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Marijuana addiction is real — for some people. But can it be treated with a pill? - Raw Story

Wed, 2016-04-20 11:11

Raw Story

Marijuana addiction is real — for some people. But can it be treated with a pill?
Raw Story
Nina still gets nostalgic from the smell of pot. It's been nearly four years since she decided to quit. “I was a very hyper person, so I used cannabis to calm myself down, especially before sleep and when I was anxious,” she says. “Toward the end of ...
Learn more about everyone's favorite illicit plant, marijuana, on 4/20Arizona Daily Wildcat
Study: Heavy Pot Users Face As Many Midlife Troubles As Those Dependent on AlcoholCNSNews.com

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Marijuana addiction is real — for some people. But can it be treated with a pill? - Raw Story

Wed, 2016-04-20 11:03

Raw Story

Marijuana addiction is real — for some people. But can it be treated with a pill?
Raw Story
Nina still gets nostalgic from the smell of pot. It's been nearly four years since she decided to quit. “I was a very hyper person, so I used cannabis to calm myself down, especially before sleep and when I was anxious,” she says. “Toward the end of ...
Learn more about everyone's favorite illicit plant, marijuana, on 4/20Arizona Daily Wildcat
Token Women to Tokin' Women: Three Days at a Conference for Ladies Who Simply Love WeedJezebel
EDITORIAL: To be blunt: marijuana should be legalThe Courier
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West Virginia Marijuana Addiction Treatment Centers - Press Release Rocket

Wed, 2016-04-20 05:03

West Virginia Marijuana Addiction Treatment Centers
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Generally, marijuana addiction treatment centers are similar in fundamentals to other types of addiction treatment centers although the focus of care is on the management of marijuana addictions. This type of addiction is rather light when compared to ...

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West Virginia Marijuana Addiction Treatment Centers - Digital Journal

Wed, 2016-04-20 04:42

West Virginia Marijuana Addiction Treatment Centers
Digital Journal
Generally, marijuana addiction treatment centers are similar in fundamentals to other types of addiction treatment centers although the focus of care is on the management of marijuana addictions. This type of addiction is rather light when compared to ...

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?Maine could be first state to OK medical marijuana to treat addicts - CBS News

Tue, 2016-04-19 16:50

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?Maine could be first state to OK medical marijuana to treat addicts
CBS News
AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine could become the first state to add addiction to opioid prescriptions and illegal narcotics like heroin to its list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. Nearly 30 medical marijuana caregivers and patients told state ...
Advocates ask Maine regulators to consider marijuana to treat opioid addictionPress Herald
Advocates push to treat opiate addiction with medical marijuanaBangor Daily News
State considers allowing medical marijuana to treat opioid addictionWMTW Portland
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Under Colorado's Marijuana Law, More Drug Addictions, Emergency Room Visits Reported - International Business Times

Tue, 2016-04-19 11:30

International Business Times

Under Colorado's Marijuana Law, More Drug Addictions, Emergency Room Visits Reported
International Business Times
Colorado's legal pot law has sent thousands of adults to the hospital for possible marijuana exposures and prompted more users to seek treatment for drug addiction, according to a state report on drug use. Meanwhile, marijuana use among adults age 18 ...

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Jon Jones, UFC's pound-for-pound champ: 'I was a drug addict' - USA TODAY

Tue, 2016-04-19 05:42

USA TODAY

Jon Jones, UFC's pound-for-pound champ: 'I was a drug addict'
USA TODAY
He also has been a pothead, a stoner, a weed fiend, a burner or any other word you can think of to describe someone with a dedicated interest in the consumption of marijuana. Or maybe Jones was an addict, all while climbing to and staying at the very ...

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North Carolina Marijuana Addiction Treatment Centers - Press Release Rocket

Mon, 2016-04-18 19:31

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North Carolina Marijuana Addiction Treatment Centers
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At Elite Rehab Placement we pride ourselves on taking as much stress as possible out of the rehab process. It's hard work to call several different rehab centers and listen to their sales team tell you why they are the best possible option for you. We ...
Advocates push to let patients use marijuana to treat opiate addictionPress Herald
Advocates push to treat opiate addiction with medical marijuanaBangor Daily News
State considers allowing medical marijuana to treat opioid addictionWMTW Portland
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel -CBS News
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Author chronicles son's spiral into addiction - Appleton Post Crescent

Mon, 2016-04-18 16:47

Appleton Post Crescent

Author chronicles son's spiral into addiction
Appleton Post Crescent
His book, "Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction," is the 2016 Fox Cities Reads book and Sheff is a featured presenter at the weeklong Fox Cities Book Festival, which opened Monday. "Don't think as much about drugs as you think ...

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Weed Addiction Affects Dopamine Release, Just Like Heroin and Cocaine Abuse - Mic

Mon, 2016-04-18 12:47

Mic

Weed Addiction Affects Dopamine Release, Just Like Heroin and Cocaine Abuse
Mic
Marijuana dependency is hardly as condemned as heroin or cocaine abuse; in fact, some people argue it's not even possible to become addicted to weed. But a recent study suggests there are similarities in the brains of people with marijuana dependency ...

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What Marijuana Can Teach Us About Addiction - Huffington Post

Mon, 2016-04-18 09:51

What Marijuana Can Teach Us About Addiction
Huffington Post
When people think of the ravages of addiction, they tend to imagine needles in arms, broken bottles, flickering crack torches and trembling hands — not someone smoking a joint in front of the TV. But marijuana can be addictive, too — and ...

She lost her fiance to painkillers and went on to fight for Narcan - Minnesota Public Radio News

Mon, 2016-04-18 03:03

Minnesota Public Radio News

She lost her fiance to painkillers and went on to fight for Narcan
Minnesota Public Radio News
Deaths from opioid drug overdoses have hit epidemic proportions nationwide. In Minnesota, the struggle with addiction to prescription painkillers and illegal opioid drugs has left families, friends and communities across the state grieving deaths that ...

Advocates push to let patients use marijuana to treat opiate addiction - Press Herald

Mon, 2016-04-18 02:03

Press Herald

Advocates push to let patients use marijuana to treat opiate addiction
Press Herald
Maine will be the first state to formally consider allowing medical marijuana to be used as treatment for addiction to opiates and other drugs derived from chemical synthesis, said Dawson Julia, a caregiver from Unity who submitted a petition to the ...

Keller @ Large: DeLeo Talks Transgender Bill, Marijuana Legalization - CBS Local

Sun, 2016-04-17 10:58

CBS Local

Keller @ Large: DeLeo Talks Transgender Bill, Marijuana Legalization
CBS Local
DeLeo also discussed the bipartisan opposition to the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts, which he lent his name to along with Gov. Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. He said that he was told by many addicts that their marijuana use led to ...

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In the midst of the opioid epidemic, patients ditching pharmaceuticals for medical marijuana - Press Herald

Sun, 2016-04-17 02:09

Press Herald

In the midst of the opioid epidemic, patients ditching pharmaceuticals for medical marijuana
Press Herald
As the state grapples with the impact of the addiction crisis, some Mainers who relied on prescription opiates are turning to medical marijuana as an alternative to treat chronic pain. There's very little research that shows whether cannabis is ...

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Devastating addiction: Heroin use surges in Dubuque area, with deadly impact - Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Sat, 2016-04-16 23:40

Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Devastating addiction: Heroin use surges in Dubuque area, with deadly impact
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
On the Iowa side of the Mississippi River, Delaware County Sheriff John LeClere could recall one heroin- related overdose death within the past few years, but he said the majority of the drug activity in the area relates to methamphetamine or marijuana.

Heavy cannabis use associated with reduced dopamine release in brain - Science Daily

Fri, 2016-04-15 06:39

Science Daily

Heavy cannabis use associated with reduced dopamine release in brain
Science Daily
In a recent study, researchers found evidence of a compromised dopamine system in heavy users of marijuana. Lower dopamine release was found in the striatum -- a region of the brain that is involved in working memory, impulsive behavior, and attention.
Heavy cannabis use DOES affect learning and memoryDaily Mail
Heavy Pot Use Linked To Reduced Dopamine Release in BrainPsychCentral.com (blog)

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More and more doctors want to make marijuana legal - Washington Post

Fri, 2016-04-15 04:04

Washington Post

More and more doctors want to make marijuana legal
Washington Post
Not all medical professionals are happy about relaxing attitudes toward what they see as a dangerous, addictive drug. The notion of doctors advocating for marijuana legalization is "totally idiotic," said Robert DuPont, who served as the first director ...
The Shake: The Feds' Big Eradication Spend and the Massachusetts SmackdownLeafly

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The real reason cocaine, heroin and marijuana are illegal has nothing to do with addiction - Salon

Fri, 2016-04-15 02:16

Salon

The real reason cocaine, heroin and marijuana are illegal has nothing to do with addiction
Salon
We didn't suddenly discover that they were far more addictive or dangerous than other medicines. In fact, the reasons that drugs like heroin, cocaine, marijuana and others are illegal today have far more to do with economics and cultural prejudice than ...

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Pro-marijuana group calls out Baker, Walsh - The Boston Globe

Thu, 2016-04-14 20:13

The Boston Globe

Pro-marijuana group calls out Baker, Walsh
The Boston Globe
Baker, Walsh, and House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo on Thursday formally launched an anti-legalization campaign that also includes a coalition of doctors, law enforcement officials, and addiction specialists. Theeffort will warn that approving the measure ...
Marty Walsh tangles with advocates of pot legalizationBoston Herald
Baker, Walsh Among Campaign To Block Recreational Pot Ballot QuestionWBUR
MetroWest lawmakers, police chiefs laud anti-marijuana committeeMetroWest Daily News
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