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Health chief: No medical cannabis to treat opioid addiction | Health ... - Santa Fe New Mexican

Wed, 2017-06-14 23:10

Health chief: No medical cannabis to treat opioid addiction | Health ...
Santa Fe New Mexican
The state health secretary rejected recommendations by an advisory board, including a proposal to allow marijuana as a treatment for opioid addiction.

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Lawsuit challenges Kentucky's medical marijuana ban - ABC News

Wed, 2017-06-14 16:37

Lawsuit challenges Kentucky's medical marijuana ban
ABC News
Kentucky's criminal ban against medical marijuana was challenged Wednesday in a lawsuit touting cannabis as a viable alternative to ease addiction woes from opioid painkillers. The plaintiffs have used medical marijuana to ease health problems, the ...

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Voluntary Drug Treatment For Marijuana On The Rise | The Fix - TheFix.com

Wed, 2017-06-14 16:24

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Voluntary Drug Treatment For Marijuana On The Rise | The Fix
TheFix.com
Experts believe that marijuana addiction treatment will continue to rise as legalization efforts gain ground.

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Former addicts say legal pot not the answer to opioid abuse problem - WLOX

Tue, 2017-06-13 20:25

Former addicts say legal pot not the answer to opioid abuse problem
WLOX
Ocean Springs Mayor-Elect Shea Dobson says one way to reduce opioid abuse is to legalize medical marijuana. But those who witness addiction daily at a Jackson County faith-based rehab facility disagree. The men in Home of Grace's rehabilitation ...

Coalition fights back against marijuana legalization - C&G Newspapers

Tue, 2017-06-13 14:48

C&G Newspapers

Coalition fights back against marijuana legalization
C&G Newspapers
The National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence state that the younger that marijuana use begins, the higher the potential for addiction. One in six teens who use marijuana become addicted, the study ...

Letter Shows Jeff Sessions' Plan to Prosecute Medical Marijuana Providers - RollingStone.com

Tue, 2017-06-13 10:41

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Letter Shows Jeff Sessions' Plan to Prosecute Medical Marijuana Providers
RollingStone.com
As Rolling Stone previously reported, the "historic drug epidemic" that Sessions referenced, and which currently claims 140 lives a day, is due to opioid addiction, not marijuana use. And according to The Washington Post, states in which medical ...
Sessions' action alarms Maine's medical marijuana communityPress Herald
Jeff Sessions Is Begging Congress to Let Him Crack Down on Medical MarijuanaGQ Magazine
Jeff Sessions Targeting Medical Marijuana Users, Cites 'Historic Drug Epidemic'Newsweek
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MI Marijuana Petition Supporters See Rewards Where Opponents See Risks - WKAR

Mon, 2017-06-12 13:39

MI Marijuana Petition Supporters See Rewards Where Opponents See Risks
WKAR
Reene points to Colorado, the first state to legalize marijuana back in 2012. He says teen addiction, emergency room visits and traffic fatalities dramatically increased after the approval. Reene questions how Michigan could not possibly follow down ...

Recovery Road: Synthetic marijuana addiction - KPLC-TV

Mon, 2017-06-12 09:22

Recovery Road: Synthetic marijuana addiction
KPLC-TV
Conley started with marijuana, turned to bath salts, moved on to meth and then synthetics. “I smoked marijuana all my life but when I started doing that and it was legal, I used that as an excuse to just start doing more and more and more of it ...

More people are voluntarily seeking help for marijuana addiction - Washington Post

Mon, 2017-06-12 05:05

Washington Post

More people are voluntarily seeking help for marijuana addiction
Washington Post
As marijuana has been increasingly liberalized and decriminalized, fewer people are finding themselves in court-mandated programs for marijuana addiction treatment. This is not particularly surprising: With fewer people landing in court for using ...

Flashpoint: More fear mongering on marijuana reform - Terre Haute Tribune Star

Sun, 2017-06-11 21:01

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Flashpoint: More fear mongering on marijuana reform
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Marijuana is not heroin. Mr. Hill's “citations” regarding addiction, impaired driving, and crime are misleading at best, and totally fail to give the real conclusions of those studies. It is true, we have an opioid problem in our society. A huge part ...

Marijuana 'prehab' to treat opioid addiction - WHAS 11.com

Fri, 2017-06-09 15:51

WHAS 11.com

Marijuana 'prehab' to treat opioid addiction
WHAS 11.com
But she has found, when administered other ways, cannabis helps her patients who are physically dependent or addicted to opioids. The stigma of that addiction forced a Blue Door patient to ask to be anonymous for this story. She says she became ...

Marijuana: safer than opioids? - Port Huron Times Herald

Fri, 2017-06-09 11:33

Port Huron Times Herald

Marijuana: safer than opioids?
Port Huron Times Herald
But in the midst of an opioid epidemic in the Blue Water Area, some advocates argue that using marijuana to treat chronic pain is a safer, less addictive alternative to narcotics. Tom Owens, a medical marijuana user and licensed caregiver, proposed to ...

Opioids Now Kill More People Per Year Than AIDS Ever Did - Civilized

Thu, 2017-06-08 13:33

LA Daily News

Opioids Now Kill More People Per Year Than AIDS Ever Did
Civilized
Those deaths, which were mainly due to opioid addiction, make the need for alternative treatments like medical marijuana that much more imperative for the wellbeing of the United States. But that's unlikely to happen so long as staunch prohibitionists ...
LA may let marijuana businesses grow to the tune of $50 million in tax revenueLA Daily News

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Colorado Will Use $105 Million in Pot Tax Revenue to Help Opioid ... - TheFix.com

Thu, 2017-06-08 08:01

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Colorado Will Use $105 Million in Pot Tax Revenue to Help Opioid ...
TheFix.com
Additional funds will also go to several jail-based mental health services and marijuana health research grants.

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Cannabis prescribed to curb opiate addiction - ABC15 Arizona

Wed, 2017-06-07 02:02

ABC15 Arizona

Cannabis prescribed to curb opiate addiction
ABC15 Arizona
Doctors at Blue Door Therapeutics say cannabis pills and patches can help with nausea and other opioid withdrawal symptoms, and another chemical in pot has anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties to help stabilize the patient's underlying ...

Youngstown group urges residents to stand against medical pot at today's council meeting - Youngstown Vindicator

Tue, 2017-06-06 22:47

Youngstown group urges residents to stand against medical pot at today's council meeting
Youngstown Vindicator
“The reason we are opposed to medical marijuana is because we know it will open the door to recreational marijuana,” said the Rev. Mr. Yanno. Dr. Biscardi said he has a son trying to recover from drug addiction that started with marijuana and moved on ...

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Medical Marijuana: Benefits, Risks & State Laws - Live Science - Live Science

Tue, 2017-06-06 21:26

Live Science

Medical Marijuana: Benefits, Risks & State Laws - Live Science
Live Science
Medical marijuana is legal in some states, but debate rages on about whether the health benefits outweigh the risks.

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Marijuana bill debated, pulled before vote - CT Post

Tue, 2017-06-06 17:23

CT Post

Marijuana bill debated, pulled before vote
CT Post
“I do not believe marijuana is a gateway for opioid addiction,” she aid. “I believe alcohol is that gateway. The fact of the matter is that no one has died from the use of marijuana alone. This is about personal liberty. This is about a policy for our ...
House Tables Recreational Marijuana After DebateCT News Junkie

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How Nevada's new marijuana laws will affect you - Reno Gazette Journal

Mon, 2017-06-05 19:01

Reno Gazette Journal

How Nevada's new marijuana laws will affect you
Reno Gazette Journal
Tourists still have nowhere to smoke since the public consumption bill died, medical users still can't buy guns and opioid addiction cannot be treated with cannabis despite Democrats' best efforts. All in all, though, marijuana advocates walked away ...