SHOULD YOU VOTE NO TO RETAIL MARIJUANA SHOPS IN YOUR TOWN THIS YEAR?

Regarding allowing marijuana shops in your neighborhood, town or city (Ballot question number 6 in Burlington) … Do you know that allowing the retail sale of marijuana increases rates of addiction in teens, increases ER visits and increases the incidence and severity of psychosis/mental illness?

Did you know that the more marijuana shops in your neighborhood, the more high potency pot and edible use by your teens? (Borodovsky) (1) and

The more high potency [cannabis/THC] used by youth the more cannabis addiction results? (Bidwell)(2)

And when head…


Community member’s response to public television station video discussing Vermont’s Cannabis Shop Ballot question:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKxGFD13l5o

“Dumont’s legal explanation that “it is too soon” to consider pot shops makes clear that once in those retailers etc are in they are there to stay forever. Science on harm is clear and is only getting stronger and it may not take long for community & health harms to become more widely known. This law works to favor the cannabis interests over community interests. So at least WAIT until the cannabis laws better protect communities. …


VERMONT PHYSICIANS JOIN DOCTORS INTERNATIONALLY WHO WARN: “CANNABIS CAN CAUSE OR WORSEN MENTAL ILLNESS IN ADULTS AND TEENS”

It is our position, based on the review of the scientific evidence and data from states which have legalized, that the net effect of commercial cannabis sales on Americans’ health will be negative. We further note that this additional negative impact would come at a very vulnerable time for the nation, given the already strained resources for health care and substance abuse treatment services. …


Marijuana sales in your community — no need to rush..

-an important legal analysis with new important information for you, your neighbors and your community leaders..

Your community is going to vote soon on whether or not to allow retail marijuana sales. A new state law allows this — but you may not know that under that new state law, once a community votes “yes” and a marijuana retailer sets up shop. that retailer can continue to sell marijuana in your community forever. If the community finds out this was a bad decision, because of the public health effects or…


Physicians, Families & Friends, Education Fund is a 501c4, a physician-led group of concerned medical professionals seeking to educate on the science of cannabis, including the public health risks and harms of the drug.

We also educate on healthy communities and the science of effective prevention.

We recently helped organize and lead a 10 member Vermont team to Iceland to learn about their effective science based prevention program. We have organized and presented several Vermont town hall discussions with invited respected local and out of state medical doctors, University of Vermont psychiatrists, pain medicine specialists, prevention and addiction professionals. We…

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