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Holy herb or illegal drug? - Jamaica Observer

Mon, 2016-06-20 01:55

NYCaribNews

Holy herb or illegal drug?
Jamaica Observer
He insisted that marijuana is addictive and like any addiction, must be treated as a disease. Jack said it would be very difficult for any pharmaceutical company to register marijuana as a drug, stating it would be very difficult to standardise and ...
Marijuana, A “Holy herb” or an Illegal drugNYCaribNews

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Jim McMahon, Leonard Marshall say marijuana can help NFL players - Washington Post

Sun, 2016-06-19 14:31

Washington Post

Jim McMahon, Leonard Marshall say marijuana can help NFL players
Washington Post
Monroe's vocal advocacy comes at a time of increasing awareness of the toll of addiction to opioids and shifting attitudes about the legalization of marijuana. Recently, Jeff Miller, the NFL's senior vice president for player health and safety, and ...
Jim McMahon thinks marijuana can help retired playersNBCSports.com

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Teen Marijuana And Alcohol Use May Hurt School Performance, Mental Health - Medical Daily

Sun, 2016-06-19 13:45

Medical Daily

Teen Marijuana And Alcohol Use May Hurt School Performance, Mental Health
Medical Daily
Now, new research published in the journal Addiction strengthens the argument of those opposed to lighting up, linking marijuana use to lower academic functioning, less preparedness for school, poorer mental health, and more delinquent behavior.

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State's 1st Crisis Center Helps Thousands - Twin Falls Times-News

Sun, 2016-06-19 03:04

Twin Falls Times-News

State's 1st Crisis Center Helps Thousands
Twin Falls Times-News
IDAHO FALLS • Soon, the Twin Falls and Boise areas will become the third and fourth places in the state to open a state-funded crisis center where people with mental health and addiction problems can stay for a day and start to get help. The first, the ...

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South Forsyth father overcomes addiction for sake of wife, kids - Forsyth County News Online

Sat, 2016-06-18 23:07

Forsyth County News Online

South Forsyth father overcomes addiction for sake of wife, kids
Forsyth County News Online
Rayburn's addiction did not tip to the boiling point overnight. He was 17 years old when he drank and smoked marijuana for the first time. It gave him a sense of freedom, he said. He felt alive. When that became an everyday occurrence, he transferred ...

Recovering addicts share stories at anti-heroin rally - The Courier

Sat, 2016-06-18 22:56

The Courier

Recovering addicts share stories at anti-heroin rally
The Courier
Davis and Megan Reneau-Purdy, 34, also of Findlay, spoke at a rally organized by members of the Ohio Moms Against Heroin group to raise awareness about addiction. “In the past 11 ... At age 14, she smoked marijuana to “fit in with her friends,” she said.

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Chronic Pain Added to Vt. Pot List - Valley News

Fri, 2016-06-17 22:22

Chronic Pain Added to Vt. Pot List
Valley News
But lawmakers still managed to pass reforms to the state's drug laws, and policy makers hope an expansion of the medical marijuana registry will help combat Vermont's opiate addiction problem. Adam Worch was 25 when he suddenly and inexplicably lost ...

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Agencies combine to fight back against heroin addiction - WKEF ABC 22

Fri, 2016-06-17 21:35

Agencies combine to fight back against heroin addiction
WKEF ABC 22
FOX 45 went along as officers pulled over drivers and searched suspected addicts for drugs and paraphernalia. Officers found marijuana, open beer containers, syringes and more. Several passersby watched the activity, and residents in the area say the ...

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The 45th Anniversary of the War on Drugs: A Stunning History of Success - MERRY JANE

Fri, 2016-06-17 16:04

MERRY JANE

The 45th Anniversary of the War on Drugs: A Stunning History of Success
MERRY JANE
Nixon blatantly ignored his own commission's recommendation and permanently placed marijuana in the Schedule I drug category, making it a high priority for drug enforcement agencies and slating it as a drug with high potential for addiction. Even ...
The Drug War Started 45 Years Ago Today. Here's How to End It For GoodHuffington Post

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How Dabbing is the "Crack Scene of Marijuana" - L.A. Weekly

Fri, 2016-06-17 09:12

L.A. Weekly

How Dabbing is the "Crack Scene of Marijuana"
L.A. Weekly
And some say it can fuel an addiction, too. Budtender Lindsey Jenningz at Westside Caregivers in Van Nuys and patient consultant Jason McDaniel at Sticky Medz in Mid-City advise people to stick with smoking marijuana buds and leaves. Most marijuana ...

Legalizing marijuana: Group creates billboard with Father's Day theme - FOX 10 News Phoenix

Thu, 2016-06-16 19:07

FOX 10 News Phoenix

Legalizing marijuana: Group creates billboard with Father's Day theme
FOX 10 News Phoenix
... of dollars out of the hands of drug dealers. "Drug dealers have an incentive to sell to our youth. We want to take it away from them and put it into the hands of responsible businesses that are regulated by the state with the taxes going toward ...

Stanislaus County, cities put marijuana tax on back burner - Modesto Bee

Thu, 2016-06-16 18:37

Stanislaus County, cities put marijuana tax on back burner
Modesto Bee
Stanislaus County and its cities could continue with policies of prohibiting licensed marijuana businesses, as is currently done with medical pot dispensaries. That would be an option for a county that is trying to break cycles of addiction, crime and ...

Portugal's drug decriminalization could set example for Canada - Toronto Star

Thu, 2016-06-16 16:43

Toronto Star

Portugal's drug decriminalization could set example for Canada
Toronto Star
Yes. In the 1980s, the No. 1 public enemy in our society was heroin. Today, heroin has faded and we have more people seeking help for programs related to marijuana addiction. The biggest group seeking treatment are people addicted to alcohol. The next ...

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Did An NFL Player Just Get Cut For Promoting Marijuana Over Pills? - Huffington Post

Thu, 2016-06-16 14:40

Huffington Post

Did An NFL Player Just Get Cut For Promoting Marijuana Over Pills?
Huffington Post
But the off-field rewards reaped by staying on the field are in no way worth picking up a dangerous addiction. As more and more players join Monroe and Carroll's call to the NFL to reconsider marijuana, one can only hope that the league is indeed ...
Ravens Drop NFL Star Eugene Monroe Amid Medical Pot PushFox Business
Monroe questions whether marijuana advocacy contributed to his releaseNBCSports.com
BREAKING: Ravens Release Eugene Monroe, NFL Player Who Gave $80K for Medical MarijuanaLeafly

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How marijuana use affects the African Child - Mmegi Online

Thu, 2016-06-16 07:56

How marijuana use affects the African Child
Mmegi Online
Currently, one of the most pressing struggles of the African child, although this is not only an African problem, is addiction to marijuana, among other illicit drugs. In Zaria, Nigeria 9.4% of 15 to 19 year old secondary school youth reportedly smoked ...

How to legalise drug use - Telegraph.co.uk

Thu, 2016-06-16 03:31

Telegraph.co.uk

How to legalise drug use
Telegraph.co.uk
Specialised licensed shops, equivalent to tobacconists or "head shops", would be permitted to sell cannabis cigarettes, MDMA, smoking opium and hallucinogens for sale off the premises. In all cases, sales would be ... Pure heroin and morphine would not ...

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Arizona man lived to tell the surgeon general his success story fighting opioid addiction - azcentral.com

Wed, 2016-06-15 20:30

azcentral.com

Arizona man lived to tell the surgeon general his success story fighting opioid addiction
azcentral.com
After years of using alcohol and marijuana in high school, Reed began taking prescription opioids in college to fit in. He had always felt uncomfortable with himself while growing up in New Jersey. Drugs were his way of finding belonging as "the party ...

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How one injured veteran traded opiate painkillers for medical marijuana - Boston.com

Wed, 2016-06-15 03:01

Boston.com

How one injured veteran traded opiate painkillers for medical marijuana
Boston.com
That's why Mandile wants to see more help for veterans struggling with opiate addiction, starting with discounted or free medicinal cannabis. Eventually, he'd like to see the state open a location for alternative healing, where marijuana could be grown ...

Liquor at 11, heroin at 14: Story of a drug addict who started too early - The Indian Express

Tue, 2016-06-14 22:20

The Indian Express

Liquor at 11, heroin at 14: Story of a drug addict who started too early
The Indian Express
They left me and then I sold my mobile phones to fund my daily dose of liquor and drugs,” says this Tarn Taran youth, who now suffers from addiction of liquor, heroin (chitta), marijuana (ganja) and afeem (opium). Last year, when PSEB announced class X ...

Prison guard to plead guilty in drug smuggling case - Great Falls Tribune

Mon, 2016-06-13 22:15

Great Falls Tribune

Prison guard to plead guilty in drug smuggling case
Great Falls Tribune
HELENA (AP) — A Montana State Prison guard plans to plead guilty in a federal investigation that found he and a laundry worker each smuggled methamphetamine, marijuana and another drug to inmates at the Deer Lodge facility, court documents filed ...

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