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Amid all the talk of legalizing marijuana, treatment gets forgotten [Letter] - Baltimore Sun

Tue, 2014-04-01 07:02

Amid all the talk of legalizing marijuana, treatment gets forgotten [Letter]
Baltimore Sun
During the current General Assembly session, legislators introduced and debated bills on legalizing marijuana, decriminalizing marijuana, medical use of marijuana, giving clean needles to addicts, giving the anti-overdose medicine Narcan to addicts as ...

Why Women Fight For Marijuana Legalization - Mintpress News

Tue, 2014-04-01 04:38

Mintpress News

Why Women Fight For Marijuana Legalization
Mintpress News
Socha can personally attest to the misinformation, especially the myth that marijuana is addictive. With a history of crack and cocaine addiction, as well as experience with “many other drugs” and a history of drinking to excess, Socha says marijuana ...

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SPECIAL REPORT: State of Marijuana - WMTV

Mon, 2014-03-31 20:37

SPECIAL REPORT: State of Marijuana
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Clinicians say they see all ages come in for marijuana addiction, and they generally have problems when they try to get off the drug; like insomnia, anxiety and loss of appetite. "We're assessing how many areas of your life this is affecting," added ...

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Pennsylvania medical marijuana supporters say they won't go away - Patriot-News

Mon, 2014-03-31 11:23

Pennsylvania medical marijuana supporters say they won't go away
Patriot-News
He also highlighted the fact that doctors commonly prescribe painkillers which have a high potential for abuse and addiction, yet marijuana is considered too dangerous. Several of the leaders of the medical marijuana effort who spoke Monday expressed ...

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Marijuana legalization has 2 sides - American Live Wire

Sun, 2014-03-30 01:05

American Live Wire

Marijuana legalization has 2 sides
American Live Wire
Cort claims that children under the age of 18 now have a higher chance of getting addicted to marijuana than adults and quote odd of “1 in 6 (as opposed to) 1 in 11.” While the U.S. Justice Department may have similar concerns other law enforcement ...
Should Phl legalize marijuana as a cure?Philippine Star
Pros and cons of allowing sale and use of marijuanaEnterprise News

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'Marijuana Smoking Style' Has Largest Impact On Addiction Risk - Headlines & Global News

Sat, 2014-03-29 10:42

Headlines & Global News

'Marijuana Smoking Style' Has Largest Impact On Addiction Risk
Headlines & Global News
"No drug use is without risk," lead author Peggy van der Pol, a doctoral candidate at the Trimbos Institute of the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, told Reuters. "When using stronger cannabis you will likely take in more THC than ...

Marijuana: Smoking Style Tied to Addiction Risk - Guardian Liberty Voice

Sat, 2014-03-29 04:33

Marijuana: Smoking Style Tied to Addiction Risk
Guardian Liberty Voice
As with many other addictions, it seems that it is behavior, rather than the potency of marijuana itself, that determines the risk of addiction to the drug. It also does not seem to matter, according to a cross-sectional study reported in Addiction ...

Should Phl legalize marijuana as a cure? - Philippine Star

Fri, 2014-03-28 23:20

Should Phl legalize marijuana as a cure?
Philippine Star
Vincent Belmonte, chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Dangerous Drugs, has said that the benefits of medical cannabis “should outweigh the risks from potential abuse.” For now, marijuana is still considered a taboo, being among the ...

Ohio Director of Mental Health and Addiction Opposes Efforts to Legalize ... - ideastream

Fri, 2014-03-28 18:19

Ohio Director of Mental Health and Addiction Opposes Efforts to Legalize ...
ideastream
Tracy Plouck is the director of the state's Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and she's also concerned about the efforts to put a medical marijuana issue before voters. ”I feel very strongly that marijuana is a gateway drug,” Plouck ...

Pot-smoking style linked to addiction risk - Yahoo News

Fri, 2014-03-28 14:17

Yahoo News

Pot-smoking style linked to addiction risk
Yahoo News
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Marijuana smokers' behavior is more important than the potency of their pot or how much of the psychoactive ingredient THC they take in for predicting who will become dependent, according to a small new study. Researchers ...

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Pot-smoking style linked to addiction risk - Reuters

Fri, 2014-03-28 13:11

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Pot-smoking style linked to addiction risk
Reuters
Researchers have debated whether smokers of high-potency cannabis varieties are at greater risk of addiction because they get more THC, or if they compensate for the pot's strength by using or inhaling less of it. That doesn't really matter, say the ...
Is Marijuana addiction real?eMaxHealth
Higher Potency Does Not Mean More Addiction to MarijuanaNews on Wellness
'Marijuana Smoking Style' Has Largest Impact On Addiction RiskHeadlines & Global News

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Pros and cons of marijuana legalization - Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

Wed, 2014-03-26 20:04

Pros and cons of marijuana legalization
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News
"What you have is an incredible drop in the perception of young people who see marijuana as bad," says Ben Cort, a recovering drug addict who led the fight against legalization in Colorado and is now a director of the Colorado Center for Addiction, ...

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Policy forum panel: 'Decriminalize marijuana' - MyCentralJersey.com

Wed, 2014-03-26 03:27

Policy forum panel: 'Decriminalize marijuana'
MyCentralJersey.com
The 2014 Public Policy Forum of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Middlesex County held on Tuesday at Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy essentially debated a single question — should marijuana be ...

Policy forum panel: 'Decriminalize marijuana' - MyCentralJersey.com

Tue, 2014-03-25 15:07

Policy forum panel: 'Decriminalize marijuana'
MyCentralJersey.com
The 2014 Public Policy Forum of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Middlesex County held on Tuesday at Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy essentially debated a single question — should marijuana be ...

No proof that high-dose cannabis is more addictive - NHS Choices

Thu, 2014-03-20 11:55

No proof that high-dose cannabis is more addictive
NHS Choices
“People who smoke high-potency cannabis inhale more of the drug's active ingredient, THC,” the Mail Online reports. The website reports on a small study involving heavy, habitual users of more potent forms of cannabis such as “skunk” – a type of herbal ...

Marijuana Is Less Addictive Than Chocolate - MainStreet

Wed, 2014-03-19 11:26

Marijuana Is Less Addictive Than Chocolate
MainStreet
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Claiming that marijuana is less addictive than chocolate, Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery County), also a Pennsylvania congressional candidate, has met strong opposition from addiction and drug policy ...

Does smoking potent marijuana make you more likely to be addicted? Yes - but ... - Daily Mail

Wed, 2014-03-19 07:54

Daily Mail

Does smoking potent marijuana make you more likely to be addicted? Yes - but ...
Daily Mail
The scientists, who published their findings in the journal Addiction, discovered that people who smoke high-potency cannabis inhale more of the drug's active ingredient, THC. They say that while these smokers do reduce the amount of smoke they inhale, ...
Confirming A Myth: Higher Strength Pot Does Have More Addictive THCRedOrbit
Age Matters: Marijuana, a fine line between recreation and therapyLynchburg News and Advance

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Addiction experts criticize NH legislative efforts to decriminalize or ... - Nashua Telegraph

Tue, 2014-03-18 21:17

Addiction experts criticize NH legislative efforts to decriminalize or ...
Nashua Telegraph
NASHUA – New Hampshire is already facing a drug abuse epidemic and is moving steadily toward a “public health nightmare” if marijuana is legalized, according to officials from New Futures and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. New Hampshire ...

Federal Government Signs Off On Study Using Marijuana To Treat Veterans' PTSD - Huffington Post

Tue, 2014-03-18 00:04

Federal Government Signs Off On Study Using Marijuana To Treat Veterans' PTSD
Huffington Post
The proposal from the University of Arizona was long ago cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, but researchers had been unable to purchase marijuana from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The agency's Mississippi research farm is the only ...

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Marijuana Study For Veterans With PTSD Approved, In An Unexpected One ... - Bustle

Mon, 2014-03-17 16:24

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Marijuana Study For Veterans With PTSD Approved, In An Unexpected One ...
Bustle
However, HHS has long refused to sell NIDS weed for any studies other than those that focused on marijuana's addiction potential. But that all changed last week, when — in a completely unexpected move — HHS approved the sale. The Multidisciplinary ...
Federal Government Signs Off On Study Using Marijuana To Treat Veterans' PTSDHuffington Post
Obama Administration approves of marijuana study, veterans with PTSD to ...The Voice of Russia

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