Posts tagged: marijuana

A Spring 2019 Legislative Update {Part 1} (Illinois Family Spotlight #150)

Illinois State Rep Darren Bailey joined David Smith to discuss the legislature’s recent regressive accomplishments, if you can call them that, Rep Bailey’s personal conviction to run for office, and a very special event hosted by the “eastern block” conservatives coming up in late July.

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Illinois’ Recent Regressive Actions (Illinois Family Spotlight #149)

This episode of spotlight is a recap of the last two weeks of the Illinois General Assembly where both chambers approved radical abortion expansion, recreational marijuana, and sports gambling and more casinos and slot machine access throughout the state. This exchange occurred on Stephanie Trussell’s weekly show on WLS with IFI’s David Smith as featured guest.

Important action alert: please contact your local authorities with polite requests to opt-out of recreational marijuana in your community.

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“It Really Comes Down to A Money Issue” (Illinois Family Spotlight #145)

This edition of spotlight features comments from Jeanne Ives, a former Illinois state representative and gubernatorial candidate.

Ives discusses the potential negative fiscal impact of legalizing marijuana, Illinois economic potential and incompetence.

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Why Do We Even Consider Legalizing a City-Destroying Drug? (Illinois Family Spotlight #141)

On this edition of Spotlight, a few good men from Pacific Garden Mission testified against marijuana legalization at a community leader breakfast in March. Pastor Phil Kwiatkowski, the president of PGM laid out the case against commercialization from his perspective, then PGM counselors Ron Childers and Theodore Jones round out the second half of the podcast with the story of their personal bondage and subsequent emancipation from this destructive drug.

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SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Randall Explains THC and CBD

Written by Benjamin Smith

In this week’s Spotlight podcast – maybe we should call it a potcast – Dr. Karen Randall returns to share her knowledge and experience with legal, high-potency marijuana, not only in her role as an ER physician, but also as a tax-paying resident of Colorado.

Dr. Randall explains the difference between the major compounds, THC and CBD, found in the marijuana plant and addresses how genetic modification affects compound levels. Monte, Dave, and Dr.… Continue Reading

“Hiding Amongst the Sheep” (Illinois Family Spotlight #136)

Monte and Dave welcome Dr. Karen Randall, a ER pediatrician in Colorado back to the podcast to address marijuana legalization in Illinois. Specifically, the spike of marijuana related issues in her emergency department, cannabis science, the growth of the Colorado black market for pot, qualifications dispensary operators may (or may not) have, the public reaction when confronted by the facts, and a public invitation to come and witness the ill-effects on the states where marijuana is legal.… Continue Reading

It’s Time to Designate the Mexican Cartels as Terrorist Organizations

Written by Daniel Horowitz

Imagine for a moment that groups of Islamic terrorists set up shop at our border, killed tens of thousands of Mexicans, mutilated bodies, controlled a flow of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants every year over our border, and flooded our country with drugs and gangs. These organizations, in our “hypothetical,” operate in over 40 countries, are flush with weapons, money, and military-style tactics, control operations inside our country, and bring in drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil that are essentially chemical weapons.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: A Marijuana State of Mind

Written by Benjamin Smith

Jo McGuire once again joins Monte Larrick and David Smith for a conversation on the extensive topic of commercial marijuana and the ongoing ramifications of legalized pot in Colorado. Ms. McGuire is the chairman of the National Drug and Alcohol Screening AssociationNDASA.com.

The podcast opens with a discussion of an issue that is often overlooked – how might legalized access to marijuana affect, even pose a threat to, safe and drug-free work environments?… Continue Reading

The Drug Plague is Growing, What to Do? (Illinois Family Spotlight #131)

In this week’s Spotlight is Angela Camp, a drug addiction specialist with Bradford Health Services in Birmingham, Alabama. Angela joins Monte Larrick to consider the raging heroin epidemic here in the United States, and it’s relation to opioid and marijuana addiction.

They examine drug abuse making in-roads in middle-class America, marijuana’s link to the use of opioids and hard drugs, the role of social media in this rampant drug scourge, some apps that are tell-tale signs of sketchy events in a young one’s life, what parents can do to keep their kids safe and alive, and what the community of faith can do.… Continue Reading

“Until It Affects You” (Illinois Family Spotlight #129)

This episode Spotlights the marijuana debate, specifically in Illinois. Dr. Karen Randall joins Monte Larrick and David Smith to discuss the problems that Colorado is experiencing resulting from commercializing marijuana.

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