Category Archives: California

I’m Living Proof that Marijuana is a Gateway Drug

by Steve   I am 66 now and nothing to show for what I’ve done in my life because of marijuana. I started smoking it at age 18 while going to college. This was during the Viet Nam War era and our country was  divided. Although I didn’t protest, I fell into the counter culture with a rebellious attitude. I was taking a full load in junior college with aspirations of studying to be an architect. Six weeks after getting drunk for the first time, I smoked my first joint.  It was “on” after that. Marijuana was my gateway drug.

Immediately I became part of this never-ending lifestyle of always doing drugs, and ended up dropping out of college. Continue reading I’m Living Proof that Marijuana is a Gateway Drug

POT KILLS: WHAT’S ON YOUR POT? WHAT’S IN YOUR WATER?

A River in Calaveras County How Safe is it Today?

The Marijuana Environment is Hazardous to Human Health

All creatures great and small are being poisoned by the pesticides and rodenticides in the water they drink, and in the food they eat. This polluted water from the northern California marijuana environment eventually flows to much of the State. The lawless pot industry is nothing less than purveyors of poison.

The recent scientific study “Cultivating Disaster: The Effect of Cannabis Cultivation on the Environment of Calaveras County,” points out that the cultivation of the drug was allowed by the State of California without adequate understanding of the impact on the environment and public health, welfare and safety. The chemicals that flow from the grow sites to the watershed had never been approved for these crops. Continue reading POT KILLS: WHAT’S ON YOUR POT? WHAT’S IN YOUR WATER?

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

Three Letters to the Editor on Marijuana Impaired Driving

Driving under influence of marijuana more deadly

Lawmakers rushed to legalize recreational marijuana. They didn’t think it through. They wanted the tax revenue it would generate.

They know what driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs can do. There are laws on the books for such offenses. But there are no laws on the books for driving under the influence of marijuana, and there is no test, either. Continue reading Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Tests Positive for Toxic Compounds

Buyers, beware! Several studies show that marijuana products contain toxic compounds, chemical contaminants and pesticides.  Medical marijuana providers have skipped federal oversight for many years now, making miraculous claims. California introduced “medical” marijuana in 1996, but the state never learned how to test and regulate it.

San Francisco Magazine wrote an alarming article about the findings of Anresco Labs.  Investigators found 80% of the samples tainted with several categories of toxins in marijuana:

Pesticides and Fungicides pose a special risk in for those taking cannabis extracts, which would include cannabidiol or CBD.   One of these pesticides, Myclobutanil, sold under the brand name Eagle 20,  causes cancer. Continue reading Medical Marijuana Tests Positive for Toxic Compounds