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  • Fall 2019 Michigan Family Connections Newsletter

  • Surgeon General Releases Advisory on Marijuana’s Damaging Effects on the Developing Brain

Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams issued an advisory emphasizing the importance of protecting youth and pregnant women from the health risks of marijuana use.


Marijuana, or cannabis, is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a component of marijuana, binds to receptors in the brain, producing euphoria and a variety of potentially harmful effects, including intoxication and memory and motor impairments. Newer strains of marijuana have also shown to be increasingly more potent, leading to other risks like anxiety, agitation, paranoia and psychosis.

  •  Stop using all inclined sleepers, warns federal safety agency as death toll hits 73

Consumers should stop using all inclined sleepers — even models that have not been recalled — because of the risk of accidental suffocation, federal safety regulators said Friday.


The warning from the Consumer Product Safety Commission comes after months of controversy over the popular infant-sleeping devices. It began in April with the recall of millions of Fisher-Price’s Rock 'n Plays because of safety concerns. It culminated in the release of a study that found the product’s design inherently dangerous.  Learn more about safe sleep spaces and infant safe sleep at