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ah marijuana starting at the age of 14 and battled for the next 5 years, his addiction eventually became psychotic, using very high potency wax. and he jumped off a 6 story building. i guess that was the only way you knew how to entertain. ah, today were at the 2015 honda were here. would all we'd caught us or we'd shin him a big edible and some of the people in colorado, in the early 2, thousands, colorado became head of a test bed for medical. and then later recreational marijuana, you know,
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at the time i wasn't really concerned, i didn't have a strong opinion about it. either way, i didn't know that marijuana had changed so drastically from when we were younger. when johnny turned 18, he was able to very easily get a, a medical card and then he was able to legally purchase, possess, and consume very high th c products that led to the psychosis. you know, he ultimately died as a result of psychosis, brought on by high to see marijuana. and i believe that if you'd never consumed marijuana that he'd still be here today. oh, oh, i am connie boy and i live in denver, colorado. my son was diagnosed his kit to frontier
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a claim on cannabis. 4 years ago. careless and gifted program through elementary and middle school and he was doing great man is introduced to marijuana his sophomore year or the summer over his sophomore year. and he failed every classes, sophomore year, 1st person was an african exchange student li by somebody who was studying in whiskey in wyoming, and came to denver to use marijuana with his france. he was 19, he ate a marijuana edible, and had an psychotic episode. jumped officer off balcony and died. we get started for you or another person, aiden edible, that didn't do anything for him aid. another one ended up killing this off. you know, when, when you use these edibles, did not like smoky, it doesn't affect you immediately. it maybe takes 1520 minutes, and so maybe you've eaten 3 of them. and then all the sudden you get the burst of
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the high. and for many people it's too much to bear. yes. so you're in that canyon confirmation are my distributing kitchen, and we're going to go in and see what everybody's doing as far as packaging. all of our cammie and our compliance packaging, or with so this is where we are putting all of our integrals into the child. proof re close val containers added and i was your head right into our for our key area. we make everything by hand. and about 3 and a half years ago, we started playing with old fashion candy recipes. i also fear about the marijuana edible that when my kids get in school than other kids, my brings them to school and not even realize that they are a marijuana animal. and then after it's my kids or when they go to their friends houses, those parents have them around my kids so well,
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i worry about that. my name is i can fan how may the management physician in colorado springs. i've been practicing here for nearly 27 years now. are you seeing you? i'm currently the president of the american board of pain medicine. so i've learned quite a bit in this journey. i've been speaking publicly nationally and internationally on this issue for over a decade. as i think we are really having a problem with expanding marijuana programs and the impact on the opiate epidemic. it's not helping them. and i think it does become simply another addiction for profit industry, also backs of of youth because they want lifelong customers. so this is really a public health and safety concern from my perspective, show johnny's room. okay. up here with we have this blanket made out of his favorite
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t shirts. was very addicted. he just couldn't stop. he tried to tried so hard. one time he stopped for 4 months and he was back to himself, happy. ready to try again to go to school. it went right back to the dads, bag, crowd pin, and the psychosis started. he couldn't stop. he was so addicted to the marijuana and he knew it hurt him. he knew he just couldn't stop. my name is gregory b, i'm a recovering addict. i'm a member of narcotics anonymous that you have people in treatment for just marijuana and all day long. it's an addition they actually have moved. disorder have developed moved. this was
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a lot of shit going in and you know, to me, when you say, go, your people smoke marijuana now and 5 percent of them are marijuana. ash. if day you eyes, marijuana and julia, people smoke marijuana. now will it be more than 5, you know, it would be 20 percent because a percentage of the people who were smoking before really couldn't get it as easily as it can. now i have worked for over 20 years now in this community as the substance abuse counselor. and i have worked with people, you know, all the way, all the way to a very extreme, like extreme situations with addiction, substance use really hard drug. he was, and that was still at the time when people thought marijuana is not addictive. and i have worked with people who could quit methamphetamine use heroin use,
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crack cocaine. and they could not, with marijuana, like i would say at least 80 percent how at least freidman. i wanna i would say it's a very small fraction of people who have never smoked. we'd never want to right now, living in boulder. kids want to smoke. kids want to get high because it's normalized. everybody does it so i can i and i feel like i mentality is what so scary amounts with leading people to these awful addictions that they don't even realize are addictions. i mean, i can tell you, i was one of those people that i would sob and cry and scream, and yell and slam doors and break things. when i wouldn't get my wheat, i used to, i had my ex boyfriend for a while by me eat. because he was over age and there would be days where he'd be like hey, i couldn't afford the dobs that you wanted. they were too expensive and i would
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just break down in his house sobbing, freaking out. i didn't have dobs. and so it felt like my life was over, and frankly there were times where i was suicidal because i couldn't get my hands on what made me happy. i would say they, it started out with like, oh it's just weed and then it was. oh, it's just trims and then it was oh it's just her and. ready then it was, oh it's just hill it's oh i'm just going to do it once. yeah. and then it's, oh i'm just going to try this. why said that never do it again. it's like, oh, i only use it once a day. oh, i only use it twice a day and everything just seems more and more reasonable. the more that you do it. exactly. and you surround yourself with people who are encouraging you to do it and not to stop. and everything just gets really bad really fast. and i'm worried that's going to happen to more people. and it's interesting because there's such a link and this is kind of where my wheelhouse comes very strong link between canal
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benoit's and opioids. the number one risk factor for adolescent opioid misuse is ever having used marijuana lifetime use of marijuana and the number one predictor of opioid use disorder and an adult is ever having used marijuana before the age of 18. so the link between cannabis and opiates is very strong. the national survey drug use in health, heroin users don't start with hair when they usually start with booze and pot gateway drug and people will argue with me. but i cannot see the data this proves me wrong. most of the data shows that there is a relationship between progression of what was considered a benign substance, like alcor, or marijuana to harder drugs. so here's a graphic. this is from the color to department, public health and environment data, and the graphic on drug overdoses over time. so you can see that since legalization and prescription opioid deaths have gone up,
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methamphetamine is gone. now cocaine is going up and, and sentinel, and then this is the provisional 2020 data look what happened to the prescription opioid they went through the roof. that know has gone through the roof just in one year. fentanyl overdoses went up over a 115 percent in colorado. cocaine is going up, methamphetamine is going up and if you could look at the data compared to 2014, when we legalize all of these services, people are dying in colorado. have gone up over 100 percent fet, know 700 percent in particular. so i work in the emergency department. this is the 3rd. this is the emergency department in the state of colorado. and we see at least every day we see marijuana cases. so if i work every single day, i work, i see at least one or 2 problems that medical problem is directly related canada.
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we see it every single day and most, assigning people do not come on their own. they're usually either in an ambulance or lisa bringing them here. sometimes family members get them here. i've done emergency medicine for over 25 years and just sometimes is the most q trees mentation of psychosis. where people are screaming, feeling they have no idea where they're at, and they're very combative and very agitated. people tend to be completely out of it. they need a lot of medications for data, and they need a prolonged observation. emergency department, we're seeing more and more of these cases. and sadly, the youngest person that i saw was 12 that came with a cute psychosis. so we're seeing a lot of it and younger kids, the number of people using marijuana almost every day has increased by a factor of 7 in the united states and 1992. and the number of people using marijuana almost every day as increased 57 percent since 2007. so
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this isn't about the guy wanting to smoke a joint and adult wanting to some hot now and then not at all. this is about heavy use. young people using almost every day. this is the crux of the problem and legalization makes it worse because legalization is commercialization. it's math promotion. a way that we're in denver right now, which is the capital of our state. as far as money rally. and basically everybody comes together, folks cannabis, our state is very about cannabis and you know, and you can't get out of it. and it started with something so innocent. i was wanting to socialize like when i 1st started using marijuana. it was because i wanted to connect with my friends, which is a beautiful thing, and not too high. we teach how to connect with people without having to use substances. but you know, it wasn't until i was 20 years old that i was taught, hey, you actually don't need substances to connect with people, giving people education around it because we're taught in high school and in middle
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school, hey, drugs are bad. marijuana don't do it to gateway drugs. we've had a lot like i remember laughing and middle school being like, who the hell are these people, you know? and then when i started to go on my own journey, i was like, wow, yes, marijuana is a gateway drug and really realizing how powerful and how, how much it took over me. so yeah, education is key and not normalizing it anymore because there's nothing normal about it. mm. ah. was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 when the doctors told me the cancer was incurable . i knew i had to make a change. so i decided to travel to one of the most toxic places in america, florida. one of florida is biggest industries and best kept secrets, is fostering one and the biggest player is $85000000000.00 industry. is mosaic,
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and i there are reports of millions of gallons of contaminated water now a little wing into the florida aqua 1st name for all there's a chronic. oh, you mean i don't want to hear that word poets thing, but that's what it is. i'm in 2013 my uncle, our family dog, my brother, who was 21 years old, myself and my father were all guy raw problem. did they brought a 100. wow. yeah. hold on. and they could play. right. yeah, yeah. maybe they'll actually learn that our help is more important than with you know, your brain is developing up until about 25 or,
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or 30 even. and what that means is your brain is essentially under construction. anything that affects that brain has the ability to affect it for the rest of this life, much more than when you're an adult. it's why if your child or you learn a 2nd language, you actually learn it easier than if you're an adult. your brain is a sponge, it's taking everything is that your site is the issue of addiction. and so any drug that comes in contact with you come into contact with affects your brain is one that has the ability to stay with you for a very long time. and for marijuana, it's certainly the case because it affects the parts of the brain that are responsible for all kinds of things, including learning, concentration, coordination. i think something that's really important about talking about marijuana is how it stabilizes you're able to, the ability to regulate your emotions. it's really interesting. the endo, can a benoit system. actually the more you use marijuana,
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the more that you can't regulate. like now you can't regulate your emotions. the problem is we have such a high suicide rate and such high rate of depression among team and young adults. and i think that kind of gets left out of the conversations about drug use sometimes is that it's a way to do all the pain. but it also starts this vicious cycle where you're using weed to dull the pain that you have. and it also creates this instability in your system and then you keep going and going and going. and i've seen a lot of people fall down that route and i almost did myself. and it's really challenging to come out of it, especially here. i just wanted all have you right on inside. okay. in the presence of marijuana in all age groups, that complete suicide has risen every single years. complete or vision. we have an increase in their wonder related driving fatalities. we have increased utilization
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of an already stressed health care system. the latest data that i read, that for every dollar generated in colorado, it cost $450.00 to regulate. i'm not sure that for the is what i think is the right number. i think it's less than that, but it's certainly not a money maker. it's just like any other substance of addiction. it's a money loser. and it's the societal costs are going to far outstrip any type of money as put in the pockets of the states. when you talk about finances for canada, and the communities are promised all kinds of tax revenue, but what they don't understand and what they don't see in the background. and this is why i try to share with the politicians is that you're not seeing the costs that are associated with it to the community. the costs are super high when you talk about the number of emergency room visit. so if we take just one problem that we see with candidates and that's hyper emphasis related to can't really do or c h s, these people are young typically in their twenties, thirties,
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and offer that was repetitive or sticklett rom. and that is often profound and pretty severe, and we actually the sound they make while they're vomiting we terms vomiting. it's a combination of scream and vomiting. and so if this person comes the emergency room and these people will come frequently, they get c t scans, they get blood work. ivy's medications, nursing time, not counting imaging, scanning or hospitalization. if we just say the cost for e v visit medications, nursing that kind of stuff is about $5000.00 to $6000.00 a day or a visit. so we say in our emergency department, i would hazard that we're saying at least one a day. if not more, so we say one visit once a day for carp ramesses' at the cost of about $5000.00. the total cost. and that's our e. our cost is about $1800000.00, and that's just one visit one day one e r. and there's 25 years in colorado. you know,
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one of the big hopes with legalization was that the black market would disappear. and that's still the big promise of the cannabis industry that they would help the black market to disappear. but what we're seeing is that because an 18 year old high school student can get a met card easily at and can then can buy as much cannabis high th, the product as they want. we see a huge black market from kids. and unfortunately, because any drug use is illegal for kids, including marijuana, including alcohol, any young person that is involved in drug use in my experience is often also involved in the distribution. which of course puts kid at high risk or legal involvement and things like that. so we see that that, that is, has created a huge black market. a said, well,
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i could probably have somebody do right here. right now. like that's how easy it is . and it's ridiculous. it's ridiculous. they're actually a lot of bugs in the colorado area and everyone. i don't know, a lot of people just want to make their money and they're selling weed and marijuana in order to do that. and that's why it's so easy nowadays because it's such a simple way to make money and it's ridiculous way to make a lot of profit. all right, so it's interesting, the neighborhood like this. when you have a grow house and the plants and flower, you can smell as you're riding your bike or your horse by the house, you can smell. and this house was a known cuban cartel, gro house twice that we know of at least. and it is a group that was known to be heavily armed. it's been bought by a reseller and fixed up, but it still has that memory of this. as your neighbor smelled like pot
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continuously, it was really run down the whole living room. the top floor there were, the windows are, were nothing but big air conditioning units. and this house, the cartel, or the people who are running it, dug under this driveway and live tapped into the junction box there. so they were stealing energy and they also did the same thing in the back with the water. so they were stealing water. the other thing, a lot of times what will happen is you'll have these grow houses in neighborhoods like this. and they are being run by people who are being human traffic. so they'll take a family here to tend, the plants tend the crops and it looks gives the appearance of a family live inherent. it's a lot of times people be in traffic. the black markets not gone, the black market is alive and well, and there is no, i mean you can have home growth, but there's no plant police. no one comes around and checks how many plants you have unless it becomes an issue. so we see that and where you're going to have your legal growth right here in these neighborhood. and so when the industry said you
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were going to make these and all this illegal or black markets stuff will go away, the black market stuff is alive and well here in colorado, and it may be your neighbor like it was mine. so i think one of the things that a lot of people don't know about marijuana is that the way it work is that th c is a copy of a nerd transmitter. we all have naturally in the brain. it's called an under my eye, and it's actually one of our main calming neurotransmitters. so it helps us deal with stress and helps us calm down. so like kind of like a natural chill, our nerve trends. now the reason most people don't know about it is because the cannabis industry is not using the terms. amanda, they are using the term, endo kind of annoying, really to create the impression that we have the copy of the candidates. right?
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and so then the rationale is, oh, you have cannot benoit receptors. so obviously you have receptors for ken benoit. so you should probably cannabis is a big cut misconception because it's not that we have a copy of cannabis. it's that can of this is a copy of a new transmitter that we all have. but of course, because we all have it, you cannot make money. right? and so that's why nobody is teaching people about it. nobody's teaching people how you have the natural or trying to the inside of you. you don't need to buy the coffee, you know, learn about the natural nerve transmitter and how to make more of it, how to release it, and how to feel good on your own supply, the body releases these chemicals, right? and then what happens next? what happens next to these chemicals? what tricity, what it starts out with electricity. it goes into the horseshoe. it goes into the
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receptor. that's right. and then the, and that causes another electrical impulse. and dad is what you feel as a chill, loud feeling. right? ok, watch it, watch it. you put your back to the other person and then you start pushing and you try to be the winner. okay. you try to push the other person from ha, ha. as you can go to the who is i don't know why i didn't get it. and then take a moment, sit down and sit down and close your eyes and feel the amanda might kicking in care. check your body and
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feel your chill out nerve transmitter kicking in. that is the function of amanda my. that after you exhaust yourself, after you exert yourself physically, you fear of a chill out nerve transferred or kicking in. can you feel that and now check for a 2nd, can you feel the similarity to th see? can you feel that this is actually what people are looking for? right. i think people should remember that this is about money. it's about getting rich. it's about starting the next tobacco industry is about starting a special interest lobbying group. you know, when i was working in washington dc, there were this teen lobbyists for every member of congress from the alcohol and tobacco industry's. so you can imagine with marijuana, what that's going to look like this is about a small number of people getting very rich. and i think frankly, the rest of the world is looking at america and, you know, saying oh,
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you want to try and legalize marijuana and make your population less smart and less competitive. go for it because it's going to help other countries, since legalization the industry has created products that were not available before . you know, so th, the potency before legalization was under 10 percent. and now we don't know what a product does in a teenage brain or even in, in, in an adult brain that has 60708090 percent. which seat we have absolutely no research on that. so in the netherlands, for example, anything that has above 15 percent t h d is considered a hard drug and it's getting prosecuted like a hard drive. it's not the same marijuana. when i was a kid, a very low percentage of th c. now it's over 90 percent with the shatters and waxes debs that they're using, it's very toxic. it's very dangerous. we founded johnny's ambassadors,
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6 months after he died, we $2200.00 ambassadors so far. we are hoping to start a large movement of ambassadors all over the u. s. and the world to really raise awareness and to speak our truth about the harm to our youth from the new products m to loudly to demand change. and to get guard, we'll put in place for our youth and legislation that protects them until their brains are formed. and we have to call on fellow citizens and voters to put the changes in place that prevents because we will lose many generations of young children with mental issues that coast with bipolar delusion. paranoid, there are so many illnesses that result from the and they will never be the same. and it can happen to anyone, any child ah,
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and we don't want any parent to have to put up what the hell that we are going through. we don't want anyone to follow johnny's past me. ah, i wish ah, one of the worst ever mass shootings in america was in las vegas in 2017. the tragedy exposed to little live the real las vegas. where many say elected officials are controlled by casino, knows the dank is shooting,
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