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Marijuana & Child, Adolescent Development

Dr. Christian Thurstone has summarized and sourced some key medical research findings concerning marijuana's impact on children from pregnancy through adolescence. He regularly presents this information and invites people with questions to reach him through this website, http://www.drthurstone.com/contact.
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Social Costs of Marijuana

Dr. Thurstone presented most of this information to a committee of the Denver City Council on March 11, 2013. Because of time constraints during that public meeting, he did not address all of the information on the slides presented here.
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Rugged Terrain
Rugged Terrain
A Mexican drug cartel is responsible for this grow operation destroyed outside Pueblo, Colo., on July 15-16, 2012. The growing fields were composed of 13,725 plants valued at more than $24 million. The sales they yielded over the previous three years have been estimated at more than $60 million. (Photo exclusive to DrThurstone.com)
Makeshift Camp
Makeshift Camp
Authorities arrested two men, both Mexican nationals, and reported the escape of another seven men believed to be part of a black-market marijuana grow operation destroyed outside Pueblo, Colo., July 15-16, 2012. Tents, sleeping bags and cooking supplies littered makeshift campsites scattered throughout the rugged terrain. (Photo exclusive to DrThurstone.com)
Trash
Trash
Authorities discovered hundreds of pounds of garbage at the grow site. (Photo exclusive to DrThurstone.com)
Insecticide
Insecticide
Marijuana growers used hundreds of gallons of insecticide and pounds of pesticide, dumping many of the harmful chemicals into water sources. (Photo exclusive to DrThurstone.com)
Water pollution
Water pollution
Marjuana growers dumped chemicals into a local water source near Lake Isabel, where local, state and federal authorities destroyed the largest marijuana grow operation in Pueblo County's history July 15-16, 2012.
Stripped Trees
Stripped Trees
The Mexican drug cartel responsible for the marijuana growing field destroyed hundreds of trees to make way for their operation. (Photo exclusive to DrThurstone.com)
Green Stumps
Green Stumps
Marijuana growers destroyed hundreds of trees to make way for their crop. They painted tree stumps green to prevent the growing field from being detected from the air. It was the owner of the vast private property near Colorado's Lake Isabel who discovered the operation earlier this year and reported it to authorities. Local, state and federal officials teamed to destroy the operation, which appeared to be about three yeas old. In that time, the operation likely yielded more than $60 million in drug sales, authorities said. (Photo exclusive to DrThurstone.com)
100K of Marijuana
100K of Marijuana
Marijuana growers working for a Mexican drug cartel hurriedly abandoned the marijuana pictured here -- valued at more than $100,000 -- when local, state and federal authorities destroyed a grow operation outside Pueblo, Colo., July 15-16, 2012. The Pueblo County Sheriff's Department reported that this was the largest marijuana-grow bust in the county's history. (Photo exclusive to DrThurstone.com)
Helicopter Assistance
Helicopter Assistance
A helicopter piloted by the Colorado National Guard's Joint Counterdrug Task Force airlifted bales of marijuana to dump trucks that, in turn, hauled away the plants for analysis and destruction. (Photo exclusive to DrThurstone.com)
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How Marijuana Harms Adolescents

Dr. Thurstone presented these slides during the Marijuana Prevention Summit attended by more than 100 people in Denver on July 31, 2012. If you have questions about this information, please contact him.
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Commissioning U.S. Army Maj. Christian Thurstone

Dr. Christian Thurstone is the only psychiatrist in the United States scheduled to be admitted to our nation's military in 2012 to serve the increasingly dire mental-health-treatment needs of active and inactive military personnel. On July 19, 2012, he picked up another title: U.S. Army Major. He'll serve in the Army's 807th Medical Command -- and specifically in a unit focused on "combat stress reduction."
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Stay Motivated

Swedish artist Marcus Mårtenson spent a good deal of his childhood in the United States. Don't let his cartoonish imagery fool you: this series, "Stay Motivated," is an insightful look at serious problems of the mind, body, heart and soul that are often exacerbated by today's highly charged media and politics. These works, many purchased by private collectors, exhibited at the Angelika Knäpper Gallery in Stockholm April 12 - May 20, 2012.
Marcus Mårtenson and Dr. Chris Thurstone

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