking it illegally for non-medical reasons is never a good idea. Some states have laws where for the most part it is a misdemeanor for…

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Nervous Child Symptoms Or Child Anxiety

Nervous child symptoms or – Child anxiety – can be common place, any child can experience them at some time during childhood regardless of circumstances, it could be either a “blip” or a serious disorder. the blip is only temporary and usually passes fairly quickly. Kids that experience an anxiety disorder will demonstrate symptoms and signs such as shyness,fear, and nervousness and they may find excuses not to visit places…

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The Legalization of Marijuana Debate

Perhaps you have been watching the news lately and heard about the renewed debate on the legalization of marijuana. Right now with the economy down local and state governments need more tax revenues and they desperately need more jobs. Thus, those who are advocates to make marijuana legal are out in full force, as they seize this economic crisis to get their message out there. Still, drugs are a huge…

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5 Signs and Symptoms of Folic Acid Deficiency

Folic Acid is one of your body’s essential nutrients! It is important for everything from brain function to cardiovascular health. Folic Acid deficiency is the most common deficiency of any of the B vitamins. It also works along with vitamin B-12 for formation of red blood cells. Some of the signs and symptoms you would want to look out for would include: oIrritability or Depression- Because of folic acids importance…

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Marijuana and Depression – Is it Time to Quit Smoking Marijuana?

There is much controversy surrounding marijuana and depression. Some people say it helps the depressed to get rid of the symptoms if they smoke weed, other people claim that marijuana just adds to their illness. I wanted to write this article to let you know what happened in my case as I used to be a depressed marijuana smoker. It seems like it helps. When you’re depressed, you really don’t…

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Does Marijuana Impair Driving?

It is against the law to drive while under the influence of marijuana. It has always been assumed that cannabis, like alcohol, impairs the perception, coordination, reflexes and judgment necessary for the safe operation of a motor vehicle. And, of course, there have been governmental studies addressing the question: Does marijuana impair driving? Interestingly, however, the findings do not necessarily support popular opinion…. On the one hand, the California Department…

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Marijuana Possession and Its Consequences

Whether you were arrested by a state officer or a federal officer is a big distinction. Each state has different laws when it comes to possession. If a state police officer arrests or tickets you then your consequence will follow whatever that particular states laws regarding marijuana possession are. If you are arrested by a federal agent, then chances are you are violating the law in a much grander scale.…

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Penalties For Marijuana Use

Marijuana is the most widely abused illegal substance in the United States. It is estimated that over 83 million people in this country alone have used this substance at least once. There has been widespread debate for years about the best way for the government to address this issue. While some people feel that decriminalization is the best option, others argue that the drug’s risks for abuse and addiction outweigh…

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Alternatives to Psychiatric Drugs

The First Alternative is Do No Harm Causes of Mental Symptoms No one denies that people can have difficult problems in their lives, that at times they can be mentally unstable. Unfortunately, not only do psychiatrists not understand the cause of any mental disorder, they cannot cure them. In effect, psychiatrists say that mental problems are incurable and that the afflicted are condemned to lifelong suffering — on psychotropic drugs.…

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Colorado Pre-Employment Drug Testing – Pot Users Prohibited

Many companies in Colorado have drug free policies in place at their businesses. It only makes sense that they should also require pre-employment drug testing as well if they want to keep drug users away from their companies. Colorado is the marijuana capital of the United States, with more dispensaries for medical marijuana than any other state. According to a survey printed in The Denver Post, Colorado has “twice the…

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How To Break An Addiction To Marijuana

Marijuana is addictive and there is a syndrome of withdrawal that will occur whenever a dependent person attempts to quit their habit. Marijuana is not terribly dangerous over the short run, but the consequences of long term use and addiction are a greater risk for certain cancers, some cognitive and learning deficits, and certain social deficits. People using marijuana heavily are not as able to realize their full potential, and…

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Dating a Pothead – Marijuana and Relationships

Dating or living with a marijuana addict can be overwhelming. Marijuana addiction can create turmoil in relationships whether they be with family members, friends or spouses. People who smoke pot, tend to hang around with other people who smoke pot. This enables the pot user to not feel guilty about the amount that they are smoking. Problems arise in a relationship when there are different expectations about marijuana use, our…

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Cannabis, Skunk Addiction – Effects and Withdrawal

Skunk (high-potency marijuana) addicts and drug dealers will tell you that there is no such thing as cannabis or skunk addiction. However the drug addict needs the drug and the drug dealer needs to keep selling his poisons. Of course they will sell you the lie that it is not addictive. Since Marijuana first made its debut in the 60’s and 70’s the debate has been whether it is addictive…

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Marijuana Withdrawal Treatment – 3 Tips to Make Quitting Weed Easier

So you want to quit smoking marijuana. Good for you. I wanted to take some time and tell you about a few things you can do to make this time a little easier for yourself. Unfortunately I can’t give you anything that will make the whole thing painless for you, but if you use these tips, you should go through this as smoothly as possible. Exercise Will Helps with Marijuana…

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What Are the Side Effects of Gabapentin

Gabapentin (also known by the brand name Neurontin) is a prescription drug originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1994 to help people suffering from epilepsy to better handle mild seizures. Since that time, it has been commonly used to treat neuropathic pain. This type of pain mainly effects the nervous system. It has also been used to a limited degree to treat bipolar disorder, migraine prevention, and…

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Why Chronic Marijuana Smokers Can’t Quit

Countless everyday people begin smoking cannabis as teenagers. On the other hand, it’s not unusual to discover individuals who start a cannabis dependency way into their adult years. Regardless of what age range in which you were introduced to cannabis, it occurs in a similar way for most of us: influence from friends or sometimes family. Lots of people truly don’t prefer the feeling pot produces at first however after…

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Short and Long Term Effects of Alcohol, Marijuana and Cocaine Abuse on Human Body

Drug abuse is one of the major health concerns in United States today. Drugs affect various parts of human body and impair their normal functioning. People know that drug abuse is very dangerous, but many of them don’t know its exact effects. It is very important to understand the short and long term effects of drugs and alcohol abuse on human body to stay away from them. Here we will…

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Marijuana Possession in Pennsylvania

Nearly half of the states in the U.S. have enacted laws that legalize medical marijuana. While the dates of passage, possession limits, and associated fees vary, 23 states and the District of Columbia have all approved legislative measures that allow for medical use of cannabis. In September 2014, the Pennsylvania State Senate voted 43-7 pass Senate Bill 1182, an act that would provide for the medical use of cannabis in…

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Anxiety and Marijuana Use

Marijuana use is now confirmed to be less than enjoyable for many ever since a brand new set of reactions have begun to plague those who choose to smoke. Many who have smoked marijuana for years in the past find the experience to be presently quite different, as they now experience a host of intrusive side effects. The follow complaints have been noted from recent polls concerning marijuana use: –…

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How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System? Answering the Question

“How long marijuana stays in your system” is an interesting question, and a very popular one on the Internet. Answering it is trickier than you might believe, but the answer is important if you are administering a drug test. The first important distinction to make is that even if someone is no longer experiencing the effects, or “high,” of marijuana, it is still in their system. And it is not…

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The Brain and Marijuana – How the Brain Is Negatively Affected When You Smoke Marijuana

Marijuana is a complex molecule that contains over 400 cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are the chemicals which give marijuana its ability to make a user feel high. THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main active ingredient in the marijuana plant. THC is a cannabinoid. A chemical called anandamide isone of the natural cannabinoids in the brain. THC mimics the actions of anandamide. THC binds with the cannabinoid receptors making the brain think it…

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Legalizing any drug evokes strong emotions from people on both sides. This article is not intended to be an opinion piece, but rather an effort us look at some broad issues, facts, and monetary concerns regarding the potential legalization of marijuana. In the United States, marijuana is currently classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic. That category indicates it has no medicinal use and a high abuse potential. There have been…

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Long-Term Effects of Marijuana on the Brain – 8 Ways Weed Changes Your Brain

The effects of marijuana on the brain are varied. Marijuana doesn’t make a habit of killing brain cells as effectively as alcohol, or harder drugs like cocaine or ecstasy. However, when smoked often and for long periods, marijuana can and will have a serious long-term effect on the brain and the way it functions. In the past, marijuana has been known as a relatively harmless drug, with very few cases…

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Frontal Cortex and Marijuana

Frontal Cortex and Marijuana don’t seem to reflect a harmonious relationship. As difficult as it may be, parents must be the anti-drug and provide information to their teens regarding the short and long term effects of marijuana on the brain’s Frontal Cortex. This area of the brain continues to develop well into the persons twenties. The frontal lobes are responsible for decision making, judgment and reasoning and realization of long…

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Marijuana and Depersonalization/Derealization: How They Relate

Many people acquire depersonalization disorder by smoking marijuana. In this article I want to talk about how marijuana use is related to depersonalization. I want to clarify the relationship between marijuana and depersonalization. There is a lot of confusion about marijuana-induced depersonalization, and whether or not it is different from non-marijuana induced depersonalization. I also want to show you what you can do to totally eliminate marijuana-induced depersonalization and regain…

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The Use of High-Cannabidiol Cannabis Extracts to Treat Epilepsy and Other Diseases

There has been a dramatic rise in news attention to medicinal cannabis in 2013, with reports on CNN, ABC, CBS, and local publications about high-cannabidiol cannabis oil effectively controlling the symptoms of rare epileptic conditions like Dravet syndrome, Doose syndrome, infantile spasms, cortical dysplasia, and more. These diseases can cause hundreds to thousands of seizures a week, while also impairing development in a number of other ways. For families with…

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10 Diseases Where Medical Marijuana Could Have Impact

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/15/health/marijuana-medical-advances/

(CNN) Dr. Sue Sisley noticed an unexpected trend among her patients. The psychiatrist works with veterans who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. Many don’t like how they feel on all the meds they take to manage their anxiety, sleeplessness, depression and the flashbacks. “There’s just a few medications on the market that work, and even these can be inadequate,” Sisley said. “They end up getting stuck…

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The Use of Medical Marijuana For The Treatment of Epilepsy

http://www.epilepsycolorado.org/index.php?s=10784&item=5985

In countries where medical use of marijuana is legal, a number of people with epilepsy report beneficial effects from using marijuana, including a decrease in seizure activity. Those who promote the medical use of marijuana often include treatment of epilepsy in the long list of disorders for which marijuana is supposed to be helpful. In fact, multiple states now have laws allowing the prescription of marijuana for the treatment of…

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THE TRUTH ABOUT MEDICAL MARIJUANA

http://www.menshealth.com/medical-marijuana/

THE POT DOCTOR HAS A BACKACHE. As Mahmoud ElSohly, Ph.D. shakes my hand, he’s wincing. Two days ago, ElSohly—the director of the University of Mississippi’s Marijuana Project—bent down the wrong way and threw out his back. And unfortunately, this morning’s visit to his chiropractor didn’t help him much. Ironically, just outside ElSohly’s office in the Waller Complex—behind bolted doors, coded chambers, and security cameras—lies a government-guarded farm where acres of…

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