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Letters: Marijuana leads to more severe drug addiction - Monterey County Herald

Fri, 2014-09-26 17:15

Letters: Marijuana leads to more severe drug addiction
Monterey County Herald
One of the last things we need are marijuana dispensaries here on the Monterey Peninsula (Sept. 25). Our local homeless folks, drug addicts and young children will work to get a prescription. Getting marijuana in Del Rey Oaks or Monterey is not a good ...

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Our View: Further research needed on medical marijuana's opiate addiction ... - Taunton Daily Gazette

Tue, 2014-09-23 05:15

Our View: Further research needed on medical marijuana's opiate addiction ...
Taunton Daily Gazette
But there is ample anecdotal evidence from pain patients who have found that using marijuana relieves their symptoms better than opiate-based pain medications, without the drowsiness and addiction other medications bring. Many pain patients also report ...

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Dr. Drew on marijuana: “It acts like an opiate and causes severe addiction” - The Cannabist

Fri, 2014-09-19 18:04

Dr. Drew on marijuana: “It acts like an opiate and causes severe addiction
The Cannabist
Make no mistake, says addictions specialist Drew Pinsky, marijuana is addictive — and the earlier one starts to use it, the greater the consequences. “It acts like an opiate and causes severe addiction,” Pinsky said during a Colorado visit this week ...

Sabet: Like Big Tobacco, Big Marijuana will drive addiction - Boston Herald

Thu, 2014-09-18 22:05

Sabet: Like Big Tobacco, Big Marijuana will drive addiction
Boston Herald
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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Kevin Sabet: If you think Big Tobacco was bad, wait till you get a whiff of ... - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Thu, 2014-09-18 15:07

Kevin Sabet: If you think Big Tobacco was bad, wait till you get a whiff of ...
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
First, we know that addictive industries generate the lion's share of their profits from addicts, not casual users. In the tobacco industry, 80 percent of the industry's profits come from 20 percent of smokers. So while most marijuana users try the ...

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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
HealthCentral.com
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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 ...