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Massachusetts sheriffs call for 5 percent increase to marijuana tax to be used to treat addiction - MassLive.com

Fri, 2017-04-07 05:06

MassLive.com

Massachusetts sheriffs call for 5 percent increase to marijuana tax to be used to treat addiction
MassLive.com
As Sheriffs of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, we have significant concerns regarding the potential for a drastic increase in addiction and people needing treatment for substance abuse once the recently passed law legalizing the use of recreational ...

Editorial: Marijuana tax money should be used for addiction treatment - Boston Business Journal

Fri, 2017-04-07 04:18

Editorial: Marijuana tax money should be used for addiction treatment
Boston Business Journal
Senate prez on board with using marijuana taxes for addict treatment. The legalization of recreational marijuana in the Bay State presents a unique opportunity to finally solve the problem without burdening liquor stores or restaurants.

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Guest Opinion: Increase marijuana excise tax to aid addiction ... - Fall River Herald News

Thu, 2017-04-06 18:25

Guest Opinion: Increase marijuana excise tax to aid addiction ...
Fall River Herald News
Editor's Note: The following guest opinion was signed by all 13 sheriffs of Massachusetts. As sheriffs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we have ...

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Thomas Bowler and sheriffs of Massachusetts: Increase marijuana ... - Berkshire Eagle (subscription)

Thu, 2017-04-06 12:41

Thomas Bowler and sheriffs of Massachusetts: Increase marijuana ...
Berkshire Eagle (subscription)
Cambridge Mass. — As sheriffs of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, we have significant concerns regarding the potential for a drastic increase in addiction ...

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Legal Marijuana Advocates Are Uneasy With Sessions' Stance - NPR

Thu, 2017-04-06 03:08

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Legal Marijuana Advocates Are Uneasy With Sessions' Stance
NPR
Over his 20 years in the U.S. Senate, Jeff Sessions made no secret of his disdain for marijuana, And in his new job as the nation's top federal law enforcement officer, his position on marijuana has not moderated. As Sessions has said, "I'm definitely ...
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State Sen. President Stanley Rosenberg on board with using ... - Boston Business Journal

Wed, 2017-04-05 07:52

Boston Business Journal

State Sen. President Stanley Rosenberg on board with using ...
Boston Business Journal
Voters repealed a sales tax on alcohol in 2010, cutting $160 million a year earmarked for substance abuse treatment programs. State Senate President Stanley ...

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Liquor banned, addicts turn to marijuana | Patna News - Times of India - Times of India

Tue, 2017-04-04 14:31

Liquor banned, addicts turn to marijuana | Patna News - Times of India
Times of India
PATNA: A large number of Bacchus lovers might have given up alcohol during the last one year since Bihar turned a dry state in April 2016, but quite a few have ...
Liquor banned, addicts turn to marijuana | Patna NYOOOZNYOOOZ

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Bill would shift marijuana taxes from school fund to mental health, addiction services - OregonLive.com

Tue, 2017-04-04 13:25

OregonLive.com

Bill would shift marijuana taxes from school fund to mental health, addiction services
OregonLive.com
A bill introduced this week would change the formula for distributing marijuana tax revenue, shifting money from the Common School Fund to mental health and addiction treatment services. The state imposes a 17 percent sales tax on recreational marijuana.

Legalizing marijuana lowers opioid addiction rates, study finds ... - RedOrbit

Tue, 2017-04-04 12:14

RedOrbit

Legalizing marijuana lowers opioid addiction rates, study finds ...
RedOrbit
While cannabis has been castigated as a 'gateway' drug that can lead to the abuse of more potent drugs like cocaine or heroin, a new study has found a ...

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Addiction Expert: Medical Marijuana has Positive Role in Fighting ... - wajr

Tue, 2017-04-04 10:21

Addiction Expert: Medical Marijuana has Positive Role in Fighting ...
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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — At least one prominent West Virginia health official is touting the potential role medical marijuana can play in combating the state's ...

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LESSER EVIL: Using marijuana to kick opiates draws believers and skeptics - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Tue, 2017-04-04 00:17

LESSER EVIL: Using marijuana to kick opiates draws believers and skeptics
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
A small but growing number of pain doctors and addiction specialists are overseeing the use of marijuana as a substitute for more potent and dangerous drugs. Dr. Mark Wallace, chairman of the division of pain medicine in the department of anesthesia at ...

Proposal to use medical marijuana to treat heroin addiction dropped from Maryland bill - Baltimore Sun

Mon, 2017-04-03 16:43

Baltimore Sun

Proposal to use medical marijuana to treat heroin addiction dropped from Maryland bill
Baltimore Sun
Supporters of a bill that would increase the number of licenses Maryland will issue to growers of medical marijuana dropped a proposal Monday that would have allowed the drug to be used to treat heroin addiction. After the provision was eliminated, the ...
Study: Medical Marijuana may help curb opiate crisis4029tv
Pleasure, panacea, poison? The little-known health effects of marijuanaJournalist's Resource

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Maryland Voting on Using Marijuana to Treat Heroin Addiction | The ... - TheFix.com

Mon, 2017-04-03 10:52

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Maryland Voting on Using Marijuana to Treat Heroin Addiction | The ...
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Lawmakers are looking to unorthodox treatments for opioid addiction, but critics say there is no scientific backing for such a proposal.

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Maryland Legislators Propose Treating Heroin Addiction with Medical Marijuana - MERRY JANE

Fri, 2017-03-31 14:27

MERRY JANE

Maryland Legislators Propose Treating Heroin Addiction with Medical Marijuana
MERRY JANE
Maryland legislators have proposed a new plan to treat the state's growing number of opioid addicts with medical marijuana. The proposal is being added to a current bill that would completely rewrite the laws concerning the state's medical marijuana ...

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Wayne Moriarty: Treating addictions with pot? It's worth considering - The Province

Thu, 2017-03-30 18:28

The Province

Wayne Moriarty: Treating addictions with pot? It's worth considering
The Province
I say this even if the result is a marijuana addiction/habit, because, well, as problems go, pot is far less grim and self-destructive than both heroin and booze. Tonight, I will read this to column to my dad. I do this whenever I reference him. I know ...

Maryland legislators propose using marijuana to treat heroin addiction - Baltimore Sun

Thu, 2017-03-30 16:49

Baltimore Sun

Maryland legislators propose using marijuana to treat heroin addiction
Baltimore Sun
Maryland lawmakers have a new idea to fight the deadly heroin epidemic that has swept across the state: Treat addicts with medical marijuana. A House of Delegates committee agreed to tuck the proposal into a bill that would extensively rewrite the laws ...
How Medical Marijuana Could Help End the Opioid EpidemicRollingStone.com
Md. lawmakers vote on whether to treat heroin addiction with potWTOP
New Study Shows Accessible Medical Marijuana Helps Fight Opioid AddictionMERRY JANE
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There's a medical problem that marijuana might be able to help - but no one is talking about it - Business Insider

Thu, 2017-03-30 10:51

Business Insider

There's a medical problem that marijuana might be able to help - but no one is talking about it
Business Insider
High Sobriety, the southern California rehab center where Frank is staying, incorporates cannabis into its treatment regimen for people with drug and alcohol addiction. Frank hasn't touched scotch, his former drink of choice — or any other alcoholic ...

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View From the Hill: A Disjointed Stash of Marijuana Bills - Memphis Daily News

Wed, 2017-03-29 14:08

Memphis Daily News

View From the Hill: A Disjointed Stash of Marijuana Bills
Memphis Daily News
Kumar's resolution failed on a voice vote but only after the House Health Committee heard testimony from one man who says his 32-year-old son has struggled with marijuana addiction since he was 11 years old, causing him to lose his job, apartment and ...

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Proliferation of marijuana ads alarms addiction researchers - Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Wed, 2017-03-29 13:21

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Proliferation of marijuana ads alarms addiction researchers
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Shown is a legal, indoor marijuana-growing operation in Washington state. As more states legalize marijuana for recreational and medical users, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that ads for marijuana and marijuana ...

Doctor challenges Connecticut legislators' support for recreational marijuana - Litchfield County Times

Wed, 2017-03-29 12:47

Litchfield County Times

Doctor challenges Connecticut legislators' support for recreational marijuana
Litchfield County Times
He said there's an increase in the demand for treatment of marijuana addiction as more people become addicted to cannabis, but “there's nothing for us to offer them,” in the form of treatment. D'Souza said unlike with opioids or cocaine there's no ...