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Marijuana and the developing brain

Friday 1st March 2019
By Kirsten Weir @ apa.org

More states are legalizing marijuana, but concerns remain about its long-term effects on the adolescent brain. Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States — but the term "illicit" may…

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If the drug treatment sector is part of the problem, who will provide the solution?

Saturday 12th January 2019
Danny Edwards @ Leap UK

Danny is a Substance Misuse Worker and a member of LEAP UK. Since the time of the 2008 financial crash and the government's austerity agenda, substance misuse treatment provision has been diverted from the National Health Service (NHS) into the charitable and third sector (effectively privatising substance misuse services). Transferring substance misuse into the remit of…

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What is County Lines?

Saturday 5th January 2019
Childrens Society

How many young people are affected by 'county lines'? No one really knows how many young people across the country are being forced to take part, but The Children's Commissioner estimates there are at least 46,000 children in England who are…

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Medical cannabis products available on prescription

Thursday 1st November 2018
BBC News

Medicinal cannabis products can now be legally prescribed to some patients across the UK for the first time. The treatments can be prescribed only by specialist doctors in a limited number of circumstances where other medicines have failed. The decision to relax the rules on the treatments followed an outcry over two…

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Medical cannabis (and cannabis oils)

Thursday 1st November 2018
NHS

"Medical cannabis" is a broad term for any sort of cannabis-based medicine used to relieve symptoms. Many cannabis-based products are available to buy online, but their quality and content is not known. They may…

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Cannabis 'more harmful than alcohol' for teen brains

Wednesday 3rd October 2018
BBC News

Teenagers using cannabis are causing long-lasting damage to their developing brains, a Canadian study suggests. It found the impact on thinking skills, memory and behaviour was worse than that of teenage drinking. The researchers,…

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Cannabis 'easier for kids to buy than alcohol', report claims

Wednesday 12th September 2018
By Paul Kelso, health correspondent - Sky News Article

Young people find it easier to buy cannabis than alcohol, a new report suggests. The Children's Report, compiled by drugs policy think tank Volte Face, revealed that 44% of young cannabis users said it was "very easy" to buy, as opposed to 22% who said the same about drink. According to new…

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Donations

Friday 31st August 2018
Louise @ Faces

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Young people 'see cannabis as safer than alcohol'

Tuesday 19th June 2018
By Katherine Sellgren - BBC News family and education reporter

"For me, having cannabis in the evening is the equivalent of having a glass of wine on a Friday night. "People of my generation see cannabis as safer than drinking and safer than smoking," says Faye, 22. "The health risks [of drinking and smoking] have…

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Harmful Chemicals Abound in Cigarettes and Cigarette Smoke

Wednesday 6th June 2018
Terry Martin @ www.verywellmind.com

If you are a smoker, you may try not to think about the chemicals in cigarettes. Poisons, toxic metals, and carcinogens…

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Our Organisation Set Up

Tuesday 9th January 2018
Faces

Organisation Structure Faces Training Support Ltd FIGHT ADDICTION of CANNABIS through EDUCATION and SUPPORT Trading Name(s) - 'Faces Cannabis Education' or 'Faces' Company Registration - Incorporated January 29th 2018 - 11175797 VAT Number - 891 203140 www.facessupport.org.uk Email - info@facessupport.org.uk Faces Training will pay 10% of…

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Healthy body

Tuesday 31st October 2017
NHS

Cannabis: the facts Cannabis (also known as marijuana, weed, pot, dope or grass) is the most widely used illegal drug in the UK. The effects of cannabis vary from person to person: you may feel chilled out, relaxed and happy some people get the giggles or become more talkative hunger pangs ("the munchies") are common colours may look more intense and music may…

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