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Weed Addiction Might Be Real - VICE

Fri, 2016-08-19 10:03

VICE

Weed Addiction Might Be Real
VICE
Marijuana is the most popular "illicit" drug in the world. With legalization set to take place in Canada next year, Dr. Jonathan Bertram, an addictions physician at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, told VICE the "law of averages" means ...

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Critic condemns political ties to some newly licensed medical pot firms - Fox Baltimore

Thu, 2016-08-18 21:28

Fox Baltimore

Critic condemns political ties to some newly licensed medical pot firms
Fox Baltimore
Drug addiction expert Mike Gimbel said such a system involving political figures is a sign of corruption. “There's never been a drug approved for human consumption by politicians, and this is why,” Gimbel said. “One day, we may have medical marijuana ...

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Intervention program helping students and families find help for addiction - ABC6OnYourSide.com

Thu, 2016-08-18 19:17

Intervention program helping students and families find help for addiction
ABC6OnYourSide.com
"Going into my freshman year we started smoking," said Ledman, now a 19-year-old recovering addict. "We smoked every Friday night before football games, and then it turned into every single day- all day ." He said his drug use progressed from marijuana ...

Drugs derail Westerly woman's chance to turn her life around - The Providence Journal

Thu, 2016-08-18 19:11

The Providence Journal

Drugs derail Westerly woman's chance to turn her life around
The Providence Journal
SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Laura Reale was high on marijuana when she ran a red light in 2010 and crashed into Colin Foote, 27, on his motorcycle, while his mother and brother in a car behind him watched. He died within the hour. Addicted to drugs, the ...

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'Harmless' cannabis a dangerous misnomer for adolescents - www.behavioral.net

Thu, 2016-08-18 18:07

www.behavioral.net

'Harmless' cannabis a dangerous misnomer for adolescents
www.behavioral.net
Participants who began smoking in early adolescence and were diagnosed as being addicted to cannabis by age 38 experienced an average IQ drop of 8 points in early adulthood. Notably, participants who began smoking marijuana after the age of 18 ...

Notable & Quotable: How Marijuana Begat Heroin - Wall Street Journal

Thu, 2016-08-18 16:56

Wall Street Journal

Notable & Quotable: How Marijuana Begat Heroin
Wall Street Journal
An increasing number of Americans were addicted to prescription opioids such as Oxycontin. And their addiction was expensive. One capsule of Oxy might sell on the street for thirty dollars, and an addict might need ten hits a day. Well, s—, they thought.

Dr. Samuel Ball: Today's Marijuana Is Twice as Addictive as Your Parent's Weed - TheInertia.com

Thu, 2016-08-18 16:41

TheInertia.com

Dr. Samuel Ball: Today's Marijuana Is Twice as Addictive as Your Parent's Weed
TheInertia.com
Yep, it ain't all rainbows when it comes to reefer. There's that little thing called addiction. And whether it's mental or physical, addiction is very much a reality in the legalization movement. Dr. Samuel Ball, the CEO of the National Center on ...

With legalization comes more marijuana use, and our children stand to lose the most - Bangor Daily News

Thu, 2016-08-18 10:02

Bangor Daily News

With legalization comes more marijuana use, and our children stand to lose the most
Bangor Daily News
10 BDN OpEd from Dr. David Hawkins provides a clear and succinct summary of the harms related to marijuana. For some, addiction is a real possibility. For youth who are daily users, declines in measured intelligence, difficulty concentrating, memory ...

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DOH cites severe lack of rehab centers during Senate hearing - Inquirer.net

Thu, 2016-08-18 02:07

Inquirer.net

DOH cites severe lack of rehab centers during Senate hearing
Inquirer.net
Drug rehabilitation takes between six to 12 months, depending on the degree of addiction of drug users, according to the health official. He placed the success rate of rehabilitation at a low 24 percent in the case of marijuana and meth addicts, and ...

Remember Floyd Landis Who Admitted to Doping to Win the Tour de France? Now He's Selling Weed - https://www.weedhorn.com/ (registration) (blog)

Wed, 2016-08-17 23:52

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Remember Floyd Landis Who Admitted to Doping to Win the Tour de France? Now He's Selling Weed
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A whistleblower lawsuit he filed against Lance Armstrong in 2010 - and joined by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2013 - could go to trial next year. He moved to a small town in California. A hip injury led to an addiction to pain pills. "One minute ...

Experts warn students, parents of risks of opioid addiction at Frontier school event - The Recorder

Wed, 2016-08-17 21:52

The Recorder

Experts warn students, parents of risks of opioid addiction at Frontier school event
The Recorder
SOUTH DEERFIELD — Forty percent of kids who start drinking at age 15 later become alcoholics; the average age kids are exposed to marijuana in Massachusetts is 12.8 years old. Those are the kind of statistics related during a video called, “Athletes, ...

New center will examine addiction at molecular level, develop treatments - Vanderbilt University News

Wed, 2016-08-17 14:53

Vanderbilt University News

New center will examine addiction at molecular level, develop treatments
Vanderbilt University News
Through the new Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research (VCAR), their goal is to define the molecular events that drive addictive behavior and, ultimately, to develop new treatments that can help people sustain long-term recovery. “Addiction is a ...

Franklin Co. sheriff's deputies to carry Narcan - WKYT

Wed, 2016-08-17 12:30

WKYT

Franklin Co. sheriff's deputies to carry Narcan
WKYT
They've got an addiction. They've got a problem. Jail is not going to solve this. Jail won't solve this problem." Sheriff Melton says his office has been equipped with Narcan for a month's time and luckily has not had to use it. His deputies, though ...

McCumber column: Claims of marijuana's benefits go up in smoke - Reedsburg Times Press

Wed, 2016-08-17 10:48

Reedsburg Times Press

McCumber column: Claims of marijuana's benefits go up in smoke
Reedsburg Times Press
Long-term use has an effect on the brain. The journal “Addiction” published a report in 2014 showing that studies have linked marijuana use to reduced learning and loss of IQ. They also believe it leads to changes in the brain, particularly important ...
Editorial: DEA's pot designation is very definition of 'reefer madness'STLtoday.com

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This is your brain on pot: Neuroscientist studies long-term effects of medical marijuana - The Boston Globe

Tue, 2016-08-16 22:16

The Boston Globe

This is your brain on pot: Neuroscientist studies long-term effects of medical marijuana
The Boston Globe
BELMONT — Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a bathroom. She couldn't decide whether to remain in hiding or to run. But she knew she'd never try the ...

Medical marijuana storefront opens in Regina - Regina Leader-Post

Tue, 2016-08-16 17:26

Regina Leader-Post

Medical marijuana storefront opens in Regina
Regina Leader-Post
According to Health Canada's website: “Storefront operations selling marijuana, commonly known as dispensaries and compassion clubs, are not authorized to sell cannabis for medical or any other purposes. ... some of the profits to support Crohn's ...

Editorial: DEA's pot designation is very definition of 'reefer madness' - STLtoday.com

Tue, 2016-08-16 15:03

STLtoday.com

Editorial: DEA's pot designation is very definition of 'reefer madness'
STLtoday.com
Judges rate marijuana plants at the Oregon Cannabis Grower's Fair marijuana plant competition in Salem, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. Nine winners will be on display at the Oregon State Fair between Aug. 26 and Sept. 5, 2016, for the first time ever.

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Website accused of selling K2 in NYC on a court-ordered hiatus - New York Daily News

Tue, 2016-08-16 13:55

New York Daily News

Website accused of selling K2 in NYC on a court-ordered hiatus
New York Daily News
K2, or synthetic marijuana, is a subcategory of designer drugs made entirely of chemicals. Billed by pushers as a legal high because it's “cannabinoid free,” the dangerous mix of chemicals in K2 can cause hallucinations, bouts of mania, addiction ...

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Floyd Landis, pro cyclist who admitted to doping, selling high-grade weed in Colorado - The Denver Post

Tue, 2016-08-16 13:35

The Denver Post

Floyd Landis, pro cyclist who admitted to doping, selling high-grade weed in Colorado
The Denver Post
A hip injury led to an addiction to pain pills. “One minute they make you feel great and the next minute you need them to function,” he said. “Absolutely awful stuff.” LEADVILLE, CO - AUGUST 13: Floyd Landis poses for a portrait in front of Floyd ...

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Medical marijuana 'a start' to reducing drug crime, says law ... - Watchdog.org

Tue, 2016-08-16 08:29

Watchdog.org

Medical marijuana 'a start' to reducing drug crime, says law ...
Watchdog.org
For the second time in three years, Floridians will go to the polls in November and weigh in on a proposed state constitutional amendment that if passed would ...

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