News Segment Highlights Dangerous Drugs Made From Hemp

WPRI News in Rhode Island recently ran a special report on psychoactive drugs made from hemp and hemp products.

Hemp is another name for cannabis plants that are supposed to be low in THC, the main psychoactive compound found in marijuana.

However, companies have exploited a loophole in federal law to manufacture and sell psychoactive drugs like THC made from hemp and hemp products like CBD.

Nationwide, marijuana products like these — including gummies, candies, and other edibles containing THC — are sending kids to the emergency room.

Earlier this year the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 629 of 2023 by Sen. Tyler Dees (R – Siloam Springs) and Rep. Jimmy Gazaway (R – Paragould). This good law prevents Delta-8 THC and other THC varieties from being manufactured and sold via industrial hemp — or cannabis — in Arkansas.

However, a group of companies that profit from Delta-8 THC are suing to block Act 629 in federal court.

You can learn more about these dangerous drugs by watching the full WPRI News segment below.

Chinese Investors with ‘Suitcases Full of Cash’ Buying US Farmland to Grow Black Market Weed: CBN News

CBN News Reports how marijuana legalization in Oklahoma has emboldened cartels and Chinese investors who want to grow illicit marijuana:

It’s no secret that Oklahoma’s farmland is changing hands rapidly, and not for the traditional crops of wheat, corn, or cotton. Since the legalization of medical marijuana in the state 8 years ago, Oklahoma’s farmland has become a hot commodity for those looking to grow cannabis, with a significant number of these buyers being foreign investors, primarily from China.

Oklahoma, once celebrated for its picturesque landscapes and fertile fields, has sustained generations of farmers with income and provided Americans with essential food.

However, the Oklahoma fields of green are now a sought-after real estate commodity, generating interest from around the world.

Study Finds Heavy Marijuana Users Face 60% Higher Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

New research out of Canada shows heavy marijuana users face a 60% higher risk of first-time heart attack, stroke, or other major cardiovascular problem.

The study published last week in the journal Addiction used five Canadian health databases to build a group of nearly 60,000 participants — half of whom suffered from cannabis use disorder, and half of whom did not.

The study found people with cannabis use disorder — even people with few other health complications — faced significantly higher risks of suffering a first-time stroke, heart attack, or other major cardiovascular event.

The study adds to a growing body of research about the dangers of marijuana.

Marijuana use is scientifically linked to heart diseases, according to the American Heart Association.

A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found adults under age 45 who frequently use marijuana are roughly twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack as adults who do not use marijuana.

Smoking marijuana on a regular basis is associated with chronic cough and phlegm productionThe American Lung Association writes simply that, “Smoking marijuana clearly damages the human lung.”

An NIH study published this year found young men who use marijuana heavily are at an increased risk of developing schizophrenia.

The list goes on and one.

All of this underscores what we have said for years: Marijuana may be many things, but “harmless” simply is not one of them.

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