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'A complicated kind of grief' - Huntington Herald Dispatch

Sun, 2015-08-16 22:10

Huntington Herald Dispatch

'A complicated kind of grief'
Huntington Herald Dispatch
She said her son's journey of addiction started in ninth or 10th grade when he started drinking. The first time they found out was because he was caught with marijuana at school. He eventually got some DUIs and had some legal trouble. He had gone to ...

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Marijuana: The Green Revolution - Valley morning Star

Sun, 2015-08-16 05:09

Valley morning Star

Marijuana: The Green Revolution
Valley morning Star
Now, not everyone who uses marijuana will become addicted to the substance (10 percent will; about 300,000 people are treated per year for cannabis addiction; and many go untreated), nor will all users go on to the “harder” drugs like heroin and ...
Carly Fiorina Dislikes Marijuana, but Would Allow States to Legalize ItMarijuana Politics (blog)
Thomas Elias: Marijuana harm ignored in push for legalizationAppeal-Democrat
Holy smokes! A marijuana store in New Canaan?New Canaan Advertiser
Philly.com
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State funding loss puts addiction program in peril - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Sun, 2015-08-16 02:07

State funding loss puts addiction program in peril
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
... use is a symptom of a much larger addiction problem in Maine, a problem that won't be solved solely by cracking down on drug dealers. The big picture also must include the thousands of Mainers affected by alcohol and opiate addiction and marijuana ...

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Just what is spice? - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Sat, 2015-08-15 19:11

Just what is spice?
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
WILKES-BARRE — In July, city police arrested 21 people on charges they possessed or sold synthetic marijuana called spice, more than double of all arrests on the same offenses during the first six months of the year, crime statistics show. Statistics ...

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'Fake weed' triggers US-wide alarm - Yahoo News

Fri, 2015-08-14 20:54

Yahoo News

'Fake weed' triggers US-wide alarm
Yahoo News
Synthetic marijuana may look like pot to the naked eye, but its addictive and potentially lethal high derives from chemical compounds designed to mimic THC, the active ingredient in real marijuana. Those chemicals are sprayed onto grass-like herbs that ...

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Docs say no to medical marijuana - Inquirer.net

Fri, 2015-08-14 12:47

Inquirer.net

Docs say no to medical marijuana
Inquirer.net
Psychiatrist Dr. Lou Querubin listed the many adverse effects of marijuana on the body, including addiction, psychosis and short-term memory deficit. She added that 25 to 50 percent of teenagers who used marijuana will develop addiction when they grow ...
DOH chief to look into legislation on medical marijuanaPhilippine Star

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Ohio set to vote on marijuana legalization this fall - Washington Post

Thu, 2015-08-13 02:37

cleveland.com

Ohio set to vote on marijuana legalization this fall
Washington Post
Tax revenues would go toward local governments, cannabis research and treatment for drug abuse and addiction, according to the Plain Dealer. Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia made it legal to use marijuana last November, two years after ...
Marijuana legalization amendment approved for Ohio's November ballotcleveland.com
Breaking Down the Ohio Marijuana Legalization AmendmentThe Daily Chronic
Key provisions of Marijuana Legalization AmendmentCincinnati.com
WDTN -Dayton Daily News -ModVive
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Neighborhood Marijuana Shops Linked to Pot-Related Hospital Stays - Live Science

Wed, 2015-08-12 15:41

rabble.ca (blog)

Neighborhood Marijuana Shops Linked to Pot-Related Hospital Stays
Live Science
California neighborhoods that have more medical marijuana dispensaries may also have more hospitalizations related to marijuana abuse or addiction, a new study finds. In the study, researchers calculated the number of dispensaries per square mile ...
Marijuana's harm ignored in push for legalizationNapa Valley Register
This election, let's have a real debate about legalizing marijuanarabble.ca (blog)
Marijuana Shops Increase With The Push For Recreational Use Legalization In ...MMJ Observer

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Sheldon Richardson's Arrest Provokes Question: Is Marijuana Addictive? - Breitbart News

Fri, 2015-08-07 01:04

Breitbart News

Sheldon Richardson's Arrest Provokes Question: Is Marijuana Addictive?
Breitbart News
FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey—Is marijuana addictive? The recent behavior of New York Jets standout defensive end Sheldon Richardson makes you think it very well could be. On July 2, 2015, the NFL suspended Richardson for four games for failing ...

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Teen marijuana use likely not linked to later health issues: Study - Yahoo News

Wed, 2015-08-05 14:04

Yahoo News

Teen marijuana use likely not linked to later health issues: Study
Yahoo News
Skipper, a fellow on the American Board of Addiction Medicine, commended the authors of this new study for controlling for variables, like cigarette smoking, to give us a more accurate idea of how marijuana might affect someone over the long term.
Regular Pot Use as Teen Not Tied to Long-Term Health Problems: StudyHealthDay

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Can Marijuana Help Recovering Crack Addicts? - MD Magazine

Wed, 2015-08-05 09:09

MD Magazine

Can Marijuana Help Recovering Crack Addicts?
MD Magazine
One of the common arguments against the legalization of marijuana is that it can be a “gateway” drug, leading to the abuse of “harder” drugs such as heroin, cocaine, crack, and methamphetamines. This theory persists despite evidence that poverty is a ...

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Police chief concerned with medical marijuana plan - News 10NBC

Mon, 2015-08-03 21:36

News 10NBC

Police chief concerned with medical marijuana plan
News 10NBC
A local police chief tells us he has concerns about what medical marijuana will mean for the state and our region. He's concerned about the addictive effects of medical marijuana and the impact it might have on the public. The Brockport police chief ...

Marketing against marijuana commercialization: What's the message? - www.behavioral.net

Sat, 2015-08-01 20:00

www.behavioral.net

Marketing against marijuana commercialization: What's the message?
www.behavioral.net
So when it comes to marketing against Big Marijuana, what is the message? Three panelists discussed the future of educating youth and adults about the dangers of marijuana on Saturday as a part of the National Council on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) and ...

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Double Standard: E-Cigarettes Vs. Medical Marijuana - Forbes

Thu, 2015-07-30 15:25

Double Standard: E-Cigarettes Vs. Medical Marijuana
Forbes
I could find no mention in the mainstream media of the Addiction study, however, apart from the comment sections of specialty medical or vaping blogs. Like the unfashionable JAMA paper on medical marijuana, which ran counter to the generally benign ...

Teens medically prescribed marijuana more likely to report addiction - Healio

Wed, 2015-07-29 16:28

Teens medically prescribed marijuana more likely to report addiction
Healio
High school seniors using marijuana for medical reasons were 10 times more likely to report addiction to the drug than peers who obtain marijuana illegally, according to study findings in The Journal of Adolescent Health. “The National Survey of Drug ...

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Indian tribes set to begin marijuana sales - Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

Wed, 2015-07-29 10:27

Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

Indian tribes set to begin marijuana sales
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
Kevin Sabet, president of the anti-legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, said the California raid shows that it's still “an extremely risky venture” for any tribe to start selling marijuana. And he said pot sales would fuel more addiction ...

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Marijuana May Help Treat Opioid Addiction By Reducing Severity Of Withdrawal ... - Medical Daily

Tue, 2015-07-28 12:19

Medical Daily

Marijuana May Help Treat Opioid Addiction By Reducing Severity Of Withdrawal ...
Medical Daily
New evidence has emerged supporting the idea that marijuana may help rehab patients recover from and kick their addictions to painkillers. The study, published by researchers at Columbia University earlier this month, showed that patients given a form ...

High Praise: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives - Huffington Post

Mon, 2015-07-27 13:56

High Praise: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives
Huffington Post
A new study released by the University of California-Irvine in conjunction with the RAND corporation, a non-profit global think tank, shows a correlation between states that have legalized marijuana and reduced rates of opioid addiction. They studied ...

Marijuana can help treat opioid addiction, study shows - SFGate (blog)

Mon, 2015-07-27 11:26

SFGate (blog)

Marijuana can help treat opioid addiction, study shows
SFGate (blog)
A Columbia University study published earlier this month took a group of 60 patients dependent on opiates and placed them in a clinic to detoxify. 32 percent of the patients were given 30 milligrams daily of dronabinol — a form of THC — during ...

Medical Marijuana: weighing benefits versus risks - Rapid City Journal

Mon, 2015-07-27 09:58

Rapid City Journal

Medical Marijuana: weighing benefits versus risks
Rapid City Journal
Also, the old adage that a person can't become addicted to marijuana is dubious. Though rates of addiction are significantly less than with prescription drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, marijuana can be addictive in a psychological if not physical sense ...

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