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Documentary screening, panel at Broadmoor teach about opioid addiction - Colorado Springs Gazette

Sat, 2016-09-10 18:19

Documentary screening, panel at Broadmoor teach about opioid addiction
Colorado Springs Gazette
Valuck said in an interview that there's not yet enough data to determine the relationship of marijuana to heroin and prescription drug abuse, but research has shown marijuana users are more at risk for opioid addiction than the general population ...

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Philly mulls home delivery of medical marijuana - Philly.com

Fri, 2016-09-09 18:40

Philly.com

Philly mulls home delivery of medical marijuana
Philly.com
The two parried about whether marijuana was addictive. Farley advised caution, saying there were “considerable health risks with using this substance.” Leach, who has made medical cannabis his signature issue, disagreed, reminding the doctor that ...

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State senator: Medical marijuana will reduce opioid abuse in Pennsylvania - PhillyVoice.com

Fri, 2016-09-09 14:53

PhillyVoice.com

State senator: Medical marijuana will reduce opioid abuse in Pennsylvania
PhillyVoice.com
Instead, Leach compared marijuana "addiction" to something akin to sex addiction: if you don't have it, you might really want it. But wanting it isn't going to kill you. "You're not going to have tremors if you don't have sex," he said. "Believe me, I ...

Why Did Fentanyl Maker Insys Give $500K to Defeat Legalization? - Leafly

Fri, 2016-09-09 14:31

Leafly

Why Did Fentanyl Maker Insys Give $500K to Defeat Legalization?
Leafly
Patients seeking relief from chronic pain are finding medical cannabis to be a safer, cheaper, more reliable form of relief that comes without the side effects of physical addiction and possible death. Castlight Health, a California health information ...

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Law enforcement in Maine unprepared for legal marijuana, police chiefs say - Press Herald

Fri, 2016-09-09 11:18

Press Herald

Law enforcement in Maine unprepared for legal marijuana, police chiefs say
Press Herald
“Law enforcement and this state are not ready to manage the problems associated with the legalization of recreational marijuana,” Tolan said. “This plan will increase access to a harmful and addictive illegal drug, jeopardizing the healthy development ...

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Can medical marijuana help addicts transition off heroin and opioids? - KOMO News

Thu, 2016-09-08 19:56

KOMO News

Can medical marijuana help addicts transition off heroin and opioids?
KOMO News
As we continue to lose lives to heroin in the Tri-State, a group supporting those who would set up businesses for medical marijuana, called Medicine Man Technologies, is supporting the idea that helping people transition off of heroin or opioid ...

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Can medical marijuana help addicts transition off heroin and opioids? - Turn to 10

Thu, 2016-09-08 19:51

Turn to 10

Can medical marijuana help addicts transition off heroin and opioids?
Turn to 10
As we continue to lose lives to heroin in the Tri-State, a group supporting those who would set up businesses for medical marijuana, called Medicine Man Technologies, is supporting the idea that helping people transition off of heroin or opioid ...

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Marijuana is no joke; vote no on Prop. 64 - The Bakersfield Californian

Thu, 2016-09-08 17:56

The Boston Globe

Marijuana is no joke; vote no on Prop. 64
The Bakersfield Californian
As noted above, adolescents will be obtaining legal recreational marijuana. The addiction rate among teens is 17 percent when they start early. If they use marijuana daily, the addiction rate goes up to 25 percent-plus. As compared with non-users ...
Should voters in November pass the ballot question to legalize marijuana?The Boston Globe
The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado - Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking AreaRocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

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Jesse Ventura Makes the Case for Cannabis - MetroFocus

Thu, 2016-09-08 16:48

MetroFocus

Jesse Ventura Makes the Case for Cannabis
MetroFocus
Legalizing marijuana alone isn't enough. Even if we just decriminalized all drugs, we could significantly help addicts get the care they need in clinics and hospitals. Drug addiction should be treated medically because addiction is a medical condition ...

Make 21 the minimum age to smoke pot, Canadian Medical Association urges gov't - News Talk 770 Calgary

Thu, 2016-09-08 09:17

CTV News

Make 21 the minimum age to smoke pot, Canadian Medical Association urges gov't
News Talk 770 Calgary
In their submission, they point to a string of concerns tied to the health effects of marijuana: addiction, cardiovascular issues, chronic bronchitis, as examples. They even say marijuana usage is linked to an “increased risk” of mental health issues ...
CMA wants strict rules on legal marijuana, minimum age of 21CTV News

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Survey shows drug use still high among students - Marysville Globe

Thu, 2016-09-08 02:45

Survey shows drug use still high among students
Marysville Globe
A survey of youth drug use in Snohomish County shows almost 46 percent of high school seniors have tried marijuana, and almost 10 percent cocaine. The statistics were released recently by the .... "Whether you want to call this an epidemic or not, what ...

A light of hope for those addicted - Portland Tribune

Thu, 2016-09-08 02:10

Portland Tribune

A light of hope for those addicted
Portland Tribune
1 abused drug in the state, followed by heroin, marijuana, controlled prescription drugs, cocaine and designer drugs. Though Palmer observes that heroin seems to be the main addiction reported by moms in the group, she says a lot of the mothers have ...

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Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Drug policies take center stage in governor's race - The Union Leader

Thu, 2016-09-08 02:01

Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Drug policies take center stage in governor's race
The Union Leader
Marchand, a former Portsmouth mayor, contends that legalizing marijuana will actually reduce heroin use, particularly by people dealing with opioid addiction. He claims it would not lead to increased use, that New Hampshire can benefit from other ...

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Sobonya, Chaffin agree against status quo - Huntington Herald Dispatch

Wed, 2016-09-07 22:09

Huntington Herald Dispatch

Sobonya, Chaffin agree against status quo
Huntington Herald Dispatch
Sobonya's approach would center around combating the drug epidemic around addiction treatment, and she voiced her support for the circumstantial state funding for substance abuse treatment centers. Citing Recovery Point of West Virginia as a successful ...

Pain Management Should Soon Be Possible Without Fear of Addiction or Overdose - Big Think (blog)

Wed, 2016-09-07 20:41

Big Think (blog)

Pain Management Should Soon Be Possible Without Fear of Addiction or Overdose
Big Think (blog)
Medical marijuana advocates have suggested cannabis therapy alongside opioids. Some studies have found that it does not increase the risk of addiction or overdose, and in fact gives additional pain relief. In fact, one study out of the University of ...

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Rawlins Man Busted With Drugs and Cash Sentenced to Probation - KOWB

Wed, 2016-09-07 12:23

KOWB

Rawlins Man Busted With Drugs and Cash Sentenced to Probation
KOWB
A man who was caught driving toward Laramie with over a pound of marijuana and more than $1,400 cash in his car was sentenced to a term of supervised probation Tuesday in Albany County District Court. Miguel Hernandez, 22, was sentenced to three years ...

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Medical marijuana becomes legal in Ohio tomorrow - NBC4i.com

Wed, 2016-09-07 09:09

NBC4i.com

Medical marijuana becomes legal in Ohio tomorrow
NBC4i.com
Its members will represent employers, labor, local law enforcement, caregivers, patients, agriculture, people involved in mental health treatment and people involved in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. Others include a nurse, academic ...

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Fighting addiction: police agencies, educators discuss problem - Aurora Advocate

Tue, 2016-09-06 23:03

Fighting addiction: police agencies, educators discuss problem
Aurora Advocate
"The recovery rate, in my opinion, is less than 1 percent," he said during a panel discussion aimed at working on a solution to the rising epidemic of opioid addiction, which usually starts with other gateway drugs such as marijuana, percocet or ...

Political 'Law' & Marijuana, I call BS - AmmoLand Shooting Sports News

Tue, 2016-09-06 09:11

AmmoLand Shooting Sports News

Political 'Law' & Marijuana, I call BS
AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
However, “addiction” is a slippery term, with no universally-agreed-upon definition, and until now, no particular drug has ever been singled-put for presumed association with villainy. In fact, the form never even asks if the “drug” involved is legal ...
US Court Upholds Ban on Gun Sales to Marijuana Card HoldersABC News
The ruling - U.S. CourtsU.S. Courts

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Mayor urges Findlay ban on growing, selling medical pot - The Courier

Mon, 2016-09-05 22:50

The Courier

Mayor urges Findlay ban on growing, selling medical pot
The Courier
Mihalik's call to ban medical marijuana businesses in the city comes a week after local officials held multiple meetings about the impact of pot on the community. The Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services and the ...

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