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The History of America's War On Drugs - Leesville Daily Leader

Mon, 2018-02-12 13:45

Leesville Daily Leader

The History of America's War On Drugs
Leesville Daily Leader
Drugs were easily accessible, and people were getting addicted. It became very clear that the free-for-all approach wasn't working. These drugs needed to be regulated. 1906 – The Pure Food and Drug Act called for accurate labeling on all prescription ...

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Jeff Sessions Blames Opioid Crisis On Marijuana Users - The Ring of Fire Network

Sun, 2018-02-11 11:07

The Ring of Fire Network

Jeff Sessions Blames Opioid Crisis On Marijuana Users
The Ring of Fire Network
People are choosing medical marijuana over addictive, deadly opiod painkillers when the option is available to them. Marijuana is helping to solve the opiod crisis and yet Jeff Sessions wants to do away with this medical marijuana, which is going to ...

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Legalize marijuana? It would be prudent for the rest of America to reject the California experiment | Opinion - PennLive.com

Sat, 2018-02-10 08:11

PennLive.com

Legalize marijuana? It would be prudent for the rest of America to reject the California experiment | Opinion
PennLive.com
Unfortunately, this is one time when California has been seduced by wishful thinking and has been unable to see the truth behind the marijuana dream. Ask any heroin user, any cocaine or amphetamine user if they also use marijuana, or even started using ...

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Can Marijuana Replace Opioids To Treat Pain, Addiction? « CBS ... - CBS Los Angeles

Fri, 2018-02-09 22:32

CBS Los Angeles

Can Marijuana Replace Opioids To Treat Pain, Addiction? « CBS ...
CBS Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the United States, scientists in Los Angeles are hoping their research into cannabis can provide an alternative to powerfully addictive, potentially deadly pain medications. “Cannabis ...

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Temporary Medical Marijuana Cards Proposed to Slow Opioid ... - WSIU

Fri, 2018-02-09 18:12

WSIU

Temporary Medical Marijuana Cards Proposed to Slow Opioid ...
WSIU
A Chicago area lawmaker plans to introduce a measure aimed at tackling the opioid crisis by providing medical alternatives to prescription painkillers.

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Medical marijuana can help reduce our opioid dependency: Physician - Orlando Sentinel

Fri, 2018-02-09 16:43

Orlando Sentinel

Medical marijuana can help reduce our opioid dependency: Physician
Orlando Sentinel
In states with medical-marijuana use, there has been 24.8 percent lower annual state-level opioid overdose mortality rate, according to a 2014 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. And there is an approximately 60 percent chance that a patient ...

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Ocean County freeholder: I was wrong about weed and cocaine - Asbury Park Press

Fri, 2018-02-09 16:11

Asbury Park Press

Ocean County freeholder: I was wrong about weed and cocaine
Asbury Park Press
Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry Little said his statement that marijuana is more addictive than cocaine was inaccurate. He regrets the comment.

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Why cannabis shouldn't be considered a gateway drug: Calgary professor debunks marijuana myths - CBC.ca

Fri, 2018-02-09 14:12

CBC.ca

Why cannabis shouldn't be considered a gateway drug: Calgary professor debunks marijuana myths
CBC.ca
That being said, you do see a bit of an uptick in use patterns from older age groups, and interestingly, the age group that seems to show the biggest magnitude of change in terms of starting to use cannabis post legalization is actually 55-plus. Myth ...

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Should East Bridgewater ban the sale of recreational marijuana? - The Boston Globe

Fri, 2018-02-09 09:46

The Boston Globe

Should East Bridgewater ban the sale of recreational marijuana?
The Boston Globe
As an East Bridgewater resident, parent of a high schooler and of a 30-year-old in recovery, and founder of EB Hope, I support the proposed ban on marijuana retail sales in our town. My son's addiction journey began with marijuana at the age of 12 ...

Bill would let people get medical marijuana instead of presciption opioids - The State Journal-Register

Thu, 2018-02-08 18:54

The State Journal-Register

Bill would let people get medical marijuana instead of presciption opioids
The State Journal-Register
A bill that would allow people who have been prescribed opioids to apply for a temporary medical cannabis card passed a Senate committee Wednesday. The measure, Senate Bill 336, passed the Senate Executive Committee 16-1, with Senate Minority Leader ...

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Jeff Sessions: marijuana a path toward opioid addiction, patients should take aspirin for pain - The Cannabist

Thu, 2018-02-08 13:25

The Cannabist

Jeff Sessions: marijuana a path toward opioid addiction, patients should take aspirin for pain
The Cannabist
Attorney General Jeff Sessions thinks the U.S. could easily combat the growing opioid crisis by taking over-the-counter medications for pain and “tough it out.” “I am operating on the assumption that this country prescribes too many opioids,” Sessions ...
Jeff Sessions: marijuana helped cause the opioid epidemic. The research: no.Vox
Jeff Sessions Says Opioid Addiction Starts With Marijuana. Here Are 6 Studies That Say OtherwiseReason (blog)
Marijuana Can Save LivesNew York Times
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Do you favor legalizing marijuana? Don't count on your local lawmaker's support. - Belleville News-Democrat

Thu, 2018-02-08 12:24

Belleville News-Democrat

Do you favor legalizing marijuana? Don't count on your local lawmaker's support.
Belleville News-Democrat
“The idea that recreational marijuana is an innocuous substance with no ill effects on personal or public health is false. When I talk to local law enforcement about the possibility of legalizing cannabis, they point out that where they find marijuana ...
7 Investigates: Marijuana MigrationWSAW
Bernie Sanders Launches Marijuana PetitionMarijuana Moment
Op-Ed: Gov. Murphy Ignores Downside of Legalized PotNJ Spotlight
Wicked Local Yarmouth -The Daily News of Newburyport -insauga.com
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Could We Beat the Opioid Epidemic by Easing Pain with Marijuana? - Live Science

Thu, 2018-02-08 11:40

Live Science

Could We Beat the Opioid Epidemic by Easing Pain with Marijuana?
Live Science
But there may be a less-risky alternative to opioids for alleviating certain types of chronic pain: marijuana. A growing body of evidence suggests that cannabinoids — chemical components in Cannabis plants or certain synthetic compounds — can be ...

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BERGMANN: Don't pooh-pooh pot's addictive potential - Asbury Park Press

Thu, 2018-02-08 10:05

Asbury Park Press

BERGMANN: Don't pooh-pooh pot's addictive potential
Asbury Park Press
Marijuana is more addictive than cocaine, Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little declared Wednesday night prior to joining his fellow freeholders in passing a resolution opposing legalization of recreational marijuana in New Jersey. Once his ...

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Another Marijuana Amendment Blocked In Congress - Marijuana Moment

Thu, 2018-02-08 02:16

Marijuana Moment

Another Marijuana Amendment Blocked In Congress
Marijuana Moment
In the latest development in what now seems like a recurring nightmare, a powerful Republican-controlled congressional panel has blocked yet another marijuana amendment from being considered on the House floor. The measure, sponsored by Congressman ...

Ohio's medical weed program: Questions and answers - Cincinnati.com

Wed, 2018-02-07 20:35

Cincinnati.com

Ohio's medical weed program: Questions and answers
Cincinnati.com
The dispensaries will be prohibited from locating within 500 feet of a school, church, public library, public playground, public park or community addiction services. Are there quality controls in place for medical marijuana? Yes. Ohio's medical ...

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Bill extending medical marijuana to opioid users passes Illinois Senate committee - Peoria Journal Star

Wed, 2018-02-07 20:33

Bill extending medical marijuana to opioid users passes Illinois Senate committee
Peoria Journal Star
The measure, SB336, passed the Senate Executive Committee 16-1, with Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, casting the lone no vote. If signed into law, it would amend the medical marijuana program to allow those prescribed opioids to apply ...

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Study questions link between medical marijuana and fewer opioid deaths - Science Daily

Wed, 2018-02-07 10:19

Study questions link between medical marijuana and fewer opioid deaths
Science Daily
Researchers from RAND and the University of California, Irvine analyzed information about treatment admissions for addiction to pain medications from 1999 to 2012 and state-level overdose deaths from opioids from 1999 to 2013. They also identified ...

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