Sept. 2019 Update: Pothead shoots police officer. Bob Enyart and Doug McBurney have a connection to people related to this case, who had previously fled from this criminal. We're praying for them and for this officer and his family. The attempted murderer was "a heavy alcohol and drug user, particularly marijuana." We're so thankful that his ex-wife had the presence of mind to get herself and the five children as far from him as they could!
One media outlet absurdly published the divorce decree which included the names of the minor children and quickly took it down after the deserved criticism hit. And the criminal's divorce attorney made quite a few errors. He should not have referred to the ex-wife as "wife". And when he stated the criminal was overwhelmed by child support payments, he should have added that he never pays them (and that anyone moved toward murder because he's expected to support his own children is morally bankrupt). And when the attorney said the criminal was upset with not being able to see his kids, he could have added that he doesn't even contact them for months and even a half year at a time. And the divorce attorney might not have known that through a new attorney, the criminal has looked into getting his parental rights terminated.
And of course, for anyone who may criticize a woman for fleeing her husband, a man who later tries to murder her or others, the critic should then either admit to having been wrong, or should be ignored. In such cases, and even more in those where she has also protected her children, the woman is far more than merely vindicated. She should be praised.
* Pot Never Hurt Anybody: Hear Bob and co-host Doug McBurney disprove the myth that pot never hurt anyone in less that 30 seconds, and then do an update on the following:
- 2018 study: Half of all first-time patients admitted for drug treatment worldwide are for cannabis, which therefore is even more than for heroin and cocaine combined, according to Psychological Medicine.
- 2017 study: Violence was two-and-a-half-times more likely from pot-smokers discharged from psychiatric hospitals than from others. Canadian researchers studying U.S. patients ruled out other possible explanations such as alcohol contribution or that perhaps "violent people use cannabis", published in
Frontiers in Psychiatry.
- 2017 study: Bristol University researchers peer-reviewed study of 5,000 youths found that teens who regularly smoke pot are 26 TIMES more likely to begin using other drugs by age 21, and they're 37 TIMES more likely to be addicted to nicotine and 3 TIMES more likely to have an alcohol problem, all as compared to teens who don't smoke marijuana.
- 2017 study: The Journal of Neuroscience is identifying at the cellular neuron level how pot causes addiction and strongly interferes with the brain's sophisticated physiological reward system, which could be why Miley Cyrus and Woody Harrelson recently quit smoking dope.
- 2017 study: Pot smokers are four times more likely to get a heart attack, etc., says a Case Western Reserve study of 210,000 cannabis smokers compared to ten million non-users.
- 2017 study: Colorado's Children's Hospital, in a post-legalization study, saw teens with marijuana intoxication or who tested positive for pot increase from 146 in 2005 to 639 in 2014. Unlike teens answering surveys, blood tests don't lie.
- 2017 study: Quest Diagnostics, mega workplace-testing lab, reports 2016 drug use up nationwide and single-year increases in the "legalization" states Washington, up 9 percent, and Colorado, up 11 percent.
- 2017 study: Highway Loss Data Institute reports that from 2012 to 2016 car crashes are up in decriminalization states. Oregon 4%; Washington 6%; Colorado 14%, as compared to neighboring states, including as THC-involved crashes soar.