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Paul Armentano: Not so fast with those cannabis addiction claims - The Providence Journal

Sat, 2015-01-17 00:01

The Providence Journal

Paul Armentano: Not so fast with those cannabis addiction claims
The Providence Journal
Susan Shapiro's anecdotal experience with cannabis is anomalous (“My pot addiction nearly ruined my life,” Commentary, Jan. 12). Most people who experiment with pot do not experience “extreme addiction.” In truth, most users who try marijuana ...

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Cannabis addict: I would smoke before, during and after work - Radio 1

Fri, 2015-01-16 01:36

Cannabis addict: I would smoke before, during and after work
Radio 1
"However within one hour of landing I was sitting on my balcony crying because I'd picked up cannabis in a foreign country, in a dangerous place and I was smoking. "That was when it hit me that I am really, really, really powerless over my addiction.

Cookies on the BBC website - Radio 1

Fri, 2015-01-16 01:02

Cookies on the BBC website
Radio 1
A leading drugs expert says cannabis addicts are being let down because there is too much focus on helping people hooked on Class A substances. Doctor Adam Winstock, founder of the Global Drug Survey, the world's biggest drug poll, told Newsbeat ...

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"I couldn't stop": About 9% of users risk marijuana addiction - The Cannabist

Thu, 2015-01-15 17:15

"I couldn't stop": About 9% of users risk marijuana addiction
The Cannabist
Rocco Mastriona, 18, was treated for drug addiction twice in the Arapahoe House adolescent residential treatment program. "It wasn't fun, but it saved my life." (Craig F. Walker, The Denver Post) ...

Tonight's topic is fear - inside Marijuana Anonymous - Radio 1

Thu, 2015-01-15 06:07

Tonight's topic is fear - inside Marijuana Anonymous
Radio 1
All of them are taking it in turns to open up about their lives and their addiction to cannabis. For most of the people in this room this is a weekly event. It all feels normal. Painfully normal. Newsbeat was given exclusive access to Marijuana ...

Time for La. to do what works with marijuana - Shreveport Times

Wed, 2015-01-14 15:56

Shreveport Times

Time for La. to do what works with marijuana
Shreveport Times
Re: Susan Shapiro, “Cannabis crazy,” Jan. 11, 5D. Susan Shapiro ends her anti-marijuana missive with the most important point: “We shouldn't send pot smokers to prison.” It's unfortunate that she suffered an addiction, and her commitment to education ...

Will legal marijuana lead to more addicts? Probably not - The Conversation US

Wed, 2015-01-14 05:00

The Conversation US

Will legal marijuana lead to more addicts? Probably not
The Conversation US
At present, cannabis is fully legalized in Colorado and Washington and will soon be fully legalized in Oregon and Alaska. Additionally, medical cannabis is legal in 23 states. The writing is on the wall…

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Can medical marijuana curb the heroin epidemic? - Raw Story

Tue, 2015-01-13 10:12

Raw Story

Can medical marijuana curb the heroin epidemic?
Raw Story
With each state crafting unique medical marijuana regulations, we find ourselves at a crucial turning point in drug policy. Public health professionals claim the road map used by “big tobacco” will be copied with legal marijuana, and addiction rates ...

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Can medical marijuana curb the heroin epidemic? - The Conversation US

Tue, 2015-01-13 05:00

The Conversation US

Can medical marijuana curb the heroin epidemic?
The Conversation US
With each state crafting unique medical marijuana regulations, we find ourselves at a crucial turning point in drug policy. Public health professionals claim the road map used by “big tobacco” will be copied with legal marijuana, and addiction rates ...

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Mexican traffickers push cheap heroin, meth after losing marijuana business - Weatherford Democrat

Mon, 2015-01-12 17:45

Jobs & Hire

Mexican traffickers push cheap heroin, meth after losing marijuana business
Weatherford Democrat
That has prompted Mexican drug farmers to plant more opium poppies, and the sticky brown and black "tar" heroin they produce is channeled by traffickers into the U.S. communities hit hardest by prescription painkiller abuse, offering addicts a $10 ...
Cartels Marijuana Heroin: Mexican Drug Merchants Look To Heroin And Meth ...Jobs & Hire
At US-Mexico border, a flood of heroin, meth show drug trade is changingThe Tico Times

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No Smoke, but Haze Around E-Joint - New York Times

Mon, 2015-01-12 16:28

No Smoke, but Haze Around E-Joint
New York Times
“I wanted to eliminate every hassle that has to do with smoking marijuana,” said Rick Stevens, 62, the inventor and co-founder of JuJu Joints with Marcus Charles, a Seattle entrepreneur. “I wanted it to be discreet and easy for people to handle. There ...
E-Joints Marry E-Cigarettes and MarijuanaTestCountry.com (blog)

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Doctors wrapping up Colorado report on marijuana - Bellingham Herald

Mon, 2015-01-12 04:17

Fredericksburg.com

Doctors wrapping up Colorado report on marijuana
Bellingham Herald
DENVER — A panel of Colorado doctors studying the health effects of marijuana use and getting ready to report their findings after a year of legal recreational pot sales. The panel ... The doctors include pediatricians, toxicologists and an addiction ...
Cannabis crazy: Getting high can have consequencesFredericksburg.com
Pot addiction: It could happen to youWaterbury Republican American
Guest opinion: Take the tokers off pop culture pedestal - The Spokesman ...West Valley News

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Susan Shapiro: My pot addiction nearly ruined my life - The Providence Journal

Mon, 2015-01-12 00:00

The Providence Journal

Susan Shapiro: My pot addiction nearly ruined my life
The Providence Journal
Marijuana became an extreme addiction for me. I'm not alone. Nearly 17 percent of those who get high as teenagers will become addicted to marijuana, according to the 2013 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The 2012 ...
Marijuana dangerous to the developing brainJournal Advocate
Marijuana health research skimpy, Colorado doctors concludeThe Denver Channel

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Losing marijuana business, Mexican cartels push heroin and meth - Washington Post

Sun, 2015-01-11 20:57

Losing marijuana business, Mexican cartels push heroin and meth
Washington Post
That has prompted Mexican drug farmers to plant more opium poppies, and the sticky brown and black “tar” heroin they produce is channeled by traffickers into the U.S. communities hit hardest by prescription painkiller abuse, offering addicts a $10 ...

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Cannabis crazy: Getting high can have consequences - Fredericksburg.com

Sun, 2015-01-11 00:45

Fredericksburg.com

Cannabis crazy: Getting high can have consequences
Fredericksburg.com
Marijuana became an extreme addiction for me. I'm not alone. Nearly 17 percent of those who get high as teenagers will become addicted to marijuana, according to the 2013 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The 2012 ...
Pot addiction: It could happen to youWaterbury Republican American
Guest opinion: Take the tokers off pop culture pedestal - The Spokesman ...West Valley News

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Baker wrongly recounts teen's drug addiction in inaugural - WCVB Boston

Sat, 2015-01-10 21:10

WCVB Boston

Baker wrongly recounts teen's drug addiction in inaugural
WCVB Boston
The origin of his son's addiction, John Greene said Friday, involved marijuana use and peer pressure, not a medical procedure and a doctor's prescription. Evan Greene was a teenager who smoked marijuana and who started taking the prescription ...
Charlie Baker in misstep on heroin anecdoteBoston Globe
Easton parents grateful son's overdose mentioned by gov. despite inaccuracyTaunton Daily Gazette

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Another Ohio group to make case for legal marijuana - WKYC-TV

Fri, 2015-01-09 21:12

WKYC-TV

Another Ohio group to make case for legal marijuana
WKYC-TV
... form of marijuana or decriminalized its possession. OTEP's plan would use revenue from taxes and license fees to strengthen Ohio's public pension systems and help pay for drug education programs and medical assistance for those coping with addiction.
Second campaign to legalize marijuana announces plan for 2016 ballot issuecleveland.com
Ohioans to End Prohibition Outlines Their Plans for a Constitutional Amendment ...Cleveland Leader

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Column: Cannabis crazy — It could happen to you - The Salem News

Thu, 2015-01-08 22:25

Column: Cannabis crazy — It could happen to you
The Salem News
Marijuana became an extreme addiction for me. I'm not alone. Nearly 17 percent of those who get high as teenagers will become addicted to marijuana, according to the 2013 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The 2012 ...
Marijuana Continues Getting Popular Day By DayMMJ Observer

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So you think marijuana isn't addictive - Chicago Tribune

Thu, 2015-01-08 11:52

Chicago Tribune

So you think marijuana isn't addictive
Chicago Tribune
I know the dark side. I'm ambivalent about legalizing marijuana because I was addicted for 27 years. After starting to smoke weed at Bob Dylan concerts when I was 13, I saw how it can make you say and do things that are provocative and perilous. I ...
Going cannabis crazyShreveport Times

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Colorado Kicks Off $5.7 Million Campaign to Encourage 'Safe' Pot Use - The Weekly Standard (blog)

Thu, 2015-01-08 09:56

The Weekly Standard (blog)

Colorado Kicks Off $5.7 Million Campaign to Encourage 'Safe' Pot Use
The Weekly Standard (blog)
Research on marijuana estimates that chronic youth use can cost them fully 8 IQ points. A further downside of the ads is that they will serve to normalize and make more acceptable what is in reality addiction. Regular use of marijuana, even “safe ...
Legal in Eagle County: Talking to your kids about marijuana in Colorado's new ...RealVail

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