Foundation for a Drug-Free World Gives Cold, Hard Facts About “Weed”

Two young Foundation for a Drug-Free World seminar attendees read the "Truth About Marijuana" booklet that FDFW provided to inform the public on the effects of marijuana on the body and mind.

marijuana, while pushed as 'mild,' does stay in the system and the end result, apparently, is brain atrophy.”
— L. Ron Hubbard

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, May 13, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- On May 1st, 2019, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World Florida Chapter held a drug education presentation for youth in its information center in downtown Clearwater. Attendees included 10 to 15 year-olds and their parents. The seminar included general information about the dangers of drugs, with more specific attention on the physical and mental effects of marijuana, or “weed”, as it is commonly called.

“Marijuana is one of the most abused drugs in the world. Some people think that since it is legal in some places, it must be safe.” Said Julieta Santagostino the President of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World Florida Chapter. “But your body doesn’t know a legal drug from an illegal drug. It only knows the effect the drug creates once you have taken it.”

During the presentation each attendee received a copy of the Truth About Marijuana information booklet which includes such facts as Marijuana smoke contains 50% to 70% more cancer-causing substances than tobacco smoke; a single cannabis joint could cause as much damage to the lungs as up to five regular cigarettes smoked one after another. Based on the well-researched facts presented in the Truth About Marijuana booklet, the group discussed the immediate effects of taking marijuana that include rapid heartbeat, disorientation, lack of physical coordination, and the mental effects such as depression, sleepiness panic attacks and anxiety.

Emergency room records from the University of Colorado Hospital show a three-fold increase in marijuana cases since the state first allowed recreational marijuana in January 2014. ER visits for marijuana-caused symptoms include repeated vomiting, racing heart and psychotic episodes.

To get more information or a copy of the Truth About Marijuana information booklet or the documentary DVD on the dangers of drugs, visit the Foundation for a Drug-Free World information center at 41 N. Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755, contact the Foundation at 727-467-6962 or email info.fl@drugfreeworld.org

Foundation for a Drug-Free World:

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a non-profit organization that educates youth and the community on the truth about illicit drugs so they can make the right decision live drug-free. The Church of Scientology is a sponsor of the program making it possible for the Foundation to provide educational materials at no cost to educators, law enforcement and the community. Humanitarian and founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, said, “marijuana, while pushed as 'mild, does stay in the system and the end result, apparently, is brain atrophy."

Stephanie Klimke
Foundation for a Drug-Free World Florida
+1 727-467-6962
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