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Marijuana Cookies Claim First Victim In Colorado, Levy Thamba, Since ... - Medical Daily

Fri, 2014-04-04 09:05

Medical Daily

Marijuana Cookies Claim First Victim In Colorado, Levy Thamba, Since ...
Medical Daily
Another risk not fully explored with edible marijuana is its increased chances of causing addiction. “The clearest risk would probably be developing dependence on the drug, meaning that people would find it hard to stop if they chose to do so,” Wayne ...

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As more states mull legalization, marijuana opponents switch gears - Al Jazeera America

Fri, 2014-04-04 03:02

The Australian Financial Review

As more states mull legalization, marijuana opponents switch gears
Al Jazeera America
They're asking that tax money generated by cannabis be used to pay for substance-abuse rehabilitation and education programs for young people. Those who've been in the battle since the 1970s and '80s era of “Just say no” acknowledge the shift in ...
Alcohol Is A Bigger Danger To Health And Society Than Marijuana, Americans SayHuffington Post

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Fairfax antidrug group warns of marijuana's dangers - Fairfaxtimes.com

Thu, 2014-04-03 22:36

Fairfax antidrug group warns of marijuana's dangers
Fairfaxtimes.com
“My life is still being written,” said Chris Leibowitz, 26, of battling a marijuana addiction that began at age 13 and developed into an addiction to painkillers and eventually heroin. “I knew something was wrong. I wasn't denying it,” he said. “If you ...

Alcohol Is A Bigger Danger To Health And Society Than Marijuana, Americans Say - Huffington Post

Thu, 2014-04-03 15:26

The Australian Financial Review

Alcohol Is A Bigger Danger To Health And Society Than Marijuana, Americans Say
Huffington Post
The authors of the 2012 book point out that while some heavy marijuana users do experience symptoms of clinical dependency and feel discomfort or withdrawal when trying to quit, kicking a pot addiction doesn't lead to the same type of intense ...
Sterling speaks on cannabis lawDrexel University The Triangle Online

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Research clearly links tobacco, pot dangers - Seacoastonline.com

Thu, 2014-04-03 14:16

Research clearly links tobacco, pot dangers
Seacoastonline.com
Regarding marijuana's other dangers to the young, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse: "Marijuana affects brain development and when it is used heavily by young people, its effects on thinking and memory may last a long time or even be ...

Should the United States Legalize Marijuana? - Town Hall

Thu, 2014-04-03 06:27

Town Hall

Should the United States Legalize Marijuana?
Town Hall
Marijuana use affects one's short-term memory, cognitive functions, coordination and balance, and in large doses, users can experience acute psychosis, which can include hallucinations and delusions, according to a National Institute on Drug Abuse report.

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Research clearly links tobacco, pot dangers - Seacoastonline.com

Thu, 2014-04-03 00:36

Research clearly links tobacco, pot dangers
Seacoastonline.com
Regarding marijuana's other dangers to the young, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse: "Marijuana affects brain development and when it is used heavily by young people, its effects on thinking and memory may last a long time or even be ...

Higher Potency Marijuana Doesn't Predict Dependence - The Weed Blog (blog)

Wed, 2014-04-02 07:35

The Weed Blog (blog)

Higher Potency Marijuana Doesn't Predict Dependence
The Weed Blog (blog)
high potency marijuana dependence Researchers in the Netherlands have concluded that the THC potency of marijuana used by consumers does not reliably predict their risk for marijuana dependence. The amount of THC consumed, whether from ...

Marijuana has addictive behaviors, thoughts on legalization of drug - The Daily Toreador (registration)

Tue, 2014-04-01 23:45

Marijuana has addictive behaviors, thoughts on legalization of drug
The Daily Toreador (registration)
Once the sweet taste of a cupcake hits one's lips, a second bite is probably in the near future. Colt Smith, executive director of Hub City NORML, said marijuana is as addictive as a cupcake, but less addictive than harder drugs, like cocaine ...

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Holmes: The serious side of marijuana - Taunton Daily Gazette

Tue, 2014-04-01 21:33

Holmes: The serious side of marijuana
Taunton Daily Gazette
With Massachusetts in the middle of a heroin epidemic tied to abuse of prescription opiates, people need alternatives to addictive painkillers. And some research indicates medical marijuana can be useful in treating addiction itself. What's important ...

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Amid all the talk of legalizing marijuana, treatment gets forgotten [Letter] - Baltimore Sun

Tue, 2014-04-01 07:02

Amid all the talk of legalizing marijuana, treatment gets forgotten [Letter]
Baltimore Sun
During the current General Assembly session, legislators introduced and debated bills on legalizing marijuana, decriminalizing marijuana, medical use of marijuana, giving clean needles to addicts, giving the anti-overdose medicine Narcan to addicts as ...

Why Women Fight For Marijuana Legalization - Mintpress News

Tue, 2014-04-01 04:38

Mintpress News

Why Women Fight For Marijuana Legalization
Mintpress News
Socha can personally attest to the misinformation, especially the myth that marijuana is addictive. With a history of crack and cocaine addiction, as well as experience with “many other drugs” and a history of drinking to excess, Socha says marijuana ...

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SPECIAL REPORT: State of Marijuana - WMTV

Mon, 2014-03-31 20:37

SPECIAL REPORT: State of Marijuana
WMTV
Clinicians say they see all ages come in for marijuana addiction, and they generally have problems when they try to get off the drug; like insomnia, anxiety and loss of appetite. "We're assessing how many areas of your life this is affecting," added ...

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Pennsylvania medical marijuana supporters say they won't go away - Patriot-News

Mon, 2014-03-31 11:23

Pennsylvania medical marijuana supporters say they won't go away
Patriot-News
He also highlighted the fact that doctors commonly prescribe painkillers which have a high potential for abuse and addiction, yet marijuana is considered too dangerous. Several of the leaders of the medical marijuana effort who spoke Monday expressed ...

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Marijuana legalization has 2 sides - American Live Wire

Sun, 2014-03-30 01:05

American Live Wire

Marijuana legalization has 2 sides
American Live Wire
Cort claims that children under the age of 18 now have a higher chance of getting addicted to marijuana than adults and quote odd of “1 in 6 (as opposed to) 1 in 11.” While the U.S. Justice Department may have similar concerns other law enforcement ...
Should Phl legalize marijuana as a cure?Philippine Star
Pros and cons of allowing sale and use of marijuanaEnterprise News

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'Marijuana Smoking Style' Has Largest Impact On Addiction Risk - Headlines & Global News

Sat, 2014-03-29 10:42

Headlines & Global News

'Marijuana Smoking Style' Has Largest Impact On Addiction Risk
Headlines & Global News
"No drug use is without risk," lead author Peggy van der Pol, a doctoral candidate at the Trimbos Institute of the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, told Reuters. "When using stronger cannabis you will likely take in more THC than ...

Marijuana: Smoking Style Tied to Addiction Risk - Guardian Liberty Voice

Sat, 2014-03-29 04:33

Marijuana: Smoking Style Tied to Addiction Risk
Guardian Liberty Voice
As with many other addictions, it seems that it is behavior, rather than the potency of marijuana itself, that determines the risk of addiction to the drug. It also does not seem to matter, according to a cross-sectional study reported in Addiction ...

Should Phl legalize marijuana as a cure? - Philippine Star

Fri, 2014-03-28 23:20

Should Phl legalize marijuana as a cure?
Philippine Star
Vincent Belmonte, chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Dangerous Drugs, has said that the benefits of medical cannabis “should outweigh the risks from potential abuse.” For now, marijuana is still considered a taboo, being among the ...

Ohio Director of Mental Health and Addiction Opposes Efforts to Legalize ... - ideastream

Fri, 2014-03-28 18:19

Ohio Director of Mental Health and Addiction Opposes Efforts to Legalize ...
ideastream
Tracy Plouck is the director of the state's Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and she's also concerned about the efforts to put a medical marijuana issue before voters. ”I feel very strongly that marijuana is a gateway drug,” Plouck ...

Pot-smoking style linked to addiction risk - Yahoo News

Fri, 2014-03-28 14:17

Yahoo News

Pot-smoking style linked to addiction risk
Yahoo News
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Marijuana smokers' behavior is more important than the potency of their pot or how much of the psychoactive ingredient THC they take in for predicting who will become dependent, according to a small new study. Researchers ...

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