weGrow: Californias Wall Mart of Weed

 

California’s legalization of marijuana for medical purposes has led to a number of strange stories, but perhaps none is stranger than this week’s grand opening of a "Wal-Mart of Weed" in the state capital.  The term “Wal-Mart of Weed” is the nickname for a new Sacramento retail store called weGrow, a 10,000-square-foot hydroponic gardening superstore that focuses on one crop – marijuana.

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Tell Us Something New About Relapses!

 

As the proverb says, it’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow somebody some good. The Charlie Sheen debacle has been a media bonanza of headline-grabbing among every imaginable form of video, on-line, and print sources – each trying to outdo the other in sensationalism.charlie sheen

Tongues are wagging about porn stars, drugs, and hardcore partying, sometimes at the expense of Sheen’s privacy.

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Marijuana A Chronic History: Quiz

True or False
1. Marijuana is  America’s # 1 cash crop  bigger - than corn bigger than tobacco True or Falsemarijuana quiz

2. Marijuana has been around since the founding of America True or False

3. Marijuana is not fully legal in any country in the world True or False

4. Washington and Jefferson grew marijuana on their farms True or False

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Healthcare Workers Stealing Drugs From Patients for Themselves

A police officer who has suffered a back injury begins to rely on Fun_on_TV-But_not_in_real_lifeprescription pain killers to get through the day.  When his doctor will no longer refill his prescription, he talks a nurse into supplying him with stolen pain pills.  This scenario from the hit cable television drama Southland reflects an everyday reality – many healthcare workers are diverting pain medication.   Since most medical facilities st

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Smoking and Permanent DNA Damage

Are you thinking of starting a tobacco habit for the first time? How about resuming an old habit that you thought you’d whipped? Either way, a recent study by the Masonic Cancer Center and the pharmacology department of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis has some really important news for you: Smoking causes DNA damage within minutes of inhaling. smokinghans

 

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New Year’s Eve, Kids, and Drugs

    The verdict is in, and it isn’t good: As predicted, the number of alcohol-related incidents involving underage drinkers on New Year’s Eve tops the list in emergency rooms all over the U.S.

    Many experts in addiction prevention and treatment may find this to be a “no brainer” since underage drinking and other drug use has long been a serious mental health concern; still, it’s difficult to think that it may be you, your child, or someone else you love that lies bleeding and comatose in an ER surrounded by strangers.

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