Posts tagged: marijuana

SPOTLIGHT: Marijuana’s Ramification on Medicine

Written by David E. Smith

This week’s Spotlight podcast focuses on the deception and devastation surrounding legalization of recreational marijuana. Joining Monte Larrick is Dr. Karen Randall, an emergency room physician from Pueblo, CO. Dr. Randall trained in the areas of emergency medicine, pediatrics and family practice. She holds a certificate in Cannabis Science and Medicine from the University of Vermont, serves on the Board of Directors and is Vice President of Case Management for Southern Colorado Emergency Medical Associates, and speaks nationally and internationally on the dangers of marijuana.… Continue Reading

“Emergency! In Colorado” (Illinois Family Spotlight #115)

Today’s podcast features an interview with Dr. Karen Randall MD., an emergency room physician in the 3rd busiest Emergency Department
in Colorado; trained in emergency medicine, pediatrics and family practice; holds a certificate in Cannabis Science and Medicine from the University of Vermont; on the Board of Directors for SCEMA and VP of case management for SCEMA; has spoken nationally and internationally on the harms of marijuana.

Dr. Karen Randall and Monte Larrick discuss recreational marijuana legalization in Colorado, the push to legalize recreational pot in Illinois, a potential epidemic of lung cancer as a direct result of smoking marijuana, a larger nanny state in Colorado, the overwhelmed medical service in Colorado, and the consequences of using marijuana while pregnant.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: An Addiction Problem in the Making

Written by David E. Smith

With the November election just a month away, this podcast is especially timely! Joining Monte Larrick this week is Anita Bedell, executive director of Illinois Church Action on Alcohol & Addiction Problems. ILCAAAP is committed to preventing problems caused by alcohol, other drugs, and gambling by means of public information and education, as well as legislation.

Anita Bedell and Monte discuss the dangers, deceptive promotion, and miniscule financial benefits of proposed gambling expansion in Illinois.… Continue Reading

“An Addiction Problem in the Making” (Illinois Family Spotlight #114)

In the Spotlight this week is Anita Bedell, who is the executive director of the Springfield based Illinois Church Action on Alcohol & Addiction Problems, which is also known as ILCAAAP.  ILCAAAP’s mission is to open doors to freedom from addictive behavior for individuals and families in Illinois through public information, education, and legislation.

They discuss the push in the Illinois capitol to open a new casino downtown Chicago and mini-casino’s at racetracks statewide; internet gambling and sports betting, including fantasy sports betting; the status of several pieces of gambling legislation, the principal one being SB 7 which includes internet gambling, sports and fantasy sports betting, and a Chicago casino.… Continue Reading

“Religious Freedom is Under Intense Attack” (Illinois Family Spotlight #102)

In this week’s podcast, Monte Larrick interviews Alliance Defending Freedom’s (ADF) Regional Director J.D. Mesnard. This interview took place at IFI’s fourth annual worldview conference in early May. In the first half of the podcast, J.D. identifies the importance of ADF’s Church Alliance program, which supports the legal needs of churches across the nation during a time in which attacks on religious liberty are increasing.

During the second half of the podcast, in his capacity as Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, J.D.… Continue Reading

“We Need to Be About Our Daddy’s Business” (Illinois Family Spotlight #100)

The Reverend Doctor Joey Krol joins Monte and Dave on this one hundredth episode of Illinois Family Spotlight.

They discuss being conformed to Jesus, even when it comes to troublemaking; misaligned priorities; church leaders out of touch with the realities of the day; a recent poll showing that America is split on abortion; marijuana; and the coming election.

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SPOTLIGHT: Illinois Can’t Afford to Sit Back on Marijuana Legalization

Written by John Biver

David Smith and Monte Larrick recently sat down with Jo McGuire while she was visiting Illinois. She warned about the many consequences of legalizing recreational marijuana. Jo comes from Colorado, where they have had recreational marijuana since 2013.

Jo McGuire serves on the board of directors for the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association and co-chairs the Marijuana Education Committee. She is also a DATIA Certified Professional Collector and Trainer (CPCT) and a Certified Designated Employee Representative Trainer (CDERT) who consults and trains professionals overseeing Safety Sensitive Employees in the compliance of federal DOT guidelines for drug and alcohol screening programs.… Continue Reading

“Illinois Can’t Afford to Sit Back on Marijuana Legalization” (Illinois Family Spotlight #096)

David Smith and Monte Larrick recently sat down with Jo McGuire while she was visiting Illinois warning residents about the many consequences of legalizing recreational marijuana. Jo comes from Colorado, where they have had recreational marijuana since 2013.

Jo McGuire serves on the board of directors for the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association and co-chairs the Marijuana Education Committee. She is also a DATIA Certified Professional Collector and Trainer (CPCT) and a Certified Designated Employee Representative Trainer (CDERT) who consults and trains professionals overseeing Safety Sensitive Employees in the compliance of federal DOT guidelines for drug and alcohol screening programs.… Continue Reading

“We Need a Theology of When to Get Fired” (Illinois Family Spotlight #094)

Monte Larrick interviewed John Stonestreet at Illinois Family Institute’s Fourth Annual Worldview Conference. Stonestreet is the president of the Chuck Colson Center and BreakPoint Radio co-host. They discuss why Christians should be concerned about the Culture when we have seemingly lost; the next major cultural shift after the Sexual Revolution; the continued attacks on religious freedom; and when it is right for Christians to engage in civil disobedience.

Monte and John also discuss the cost of following Jesus, and legalization of recreational marijuana.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Does Illinois Know What It Is Asking For?

Written by John Biver

Dave Smith and Monte Larrick recently interviewed Jo McGuire while she was visiting Illinois warning residents about the many consequences of legalizing recreational marijuana. Jo comes from Colorado, where they have had recreational marijuana since 2013.

Jo McGuire serves on the board of directors for the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association and co-chairs the Marijuana Education Committee. She is also a DATIA Certified Professional Collector and Trainer (CPCT) and a Certified Designated Employee Representative Trainer (CDERT) who consults and trains professionals overseeing Safety Sensitive Employees in the compliance of federal DOT guidelines for drug and alcohol screening programs.… Continue Reading

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