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GoLocalProv | Legalizing Marijuana is “Throwing Gasoline” on ... - GoLocalProv

Thu, 2017-03-09 01:31

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GoLocalProv | Legalizing Marijuana is “Throwing Gasoline” on ...
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We're going though an epidemic of addiction and depression…and we're in the midst of the rollback the biggest expansion of healthcare coverage that benefits ...

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New Hampshire House adds medical marijuana qualifiers, backs decriminalization - Boston.com

Wed, 2017-03-08 21:04

New Hampshire Public Radio

New Hampshire House adds medical marijuana qualifiers, backs decriminalization
Boston.com
The chamber rejected adding “opioid addiction” to a qualifier for medical marijuana. Supporters argued marijuana may be a more successful and less addictive treatment than opioids for chronic pain patients. The House also passed legislation that would ...
NH House Overwhelmingly Passes Measures to Loosen State's Marijuana LawsNew Hampshire Public Radio
Jesse Ventura Body Slams Trump Administration's Idea of a Federal Cannabis CrackdownMERRY JANE
Emergency Marijuana Bill Will Shield Users From Looming Federal CrackdownDaily Caller
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Legalizing pot for SC medical use could bring 'unintended consequences' - The State

Wed, 2017-03-08 19:11

The State

Legalizing pot for SC medical use could bring 'unintended consequences'
The State
Some have shown that teens who use marijuana are more likely to develop an addiction, while others have not shown that the benefits outweigh the risks. Diversion. For the most part, legislators did not dispute medical pot's potential benefits but ...
A Place for Pot in Trump's America?Austin Chronicle
Emergency Marijuana Bill Will Shield Users From Looming Federal CrackdownDaily Caller
Jesse Ventura Body Slams Trump Administration's Idea of a Federal Cannabis CrackdownMERRY JANE
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Cannabis Connection: A Primer for Jeff Sessions on Marijuana and Opioids - Paste Magazine

Wed, 2017-03-08 09:43

Paste Magazine

Cannabis Connection: A Primer for Jeff Sessions on Marijuana and Opioids
Paste Magazine
Before diving into cannabis as a tool for addiction recovery, it is important to note that medical cannabis can also help people avoid opioids in the first place. The International Journal of Drug Policy in 2017 found that “cannabis is perceived to be ...
Doctors to speak on behalf of legalizing medical marijuanaWIS

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Marijuana could help injured workers with chronic pain - Business Insurance

Wed, 2017-03-08 00:04

Business Insurance

Marijuana could help injured workers with chronic pain
Business Insurance
BOSTON — Marijuana may have benefits over addictive opioids as a pain treatment for injured workers, but federal drug laws and a lack of guidelines for marijuana prescribing could hinder its use in workers compensation. A recent report from The ...

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Summit Daily editorial: Federal bluster on marijuana reckless, but public health questions remain - Summit Daily News

Tue, 2017-03-07 22:42

Summit Daily News

Summit Daily editorial: Federal bluster on marijuana reckless, but public health questions remain
Summit Daily News
It leads to opioid addiction! That American tragedy likely has more to do with doctors over-prescribing pain pills than with legalized weed, but the issue of addiction is worth studying further. The Summit Daily, along with many leaders in marijuana ...

Speaker: Use Massachusetts marijuana revenue to fight addiction - Boston.com

Tue, 2017-03-07 21:49

Boston.com

Speaker: Use Massachusetts marijuana revenue to fight addiction
Boston.com
BOSTON (AP) — A top Democratic lawmaker on Tuesday proposed directing tax revenue from legal marijuana sales in Massachusetts toward the state's battle against opioid addiction. In a speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, House ...
Speaker Robert DeLeo: Marijuana revenue could pay for new opioid addiction fundMassLive.com
MA Speaker: Use Cannabis Taxes to Help Fight Opioid AddictionLeafly
Speaker: Use Massachusetts Pot Revenue to Fight AddictionU.S. News & World Report
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Weed for Warriors Helps Connect Veterans with Medical Marijuana - MERRY JANE

Tue, 2017-03-07 16:40

MERRY JANE

Weed for Warriors Helps Connect Veterans with Medical Marijuana
MERRY JANE
To help combat this appalling statistic, California-based Weed for Warriors Project has stepped up to help veterans switch from addictive pharmaceutical drugs to medical marijuana. The program provides veterans with information, a safe place to connect ...

Debate Over Recreational Marijuana Heats Up At Capitol - Hartford Courant

Tue, 2017-03-07 09:31

Hartford Courant

Debate Over Recreational Marijuana Heats Up At Capitol
Hartford Courant
"You have to look at the downside, the costs of marijuana," said Sen. George Logan, R-Ansonia, saying legalization would result in higher costs for law enforcement, hospital and addiction care. He noted Connecticut has already decriminalized small ...
Advocates say budget should be catalyst for recreational marijuanaMeriden Record-Journal
Debate On Recreational Marijuana Takes Center StageCT News Junkie

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Auditor General looks to bring recreational marijuana to Pennsylvania to help with budget shortfall - FOX43.com

Mon, 2017-03-06 21:24

FOX43.com

Auditor General looks to bring recreational marijuana to Pennsylvania to help with budget shortfall
FOX43.com
What they don't understand is marijuana and opiates are both drugs which are just a symptom of the disease of addiction,” said Kristin Varner with Rase Projects in York. According to Varner, marijuana use can lead to addiction for some individuals.
Auditor general believes Pennsylvania should legalize marijuana, tax salesWPXI Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says it's time to get serious about marijuana legalizationPGH City Paper

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Carol Falkowski: Marijuana and adolescents: Caution – Twin Cities - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Mon, 2017-03-06 14:53

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Carol Falkowski: Marijuana and adolescents: Caution – Twin Cities
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Marijuana smoke is blanketing the country. Clearly, Americans are big fans of marijuana. In fact, a record high 60 percent of Americans favor its legalization, ...

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Column: It's not 'just' marijuana - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Sat, 2017-03-04 03:00

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Column: It's not 'just' marijuana
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
This week, I talked to another parent who lost her son to heroin, and began with marijuana. I teared up again, a good kid, led in the wrong direction by a government that did not care enough to tell the truth, explain the trap door, the treachery of ...

Wallington gets Steered Straight drug education - NorthJersey.com

Fri, 2017-03-03 23:44

NorthJersey.com

Wallington gets Steered Straight drug education
NorthJersey.com
The former addict, whose cocaine addiction landed him in prison for 12 years, has visited 47 states and spoken to 5 million students in one year about prescription and illegal drug dangers, while giving parents the tools for prevention. Streaming ...

Gov. Sandoval names recreational Marijuana task force members - KRNV My News 4

Fri, 2017-03-03 21:09

KRNV My News 4

Gov. Sandoval names recreational Marijuana task force members
KRNV My News 4
(News 4 & Fox 11) — Governor Brian Sandoval announced the appointments to the Governor's Task Force on the Implementation of Question 2, the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act on Friday, March 3. .... "The urge to be an addict just disappeared.".

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Nevada senators propose bill that would allow opioid addicts to use medical marijuana - KRNV My News 4

Fri, 2017-03-03 20:05

Nevada senators propose bill that would allow opioid addicts to use medical marijuana
KRNV My News 4
(News 4 & Fox 11) — Opioid abuse is becoming a growing problem nationwide and now Nevada lawmakers are taking steps to help addicts in the Silver State. Senators have proposed SB 228, a bill that would allow opioid addicts to use medical marijuana to ...

Another Reason to Fight Opioid Addiction: Economics - Bloomberg ... - Bloomberg

Fri, 2017-03-03 07:30

Bloomberg

Another Reason to Fight Opioid Addiction: Economics - Bloomberg ...
Bloomberg
One of the worst U.S. social problems might also be one of its chief economic woes. I'm talking about the epidemic of opioid and opiate abuse.

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Brockton mayor has change of heart on medical marijuana - Enterprise News

Thu, 2017-03-02 18:56

Brockton mayor has change of heart on medical marijuana
Enterprise News
Carpenter said the medical marijuana dispensary agreed to donate 1 percent of its earnings to local nonprofits that offer either support or treatment to people struggling with addiction. “You're going to make a lot of money selling medical marijuana in ...

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AG Sessions: Using Pot to Treat Opioid Addiction is a Joke - Cannabis Now

Thu, 2017-03-02 18:03

Cannabis Now

AG Sessions: Using Pot to Treat Opioid Addiction is a Joke
Cannabis Now
Despite research and data pointing in the opposite direction, U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Sessions told his state-level counterparts at the Association of Attorney Generals winter meeting that strides made in opiate addiction recovery using ...
Jeff Sessions Attacks Marijuana Again in Address to State Attorneys GeneralWestword
Trump administration officials have some scientifically inaccurate views on marijuanaBusiness Insider
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