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Despite Legalization, Fewer Soldiers Are Using Marijuana - Daily Caller

Fri, 2015-01-02 12:24

Despite Legalization, Fewer Soldiers Are Using Marijuana
Daily Caller
A new Army report indicates that the rate of soldiers testing positive for marijuana is actually trending downward in the post-legalization landscape, The Colorado Springs Gazette reports. Yet, the ... In keeping pace with marijuana legalization in ...

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No need to curb rights - Rutland Herald

Thu, 2015-01-01 02:06

No need to curb rights
Rutland Herald
A group of Vermonters, who support an “endowed lobbyist” organization called Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), opposes marijuana legalization. Patrick Kennedy, SAM co-founder, is reported as saying his “battles with drug-addiction led him to oppose ...

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Petition to legalize marijuana ready for signatures - Hattiesburg American

Wed, 2014-12-31 22:41

Hattiesburg American

Petition to legalize marijuana ready for signatures
Hattiesburg American
Go sign the petition is the message a group wanting to make marijuana legal in Mississippi is telling voters after everything has been cleared for the group to begin collecting signatures to try to have an initiative placed on the November 2016 ballot ...

3D Cannabis Center, First to Sell Recreational Marijuana, Hosting Party Tomorrow - Westword (blog)

Wed, 2014-12-31 14:19

3D Cannabis Center, First to Sell Recreational Marijuana, Hosting Party Tomorrow
Westword (blog)
Operation Grow4Vets is a group aimed at helping veterans who struggle with prescription drug addiction and anxiety disorders by providing them with medical marijuana. Here's the charity's mission statement: OUR MISSION: The mission of Operation ...

American state legalises marijuana - and crime drops 15% - Metro

Tue, 2014-12-30 09:16

American state legalises marijuana - and crime drops 15%
Metro
Anti-marijuana activists have warned that legalising weed would lead to increased drug addiction, mental problems and crime – but in Colorado, which legalised recreational use of marijuana, the opposite has happened. Overall, crime has fallen by 15 ...

Best Of 2014 - The Science Of Marijuana: What We Do & Don't Know - New Hampshire Public Radio

Mon, 2014-12-29 17:08

Best Of 2014 - The Science Of Marijuana: What We Do & Don't Know
New Hampshire Public Radio
Legalizing of marijuana raises health concerns: While marijuana can be addictive, scientists generally agree that fewer than 10 percent of marijuana smokers become dependent on the drug, compared with 15 percent for alcohol, 23 percent for heroin and ...

NGO to treat 'marijuana addicts' online - Prague Post

Mon, 2014-12-29 15:07

Prague Post

NGO to treat 'marijuana addicts' online
Prague Post
Prague, Dec 29 (?TK) — The Czech NGO Sananim has launched a project offering a two-month online therapy to people who want to get rid of marijuana addiction, Sananim representatives told a press conference today.

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NGO to treat 'marijuana addicts' online - Prague Post

Mon, 2014-12-29 15:07

Prague Post

NGO to treat 'marijuana addicts' online
Prague Post
Prague, Dec 29 (?TK) — The Czech NGO Sananim has launched a project offering a two-month online therapy to people who want to get rid of marijuana addiction, Sananim representatives told a press conference today.

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Incoming Attorney General Maura Healey sets priorities: Child protection, drug ... - MassLive.com

Mon, 2014-12-29 06:39

MassLive.com

Incoming Attorney General Maura Healey sets priorities: Child protection, drug ...
MassLive.com
Asked about efforts to legalize marijuana through a 2016 ballot initiative, Healey said she has "real concerns" about marijuana legalization because she worries that young people will start using marijuana, then get addicted to other drugs. She said ...

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Chris Kaufman/Appeal-Democrat - Appeal-Democrat

Mon, 2014-12-29 02:06

Appeal-Democrat

Chris Kaufman/Appeal-Democrat
Appeal-Democrat
"I had been using off and on since I was 14 years old," said Acosta of her addiction to methamphetamine, marijuana and alcohol. In January 2013, Acosta moved into The Salvation Army Depot Family Crisis Center, where she utilized many of the resources ...

No joke: About 9 percent of marijuana user risk addiction - The Denver Post

Fri, 2014-12-26 16:30

No joke: About 9 percent of marijuana user risk addiction
The Denver Post
Tom Rael, 33, sits in the chapel at Step 13 in Denver, where he is recovering from his addiction to marijuana. He attributes his success in recovery to his faith. "When you start doing things right, God's going to hook you up," he says. "I wasn't ...

In 2014, many states experimented with marijuana laws - Boston Globe

Fri, 2014-12-26 14:30

Boston Globe

In 2014, many states experimented with marijuana laws
Boston Globe
Given the array of different approaches — legalization, decriminalization, medical marijuana, and various combinations of these — any map of marijuana policy is bound to be pretty colorful. One thing these maps clearly show is the dwindling number of ...
Samuel Wilkinson: Marijuana industry is following trail blazed by Big TobaccoTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Going to pot, for best of reasonsSaskatoon StarPhoenix
The Year's Top 10 Domestic Drug Policy Stories [FEATURE]Drug War Chronicle

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Tribes wade carefully into marijuana discussions - Washington Post

Thu, 2014-12-25 16:31

Burns Times Herald

Tribes wade carefully into marijuana discussions
Washington Post
“Criminal activity is just going to go up more, and drug addiction is going to go up more, and everyone is going to be affected,” said Edmund Yazzie, head of the Navajo Nation Council's Law and Order Committee. The split reaction among Navajo leaders ...
Pot Turnaround on Tribal LandsThe Journal

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Best of 2014: Whoopi, Dr. Drew and 13 other pot op-eds that defined the year - The Cannabist

Wed, 2014-12-24 15:42

Best of 2014: Whoopi, Dr. Drew and 13 other pot op-eds that defined the year
The Cannabist
Entertainer Whoopi Goldberg, who uses marijuana to relieve her glaucoma symptoms, and drug-addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky have polarizing views on pot. (Photo illustration, The Cannabist; photo credits (L-R), Getty Images, Denver Post file, Getty ...

Cancer and cannabis: How I learned to stop worrying and love medical marijuana - Boing Boing

Wed, 2014-12-24 11:49

Boing Boing

Cancer and cannabis: How I learned to stop worrying and love medical marijuana
Boing Boing
My life had long been profoundly affected by substance abuse and addiction—in myself, and in loved ones. The displays outside the cannabis dispensaries where I lived in Venice promised to cure everything from sleeplessness to slow sex drives to bad hair.

Pueblo County commissioners approve Rye marijuana grow - Pueblo Chieftain

Mon, 2014-12-22 22:59

Pueblo County commissioners approve Rye marijuana grow
Pueblo Chieftain
Riley told commissioners she works with traumatized children and many of the families in her clientele suffer from alcohol and drug addiction. Having a marijuana grow facility next door would not be helpful, she said. She also noted that the sight ...

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Tribes tread carefully in marijuana talks - The Columbian

Mon, 2014-12-22 21:40

The Columbian

Tribes tread carefully in marijuana talks
The Columbian
"Criminal activity is just going to go up more, and drug addiction is going to go up more, and everyone is going to be affected," said Edmund Yazzie, head of the Navajo Nation Council's Law and Order Committee. The split reaction among Navajo leaders ...
Tribes tread carefully into marijuana discussionsDaily Mail

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Indiana University studying marijuana's effect on brain - USA TODAY College

Mon, 2014-12-22 14:51

USA TODAY College

Indiana University studying marijuana's effect on brain
USA TODAY College
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, negative effects of marijuana include altered perceptions and mood, impaired coordination, difficulty with thinking and problem-solving, disrupted learning and memory, and impact on brain development.

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Here's Why Marijuana Is More Addictive These Days - Business Insider Australia

Sun, 2014-12-21 13:10

Here's Why Marijuana Is More Addictive These Days
Business Insider Australia
One of the common misconceptions people have about marijuana is that it isn't addictive. Dr. Samuel Ball of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) explains how marijuana has evolved over the years ...

Marijuana, assisted suicide spark lively debate - Las Vegas Sun

Sun, 2014-12-21 04:09

Marijuana, assisted suicide spark lively debate
Las Vegas Sun
The criminalization of marijuana also results in drug users committing crimes to fund their addiction. Students in our group emphasized it is important to consider who is being criminalized for the possession of marijuana. According to The Washington ...