Navigation Links
Novus Medical Detox Center Opposes Marijuana Legalization at Press Conference; Maintains Drug’s Harm to Adolescents and Communities
Date:7/16/2014

New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) July 16, 2014

Twenty-one states in America have already passed legislation legalizing marijuana, and 15 states have pending legislation, Florida included. (1) Opposers of Florida’s Amendment 2, a piece of legislation that would legalize the use of medical marijuana, have recently become very active in voicing their dissent. On June 10th, a press conference was held which served to educate Floridians on the dangers of marijuana and how the passing of Amendment 2 would negatively impact Florida’s communities. Members of the Don’t Let Florida Go to Pot coalition spoke about these effects, as well as trained drug recovery specialists of Novus Medical Detox Center, which is one of the only Florida-based detox centers serving high-dosage drug abuse patients.

“As someone who has seen the effects that can come from substance abuse and understands the addictive qualities of marijuana, Amendment 2 creates a system that will ultimately lead to drug abuse,” said Novus Executive Director Kent Runyon. “There are proven alternatives to smoked marijuana that effectively deliver THC or CBD to people who truly can benefit from it, while eliminating access to the individuals who are attempting to use it for a high.”

Runyon maintained that marijuana potency has almost tripled over the past two decades, which raises serious concerns for public health. These concerns are particularly applicable to adolescents, for whom long-term use of marijuana may be linked with a lower IQ later in life. (1) Studies have shown that other harmful effects of marijuana on adolescents include the increased risk of psychosis and schizophrenia, a higher chance of engaging in delinquent and dangerous activities, and greater welfare dependence and unemployment, as well as lower relationship and life satisfaction. (2)

Amendment 2 would allow for unrestricted access of marijuana to adolescents, because a physician’s prescription would not be required for a patient to obtain medical marijuana; nor is there an age clause. The patient would only need a physician’s certification, which can be used at storefront dispensaries.

Runyon advises those who are dependent on any abusive substance(s) to seek out safe, medically-supervised detox programs, and to use those with integrated medicine that allows the detox process to be as comfortable as possible.

For more information on Novus Medical Detox’s addiction and detox programs, visit http://www.NovusDetox.com.

About Novus Medical Detox Center:

Novus Medical Detox Center offers safe, effective alcohol and drug treatment programs in a home-like residential setting. Located on 3.25 tree-lined acres in New Port Richey, Fla., Novus is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families as an inpatient medical detox facility. Novus is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medication, drugs or alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient, incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishment—putting the dignity and humanity back into drug detoxification. Patients have 24/7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock nursing care and access to a withdrawal specialist, and enjoy comfortable private or shared rooms with a telephone, cable television, and high-speed Internet access. For more information, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

1.    “The Issue.” Dont Let Florida Go To Pot. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 June 2014.

2.    “Learn About Marijuana: Factsheets: Marijuana and Adolescents.” Learn About Marijuana: Factsheets: Marijuana and Adolescents. University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, n.d. Web. 24 June 2014.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12020121.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Novus Medical Detox Comments on Possible Uprising of Deadly Narcotic, Calls for Public Education
2. Prescription Drug Addiction Rises Among Elderly—Novus Medical Detox Calls for Rx Drug Education
3. Novus Medical Detox Comments on Proposed California Bill—Drug Users Need Treatment Instead of Prison Sentences
4. Novus Detox Says Pill Mill Legislation Leaves Unpredicted Fatal Consequence for Communities
5. Novus Medical Detox Institutes Electronic Health Records Software
6. Prescription Drug Deaths Rise Among Women—Novus Detox Calls for Action
7. Novus Medical Detox Predicts Taxpayer-Paid Drug Abuse Amid Medicare Fraud, Urges Federal Regulations
8. Medical Guardian Launches New Product Line With Fall Detection Technology
9. First Choice Emergency Room Announces Dr. Stephen Paulson as Medical Director of New San Antonio, Texas Facility
10. Identifying newly diagnosed HIV-infected people using electronic medical records
11. The American College of Chest Physicians to host SimGHOSTS Medical Simulation Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over ... Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has dedicated his ... implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The procedure is ... to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use to help ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent ... most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are ... many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son ... lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t ... would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience ... Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 26, 2016 Story Highlights: ... models within the health care industry is causing providers ... , Deloitte offers a suite of solutions for ... impacting efficient cost optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue cycle ... facilitate better outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016   Bay Area Lyme Foundation , ... Center for Tick Borne Illness , Harvard Medical ... Hacking Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, and the ... five finalists of Lyme Innovation , the ... 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... develops, markets and sells medical devices and wearable sleep ... a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management ... on June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new Internet ... agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: