With the rising tide liberalization of marijuana laws, it's vital that we understand that marijuana is not innocuous. The link below will direct to a page with 150 links to scientific studies that demonstrate the various risks of marijuana use. Click here to be taken to the page.
The safeness of marijuana when compared to alcohol has become front and center since the President's comment comparing the two. Here's an article from USA Today that gives the two sides of the debate from a medical perspective. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/20/marijuana-more-dangerous-alcohol-president-obama/4660555/
Cannabis affects addiction processes in the adolescent brain Released: 8/27/2013 6:15 AM EDT Source Newsroom: Universite de Montreal more news from this source Newswise — NEW YORK AND MONTREAL, AUGUST 27, 2013 – The nature of the teenage brain makes users of cannabis amongst this population particularly at risk of developing addictive behaviors and suffering other [...]
In a landmark decision issued on January 23rd, the US Court of Appeals rejected a petition to consider the Federal reclassification of marijuana from a Schedule I substance in the Control Substance Act. You can read the text of the decision here. You can read an NBC News article about the decision here. What this [...]
Department of Transportation sent this bulletin at 12/03/2012 10:53 AM EST DOT OFFICE OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY AND COMPLIANCE NOTICE Recently, some states passed initiatives to permit use of marijuana for so-called “recreational” purposes. We have had several inquiries about whether these state initiatives will have an impact upon the Department of Transportation’s longstanding [...]
Click here for a fascinating article about marijuana's link to mental disorders.
A new synthetic ("designer") drug has recently emerged, a powerful hallucinogen nicknamed "25I." Commonly described as a "synthetic LSD," this powerful synthetic has already claimed the lives of several young people, most recently, a 21 year old festival goer in New Orleans. Read about that overdose death here. Very little is known about this substance, technically [...]
Fiery fatal truck crash on I-94 in Wis. linked to synthetic marijuana http://www.startribune.com/local/165022466.html?refer=y August 4, 2012 – 9:47 PM A man's death in the crash was the third death of a Minnesotan linked to the dangerously unpredictable substances. A truck driver has been charged with two felonies for allegedly smoking synthetic marijuana before causing a fiery nighttime [...]
The slightly satirical article linked below contains a list of horrific and absurd cases of incidents related to MDPV, AKA "bath salts." Some of the content is graphic and adult themed. The article demonstrates the danger of this trending designer drug. In 2011, poison control centers logged more than 61oo emergencies related to bath salts, [...]
Are you concerned about how to address prescription drug abuse in the workplace? The misuse of prescription drugs (psychotherapeutics) is at epidemic proportions in the US. Current data indicate that we produce enough hydrocodone and oxycodone per year in this county to supply every citizen with 24 tabs of hydrocodone and 40 tabs of oxycodone. [...]
The tragic hot-air balloon crash on January 9, 2012, in Carterton, New Zealand took the lives of all 11 people on board. A statement just issued by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission state that toxicology reports reveal that the balloon pilot had cannabis in his system at the time of the crash. Despite numerous incidents [...]
Bio-Med is very excited to announce that we are now distributing a regular newsletter by email. In it, you will find important information about our services, changes in relevant laws and regulations and vital information about trends in drug use. This newsletter is for the general public, not only our clients. If you'd like to [...]