First, (My Comment) – The Genie is out, and America won’t like what’s coming. With the rational finding of the jury in Texas, what’s obvious are the consequences — you cannot intoxicate yourself and expect to get off scott-free any longer.
The pot is no longer like the “high” of the 60’s & 70’s. We are in a REEFER MADNESS era predicted long ago and the psychotic consequences for many youth, is permanent! What’s been missing is the addition of nicotine, to addicted users to an already highly addictive drug; the e-cigs do that.
Joe Good, a sales representative for JuJu Joints, at a lounge in Seattle showing how the product, a disposable electronic vapor marijuana cigarette, works. A Juju Joint is disposable and comes filled with 150 hits. There is no smoke and no smell.
Credit Matthew Ryan Williams, from the extremely liberal N. Y. Times:
At a recent Seahawks football game in Seattle, Shy Sadis, 41, took a drag on a slim vapor pen that looked like a jet black Marlboro. The tip glowed red as he inhaled.
But the pen contained no nicotine. Instead, it held 250 milligrams of cannabis oil loaded with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
“Nobody noticed,” said Mr. Sadis, who owns several marijuana dispensaries in Washington State. “You pull it out of your pocket, take a hit like a cigarette, put it back, and you’re done. It’s so discreet.”
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The device, called a JuJu Joint, heralds a union that seems all but inevitable: marijuana and the e-cigarette, together at last in an e-joint. For years, people have been stuffing marijuana in various forms into portable vaporizers and into the cartridges of e-cigarettes. But the JuJu Joint is disposable, requires no charging of batteries or loading of cartridges, and comes filled with 150 hits. You take it out of the package and put it to your lips — that’s it. There is no smoke and no smell.
Since their introduction in April, 75,000 JuJu Joints have been sold in Washington State, where marijuana is recreationally and medically legal. The maker says that 500,000 will be sold this year and that there are plans to expand to Colorado, where recreational use is legal, Oregon, where it will be legal in July, and to Nevada, where it is decriminalized.
“I wanted to eliminate every hassle that has to do with smoking marijuana,” said Rick Stevens, 62, the inventor and co-founder of JuJu Joints with Marcus Charles, a Seattle entrepreneur. “I wanted it to be discreet and easy for people to handle. There’s no odor, matches or mess.”
Not everyone is so enthusiastic. Many addiction researchers fear that e-cigarettes will pave the way to reliance on actual cigarettes, especially in teenagers. And THC adversely affects the developing brain, some studies have found, impairing attention and memory in adolescents and exacerbating psychiatric problems.
“In some ways, e-joints are a perfect storm of a problematic delivery system, the e-cigarette, and in addition a problematic substance, cannabis oil,” said Dr. Petros Levounis, the chairman of the psychiatry department at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
Each JuJu Joint contains 100 milligrams of THC, twice as much as a traditional joint, as well as propylene glycol, a chemical normally used to absorb water in foods and cosmetics, said Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, an associate professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.
“We do not know the effects of inhaling constant doses of this agent,” she said. “We know very little about these products and what they contain.”
Mr. Stevens, a former marketing executive who spent 30 years in the tobacco industry, defended the device’s THC content, pointing out that each inhalation is metered by the device.
“Our goal is not to get people stoned so they sit in the corner and vegetate,” he said.
Local retailers report that JuJu Joints are catching on, especially with women and consumers in their 40s to 60s. “You wouldn’t believe the demographic this has opened up,” said Ed Vallejo, 60, a manager at New Vansterdam, a recreational store in Vancouver, Wash. “This is the older, retired set. The younger set can’t afford it.”
JuJu Joints for recreational use cost $65 to $100 each, 25 percent of which goes to the state’s Liquor Control Board. It costs a suggested donation of $25 at medical dispensaries. Purchasers must be at least 21.
“The underlying reason people buy it is because of its design and because you can smoke it in public,” said Lindsay Middleton, 21, a bud-tender at Green Lady Marijuana, a recreational store in Olympia. Though smoking marijuana in public is illegal, customers report using JuJu Joints while skiing, hiking and going to concerts.
Law enforcement agencies are concerned that discreet vapor pens filled with cannabis oil are already being abused by teenagers, and that many are sure to lay hands on JuJu Joints.
“If you go on Instagram, you will find hundreds of thousands of postings by kids on how they are using variants of e-cigarettes, or e-cigarettes themselves, to smoke pot in the presence of their parents and at school, and getting by,” said Barbara Carreno, a spokeswoman for the Drug Enforcement Administration.
According to the latest Monitoring the Future Survey, an annual study of 40,000 teenagers conducted by the University of Michigan and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2014 marked the first year that more teenagers used e-cigarettes than traditional ones.
The study also found that in the past year, 35.1 percent of 12th graders consumed marijuana, making it the most common illicit drug among high school seniors.
But users of medical marijuana may prove to be the largest market for e-joints. The Food and Drug Administration recognizes no legitimate medical use, and there is little high-quality research backing marijuana as a remedy for the scores of conditions for which it is being used.
A few studies, however, suggest ingredients in marijuana may help relieve pain and improve appetite in patients with cancer, AIDS and multiple sclerosis. Some researchers argue that marijuana — especially in the form of nebulized vapor — could be found beneficial to even more patients, if the federal government loosened research restrictions.
“There may be and probably is a legitimate medical use for vaping cannabis, but we need to do the research to figure out if it’s true and to find out the dosing,” said Otis Brawley, the chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society. “But with marijuana being a Schedule 1 drug, it’s so onerous to get the licensure that many people actually skilled to do the research just choose not to.”
Mr. Stevens is developing a JuJu Joint that contains only cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive extract of marijuana that advocates say can prevent seizures. This version contains less than 0.3 percent THC, so it would be legal nationwide.
“This day and age, everybody has a vapor pen,” Mr. Sadis said. “You don’t know if they’re smoking marijuana or nicotine.”
Correction: January 12, 2015
An earlier version of this article misstated the name of the government entity for whom Barbara Carreno is a spokeswoman. It is the Drug Enforcement Administration, not the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Correction: January 16, 2015
An article on Tuesday about electronic vapor marijuana cigarettes referred imprecisely to the legality of recreational use of marijuana in Oregon. While the state passed a ballot measure in November to allow the personal use and possession of recreational marijuana, it does not go into effect until July 1, 2015.
Here, is another article … from: Idaho’s – KTVB-TV, but there’s a short commercial – http://www.ktvb.com/news/Police-warn-parents-to-watch-for-new-form-of-marijuana-hitting-schools-249611121.html
BOISE Marijuana, it’s now popping up in a different form and in high schools across the country, including Idaho. It s happening with marijuana in e-cigarettes.
To think that Idaho is exempt from it, we’re far from it. We’ve run into cases already in the city of Boise, multiple cases in the city of Boise, said Boise Police Officer Jermaine Galloway.
E-cigarettes are still something fairly new, but gaining a lot of popularity. They’re electronic cigarettes that emit vapor that’s inhaled. Most of the time they contain nicotine, but now there’s a growing number using them for illegal drugs.
So far, there have been a handful of cases in Boise where police have arrested people using these e-cigarettes to smoke marijuana. Galloway worries we’re at the beginning of this problem and it’s about to get worse.
If there were an expert in Idaho when it comes to knowing and understanding this new market of electronic cigarettes and marijuana – it would be Galloway.
It’s very, very different than anything we’ve seen before, said Galloway.
Galloway took some time to talk to KTVB and show us what’s happening here in Idaho, but is happening much more in other states.
When they’re using it for marijuana it is very stealthy, it is very discrete and they can use it in close proximity to you and especially if you’re outside, there’s a good chance you would never realize marijuana was even present, said Galloway.
One man told NBC New York that he smokes pot in his e-cigarette during his commute on the subway and no one has any idea.
Like nicotine, the vapor that is emitted is practically odorless.
I’ve heard people say they’ve used it in movie theaters, I’ve heard people say they’ve used it in restaurants, said Galloway.
While there is no data on how many teens are using e-cigarettes or vaporizers to smoke marijuana, a recent U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention report showed that the percentage of middle and high school students who smoke e-cigarettes with nicotine and other additives in them more than doubled from 2011 to 2012, jumping from 4.7 percent in 2011 to 10 percent in 2012.
We’d love to be able to tell parents look for A, B and C every time, but we can’t, said Galloway. And this is what we’re dealing with now and it’s still evolving. We’re going to have much, much more next year.
But you can watch for the e-cigarettes. They’re illegal for anyone under 18 to even own, regardless of how they’re used. They’re also illegal in schools. Galloway says school officials have and will continue to take them when they see them.
We’re a little bit behind in finding out about this, as we always will be. A trend will show up and then law enforcement starts to figure it out, said Galloway.
As with anything when it comes to our kids, we need to know what to look for. When it comes to e-cigarettes, if the substance in the tank is in an oil, herb or wax, it is likely marijuana. Right now nicotine is only in a liquid form.
Regardless of the form, marijuana is illegal in Idaho.