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Program raises awareness of problem gambling
Prevention Network joins forces with the New York Council on Problem Gambling
By Cheryl Thomas-Prevention Network Parent Outreach-Problem Gambling Initiative
Prevention Network has again received funding from the New York Council on Problem Gambling for 2014 to increase the number of parents who are committed to talking to their children about the dangers associated with underage gambling.
2014 marks the third year that Prevention Network has joined forces with the NY Council on Problem Gambling to reach out to parents. This year, the project’s focus is getting parents to talk to their children about problem gambling. The 2014 project includes the launch of a new video titled “Go Away Monster” that portrays the effects of problem gambling on families. The video and accompanying toolkit can both be found for FREE at DontBetYet.com.
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THE DAMAGE THAT “MEDICAL” MARIJUANA CAUSES
1.Medi-pot is not limited to only certain designated disability conditions.
The use of smoked or eaten crude marijuana in “medical” marijuana states is not limited to those with designated disability conditions. Proponents of “medical” marijuana even admit that it has become a bad joke. A recent study in 2007 examining California’s average “medical” marijuana patients found that the average “patient” was a 32-year-old white male with a history of drug and alcohol abuse and no history of a life-threatening disease. Additionally, in Colorado, only 2% of users reported cancer, and less than 1% reported HIV/AIDS as their reason for cannabis. In Colorado, the average age of cardholders is 41 and 68% are male.