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Want to kick pot-smoking habit? Pickens clinical trial wants you - Greenville News

Tue, 2014-08-05 14:02

Want to kick pot-smoking habit? Pickens clinical trial wants you
Greenville News
Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County is accepting marijuana smokers ages 18-50 for the trial funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, according to Margaret K. Garrett, research liaison for the treatment center. “We are looking for people ...

Marijuana Should Be Legal, but … - TIME

Tue, 2014-08-05 04:07

CelebStoner

Marijuana Should Be Legal, but …
TIME
I once visited an adolescent treatment center where most patients between 14 and 20 were there because of an addiction exclusively to pot — anyone who says that marijuana isn't addictive should talk to these kids. Indeed, in spite of a basketball net ...
Anti-Pot Group Slams NY Times' Pro-Marijuana StandNewsmax.com
SAM Ad Warns of 'Big Marijuana'CelebStoner
New York Times Continues Historic Editorial Series in Support of Legalizing ...eNews Park Forest
The Nation. (blog) -Athens NEWS -Huffington Post
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Rules for the Marijuana Market - New York Times

Mon, 2014-08-04 14:32

KING5.com

Rules for the Marijuana Market
New York Times
Beyond keeping marijuana out of the hands of minors, a good regulatory system has to limit the increase in drug abuse that is likely to accompany lower prices and greater availability after legalization. It should protect consumers from both dangerous ...
Council debates retail marijuana requestBrush News-Tribune

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The Quite Hilarious GrassIsNotGreener.com Campaign Against Marijuana ... - Forbes

Sun, 2014-08-03 08:39

The Quite Hilarious GrassIsNotGreener.com Campaign Against Marijuana ...
Forbes
The co-founder seems to be one of the more addicted Kennedys, the former Congressman from Rhode Island, Patrick. I'm afraid that I stray from accepted wisdom here, I tend not to think that addicts, whether former or not, have any great insights into ...

Cannabis advocate's facts fuzzy - The Union of Grass Valley

Sat, 2014-08-02 01:12

Cannabis advocate's facts fuzzy
The Union of Grass Valley
As a landlord I have witnessed two of my tenants commit suicide when a marijuana addiction contributed to their lives spiraling into the abyss. My last eviction involved a tenant whose bootlegged greenhouse caught on fire, and only thanks to sober and ...

Washington Post Columnist: Marijuana Is About as Addictive as Video Gaming - East Bay Express

Thu, 2014-07-31 11:35

Florida Courier

Washington Post Columnist: Marijuana Is About as Addictive as Video Gaming
East Bay Express
Setting aside that fact, “the 9 percent addiction rate for marijuana users is substantially lower than the 15 percent addiction rate for alcohol drinkers and the 33 percent addiction rate for tobacco users. This comports with more recent research ...
Major cultural shift on marijuana legalizationFlorida Courier

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Top 19 Physical, Psychological, Spiritual and Societal Reasons Marijuana ... - Christian Post

Thu, 2014-07-31 10:40

Christian Post

Top 19 Physical, Psychological, Spiritual and Societal Reasons Marijuana ...
Christian Post
Proponents have persevered with a singular focus and have overcome many obstacles and consequences to increase and ease access to their next high. This, almost in itself, would be a strong indication of the addictive component and effects of marijuana.

Legalizing pot will make income inequality worse - CNBC

Thu, 2014-07-31 09:31

CNBC

Legalizing pot will make income inequality worse
CNBC
For the record, I am in favor of legalizing marijuana. And not because I support marijuana use (I don't) but because I believe in more personal liberty. Legalizing marijuana will have a number of ill effects: Marijuana addiction will go up. Marijuana ...
The Great Colorado Weed ExperimentNew York Times

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The federal government's incredibly poor, misleading argument for marijuana ... - Washington Post (blog)

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:27

McClatchy Washington Bureau

The federal government's incredibly poor, misleading argument for marijuana ...
Washington Post (blog)
Taking these findings at face value, the important thing to note is that the 9 percent addiction rate for marijuana users is substantially lower than the 15 percent addiction rate for alcohol drinkers and the 33 percent addiction rate for tobacco users.
Washington Post Columnist: Marijuana Is About as Addictive as Video GamingEast Bay Express
White House Responds to NYT Marijuana Editorial with Reefer MadnessThe Daily Chronic
White House Fires Back at Times Over Marijuana EditorialCelebStoner (blog)
McClatchy Washington Bureau -Florida Courier -Huffington Post
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Legal Marijuana's Unintended Business Opportunities - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Thu, 2014-07-31 04:26

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Legal Marijuana's Unintended Business Opportunities
Wall Street Journal (blog)
“95% of our treatment referrals are for marijuana addiction. Business has really been booming here,” he said. “Legalization concerns me from a human perspective, but not as a threat to our business,” agreed Deni Carise, chief clinical advisor of Sierra ...

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What Science Says About Marijuana - New York Times

Wed, 2014-07-30 15:37

CBS Local

What Science Says About Marijuana
New York Times
“All illegal drugs are bad for people,” she told Congress in 2012, refusing to say whether crack, methamphetamines or prescription painkillers are more addictive or physically harmful than marijuana. Her testimony neatly illustrates the vast gap ...
Gitlow: Legalizing pot is not worth the riskKSPR

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Observer: The Federal Marijuana Ban Is Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia - Boston.com

Wed, 2014-07-30 10:36

New York Magazine

Observer: The Federal Marijuana Ban Is Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia
Boston.com
Dr. Harris Isbell, director of research at the Public Health Service Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, disputed the insanity, crime and addiction theories, telling Congress that “smoking marijuana has no unpleasant aftereffects, no dependence is ...
This Is Your Brain on Legal Drugs: Let's End the Drug War With a Minimum of ...Huffington Post

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Medical marijuana is much safer painkiller - The News-Press

Wed, 2014-07-30 01:23

Medical marijuana is much safer painkiller
The News-Press
Medical journals continue to point out the danger of long-term use of opiate-based painkillers (Percocet, Oxycontin and others) of misuse and addiction. Long-term pain can often be controlled better with less-addictive medical marijuana. Medical ...

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White House Responds to NYT Marijuana Editorial with Reefer Madness - The Daily Chronic

Tue, 2014-07-29 10:50

Reuters

White House Responds to NYT Marijuana Editorial with Reefer Madness
The Daily Chronic
Marijuana is addictive. Estimates from research suggest that about 9 percent of users become addicted to marijuana. This number increases to about 17 percent among those who start young and to 25-50 percent among people who use marijuana daily.
White House Fires Back at Times Over Marijuana EditorialCelebStoner (blog)
Washington, Colorado senators urge Obama to be consistent on marijuanaBellingham Herald

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White House Responds To New York Times Endorsing Marijuana Legalization - The Weed Blog (blog)

Mon, 2014-07-28 20:23

The Weed Blog (blog)

White House Responds To New York Times Endorsing Marijuana Legalization
The Weed Blog (blog)
But we as policy makers cannot ignore the basic scientific fact that marijuana is addictive and marijuana use has harmful consequences. Increased consumption leads to higher public health and financial costs for society. Addictive substances like ...
Illinois: Should recreational marijuana be legal?MyFox Chicago
Legalize Marijuana? Responses VaryNew York Times
US should repeal ban on marijuanaThe Idaho Statesman
Slate Magazine -Bustle -The Guardian
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Illinois: Should recreational marijuana be legal? - MyFox Chicago

Mon, 2014-07-28 20:23

New York Times

Illinois: Should recreational marijuana be legal?
MyFox Chicago
Bellissimo is a Hazeldon client who is battling drug and alcohol addictions. She sees the New York Times opinion as dangerous. “It makes me very angry because I have so many friends and myself who have suffered from marijuana addiction,” Bellissimo ...
Legalize Marijuana? Responses VaryNew York Times
The Case for Legalized MarijuanaNBCNews.com
Stoned Crazy at the 'New York Times'American Spectator
TheBlaze.com -Los Angeles Times
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Marijuana poses more risks than many realize - WFAA

Mon, 2014-07-28 15:17

WFAA

Marijuana poses more risks than many realize
WFAA
About 9% of those who experiment with marijuana overall — and nearly 17% of those who use it as teenagers — will become addicted, according to the definition of addiction used in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Volkow says.

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Delhi youth getting hooked on to marijuana - The Hindu

Sun, 2014-07-27 23:40

Delhi youth getting hooked on to marijuana
The Hindu
He says that the sense of peace that he obtains by its consumption is inexplicable and relaxing. A man in the trade said irrespective of gender or age, the addiction is picking up. With marijuana available at rates as low as Rs.50 to as high as Rs.4 ...

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Delhi youth getting hooked on to marijuana - The Hindu

Sun, 2014-07-27 23:40

Delhi youth getting hooked on to marijuana
The Hindu
He says that the sense of peace that he obtains by its consumption is inexplicable and relaxing. A man in the trade said irrespective of gender or age, the addiction is picking up. With marijuana available at rates as low as Rs.50 to as high as Rs.4 ...

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US sees profound cultural shift on marijuana legalization - Los Angeles Times

Sun, 2014-07-27 22:29

The Guardian

US sees profound cultural shift on marijuana legalization
Los Angeles Times
... scientific evidence that marijuana is in any way beneficial for the treatment of any psychiatric disorder." Dissenters also worry that creating a legal marijuana industry would simply be the next Big Tobacco, with legalization bringing higher rates ...
Stoned Crazy at the 'New York Times'American Spectator
New York Times says US must 'repeal prohibition' of federal marijuana banThe Guardian
The Case for Legalized MarijuanaNBCNews.com
The Idaho Statesman -Boise Weekly
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