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Is Marijuana More Addictive Than Alcohol? - The Atlantic

Wed, 2014-09-17 05:31

The Atlantic

Is Marijuana More Addictive Than Alcohol?
The Atlantic
You intend to maintain your weapons-grade professional trajectory, balancing it alongside a rigorous weekend mountain-biking regimen. You plan to toke, that is, in moderation. But how much is too much? For this, you must know: Is marijuana less ...

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Legalizing marijuana will be bad for kids: Guest opinion - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Mon, 2014-09-15 19:13

Legalizing marijuana will be bad for kids: Guest opinion
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Marijuana legalization attempts, if passed, will skyrocket teen addiction rates. In 2012, Clackamas County mental health services revealed that of the 242 kids 18 and under who entered their treatment facilities, over 85 percent were there for ...

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Substance abuse councils to hold summit on marijuana - nwitimes.com

Sun, 2014-09-14 16:01

Substance abuse councils to hold summit on marijuana
nwitimes.com
VALPARAISO | The substance abuse councils of Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties will host a joint summit on marijuana Sept. 19 at the Memorial Opera House. The summit will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. The focus of the summit will be public health.

Coalitions to discuss public health issues associated with marijuana - News Dispatch

Fri, 2014-09-12 17:01

Coalitions to discuss public health issues associated with marijuana
News Dispatch
According to research from NIDA, teenagers have a 1-in-6 chance of developing marijuana addiction. Heavy marijuana use during the teen years can reportedly permanently lower intelligence in adult life by as much as eight or nine IQ points.

Editorial: Cities and counties need to follow state's progress on marijuana policy - The Seattle Times

Thu, 2014-09-11 11:36

Editorial: Cities and counties need to follow state's progress on marijuana policy
The Seattle Times
The carrot is the better approach, so long as revenue-sharing doesn't eat away at the initiative's dedicated funding for marijuana addiction prevention. Coercing reluctant corners of the state would stiffen resistance. Coax the cities and counties to ...

If you think Big Tobacco was bad, wait till you get a whiff of Big Marijuana - Dallas Morning News

Thu, 2014-09-11 11:20

Dallas Morning News

If you think Big Tobacco was bad, wait till you get a whiff of Big Marijuana
Dallas Morning News
Proponents of legalization and other drug policy reforms make some important points. It is true that most people who try drugs do not get addicted — they stop after using a few times. It is also true — and regrettable — that America's incarceration ...

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Females Build Up Tolerance To Marijuana Faster Than Males, Study Finds - Huffington Post

Wed, 2014-09-10 05:48

Design & Trend

Females Build Up Tolerance To Marijuana Faster Than Males, Study Finds
Huffington Post
She suggested that women educate themselves about marijuana use and proceed with caution, just as they would with liquor consumption. Marijuana addiction does occur, though only in a small percentage of cases. "I think it's great that there's been a ...
Women Are More Sensitive To Marijuana But Also Build Tolerance Faster, Says ...Bustle

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Frequent teen marijuana use linked to issues later in life - WPTV

Tue, 2014-09-09 20:11

WPTV

Frequent teen marijuana use linked to issues later in life
WPTV
"Nobody wants teens to use marijuana, but it's quite clear that it poses far less harm to the consumer and to others than the abuse of alcohol or prescription drugs." The study authors said preventing or delaying cannabis use by teens is likely to have ...

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Frequent teen marijuana use linked to issues later in life - CNN

Tue, 2014-09-09 16:05

CNN

Frequent teen marijuana use linked to issues later in life
CNN
According to the 2013 Monitoring the Future survey done in the United States, approximately 7% of high school seniors are daily or near-daily cannabis users. The annual study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, looks at behaviors and ...

Teens who use marijuana may face high risk of dependence, new study suggests. - Huffington Post

Sun, 2014-09-07 06:31

Teens who use marijuana may face high risk of dependence, new study suggests.
Huffington Post
"Our results are timely given the changing attitudes and perceptions of risk related to cannabis use in the U.S.," Dr. John Kelly, associate professor of psychiatry in addiction medicine at Harvard Medical School and the study's senior author, said in ...

Woes of opium addiction shape Chinese debate on legalising marijuana - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Sat, 2014-09-06 13:59

Woes of opium addiction shape Chinese debate on legalising marijuana
South China Morning Post (subscription)
A case in point is the strident debate under way in both nations over the decriminalisation and legalisation of marijuana for recreational or medical use. In November, 2012, Washington and Colorado became the first two US states to decriminalise the ...

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WSU study finds gender gap in effects of pot - The Spokesman Review

Sat, 2014-09-06 13:47

Daily Mail

WSU study finds gender gap in effects of pot
The Spokesman Review
One suggestion of her research is that women might be more susceptible to the negative effects of pot: paranoia, anxiety and addiction. Given the potency of modern marijuana and the legalization of recreational marijuana, these differences could be ...
Women 'more sensitive to cannabis', study findsDaily Mail
Are females more susceptible to effects of marijuana?Medical News Today
Study: Thanks to Estrogen, Marijuana Affects Women MoreLatin Post
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Is Weed the Secret to Beating Opiate Addiction? - Daily Beast

Sat, 2014-09-06 05:02

Philly.com

Is Weed the Secret to Beating Opiate Addiction?
Daily Beast
While there are many stories like Kevin's, little research has been done to explore the potential benefit of marijuana for opiate addicts. One study, funded by the National Institute for Health and published in May 2013's American Journal of Addiction ...
Maryland's painfully long wait for medical marijuanaWashington Post
Can Medical Marijuana Help Stop the Opiate Epidemic in MA?GoLocal Worcester

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Cannabis-using adolescents 'commonly experience withdrawal symptoms' - Medical News Today

Sat, 2014-09-06 01:17

Medical News Today

Cannabis-using adolescents 'commonly experience withdrawal symptoms'
Medical News Today
It is widely believed that cannabis is not an addictive drug, but a new study challenges this belief. Among cannabis-using adolescents undergoing treatment for substance abuse, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital found that 40% displayed ...

Marijuana Study Raises New Concerns About Pot Addiction In Teens - Huffington Post

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:33

Marijuana Study Raises New Concerns About Pot Addiction In Teens
Huffington Post
"Our results are timely given the changing attitudes and perceptions of risk related to cannabis use in the U.S.," Dr. John Kelly, associate professor of psychiatry in addiction medicine at Harvard Medical School and the study's senior author, said in ...

Who does marijuana affect more, men or women? - VOXXI

Fri, 2014-09-05 02:02

Medical News Today

Who does marijuana affect more, men or women?
VOXXI
Previous studies have shown women are more prone to marijuana addiction and dependence, and experience more severe withdrawal symptoms. What's more, women build up a tolerance to THC significantly faster than men; in the study, researchers found ...
WSU study finds gender gap in effects of potThe Spokesman Review
Are females more susceptible to effects of marijuana?Medical News Today
Women more sensitive to marijuana, men get more 'munchies,' says WSU studyPuget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) (blog)
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Medical Marijuana Could Reduce Opiate Abuse in Oregon, Study Says - GoLocalPDX

Thu, 2014-09-04 18:28

Medical Marijuana Could Reduce Opiate Abuse in Oregon, Study Says
GoLocalPDX
More studies and research are needed, said Maryanne Frangules, executive director of the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery. While medical cannabis might help reduce opiate addictions in the future, Frangules said, people should use ...

'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests - WebMD

Thu, 2014-09-04 09:56

Medical Daily

'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests
WebMD
TUESDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Many people believe that marijuana is not addictive, but a new study challenges that theory. "As more people are able to obtain and consume cannabis legally for medical and, in some states, recreational use, people ...
Is Marijuana Addiction Real? Study Finds Habitual Pot Smokers Show Signs Of ...Medical Daily
Smoking cannabis IS addictive, new study claimsDaily Mail
Teens Susceptible To Marijuana AddictionDumb-Out
HCPLive
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New Study Shows Smoking Marijuana Is Addictive - The Inquisitr

Thu, 2014-09-04 08:06

The Inquisitr

New Study Shows Smoking Marijuana Is Addictive
The Inquisitr
Some people think that cannabis is not addictive, but a new study shows that it could be. In a study conducted by the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the results showed that 40 percent of young marijuana users who were treated in an outpatient ...

E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine - IBNLive

Thu, 2014-09-04 05:10

IBNLive

E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine
IBNLive
E-cigarettes may function as a "gateway drug" - a drug that lowers the threshold for addiction to other substances such as marijuana and cocaine, the findings showed. "While e-cigarettes do eliminate some of the health effects associated with ...
Smoking e-cigarettes may lead to addiction to drugs like marijuana and cocaineDaily News & Analysis
E-cigarettes increase risk of addiction to cannabis and cocaine, researchers claimNorth Devon Journal
E-Cigarettes Could Act As Gateway Drug To Cocaine And Cannabis, Warn ...Huffington Post UK
New York Daily News
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