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A minute of Secondhand Marijuana Smoke may Damage Blood Vessels according to American Heart Association

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Rats’ blood vessels took at least three times longer to recover function after only a minute of breathing secondhand marijuana smoke, compared to recovery after a minute of breathing secondhand tobacco smoke, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

When rats inhaled secondhand marijuana smoke for one minute, their arteries carried blood less efficiently for at least 90 minutes, whereas similar exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke caused blood vessel impairment that recovered within 30 minutes.

With many states legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, and possible corporate expansion within the cannabis industry, this type of research is important to help understand the health consequences of exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke, researchers said. (American Heart Association)

With many states legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, and possible corporate expansion within the cannabis industry, this type of research is important to help understand the health consequences of exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke, researchers said. (American Heart Association)

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TBI Joint Investigation into Marijuana Operation ends with Eleven Arrests, Seizure of Drugs, Cash and Weapons

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – An investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the DEA, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and multiple Middle Tennessee law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of eleven individuals and the seizure of hundreds of plants and more than $100,000 in cash.

The two-year investigation focused on an organized drug trafficking operation involved in the cultivation and distribution of high-grade marijuana in Middle Tennessee.

Marijuana plants found in Lewis County.

Marijuana plants found in Lewis County.

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2016 Legislative Session of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly report

 

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The 109th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on April 22nd, 2016 to become a part of Tennessee history with passage of major legislation to reduce crime, cut tax burdens, spur job growth, accelerate the state’s success in K-12 education, boost the number of college graduates, curb drug abuse and curtail drunk driving.

State lawmakers also passed significant legislation to ease traffic congestion, reduce child abuse, aid farmers, increase access to healthcare and medication, increase voter participation and provide a safer environment for the elderly.

Following, please find a copy of some of the highlights of this year’s legislative action.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper makes Traffic Stop and Discovers Large Quantity of Marijuana

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPMemphis, TN – On May 20th, Trooper Owen Grear of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) Memphis District Interdiction Plus Unit (IPU) initiated a traffic stop that led to the discovery of approximately 116lbs of marijuana, and the arrest of an Arizona woman on felony drug charges.

Trooper Grear stopped a 2006, Dodge Caravan for a traffic violation on Interstate 40 at mile marker 26 in Shelby County.  As Trooper Grear made contact with the vehicle and the driver Karla D. Munoz, 23, of Phoenix, AZ, he observed a five-year-old child in the far rear seat lying down and unrestrained.

Tennessee State Trooper discovers 116lbs of marijuana hidden in Dodge Caravan.

Tennessee State Trooper discovers 116lbs of marijuana hidden in Dodge Caravan.

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Clarksville Police Department conducts Prostitution Operation

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, March 29th, 2016, Vice Agents with the Clarksville Police Department’s Special Operations Unit conducted operations targeting prostitution through the escort section of the internet advertising site, Backpage.com.

Four persons were arrested in conjunction with the operation: Tylisha Bailey, Tracie Campos, Lovlie Jones, and Rachel Holder

These types of operations are ongoing. Agent David Bramel and Agent Vince Duke are the lead investigators.
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Clarksville Police Department reports Druski’s Bar and Lounge has Business Permit Revoked

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – With the After Hours Establishments City Ordinance (Ordinance 41-2014-15) in place to regulate BYOB Clubs, the Clarksville Police Department’s Captain David Crockarell, personnel in District 1, and other City Representatives were able to provide evidence to the After Hours Establishments Board to revoke Druski’s Bar and Lounge’s business permit.

BYOB Clubs or After- hours establishments allow customers and patrons to bring beer, wine, or other alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption which are purchased or obtained off the premises.

Druski’s Bar and Lounge has Business Permit revoked after multiple 911 calls to the establishment and other violations.

Druski’s Bar and Lounge has Business Permit revoked after multiple 911 calls to the establishment and other violations.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation charges Five Individuals in Multi-Agency Drug Investigation

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN  A Middle Tennessee multi-agency drug operation led by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of five individuals on drug-related charges.

Special Agents with the TBI Drug Investigation Division, along with investigators from the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department’s Specialized Investigations Division, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Department, executed simultaneous search warrants early this morning at five different locations across Davidson County.

(Top L to R) John Gooch, Joshua Dyer, James Burgess, Mykel Huff, and Andrew Williams arrested by TBI in Multi-Agency Drug Investigation today.

(Top L to R) John Gooch, Joshua Dyer, James Burgess, Mykel Huff, and Andrew Williams arrested by TBI in Multi-Agency Drug Investigation today.

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109th Tennessee General Assembly opens 2016 Session

 

Tennessee Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The 2016 session of the 109th General Assembly reconvened on Capitol Hill this week to begin work on a number of important issues facing Tennessee. I was pleased to officially be named as Chairman of the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee.

On Monday, the Brig. Gen. Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Governor Bill Haslam. This project was years in the making, and I am pleased that it is finally opened to serve our veterans.

Pictured from left, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Rep. Joe Pitts, Rep. Curtis Johnson, Rep. Jay Reedy, Brig. Gen. Wendell Gilbert, Governor Bill Haslam, Sen. Mark Green, and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

Pictured from left, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Rep. Joe Pitts, Rep. Curtis Johnson, Rep. Jay Reedy, Brig. Gen. Wendell Gilbert, Governor Bill Haslam, Sen. Mark Green, and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

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Clarksville Elementary School Student comes to School with Marijuana

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – School Resource Officers (SRO) with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) have arrested a Clarksville woman after her son brought marijuana to school.

Liberty Elementary School administration confiscated a green plant from an 8-year-old student early Friday morning. The plant was turned over to SRO Chad Smith who confirmed it was marijuana.

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Allstate Insurance says Parent’s Distracted Driving Habits Influence Teens behind the Wheel

 

New report shows teens’ distracted driving not necessarily the problem after all

Allstate InsuranceNashville, TN – A new report from The Allstate Foundation unveiled some new information about teen driving habits. The report shows that not only are many parents unaware that their teens are speeding, driving distracted or while under the influence, they may be learning these habits directly from their parents.

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