America is on the brink of the abyss, threatened by a domestic disease that kills, destroys and inflicts more social and economic harm on America than all acts of terror or war in modern history. Drugs! 120 Americans die every day just of overdose. That is more every 8 weeks than all Americans lost in Afghanistan and Iraq in 14 years, and tragically, overdose is only about 1/4th the total of all drug related deaths. None of the victims died overdosing on marijuana, but almost all started their drug journey with pot. If you want to curb the epidemic of heroin and other drugs that kill by overdose, you must prevent the onset of marijuana (and alcohol) use, which normally starts at age 12 or 13. But overdose isn’t the only cause of death, nor the only adverse outcome of marijuana.
First of all the potency of today’s marijuana is off the chart. In the 60s and 70s, the THC (psychoactive ingredient) was ½ to 2%. Today, marijuana averages about 15%. In smoked form it has been measured as high as 38% THC, and as BTO (Marijuana Honey Oil) as high as 90%. The British, reacting to the surge in psychotic episodes leading to violence, mass murders, suicides and traffic fatalities, named pot with 15% THC or better as Skunk, because of its rank odor and harmful effects on the human brain.
A longitudinal study in New Zealand, tracking marijuana users from adolescence to age 38, showed a drop in IQ of 8 points. Numerous studies have shown marijuana can cause structural, irreversible brain damage before the brain is fully developed at roughly age 25, especially during adolescence. America has already declined to 24th in the world academically, with a 1/3rd dropout rate. Skunk diminishes the capacity of young people to learn, remember what they have learned, produce at their full potential or lead a long, healthy and productive life. America cannot retain a position of leadership and competitiveness in this dangerous, global society if 1/4th to 1/3rd of our people are stoned or mentally incompetent, dependent on the government for their livelihood … and that is the direction we are headed.
We announce the creation of our campaign, www.stoppot2016.com, where we will bring you factual information on the harms of Skunk, information you won’t hear from the press. We are closely aligned with Parents Opposed To Pot, poppot.org, and Californians Against Legalizing Marijuana, www.CALMca.org, both good resources as well. If you are already part of the 7 to 9% of Americans who smoke pot, or sell it for money or power, we are aware that having a rational discussion on the issue is almost impossible. If you are part of the 91 to 93% who don’t indulge and are tired of paying the price for those who do, you are encouraged to follow us and help fight this battle to save our youth. If we continue to allow them to self-destruct, they have no future … nor do we as a nation.