January 19, 2018 Radio Commentary

Marijuana: Decriminalize or Legalize?

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, January 19, 2018 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Have you noticed the relentless manipulation for all of us to accept marijuana as a totally harmless drug?  Nevada, Colorado, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington legalized recreational marijuana, making it perfectly legal to grow, buy, sell and consume a schedule I dangerous drug as authorized under local regulations.

In other states, marijuana has been decriminalized.  That happened in Georgia in October, when the City of Atlanta eliminated jail time for possessing small amounts of marijuana. Atlanta was not the first, but was the latest to do that.  Effective February 26, 2015, Washington, D.C. made it legal for anyone over 21 to have as much as two ounces of marijuana.  Pittsburgh and Kansas City have similar laws allowing possession of certain amounts of marijuana before jail time and fines kick in.

Consider these terms: Legalization allows for growing, buying and selling marijuana and its by-products under certain regulations.  Decriminalization authorizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana before it’s deemed a criminal offense.

Question: Should marijuana be legalized or decriminalized?  If facts were to prevail, the answer would be NO to both possibilities!  According to Going to Pot by Bill Bennett, marijuana is now the number one reason kids get medical treatment – more than for alcohol, cocaine, heroin, meth, ecstasy, and other drugs combined. Continue reading

January 12, 2018 Radio Commentary

Legalizing Marijuana is Unreasonable

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, January 12, 2018 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

The first phrase in Isaiah chapter one, verse 18 says, “Come, let us reason together, saith the Lord.”  So, let’s be reasonable about marijuana, one of the hottest topics in culture today. There are valid reasons Georgia farmers should not grow marijuana, although many may be wondering: What’s the big deal?  What’s so bad about smoking a little weed?

Heartland Research Corporation did a great job of exposing the hazards in its 14-page booklet Warning … Medical Marijuana Has Dangerous Side Effects.   For example, with marijuana, alcohol and, perhaps, synthetic drugs in her system, a woman actually put her naked little girl in the oven, where she was badly burned, but miraculously survived.

Another woman under the influence of marijuana was caught driving 90 miles an hour. When she was stopped, they found a 2-year-old in the booster seat next to her, but the mother didn’t know the baby’s name or age. Continue reading

January 5, 2018 Radio Commentary

Marijuana-laced Snacks Sold in Metro Schools

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, January 5, 2018 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Last summer’s Sweet Sixteen birthday sleepover in a Cobb County hotel may never be forgotten by those who were there.  Parents serving as chaperons were booked into the same hotel for the night, totally unaware of what was about to happen.

Just after midnight, one of the girls began hallucinating, having little fits, kind of scratching herself.  Paramedics called to the scene realized the 16-year-old was having seizures and rushed her to the hospital, where she recovered.

Chaperons learned that the kids had paid $100 for marijuana-infused snacks they ordered online from Trill Treats and had them delivered directly to the hotel.  A parent said, “They had 10 of these containers and there wasn’t a morsel left.”  Continue reading

December 2017 Newsletter

19-Year-Old Markets Marijuana-laced Snacks in Metro Schools

“This dude set everything up as a business, targeting high school kids.”
– A Fulton County School Parent

Addea Simmons, 19-year-old baker, marketer, and seller, living with his parents, used a Trill Treats Instagram page to market THC-laced edibles for $100. Personal delivery is $5 more.
Simmons uses his Instagram page to ask students for their high school name, and receives notes such as this, “You need more people selling at Westlake. One person keep (sic) selling out in the morning.” To that he replied, “I have two more people up there beside the one girl.”

Last summer a group of metro teenagers attended a Sweet 16 birthday sleepover at a Cobb County hotel. Parents in the next room served as chaperons. A parent reported that, after midnight, one of the girls began hallucinating “having little fits,” kind of scratching herself. Paramedics said the 16-year-old was having seizures and rushed her to the emergency room, where she recovered.

The kids had ordered $100 worth of pot-infused snacks online from Trill Treats and had them delivered directly to the hotel. One of the parents said, “They had 10 of these containers and there wasn’t a morsel left.”

After alerting law enforcement about their plan, a member of the FOX 5 I-Team became a Trill Treats Instagram follower and placed an order to be delivered to them in a Douglasville shopping center parking lot. Simmons made the delivery and explained, “I started in high school doing this. So, when I graduated people knew about it and I kept people selling for me.”

The FOX I-Team bought 12 homemade brownies from Simmons and took them to Salvus Labs that brought in Clinical Lab Consulting. Reportedly, the brownies were laced with high-potency THC, at least three times the accepted dosage in pot-legal states like Colorado.

Result: Two months later, Douglasville police and Fulton County police conducted their own sting, since Simmons lives in Fairburn. Simmons is now in jail, held without bond and faces three felony counts in Douglas County and two in Fulton County, where he’s charged with two counts of selling a Schedule 1 controlled substance containing pure THC. Fulton County seized boxes of baking items and over a dozen crock pots from the family residence.

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