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Push grows stronger for legalizing marijuana; so do warnings - OneNewsNow

Tue, 2014-08-26 04:04

Push grows stronger for legalizing marijuana; so do warnings
OneNewsNow
"They fail to understand there is going to be a cost to it in the form of personal lives," he said, claiming there are approximately two million people being treated for marijuana addiction. Meanwhile, Lambert warns that today's marijuana is stronger ...

Medical marijuana could reduce painkiller abuse, study suggests - Los Angeles Times

Mon, 2014-08-25 20:16

Raw Story

Medical marijuana could reduce painkiller abuse, study suggests
Los Angeles Times
"The striking implication is that medical marijuana laws, when implemented, may represent a promising approach for stemming runaway rates of nonintentional opioid-analgesic-related deaths," wrote opiate abuse researchers Dr. Mark S. Brown and Marie J.
Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Marijuana: Study – WebMDWebMD
Researchers say medical marijuana use cuts painkiller overdoses by 25 percentRaw Story
Marijuana might reduce painkiller abuse, study saysThe Independent Florida Alligator
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Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Pot - WebMD

Mon, 2014-08-25 16:17

Raw Story

Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Pot
WebMD
The study authors believe that people suffering from chronic pain tend to rely on medical marijuana when they have that option, which reduces the risk of addiction and overdose that accompanies use of narcotic medications. "We think that people with ...
Researchers say medical marijuana use cuts painkiller overdoses by 25 percentRaw Story
Marijuana might reduce painkiller abuse, study saysThe Independent Florida Alligator
Could Medical Marijuana Solve the Painkiller Epidemic?Vocativ
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Marijuana laws may reduce painkiller abuse - KPRC Houston

Mon, 2014-08-25 15:18

KPRC Houston

Marijuana laws may reduce painkiller abuse
KPRC Houston
States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers looked at medical ...
Study: Fewer painkiller deaths in states with medical marijuanaThe Hill
Fewer Pain Pill Overdoses In States With Legal Medical MarijuanaHuffington Post
States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Fewer Fatal Painkiller Drug OverdosesWBAL Radio
Q13 FOX -ScienceBlog.com (blog)
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In States With Medical Marijuana, Painkiller Deaths Drop by 25% - Newsweek

Mon, 2014-08-25 14:27

Newsweek

In States With Medical Marijuana, Painkiller Deaths Drop by 25%
Newsweek
States that pass progressive laws to treat addiction may be more likely to lower their rates of overdose deaths; for political reasons these states may also be more likely to legalize medical marijuana. “This is a good example of where policy change ...
Medical marijuana could reduce painkiller abuse, study suggestsLos Angeles Times
Medical Marijuana Can Help Lower Painkiller Abuse, New Study SuggestsInternational Business Times
Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Marijuana: Study – WebMDWebMD
Raw Story -The Independent Florida Alligator
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States with medical marijuana have 25 percent fewer prescription overdose deaths - Washington Post (blog)

Mon, 2014-08-25 14:02

States with medical marijuana have 25 percent fewer prescription overdose deaths
Washington Post (blog)
Factors specific to each state, such as attitudes about health, could explain the association between marijuana laws and overdose deaths, for example. They did, however, explore whether other policies targeting painkiller abuse—such as having a drug ...

Marijuana and the Developing Brain - CounterPunch

Thu, 2014-08-21 09:13

Marijuana and the Developing Brain
CounterPunch
The helping professionals require —businesswise— that treatment for marijuana addiction be compelled by the courts. The under-21 Prohibition also guarantees an ongoing role for law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Demand from the ...

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China media: Marijuana legalisation - BBC News

Thu, 2014-08-21 01:37

BBC News

China media: Marijuana legalisation
BBC News
"In a big country like China, if we legalise marijuana, it will be disastrous for the whole society," says a drug rehabilitation worker. Li Wenjun, a drug expert at the People's Public Security University of China, adds that marijuana causes addiction ...

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Is marijuana use increasing the burden of mental illness? - Los Altos Town Crier

Wed, 2014-08-20 02:04

Fox News

Is marijuana use increasing the burden of mental illness?
Los Altos Town Crier
Because the science to date clearly indicates that early marijuana use can alter normal adolescent brain development and increase an adult's susceptibility to psychiatric disease and addiction. Marijuana's primary active ingredient, 9 ...
Why is the New York Times pushing pot?Fox News

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Oregon's Leading Addiction Expert Kicks Off Marijuana Legalization Ad Campaign - The Weed Blog (blog)

Tue, 2014-08-19 08:49

The Weed Blog (blog)

Oregon's Leading Addiction Expert Kicks Off Marijuana Legalization Ad Campaign
The Weed Blog (blog)
new approach oregon marijuana legalization Oregon's leading drug addiction expert appears today in the first TV spot in a $2.3 million advertising campaign to regulate, tax and legalize marijuana for adults 21 and older. The advertising buy made by the ...
Ore. campaign for legal pot spending $2.3M in TV adskgw.com
Oregon marijuana legalization campaign says it is buying $2.3 million in TV ...The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Campaign for legal pot announces $2.3M in TV adsKOIN.com

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Campaign for Oregon legal marijuana announces $2.3 million in TV ads - KING5.com

Tue, 2014-08-19 07:23

KATU

Campaign for Oregon legal marijuana announces $2.3 million in TV ads
KING5.com
The former head of addictions and mental health for the Oregon Health Authority urges voters to support marijuana legalization in a YouTube video that proponents say will form the basis for their first television commercial. Richard Harris says ...
Oregon marijuana legalization campaign says it is buying $2.3 million in TV ...The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Campaign For Recreational Marijuana Announces $2.3M In TV AdsmyCentralOregon.com

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Oregon's Leading Drug Addiction Expert Kicks Off $2.3 Million Marijuana Ad ... - eNews Park Forest

Mon, 2014-08-18 10:19

Oregon's Leading Drug Addiction Expert Kicks Off $2.3 Million Marijuana Ad ...
eNews Park Forest
OREGON—(ENEWSPF)—August 18, 2014. Oregon's leading drug addiction expert appears today in the first TV spot in a $2.3 million advertising campaign to regulate, tax and legalize marijuana for adults 21 and older. The advertising buy made by the Yes ...

Colorado's marijuana law has brought tourists and tax revenues - DesMoinesRegister.com

Sun, 2014-08-17 01:05

Colorado's marijuana law has brought tourists and tax revenues
DesMoinesRegister.com
The newspaper says the evidence is overwhelming that marijuana dependency and addiction are relatively minor problems, especially compared with alcohol and tobacco. The Times also says there are no significant health risks for healthy adults, and it is ...

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Concerns Over Growing Synthetic Marijuana Use - KATC Lafayette News

Thu, 2014-08-14 15:32

Concerns Over Growing Synthetic Marijuana Use
KATC Lafayette News
Counselors at the Acadiana Addiction Center say they are concerned about the growing number of patients seeking help for the effects of synthetic marijuana. The products, which are considered an alternative to marijuana, contain dried, shredded plant ...

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Don't Call it Synthetic Marijuana: Conner Reid Eckhardt, Addiction and Herbal ... - Ladybud Magazine

Thu, 2014-08-14 05:06

Ladybud Magazine

Don't Call it Synthetic Marijuana: Conner Reid Eckhardt, Addiction and Herbal ...
Ladybud Magazine
Synthetic drugs can be kind of scary, and this is coming from someone who likes to be frightened and pushed out of her comfort zone. Herbal incense is often called synthetic marijuana, but the name is misleading. It makes people think that herbal ...

Human-sized rat cages used to discourage teen pot use - CBS News

Tue, 2014-08-12 06:54

CBS News

Human-sized rat cages used to discourage teen pot use
CBS News
The state of Colorado, meanwhile, maintains that addiction is more likely if someone starts using marijuana at a younger age. The state cited a study by the National Institute of Drug Abuse: "Its research shows that 9 percent of people who start using ...
Colorado's "Lab Rat" Anti-Marijuana Campaign Is Actually Pretty IronicBustle

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Fewer Colorado Teens Believe Marijuana is a Risky Drug to Use - VICE News

Mon, 2014-08-11 15:35

VICE News

Fewer Colorado Teens Believe Marijuana is a Risky Drug to Use
VICE News
Chaffee is on the front lines of battling addiction and other ailments teenagers face. She has worked in pediatrics at UCSF for 14 years and the vast majority of her patients are teenagers from underprivileged or troubled homes. Many, she said, use ...
It's not 'just' potKPCnews.com

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Marijuana Addiction in Teens Could Result in Negative Cognitive Consequences - Headlines & Global News

Sun, 2014-08-10 11:01

Headlines & Global News

Marijuana Addiction in Teens Could Result in Negative Cognitive Consequences
Headlines & Global News
"Unfortunately, much of what we know from earlier research is based on smoking marijuana with much lower doses of THC than are commonly used today." Current treatments for marijuana addiction among adolescents, such as brief school interventions and ...
Frequent Marijuana Use Damages Brain: ExpertsInternational Business Times, India Edition
Frequent Marijuana Use Bad for Teens' BrainsPsychCentral.com
Regular Marijuana Use May Negatively Impact Teen Brains by Lowering IQScience World Report
Chinatopix -Canada.com
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'Marijuana addiction nearly cost me my son' - Asian Image

Sun, 2014-08-10 02:14

Asian Image

'Marijuana addiction nearly cost me my son'
Asian Image
"This time last year was the lowest point of my life. I was about to lose everything.” According to the British Lung Foundation, about a third of adults in the UK have tried cannabis. The same research estimates that 1.1 million young people aged 16-24 ...

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'Marijuana addiction nearly cost me my son' - Asian Image

Sun, 2014-08-10 02:09

Asian Image

'Marijuana addiction nearly cost me my son'
Asian Image
Whilst many young people use cannabis without problems, there is a minority that are affected detrimentally. Reza Hussain, a previous marijuana user spoke to us about his addiction. “It's not difficult to get hold of the stuff. Everyone does it ...

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