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New York State Assembly OK's medical marijuana for opioid abuse treatment - New York Daily News

Wed, 2018-06-06 17:27

New York Daily News

New York State Assembly OK's medical marijuana for opioid abuse treatment
New York Daily News
Currently, medical marijuana is legal in New York for only a handful of serious ailments and conditions, including cancer, HIV and AIDS, Lou Gehrig's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and some spinal injuries. In ...

Senate Aboriginal People's committee withdraws support for deferring marijuana bill - Toronto Star

Wed, 2018-06-06 14:56

Toronto Star

Senate Aboriginal People's committee withdraws support for deferring marijuana bill
Toronto Star
Ginette Petitpas Taylor and Jane Philpott promised more funding for Indigenous mental health and addiction treatment services, special help for Indigenous businesses to navigate the licensing process to grow marijuana and consultation on jurisdictional ...

Medical marijuana could help with opioid addiction - Butler Eagle

Wed, 2018-06-06 10:02

Medical marijuana could help with opioid addiction
Butler Eagle
The physician from Compassionate Certification Center on West Cunningham Street said the addition of opioid addiction and withdrawal to the list of Pennsylvania-approved conditions to receive medical marijuana might lower the number of overdose deaths ...

More Teens Than Ever Would Try Marijuana - WebMD

Wed, 2018-06-06 09:16

WebMD

More Teens Than Ever Would Try Marijuana
WebMD
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One in four U.S. high school seniors would try marijuana or use it more often if it was legal, a new survey finds. That rate -- the highest in the 43-year history of the Monitoring the Future survey -- likely ...

Should marijuana be legalized? Pt 2 | WWL - WWL First News

Wed, 2018-06-06 08:53

WWL First News

Should marijuana be legalized? Pt 2 | WWL
WWL First News
Louisiana's expanding its medical marijuana program but should the state to legalize recreational. Marijuana would legalizing recreational manner via a net ...

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All eyes on Canada as first G7 nation prepares to make marijuana legal - The Guardian

Wed, 2018-06-06 00:17

The Guardian

All eyes on Canada as first G7 nation prepares to make marijuana legal
The Guardian
But overall, researchers lack solid data about cannabis use. Some key questions include addiction levels, how cannabis affects psychotic disorders, and effects on young people, said Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam, often called the “grandfather” of ...
Two-thirds of current pot users will switch to legal retailers: surveyCTV News
Privacy protection a make-or-break issue for Canadian cannabis users and retailers, according to new reportToronto Star

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East Liverpool recovery expert has concerns and hope with medical marijuana - WKBN.com

Tue, 2018-06-05 20:33

WKBN.com

East Liverpool recovery expert has concerns and hope with medical marijuana
WKBN.com
EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WKBN) - An addiction recovery specialist in East Liverpool is remaining optimistic, but cautious, about the medical marijuana dispensary coming to the city. Josh Lytle, with Family Care Ministries, knows the setbacks recovering ...

Warnings in Wayland about recreational marijuana - MetroWest Daily News

Tue, 2018-06-05 20:23

MetroWest Daily News

Warnings in Wayland about recreational marijuana
MetroWest Daily News
“TCH in marijuana is habit forming and addictive,” Schuler said. Decreased memory and increased anxiety are side effects of smoking marijuana, he said. Schuler and Swanick mentioned studies in Colorado and Washington state that prove marijuana ...

Illinois Legislature Passes Medical Marijuana for Opioid Addiction Bill - Civilized

Tue, 2018-06-05 15:25

Civilized

Illinois Legislature Passes Medical Marijuana for Opioid Addiction Bill
Civilized
As more studies show marijuana can be used as a substitute for opioids, states are making moves to allow medicinal cannabis for addicts of these dangerous drugs. And it now appears Illinois could be leading the charge. The Illinois legislature approved ...
In red-state Oklahoma, marijuana ballot question splits people of faithReligion News Service
POSTCARDS: IN THE US STATE OF OKLAHOMA, MARIJUANA BALLOT QUESTION SPLITS PEOPLE OF FAITHSight Magazine

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Worcester County emerging as marijuana central - CommonWealth magazine

Tue, 2018-06-05 14:49

CommonWealth magazine

Worcester County emerging as marijuana central
CommonWealth magazine
According to data presented at the Cannabis Control Commission meeting on Tuesday, residents of the central Massachusetts county that stretches from the state's northern border to the Connecticut and Rhode Island state lines have filed 16 applications ...

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Brothers behind proposed Merrill Road marijuana operation work to quell fears - Berkshire Eagle

Mon, 2018-06-04 20:33

Brothers behind proposed Merrill Road marijuana operation work to quell fears
Berkshire Eagle
Jon Macht, who owns the building occupied by Spectrum Health, argued the addiction clinic is working to rehabilitate people and now this marijuana operation "pretty much flies in the face" of that work. Still, he said, "if they have a right to do it ...

State board approves licenses for 56 medical marijuana dispensaries - Toledo Blade

Mon, 2018-06-04 19:42

Toledo Blade

State board approves licenses for 56 medical marijuana dispensaries
Toledo Blade
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy on Monday approved provisional licenses for 56 medical marijuana dispensaries, including two in Lucas County, taking a step toward initiating the legal sale of medical marijuana by Sept. 8, the state's ... Prospective ...
Here's Where All of the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Are Going To Be in ClevelandCleveland Scene
Three Lorain County businesses are licensed to sell medical marijuanaChronicle Telegram
5 medical marijuana sales sites approved for ColumbusThe Columbus Dispatch
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Illinois lawmakers OK use of medical cannabis as alternative to opioids - Marijuana Business Daily

Mon, 2018-06-04 14:28

Illinois lawmakers OK use of medical cannabis as alternative to opioids
Marijuana Business Daily
Legislation passed last week in Illinois would allow potentially thousands of patients to receive medical marijuana as an alternative to highly addictive opioids, a move that could provide a notable boost to MMJ sales. The state's governor must still ...

The other argument for recreational pot - City & State

Sun, 2018-06-03 21:13

City & State

The other argument for recreational pot
City & State
He said that the full legalization of recreational marijuana would not necessarily change the medical marijuana program, and wants to make sure that everyone understands the difference between cannabis for recreational purposes and cannabis for medical ...

Cannabis News Round-Up - The Reality-Based Community

Sun, 2018-06-03 15:27

Cannabis Now

Cannabis News Round-Up
The Reality-Based Community
Legalize pot, but don't normalize it. Measuring marijuana addiction awareness, before and after it is legal. Federal law leaves marijuana in a no-fly zone. Why the marijuana industry wants friends like John Boehner. Even with legalized marijuana ...
Lawmakers Debate How Cannabis Should Replace OpioidsCannabis Now

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With booming medical marijuana program, some fear shortages - New Haven Register

Sun, 2018-06-03 14:34

New Haven Register

With booming medical marijuana program, some fear shortages
New Haven Register
Seagull said of the possible approval of marijuana to treat opioid addiction, “It would likely add a large number of patients.” Once Seagull ratifies the board's vote, the new condition must go through a legislative committee and regulatory review ...

Treatment for cannabis addiction common, says addiction and mental health director - Toronto Star

Sun, 2018-06-03 14:22

Toronto Star

Treatment for cannabis addiction common, says addiction and mental health director
Toronto Star
EDMONTON—With cannabis legalization on the horizon, Alberta Health Services is trying to grapple with how and where people can use the substance — but also how they can help people quit if they want to stop using it. “It does worry me,” said AHS ...

Can medical marijuana help combat Illinois' opioid crisis? - STLtoday.com

Sat, 2018-06-02 12:58

STLtoday.com

Can medical marijuana help combat Illinois' opioid crisis?
STLtoday.com
In this Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, lead grower Dave Wilson cares for marijuana plants at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. Illinois lawmakers voted Thursday, May 31, 2018, to send the governor a plan using cannabis as a ...

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Can Medical Marijuana Help Combat Illinois' Opioid Crisis? - U.S. News & World Report

Sat, 2018-06-02 11:46

U.S. News & World Report

Can Medical Marijuana Help Combat Illinois' Opioid Crisis?
U.S. News & World Report
Doctors could choose to temporarily prescribe cannabis for patients who suffer from conditions traditionally treated with opioids. The plan, which is on the governor's desk, is meant to address a growing opioid crisis in the state: 11,000 people have ...

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Government Claims 6 Million Americans Addicted To Cannabis - The Fresh Toast

Sat, 2018-06-02 07:46

The Fresh Toast

Government Claims 6 Million Americans Addicted To Cannabis
The Fresh Toast
In 2016, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Addiction (NIAAA) conducted a study on the prevalence of “marijuana use disorder” or “Cannabis use disorder” (CUD). The study revealed that up to six million Americans – roughly 2.5 percent of the ...