Fox News’ Tucker Carlson blames mass shootings on marijuana

+ Washington State bans CBD and Arizona study raises concerns about teens using highly potent THC

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Fox News host and noted alt-right sympathizer Tucker Carlson has a new crackpot theory going: that the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton may have been motivated by marijuana.

“A toxicology report on the Dayton shooter, for example, revealed that he had several drugs in his system including cocaine and Xanax,” said Carlson. “He was also known to be a longtime user of marijuana. It turns out, in fact, that many violent individuals have been avid marijuana users.” 

“Is there a connection?” Carlson asked. No, there isn’t — there is absolutely no evidence to support this theory. 

Read more at Yahoo News. 

Washington State bans CBD in food and drinks

Despite being one of the first states in the U.S. to legalize it, Washington has all but eliminated a popular category of cannabis: edible and drinkable CBD products. That means no CBD-infused protein shakes, no CBD gummies, and so on. Or, that’s what the government would like.

In other jurisdictions where similar CBD bans have been enacted, they generally haven’t worked, and CBD products have made it to consumers anyway. So it’s not likely that this ban will really wipe out CBD products. 

Read the State of Washington’s press release on the matter here. 

One in four teens in Arizona are doing dabs 

Think back to when you were a teenager, hanging with your closest buds. Statistically, one of you would be smoking marijuana. Today, you’d be hitting a fat dab, according to a new study by researchers from Arizona State University.

The study found that one in four (24 per cent) had tried the highly potent form of marijuana concentrate. Additionally, one third (33 per cent) of eighth, 10th, and 12th graders surveyed admitted to trying some type of marijuana at least once. 

The findings, say the study’s authors, “raise concerns about high-risk adolescents’ exposure to high-THC cannabis.” 

Check that study out for yourself in Pediatrics.