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Marijuana poses more risks than many realize - USA TODAY

Sun, 2014-07-27 04:05

USA TODAY

Marijuana poses more risks than many realize
USA TODAY
About 9% of those who experiment with marijuana overall — and nearly 17% of those who use it as teenagers — will become addicted, according to the definition of addiction used in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Volkow says.
Legalization of Recreational Marijuana: Profits Before Safety?Forbes

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High time to lift federal marijuana ban, New York Times editorial says - Examiner.com

Sat, 2014-07-26 21:07

Examiner.com

High time to lift federal marijuana ban, New York Times editorial says
Examiner.com
The New York Times said that its research showed that problems with marijuana addiction and dependence were minimal, while social costs, such as arrests, are disproportionately high. According to Reuters, the Times marijuana editorial on Saturday is ...
New York Times backs sending federal marijuana ban up in smokeReuters
NY Times Calls for Repeal of Federal Ban on MarijuanaTheBlaze.com
New York Times calls for marijuana legalizationInquirer.net

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Cities may gain from medical marijuana - Effingham Daily News

Sat, 2014-07-26 19:17

Cities may gain from medical marijuana
Effingham Daily News
Much of Gillenwater's opinion on marijuana stems from his experience dealing with the drug during his career with the Illinois State Police. Having seen the negative effects of Area officials differ on prospect of growers marijuana addiction, as well ...

Legalization of Recreational Marijuana: Profits Before Safety? - Forbes

Sat, 2014-07-26 19:09

Northwest Cable News

Legalization of Recreational Marijuana: Profits Before Safety?
Forbes
“It's truly a shame that yet another state has allowed and is now peddling recreational marijuana,” said Janina Kean, substance abuse and addiction expert and President and CEO of High Watch Recovery Center. “Allowing the sale of recreational marijuana ...
Marijuana poses more risks than many realize12NewsNow.Com

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Guatemalan president still mulling whether to legalize marijuana - Washington Post (blog)

Fri, 2014-07-25 09:27

La prensa

Guatemalan president still mulling whether to legalize marijuana
Washington Post (blog)
"But little by little, there have been more incidents that suggest that the issue should be looked at differently, based out of the level of addiction and the damage they can cause," he said. "That's why you can separate marijuana from cocaine, or from ...
Why marijuana legalization in Guatemala won't solve the child migrant crisisVox

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Confessions of a San Francisco Marijuana Addict - SF Weekly

Thu, 2014-07-24 13:14

SF Weekly

Confessions of a San Francisco Marijuana Addict
SF Weekly
Marijuana addicts fit no ready profile. The attendees of MA's five weekly meetings in San Francisco are mostly white, but range in age from 19 to 70. Researchers like David Smith, the addiction specialist and physician who founded the Haight Ashbury ...

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Hooked on Legalization: Marijuana Is Addictive, Whether Legalization Backers ... - SF Weekly

Wed, 2014-07-23 18:17

SF Weekly

Hooked on Legalization: Marijuana Is Addictive, Whether Legalization Backers ...
SF Weekly
They're marijuana addicts. To some, the idea of "Marijuana Anonymous" is farcical. Getting hooked on weed is a setup toward a cheap punchline, like Bob Saget asking Dave Chappelle, playing the pot-crazed Thurgood in Half-Baked, if he ever sucked dick ...

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Confessions of a San Francisco Marijuana Addict - SF Weekly (blog)

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:10

Confessions of a San Francisco Marijuana Addict
SF Weekly (blog)
Marijuana addicts fit no ready profile. The attendees of MA's five weekly meetings in San Francisco are mostly white, but range in age from 19 to 70. Researchers like David Smith, the addiction specialist and physician who founded the Haight Ashbury ...

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Confessions of a San Francisco Marijuana Addict - SF Weekly (blog)

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:10

Confessions of a San Francisco Marijuana Addict
SF Weekly (blog)
Marijuana addicts fit no ready profile. The attendees of MA's five weekly meetings in San Francisco are mostly white, but range in age from 19 to 70. Researchers like David Smith, the addiction specialist and physician who founded the Haight Ashbury ...

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Hooked on Legalization: Marijuana Is Addictive, Whether Legalization Backers ... - SF Weekly

Tue, 2014-07-22 17:25

Hooked on Legalization: Marijuana Is Addictive, Whether Legalization Backers ...
SF Weekly
They're marijuana addicts. To some, the idea of "Marijuana Anonymous" is farcical. Getting hooked on weed is a setup toward a cheap punchline, like Bob Saget asking Dave Chappelle, playing the pot-crazed Thurgood in Half-Baked, if he ever sucked dick ...

Correction: Marijuana Research-Professor Fired - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Mon, 2014-07-21 16:17

Correction: Marijuana Research-Professor Fired
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
"However, the FDA has repeatedly concluded that marijuana has a high potential for addiction and has no acceptable level of medical use." Marijuana research advocates argue that if the federal government were to allow and fund medical marijuana ...

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Catholic Church In The Phillippines Supports Medical Marijuana - The Weed Blog (blog)

Sun, 2014-07-20 13:13

The Weed Blog (blog)

Catholic Church In The Phillippines Supports Medical Marijuana
The Weed Blog (blog)
catholic church marijuana Last month Pope Francis made statements that he is against marijuana legalization. At a drug enforcement conference in Rome, Pope Francis stated that drug addiction is an evil, and with evil there can be no yielding or compromise.

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Fired Professor Suzanne Sisley Isn't Giving Up On Marijuana Research - Huffington Post

Sun, 2014-07-20 10:27

Fired Professor Suzanne Sisley Isn't Giving Up On Marijuana Research
Huffington Post
Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I substance under the federal government's Controlled Substance Act, meaning it is too high-risk for abuse and has no accepted medical applications. "In regards to medical marijuana, the DEA of course recognizes ...

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Marijuana Addiction Is Rare, But Very Real - Healthline

Sun, 2014-07-20 07:06

Marijuana Addiction Is Rare, But Very Real
Healthline
“There was certainly no physical addiction. If you stopped eating chocolate, you would want to have chocolate again, but it's not really addictive.” Millions of other Americans are like George — they can pick up and put down marijuana relatively easily.

Medical marijuana researcher fired by university - Salon

Fri, 2014-07-18 18:48

WPTV

Medical marijuana researcher fired by university
Salon
“However, the FDA has repeatedly concluded that marijuana has a high potential for addiction and has no acceptable level of medical use.” Marijuana research advocates argue that if the federal government were to allow and fund medical marijuana ...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Veterans, medical marijuana activists and scientists ...WPTV

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Medical marijuana: A safer alternative to prescription drugs? - Daily Athenaeum

Thu, 2014-07-17 09:08

Medical marijuana: A safer alternative to prescription drugs?
Daily Athenaeum
A 2012 study by the Yale University School of Medicine looked to see if there was an association between alcohol, nicotine and marijuana and if they played a role in leading adolescents' subsequent abuse of prescription opioids during young adulthood.

Viewing Pot Paraphernalia Triggers Emotional Connections in Brains of ... - Science World Report

Wed, 2014-07-16 09:41

Science World Report

Viewing Pot Paraphernalia Triggers Emotional Connections in Brains of ...
Science World Report
Furthermore, activation of these areas mimic those of nicotine, cocaine and other drug addictions, supporting the potential for marijuana addiction, despite previous findings that negate the drug's addictiveness. Researchers said they hope that future ...
Marijuana Dependence Alters the Brain's Response To Drug-Related CuesUniversity Herald
Drug paraphernalia triggers reward areas of brain differently in marijuana usersNews-Medical.net
Dependency alters brain's response in marijuana usersBusiness Standard

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Marijuana Dependence Alters the Brain's Response To Drug-Related Cues - University Herald

Wed, 2014-07-16 08:25

University Herald

Marijuana Dependence Alters the Brain's Response To Drug-Related Cues
University Herald
marijuana (Photo : Wiki Commons) New research from the University of Texas at Dallas demonstrates that drug paraphernalia triggers the reward areas of the brain differently in dependent and non-dependent marijuana users. Marijuana dependence may ...
Drug paraphernalia triggers reward areas of brain differently in marijuana usersNews-Medical.net
Dependency alters brain's response in marijuana usersBusiness Standard

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Marijuana Addict Brains Respond To Drug Paraphernalia - Science 2.0

Wed, 2014-07-16 05:31

Science 2.0

Marijuana Addict Brains Respond To Drug Paraphernalia
Science 2.0
A new paper has found that drug paraphernalia triggers the reward areas of the brain differently in dependent and non-dependent marijuana users. The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the ...

Black police leaders: Marijuana laws, policies damage minority communities - The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Tue, 2014-07-15 15:46

Black police leaders: Marijuana laws, policies damage minority communities
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
Dixon said drug use and addiction ought to be addressed by public health officials, not police. He said that police often view drug arrests as signs of success, and as a way to help the user. “Why do I have to lock you up for that? What benefit am I ...

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