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Effect of Marijuana Legalization on Risky Behavior

American College of Pediatricians – February 2017 ABSTRACT:  Medical marijuana is now legal in 29 of the 50 United States. Recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado in 2013.Various reports have revealed the short and midterm effects of this legalization process on teens and young adults. The significant detrimental effects of marijuana on teenage mental health […]

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Children Need Candidates to Support their Best Interests

American College of Pediatricians – September 2016 The American College of Pediatricians (College) is concerned that Presidential and other political candidates often ignore the health and well-being of children. While it is not unusual for politicians to “kiss babies” during the campaign and then “kiss them off” after the election, it is worrisome when some […]

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Gender Dysphoria in Children: summary points

The American College of Pediatricians urges health professionals, educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex as normal and healthful. Facts – not ideology – determine reality. All references are found within the text of the full statement. 1. Gender […]

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