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Legalize marijuana in W.Va.? - The Logan Banner

Tue, 2017-02-07 09:37

Legalize marijuana in W.Va.?
The Logan Banner
Lt. Johnson advised against legalizing marijuana even for researching purposes. Johnson, who served on the drug unit, said the majority of addicts he encountered started abusing substances after using marijuana. “There are a lot of dangling carrots ...

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Georgia medical marijuana expansion on the docket for - The Cannabist

Tue, 2017-02-07 09:25

The Cannabist

Georgia medical marijuana expansion on the docket for
The Cannabist
Georgia lawmakers are seeking changes to a state law that allows people with certain diseases to possess cannabis oil. They just don't agree on the details.

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Should recreational marijuana be legal in New Jersey? - Press of Atlantic City

Tue, 2017-02-07 05:31

Press of Atlantic City

Should recreational marijuana be legal in New Jersey?
Press of Atlantic City
But some drug prevention and addiction organizations such as Cape Assist and Join Together Atlantic County, along with law-enforcement officers and groups such as Impact NJ, a prevention and education coalition, say legalization is not the answer.

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Referendum proposed on legalizing medical marijuana - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Mon, 2017-02-06 18:18

Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Referendum proposed on legalizing medical marijuana
Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
Lawmakers proposing the bills argue that the measures should be considered as part of a package of legislation that is trying to curb opiate addiction in the state. "Opiates, not marijuana, are the gateway drug of the 21st century," Taylor said. photo.
Wisconsin Dems urge GOP to hold pot referendum: “There are a lot who are struggling”fox6now.com
Democratic legislators introduce medical marijuana billsThe Daily Cardinal

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Young Lancaster Woman Shares Her Story of Heroin Addiction and Recovery - WGRZ.com

Mon, 2017-02-06 16:44

WGRZ.com

Young Lancaster Woman Shares Her Story of Heroin Addiction and Recovery
WGRZ.com
Shannon says she was a loner and outcast in school, so her sophomore year at Lancaster High School, she turned to alcohol and then marijuana. "I just wanted to fit in because I never really had friends when I was in school. I was always the kid that ...

Cannabis Confidential: NFL pot conference held in Houston amid Super Bowl fanfare - fox5sandiego.com

Mon, 2017-02-06 00:07

fox5sandiego.com

Cannabis Confidential: NFL pot conference held in Houston amid Super Bowl fanfare
fox5sandiego.com
McMahon, who has been open about his struggle with opioid addiction, said marijuana isn't addictive. San Diego State's Kyle Turley was there, too. The former NFL defensive lineman told FOX 5 medical marijuana saved his life. “I was depressed all the ...
NFL Players Rescued From 'Suicide' Push Pot Over Painkillers At Super BowlThe Libertarian Republic

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Teens turn to marijuana to self-medicate for stress, anxiety: report - Globalnews.ca

Sun, 2017-02-05 12:01

Globalnews.ca

Teens turn to marijuana to self-medicate for stress, anxiety: report
Globalnews.ca
“The later people start using cannabis … the better,” Dr. Jürgen Rehm, director of the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) told Global News in December. Cannabis is often regarded as an ...

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Science: Here's Proof That Marijuana Can Help Battle Opioid Addiction - The Fresh Toast

Sun, 2017-02-05 09:22

The Fresh Toast

Science: Here's Proof That Marijuana Can Help Battle Opioid Addiction
The Fresh Toast
Every day, more than 80 people with opioid addiction die in the United States from an overdose opiates. About 2.5 million Americans have been diagnose with an opioid use disorder — and many more have been undiagnosed. It is overwhelmingly clear that ...

Researchers Believe Compound Found in Medical Marijuana Could ... - Capital Wired

Sun, 2017-02-05 07:47

Capital Wired

Researchers Believe Compound Found in Medical Marijuana Could ...
Capital Wired
Even though evidence so far suggests that cannabidiol reduces cravings in heroin-addicted patients, researchers call for more research on the compound.

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Chronic Marijuana Use Is Up In Colorado - Mother Jones

Sun, 2017-02-05 00:03

El Paso Times

Chronic Marijuana Use Is Up In Colorado
Mother Jones
... are probably in favor of marijuana legalization—as I am—largely because they're the kind of people who use it occasionally and don't see a lot of harm in it. But like alcohol, there's a certain share of the population that will fall into ...
Glaspy: No to marijuana legalizationEl Paso Times

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Considering Medicinal Marijuana - Wheeling Intelligencer

Sat, 2017-02-04 23:08

Considering Medicinal Marijuana
Wheeling Intelligencer
Allowing use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has to be controlled with extreme care for several reasons. Think, for example, of how many pain pills have been sold to addicts by people who obtained them legitimately, perhaps because they suffered ...

Experts debate whether medical marijuana can help curb opiate abuse - WBIR.com

Fri, 2017-02-03 23:05

WBIR.com

Experts debate whether medical marijuana can help curb opiate abuse
WBIR.com
"Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict" chronicles the lives of a handful opiate addicts. Some addicts died during the making of the film. Watson believes that a medical approach with maintenance therapy is the best for solving the opiate ...

Advocates push Georgia to expand medical marijuana access - The Cannabist

Fri, 2017-02-03 18:34

The Cannabist

Advocates push Georgia to expand medical marijuana access
The Cannabist
Dr. David Bradford, a professor at the University of Georgia, testified that in his own peer-reviewed study, he found that states with medical marijuana programs saw a reduction in the rate of opioid addiction and the number of opioid-related deaths ...

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Quitting cannabis is difficult without confidence - Addiction Now

Fri, 2017-02-03 18:13

Addiction Now

Quitting cannabis is difficult without confidence
Addiction Now
Chronic cannabis smokers who doubted their own ability to abstain had less success in maintaining abstinence after a six-week Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) program than those who believed they could quit, a recent study showed. Researchers at the ...

Marijuana: Is It A Gateway To Harder Drugs? - WFMYNews2.com

Fri, 2017-02-03 09:12

WFMYNews2.com

Marijuana: Is It A Gateway To Harder Drugs?
WFMYNews2.com
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, "some research suggests that marijuana use is likely to precede use of other licit and illicit substances and the development of addiction to other substances." Whitsett said more than 50-percent of ...

Marijuana Could Ease Burden of Opioid Addiction - Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Fri, 2017-02-03 09:08

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Marijuana Could Ease Burden of Opioid Addiction
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Now, a neurobiologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has just released data from a small human pilot study that shows cannabinoids, extracts of cannabis legally sold as medical marijuana, could reduce cravings and ease withdrawal ...
Neurobiologist illuminates the underexplored potential of cannabis to address opioid addictionScience Daily
Medical marijuana shows promise in the fight against opioid addictionInternational Business Times UK
Medical marijuana's underexplored potential for helping opioid addictionEurekAlert (press release)

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Recap: Public weighs in on medical marijuana factory in Hellam Township - York Daily Record/Sunday News

Thu, 2017-02-02 22:09

York Daily Record/Sunday News

Recap: Public weighs in on medical marijuana factory in Hellam Township
York Daily Record/Sunday News
Easley notes that Pa. has a rate of prescription opioid addiction, and that cannabis is a new option for the state, since most products don't contain THC. Viridis will make suppositories, transdermal patches, pills, sublingual strips and nebulizers ...

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Alcoholics May Find Hope In Asthma Drug For Fighting Addiction - Daily Caller

Thu, 2017-02-02 15:40

Alcoholics May Find Hope In Asthma Drug For Fighting Addiction
Daily Caller
The research adds to a growing body of tests looking into alternative treatment options for people suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. Medical marijuana may be beneficial in aiding addiction treatment for alcohol abuse and opioid dependency, ...

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Marijuana Anonymous helping people combat cannabis dependency - KPAX-TV

Thu, 2017-02-02 14:49

Marijuana Anonymous helping people combat cannabis dependency
KPAX-TV
Members of Marijuana Anonymous, a 12-step program for people who have become addicted to marijuana, said they have seen more people coming into meetings since the drug was legalized, and that new members are younger than they have been in the ...

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