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Vaping linked to COVID-19 risk in teens and young adults

Data collected in May shows that teenagers and young adults who vape face a much higher risk of COVID-19 than their peers who do not vape, Stanford researchers found.

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Plan For Recreational Pot Sale In Unincorporated Areas Fails

A county supervisor's proposal to allow recreational cannabis products to be sold in unincorporated areas failed to advance Wednesday, after no other board member supported it.

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Supervisor Fletcher attempt to role back pot shop ban during pandemic

On August 5th the San Diego Board of Supervisors will discuss rolling back the pot shop ban in unincorporated San Diego county. Supervisor Fletcher introduced a bill that would do away with the 2017 ban on pot shops in unincorporated. While the county is locked down from the pandemic and people are isolated; increasing use of alcohol and other substances may likely increase, specifically among our youth. This decision to increase access to potent marijuana products during the pandemic is contrary to the public health data that we have compiled. Our 2020 MPI report points to 29 marijuana related hospitalizations a day in the county. Let your voices be heard during the meeting by using the e-comment link below to submit a comment. The agenda item number is 17. https://sdcounty.granicusideas.com/meetings/1395-board-of-supervisors-meeting/agenda_items

What you need to know about CBD

The buzz around CBD is at an all-time high. CBD, or cannabis-based products, are hailed by devotees as natural cure-alls for all sorts of health conditions — everything from chronic pain to anxiety, insomnia, and more. And the number of products you can get your hands on feels like it grows more and more every day. There are CBD beauty products, CBD foods, CBD drinks, CBD pills, and even CBD pet products.

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Marijuana Legalization and Youth Marijuana, Alcohol, and Cigarette Use and Norms

study recently released by the University of Washington finds that marijuana legalization and commercialization may have begun a reversal of previous downward trends in teen marijuana use. The study, which followed 230 teens and young adults, found that young people may be more likely to use marijuana after commercialization, due to normalization as a result of the over-saturation of stores, advertisements, and rapidly rising adult use of the drug.

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