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Marijuana use may not aid patients in opioid addiction treatment - Science Daily

Fri, 2017-12-01 17:26

Marijuana use may not aid patients in opioid addiction treatment
Science Daily
The research, recently published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, involved 150 patients being seen at an opioid treatment clinic. Previous studies have shown that nearly two-thirds of patients receiving medication-assisted treatment for opioid ...

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Gov. Rauner not high on legalizing marijuana: 'That's a mistake' - Chicago Sun-Times

Fri, 2017-12-01 16:43

Chicago Sun-Times

Gov. Rauner not high on legalizing marijuana: 'That's a mistake'
Chicago Sun-Times
Gov. Bruce Rauner is taking a blunt stance, telling a Downstate TV station that it would be a “mistake” to legalize marijuana in Illinois. The Republican governor has, in the past, said he wants more studies on the “ramifications” in states that have ...

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Marijuana during opioid treatment? It may not work like you think - Pacific Northwest Inlander (blog)

Thu, 2017-11-30 18:58

Pacific Northwest Inlander (blog)

Marijuana during opioid treatment? It may not work like you think
Pacific Northwest Inlander (blog)
Wilson surveyed 150 patients at two different clinics in the Spokane area that provide medication-assisted treatment, which uses drugs like methadone and Suboxone to treat opioid addiction. About two-thirds of the patients in the survey had used ...

Marijuana use may not aid patients in opioid addiction treatment - WSU News

Thu, 2017-11-30 11:58

WSU News

Marijuana use may not aid patients in opioid addiction treatment
WSU News
SPOKANE, Wash. – Many patients who are being treated for opioid addiction in a medication-assisted treatment clinic use marijuana to help manage their pain and mood symptoms. But new research led by Marian Wilson, Ph.D., of the Washington State ...

Elizabeth Warren Wants Marijuana Answers From Trump Health Nominee - Marijuana Moment

Thu, 2017-11-30 11:33

Marijuana Moment

Elizabeth Warren Wants Marijuana Answers From Trump Health Nominee
Marijuana Moment
U.S. senators are expected to consider two far-reaching marijuana amendments to a broad Republican-led tax bill being debated on the floor this week. Both measures are sponsored by GOP Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, and they concern the ability state ...

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Lexington center helps her son stay off drugs. Now she wants it to aid more teens - The State

Thu, 2017-11-30 10:25

Lexington center helps her son stay off drugs. Now she wants it to aid more teens
The State
LeSan Bass credits an addiction recovery center at Mount Horeb United Methodist Church near Lexington for helping her cope with her teenage son's former use of marijuana. Bass turned to The Courage Center, a church ministry, for assistance 10 months ...

Medical Marijuana Update - Drug War Chronicle

Wed, 2017-11-29 16:32

Medical Marijuana Update
Drug War Chronicle
On Tuesday, Elizabeth Warren sought marijuana answers from Trump's HHS nominee. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has sent a letter to Alex Azar, President Trump's nominee to lead the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) suggesting the ...

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Legalization leads to more conversations, data on marijuana use - BenefitsPro

Wed, 2017-11-29 13:51

BenefitsPro

Legalization leads to more conversations, data on marijuana use
BenefitsPro
And so is the potential for “cannabis use disorder” -- i.e., addiction, which can exacerbate depression and anxiety, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente researchers in Seattle. About one in seven adult primary care patients visiting medical ...

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Elizabeth Warren Wants Marijuana Answers From Trump Health ... - Forbes

Wed, 2017-11-29 09:31

Forbes

Elizabeth Warren Wants Marijuana Answers From Trump Health ...
Forbes
Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants the Trump administration to study how legalizing marijuana can help reduce opioid overdoses and addiction.

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Alcohol or cannabis? Science has finally revealed which one is more harmful - Cornwall Live

Wed, 2017-11-29 07:56

Cornwall Live

Alcohol or cannabis? Science has finally revealed which one is more harmful
Cornwall Live
Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey? Based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer. Yet the comparison is slightly unfair; while scientists have been researching the effects of alcohol for decades, the science of cannabis is a lot ...

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Can Marijuana Legalization Combat Opioid Addiction? | Care2 ... - Care2.com

Wed, 2017-11-29 07:29

Care2.com

Can Marijuana Legalization Combat Opioid Addiction? | Care2 ...
Care2.com
A long-term chronic pain study finds that patients who switched from prescription opioids to medical marijuana were less inclined to continue using opioids.

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Can Marijuana Legalization Combat Opioid Addiction? - Care2.com

Wed, 2017-11-29 07:29

Care2.com

Can Marijuana Legalization Combat Opioid Addiction?
Care2.com
Opioid abuse — the dangerous habitual use of synthetic drugs derived from opium — has been a subject of regular discussion in the United States in recent times. It has become increasingly difficult to not take notice of the toll it is taking on ...

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Jeff Sessions, Barbara Bush, Roger Goodell, and me - The Week Magazine

Wed, 2017-11-29 05:00

The Week Magazine

Jeff Sessions, Barbara Bush, Roger Goodell, and me
The Week Magazine
I have my own qualms about the empirical rigor of "addiction" as a biological and chemical phenomenon, but ask yourself how many potheads you know who smoke a joint once a year, as if it were Thanksgiving cranberry sauce or Dom Perignon. The National ...

If You Fear Having a Panic Attack From Smoking Weed, Read This Before Lighting Up - POPSUGAR

Tue, 2017-11-28 19:55

POPSUGAR

If You Fear Having a Panic Attack From Smoking Weed, Read This Before Lighting Up
POPSUGAR
"Street marijuana will not cause panic attacks if it has low levels of THC," said addiction specialist Dr. Cali Estes. "However, if they're dabbing or have a high THC content, such as one of the higher strains of marijuana, it will likely cause panic ...

Cannabis company offers pot for opioids - Press Herald

Tue, 2017-11-28 17:07

Cannabis company offers pot for opioids
Press Herald
“Numerous studies … have shown that states with legal marijuana programs have declining rates of opioid addiction, with some states reporting a decrease in deaths as high as 25 percent. We want to help people in the communities we serve, as well as ...

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TV travel guide Rick Steves pushes for legal marijuana; some Ill. lawmakers push back - Chicago Tribune

Tue, 2017-11-28 15:13

Chicago Tribune

TV travel guide Rick Steves pushes for legal marijuana; some Ill. lawmakers push back
Chicago Tribune
Besides Washington state, Steves has campaigned to help legalize marijuana in Oregon, Maine and Massachusetts. McConchie wasn't the only person to question Steves at Tuesday's hearing. Tom Britton is a clinician certified in addiction medicine and ...

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JC weighs in as Dallas heads into cite-release program - Cleburne Times-Review

Tue, 2017-11-28 09:05

Cleburne Times-Review

JC weighs in as Dallas heads into cite-release program
Cleburne Times-Review
“It has been proven that marijuana is a prelude to more drug addiction ... like that's just what we need here in Cleburne — more dope for the dopes.” Rich reiterated that breaking the law means breaking the law. “You steal a package of gum you go to ...

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Burnaby lab researching the medical benefits of marijuana - Burnaby Now

Mon, 2017-11-27 15:34

Burnaby Now

Burnaby lab researching the medical benefits of marijuana
Burnaby Now
A research lab that aims to identify marijuana molecules that can be turned into non-addictive pharmaceutical drugs will soon be open in Burnaby. The lab is being built by Medipure Pharmaceuticals in a Discovery Parks building on the east side of the B ...

As access to legal marijuana increases, researchers explore patient use - Medical Xpress

Mon, 2017-11-27 15:26

Medical Xpress

As access to legal marijuana increases, researchers explore patient use
Medical Xpress
After alcohol and tobacco, marijuana is the most commonly used drug in the United States. In recent years, the concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (known as THC), the main psychoactive and addictive component, has increased in cannabis plants from 3 ...

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