|May 2019

Cannabis (Marijuana) is the most widely used illicit substance in the United States ( Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, 2003 ). Its use is increasing among college students, in most student subgroups, and across students enrolled in all types of colleges ( Gledhill-Hoyt, Lee, Strote, & Wechsler, 2000 ). This escalation in use appears to be related to a heightened use of cannabis among younger adolescents as well as increased experimentation and movement toward regular use of the drug after age 18 ( Gledhill-Hoyt et al. 2000 ). More than 50% of adolescents residing in the United States experiment with cannabis and, of those who try the drug more than once, a third eventually escalate to regular use ( Gruber & Pope, 2002 ). For heavier users, symptoms of withdrawal can develop, making it increasingly difficult to quit ( Budney, Novy, & Hughes, 1999 Budney, Moore, Vandrey, & Hughes, 2003 ). Moreover, cannabis use is associated with a number of social, emotional, health, and legal consequences ( Degenhardt & Hall, 2006 Dennis et al., 2002 Gruber & Pope, 2002 Hubbard, Franco, & Onaivi, 1999 Khalsa, Genser, Francis, & Martin, 2002 McArdle, 2006 Office of National Drug Control Policy, 2004 ) and may even serve as a “gateway” to using and abusing other illicit drugs ( Fergusson & Horwood, 2000 Fergusson, Horwood, & Swain-Campbell, 2002 Kandel, 2003 Lynskey, Heath, Bucholz, Slutske, Madden, Nelson, Statham, & Martin, 2003 ).
There are a lot of companies that provide blockchain and cryptocurrency-based services to  legal  weed companies. DopeCoin, on the other hand, is happy to work with any sort of weed business, legal or otherwise .
Marijuana Cryptocurrency
The cannabis industry has turned an obstacle into an opportunity. Cannabis businesses often cannot qualify for bank accounts or process credit card transactions. So instead of paying suppliers and processing transactions entirely in cash, cannabis businesses are using weed cryptocurrency.

Keep in mind that cannabis cryptocurrencies solve the biggest problem facing the cannabis industry: the inability to access banking and credit card processing. Instead of transporting armored cars worth of cash, cannabis businesses can process transactions and even open a bank account, thanks to weed cryptocurrency.
And we don’t just mean  bitcoin . These cannabis cryptocurrencies built on  blockchain  are changing future of the weed industry, legal and otherwise .
Will Marijuana Make Me a Better Parent?
Just when you think you have heard it all, there are more and more articles being published almost promoting using marijuana to make you a better parent. These are some excerpts from one article:

Another mother, Nicci, told CPG, "When I start getting frustrated or overwhelmed I smoke pot as a reset button. When I get upset and snappy, we both need a break. She does her thing while I step away and smoke." This parental timeout allows her to be a "more present parent," she added.

I'm calmer and more engaged when I've consumed. Do I need to be lit all the time, maybe not. Does it help? Hell yeah it does! As long as it doesn't take away from necessary time with the kiddos, I say, light it up. The kids get a happier parent!"

Two recent articles published by The Washington Post are entitled,
"I used to judge parents who used weed. Then I tried it." and "I smoked weed with my son. We're closer now."

News flash: Parenting IS stressful. Life is stressful. However, learning to handle stress without a psychoactive drug is much healthier than lighting up. Check out this article for 50 Proven Stress Reducers
Marijuana Use and Pregnancy
Fast Facts

  • Using marijuana during pregnancy may impact your baby’s development.
  • About 1 in 20 women in the United States reports using marijuana while pregnant.

  • The chemicals in any form of marijuana may be bad for your baby – this includes eating or drinking, creams or lotions applied to skin, smoking, vaping and dabbing.

  • Some research shows marijuana use during pregnancy may make it hard for your child to pay attention or to learn; these issues may only become noticeable as your child grows older.

  • Chemicals from marijuana can be passed to your baby through breast milk. THC is stored in fat and is slowly released over time, meaning your baby could still be exposed even after you stop using marijuana.

  • If you’re using marijuana and are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, talk to your doctor.

Upcoming Events
The Don'ts and Don'ts of Marijuana Edibles
Join us on May 16th from 10am-11am as we participate in this valuable webinar from the BADC conference room. Marijuana edibles are extremely dangerous to our children. Packaging makes it almost impossible for children to determine which product contains THC and which doesn't.

May 2: Bulloch Alcohol & Drug Council; 8:30a; BADC

May 11: Prime for Life; 9-5; BADC

May 14: Bulloch Commission on Human Svcs; 12p; BOE Board Room

May 16: Bulloch DFC/ASAPP Mtg; 9:30am; BADC

May 16: The Don'ts and Don'ts of Marijuana Edibles; 10-11; BADC

May 18: TiPS Training; 8am; BADC
Charlotte Spell | Bulloch DFC | 912-764-6405 | charlottes@nctv.com | www.bullochadc.org