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Could Medical Marijuana Be Used To Treat Painkiller Addiction? - CBS Local

Wed, 2016-04-06 15:44

CBS Local

Could Medical Marijuana Be Used To Treat Painkiller Addiction?
CBS Local
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Prescription painkiller addiction is a growing problem in Minnesota and across the country. The Centers for Disease Control says between 14,000 and 16,000 people die every year as a result of their addictions. Those addictions ...

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Addiction program offers real-life experience - WiscNews

Tue, 2016-04-05 16:01

Addiction program offers real-life experience
WiscNews
“By the time they graduate from high school 40 percent of all teens have used marijuana. We cannot assume that all children who smoke marijuana will become heroin addicts. However, the danger does exist, and research supports the progression of use.”.

How Drug Warriors Helped to Fuel the Opioid Epidemic - The Atlantic

Mon, 2016-04-04 11:16

Youth Today

How Drug Warriors Helped to Fuel the Opioid Epidemic
The Atlantic
A Canadian study published last year in the journal Pain found no evidence of serious side effects among medical marijuana users after a year of treatment. Users did report some incidence of “non-serious” side effects, such as coughing and dizziness, ...
Hinkle: Coming out of the drug-war haze?The Daily Progress
An Old Message from the Drug War: Just Say No to MarijuanaYouth Today
Political Focus: Rescheduling MarijuanaOaklandpostonline (blog)

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There Might Be A Genetic Reason People Become Addicted To Marijuana - Elite Daily (blog)

Mon, 2016-04-04 10:17

Elite Daily (blog)

There Might Be A Genetic Reason People Become Addicted To Marijuana
Elite Daily (blog)
A new study identified specific genes that may make someone more likely to become dependent on marijuana. Researchers at Yale University examined the genes of nearly 15,000 people to try to determine the relationship between genetics and addiction.

45th Annual Hash Bash advocates for marijuana legalization on 2016 ballot - The Michigan Daily

Sun, 2016-04-03 22:45

The Michigan Daily

45th Annual Hash Bash advocates for marijuana legalization on 2016 ballot
The Michigan Daily
Darren McCarty, a former Detroit Red Wings player, spoke to the crowd about his personal struggles with alcohol and pill addiction, saying marijuana was a safe and healthy way for him to rebalance his life. “It is about education, and me standing up ...

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Weekend catch-up: 7 stories you don't want to miss - Sacramento Bee

Sun, 2016-04-03 13:55

Sacramento Bee

Weekend catch-up: 7 stories you don't want to miss
Sacramento Bee
Sacramento fentanyl overdoses show opiate addiction's toll knows no boundaries. As of Friday afternoon in the Sacramento area, 36 overdose cases including nine deaths had been linked to drugs sold on the street as Norco but believed to contain fentanyl ...

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Medical Marijuana: How to Prevent Addiction - Newsweek

Sun, 2016-04-03 11:01

Newsweek

Medical Marijuana: How to Prevent Addiction
Newsweek
04_03_Medical_Marijuana_01 Activist Ray Turmel holds a bag of medical marijuana while he smokes a joint in Toronto on September 28, 2015. The author, a medical doctor, argues that if we had paid more attention to opioid addiction 15 years ago, we ...

First Person: Will Marijuana Ease My Migraines? - Hartford Courant

Sun, 2016-04-03 03:05

Hartford Courant

First Person: Will Marijuana Ease My Migraines?
Hartford Courant
So as my neck stiffened and nausea set in, I lit up a pipe, a pinch of weed, and waited. I got slightly high, and slightly drowsy, but no relief. Dr. John Kelly, a clinical psychologist at the Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General ...

Scientists Have Discovered a Weed Addiction Gene - Complex

Sat, 2016-04-02 16:57

Complex

Scientists Have Discovered a Weed Addiction Gene
Complex
A group of 15,000 people, all with different dependence issues, were sampled to see if there were correlations between certain addictions and genes. 18 percent to 36 percent of them were addicted to cannabis, 10 percent higher than the real world ...

Crime Spike in St. Louis Traced to Cheap Heroin and Mexican Cartels - New York Times

Sat, 2016-04-02 16:09

New York Times

Crime Spike in St. Louis Traced to Cheap Heroin and Mexican Cartels
New York Times
... marijuana and cocaine throughout the Midwest. In recent years, however, Mexican traffickers have inundated the St. Louis area with a new, potent form of heroin, drastically reducing prices for the drug and increasing its strength to attract ...

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If You Have This Gene, Dont Smoke Weed - Daily Beast

Fri, 2016-04-01 22:03

Daily Beast

If You Have This Gene, Dont Smoke Weed
Daily Beast
Between 18 and 36 percent of the sample had an addiction to cannabis. These percentages are proportionally higher than the 10 percent of people who, on average, develop a dependence to cannabis. In order to up their chances of finding predictive genes, ...

4 Steps to Getting Your Old-School High Back - MERRY JANE

Fri, 2016-04-01 11:15

MERRY JANE

4 Steps to Getting Your Old-School High Back
MERRY JANE
Luckily, cannabis is not addictive in the same way that cocaine or heroin is. With those drugs, your body develops a dependency on them to activate key receptors and produce neurological chemicals like dopamine. Your brain chemistry literally changes ...

Marijuana in American Pro Wrestling is What's Best for Business - MERRY JANE

Fri, 2016-04-01 08:39

MERRY JANE

Marijuana in American Pro Wrestling is What's Best for Business
MERRY JANE
To solve an addiction problem, arguably the most important thing to do is to identify the catalyst for the addiction. Sure, plenty of those in pro wrestling who get addicted to hard drugs have addictive personalities, but it isn't across the board. And ...

Finding the Best Addiction Treatment, With Hired Help - New York Times

Fri, 2016-04-01 06:22

New York Times

Finding the Best Addiction Treatment, With Hired Help
New York Times
She first used marijuana, her mother said. But midway through the year, this daughter, who had been in church groups while growing up outside of Boston, began taking hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD several times a week. Her parents knew something ...

Man says marijuana, not legal scrapes, led to kids' removal - Topeka Capital Journal

Thu, 2016-03-31 22:05

Washington Post

Man says marijuana, not legal scrapes, led to kids' removal
Topeka Capital Journal
Suffering from chronic joint and back issues, he said he became addicted to pain medications and then to heroin in 2009. He got treatment in 2011 and was able to kick the heroin addiction with the use of cannabis, he said. In 2013 he moved to Topeka ...
Correction: Medical Marijuana-Custody storyChico Enterprise-Record

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Arizona drug plea another chapter in Jon Singleton's fight with addiction - Houston Chronicle

Thu, 2016-03-31 18:49

Houston Chronicle

Arizona drug plea another chapter in Jon Singleton's fight with addiction
Houston Chronicle
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - First baseman Jon Singleton has continued to fight addiction and substance abuse as he works to return and stay with the Astros. On Dec. 30, 2014 - about nine months after Singleton told the Associated Press he was a marijuana addict ...

Vermont Governor on Marijuana Legalization: It's What 'Enlightened States' Do - TIME

Thu, 2016-03-31 16:43

TIME

Vermont Governor on Marijuana Legalization: It's What 'Enlightened States' Do
TIME
TIME: You've called problems with heroin addiction in your state a “full-blown” crisis. Do you see any connection between legalizing marijuana and problems with that illegal drug? Shumlin: You can understand why someone would ask. And the answer is ...
Doctors discuss marijuana, opioids at Clark forumWicked Local
Bellini: How to legalize marijuanaBarre Montpelier Times Argus

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Opposition To Legalizing Marijuana Strong At Public Forum - CapeNews.net

Thu, 2016-03-31 16:12

CapeNews.net

Opposition To Legalizing Marijuana Strong At Public Forum
CapeNews.net
It is important, he added, that all stakeholders are involved in responding to issues of substance abuse and addiction. “At the school level, parents and students are encouraged to check in with a counselor or another adult that they trust for ...

Bellini: How to legalize marijuana - Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Thu, 2016-03-31 01:09

Alaska Dispatch News

Bellini: How to legalize marijuana
Barre Montpelier Times Argus
Even if we legalize marijuana and put all the treatment efforts in place we will not solve the addiction problem. Yes, we will save some lives, we will cure some addicts but we will also enhance the use of marijuana. What is it we do not understand ...
Analysis: How Vermont could change the marijuana legalization gameAlaska Dispatch News

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Two Local Men Discuss Opiate Addiction, How it Started - FOX40

Wed, 2016-03-30 23:57

FOX40

Two Local Men Discuss Opiate Addiction, How it Started
FOX40
"I started smoking marijuana and drinking around age 15," said Skyler Rand, who is a recovering addict. But soon turns into a craving and then an addiction. "Well because the fix is, you need your fix," said Stephen Simpson who is also a recovering addict.

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