Another incidence of marijuana psychosis and family violence?
Camden Nicholson, age 27, allegedly killed his parents and their housekeeper in a gated community of Newport Beach on February 13-14. These killings follow a string of homicides perpetuated by marijuana and sudden violence leading to murder families and friends. In many cases, but not all, the perpetrator exhibited signs of mental illness.
In Louisiana on January 26, Dakota Theriot shot and killed his parents, after first shooting his girlfriend, her father and brother. A long-time marijuana user and had heavy user, Theriot had severe mental health issues. Continue reading Orange County murders horrify friends and neighbors
by Phillip Drum, PharmD Today my sister would be turning 63 — that is — if she hadn’t been killed by a stoned driver while on her way to work in 2012. The incident occurred a few months before Washington voters chose to legalize marijuana, without knowing that the guilty driver had used pot before the fatal crash.
Rosemary Tempel, RN, BSN, BC, CQIA was 56 years old at the time. She was driving to work at Virginia Mason Hospital in downtown Seattle, WA. Timothy Durden was speeding in the center turn lane, traveling in the opposite direction while under the influence of marijuana. He was speeding toward a stopped vehicle in a center turn lane. At the last second before striking the stopped vehicle, Durden swerved, directing his Jeep into Rosemary’s car, which was traveling 35 mph in the opposite direction. He catapulted over Rosemary’s car – crushing her and breaking her neck. She had to be cut out of her vehicle.
Durden’s car lost the two front wheels and tumbled down the busy road resulting in an 8-car pile up. When pulling Durden’s vehicle upright, a Seattle police detective saw marijuana and multiple business cards to a marijuana dispensary fall from the vehicle. Continue reading My sister would have been 63 today
Citizens Fight Back Marijuana Industry
by Frank Lee
We had a stupendous victory in blocking the drug gangs in Milpitas in Silicon Valley. Originally Milpitas city council members already approved in October to open up ten marijuana businesses. We managed to convince them to reverse course — they just approved a complete permanent ban on commercialization of marijuana in the city on November 20th.
We appreciate the cooperation and help of allies, churches, local citizens, and media friends. It manifests that we should not be giving up regardless, and that hard work and unity are vital. Citizens should stay alert of the development of lawmaking and public policy formulation.
Continue reading Silicon Valley Fights and Wins Against Pot Industry