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Join us in saying no to ‘recreational’ marijuana

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 8:10 pm | Randy Thomasson

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You may┬áhave heard that highly potent “recreational” marijuana legalization could be placed on California’s 2016 ballot.

You’re concerned and so am I. Remember, SaveCalifornia.com strongly opposed marijuana legalization in 2010, and we celebrated that was known as Prop. 19 was ultimately defeated.

But now, with virtual legalization in California already taking its toll, and children being damaged by marijuana in the few states that have legalized it, the evidence is mounting on why highly potent pot and a “stoned” culture is a very bad idea.

Today, I talked on the phone with our anti-marijuana colleague James L. Lambert and we both committed to reignite our MarijuanaHarmsFamilies.com campaign if full-blown marijuana legalization returns to the California ballot.

So please stand with SaveCalifornia.com as we stand for God’s best for children and families…which is definitely not “stoned” families and a “stoned” culture!

Heavy marijuana use in the teenage years could damage brain structures vital to memory and reasoning, a new study suggests. The study found changes in the sub-cortical regions of the brain, which are part of the memory and reasoning circuits, NBC News reports. Young people who had changes in this region of the brain performed more poorly on memory tests than their peers who did not use marijuana. The heavy marijuana users in the study had not used the drug on average for more than two years before the memory testing occurred.
“Heavy Marijuana Use in Teen Years Linked to Damaged Brain Structures,” Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, 12/18/13

The most important thing for parents

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:47 pm | Randy Thomasson

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Every parent wants to think of themselves as a “good parent.”

But “good” is a result, not merely an intention. Because, most of the time, virtuous adults come from good parents who do good training of their children’s minds and bodies, and good ministry to their children’s hearts and souls. This is where great-character adults come from!

And think about this — we’re all going to die. Then the only people alive will be the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of those who are gone. Ask yourself, “What kind of adults are we shaping in our children?” What we do and say here answers the other question, “What kind of world will we leave our children?”

For the principled parent, all this means purposefully, lovingly, courageously, and consistently training your child’s character. It means having the goal of building a better adult that you are. Because this is the key way to make society better. Think about that!

To help parents to prioritize shaping their children’s character, SaveCalifornia.com has put together these top picks for humble dads and moms.

Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6 NKJV