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Group urges wariness amid marijuana push: 'We need to stop this train' - TheDay.com

Wed, 2014-06-18 02:14

Group urges wariness amid marijuana push: 'We need to stop this train'
TheDay.com
The intent, he said, mirrors the tobacco industry's once-secret campaign aimed at youth, attempting to get teens addicted to marijuana and make them lifelong customers. Contrary to popular misconceptions, he said, one in six teens and one in 10 adult ...

Cannabis goes corporate: Dot-bong boom explodes as Big Marijuana flexes its ... - ABC Online

Mon, 2014-06-16 15:06

Orlando Weekly

Cannabis goes corporate: Dot-bong boom explodes as Big Marijuana flexes its ...
ABC Online
"The mentally ill, or those who have predisposition for addiction and alcoholism ... they are really the candidates that the Big Marijuana industry is targeting. "You capture an addiction, you've got a customer." He is out to spread the message that ...
Florida businesses poised to pounce on medical marijuanaOrlando Weekly

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Beware of Big Marijuana's growing power - The News Journal

Mon, 2014-06-16 03:40

Beware of Big Marijuana's growing power
The News Journal
Greater potency may increase the risks of addiction, traffic accidents and personal side effects ranging from memory loss and anxiety to psychosis. Not to mention overindulgence in edibles. The marijuana market in the U.S. is still small – it's just 7 ...

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Marijuana, minimum wage to be tackled in NY Legislature's last week - New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

Mon, 2014-06-16 02:28

Marijuana, minimum wage to be tackled in NY Legislature's last week
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The fate of medical marijuana, a higher minimum wage and efforts to combat heroin addiction are set to be decided as New York lawmakers enter their final week of work during this year's regular session. Legislators will return to ...

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Clearing the air around marijuana use - The Pilot

Fri, 2014-06-13 05:26

The Pilot

Clearing the air around marijuana use
The Pilot
A June 2014 article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), written by researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institutes of Health, points out that marijuana is not the harmless drug that many imagine. Rather, it ...
DEA Accused of Obstructing Research on Marijuana BenefitsVICE News
NIDA raises marijuana concernsDigitalJournal.com

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Medical marijuana: It's the compassionate thing to do - MiamiHerald.com

Thu, 2014-06-12 15:52

Reuters

Medical marijuana: It's the compassionate thing to do
MiamiHerald.com
We may have much to learn about marijuana, but there are two things we can be confident of: Its addictive potential is relatively low and it has never led to a single death by overdose. We should be lucky enough to say the same for literally dozens of ...
Florida Sheriffs lobby against medical marijuanaMyFoxOrlando.com
Sheldon Adelson Donates Big to Anti-Medical Marijuana GroupNew Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)

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Colorado preparing to spend $9 million on medical marijuana research - The Denver Post

Thu, 2014-06-12 09:06

Science World Report

Colorado preparing to spend $9 million on medical marijuana research
The Denver Post
Other studies, though, have taken a dimmer view of marijuana, summed up by a new National Institute on Drug Abuse review, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, that concludes marijuana is bad for brain development and can lead to addiction ...
Beware of Big MarijuanaBloomberg View
'Wait and see' about pot legalization? Let's not, says Regulate RIProvidence.thephoenix

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Beware of Big Marijuana - Bloomberg View

Thu, 2014-06-12 08:53

Science World Report

Beware of Big Marijuana
Bloomberg View
Greater potency may increase the risks of addiction, traffic accidents and personal side effects ranging from memory loss and anxiety to psychosis. Not to mention overindulgence in edibles. The marijuana market in the U.S. is still small -- it's just 7 ...
Colorado preparing to spend $9 million on medical marijuana researchBrush News-Tribune
'Wait and see' about pot legalization? Let's not, says Regulate RIProvidence.thephoenix

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Colorado preparing to spend $9 million on medical marijuana research - Brush News-Tribune

Thu, 2014-06-12 08:37

Science World Report

Colorado preparing to spend $9 million on medical marijuana research
Brush News-Tribune
Other studies, though, have taken a dimmer view of marijuana, summed up by a new National Institute on Drug Abuse review, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, that concludes marijuana is bad for brain development and can lead to addiction ...
Beware of Big MarijuanaBloomberg View
'Wait and see' about pot legalization? Let's not, says Regulate RIProvidence.thephoenix

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Marijuana Tied to Addiction, Long-term Cognitive Dysfunction - Medscape

Wed, 2014-06-11 13:25

Medscape

Marijuana Tied to Addiction, Long-term Cognitive Dysfunction
Medscape
Marijuana use is associated with substantial adverse events, including addiction and long-term cognitive dysfunction, new research suggests. A review article by investigators from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) shows that during ...
Scientists argue against legalising marijuanaRoyal Gazette

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Marijuana Tied to Addiction, Long-term Cognitive Dysfunction - Medscape

Wed, 2014-06-11 13:25

Medscape

Marijuana Tied to Addiction, Long-term Cognitive Dysfunction
Medscape
A review article by investigators from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) shows that during intoxication, marijuana can interfere with memory, perception of time, and motor function, which can lead to serious consequences, including motor ...
Drug abuse institute warns legalized pot adds to tobacco, alcohol addiction crisisGant Daily
Scientists argue against legalising marijuanaRoyal Gazette
Pot-related auto fatalities have tripled in the last decadeDu Quoin Evening Call

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Drug abuse institute warns legalized pot adds to tobacco, alcohol addiction crisis - Gant Daily

Tue, 2014-06-10 19:48

Drug abuse institute warns legalized pot adds to tobacco, alcohol addiction crisis
Gant Daily
Bethesda, MD, United States (4E) – The United States does not need a third legal drug, marijuana, to add up to the already growing health problems caused by tobacco and alcohol consumption, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Couple overcomes addiction to synthetic drugs - ABC 57 News

Tue, 2014-06-10 16:29

Couple overcomes addiction to synthetic drugs
ABC 57 News
ELKHART, Ind. -- A local doctor says a lot of people believe synthetic marijuana isn't dangerous, but he says the effects are extremely dangerous. He has seen young adults rushed to the emergency room because of heart problems, seizures and paranoia.

Concerns grow about medical marijuana's impact on teens - WCVB Boston

Mon, 2014-06-09 09:57

Concerns grow about medical marijuana's impact on teens
WCVB Boston
"Legalizing medicinal use of marijuana is only going to increase accessibility to medical marijuana and decrease the seriousness to which its taken," said Dr. Mireya Nadal-Vicens, a child and adolescence psychiatrist at Mass. General's Center for ...
Studies Question the Effect of Medical Marijuana on Teens and ChildrenForexMinute.com

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Marijuana may affect fertility in young men - CNN (blog)

Fri, 2014-06-06 01:33

Marijuana may affect fertility in young men
CNN (blog)
Approximately 9% of those who try marijuana will become addicted; one in six of those who start as teenagers and 25% to 50% of those who smoke daily become addicted. The researchers also wrote about the harmful effects of cannabis use on brain ...

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National study links marijuana use to adverse effects - Oakland Press

Thu, 2014-06-05 14:00

Monthly Prescribing Reference

National study links marijuana use to adverse effects
Oakland Press
The National Institute of Drug Abuse - supported ”2013 Monitoring the Future Survey” indicates that 6.5 percent of 12th graders report daily or near-daily marijuana use, with 60 percent not perceiving that regular marijuana use can be harmful. “It is ...
Can Marijuana be Addictive? Study Says YesMonthly Prescribing Reference
NIDA Review Catalogs Cannabis RisksMedPage Today
Health agency warns against marijuana useThe Hill (blog)
Medical Xpress -Bioscience Technology
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Can Marijuana be Addictive? Study Says Yes - Monthly Prescribing Reference

Thu, 2014-06-05 08:54

Monthly Prescribing Reference

Can Marijuana be Addictive? Study Says Yes
Monthly Prescribing Reference
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that marijuana use is linked to several significant adverse effects, including addiction. The study explains that the risk for addiction increases for daily or young users, and it may ...
Health agency warns against marijuana useThe Hill (blog)
NIDA review summarizes research on marijuana's negative health effectsMedical Xpress
NIDA Review Catalogs Cannabis RisksMedPage Today
Bioscience Technology
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Marijuana news: Is pot more addictive than tobacco and alcohol? PolitiFact Oregon - The Oregonian

Thu, 2014-06-05 08:04

Marijuana news: Is pot more addictive than tobacco and alcohol? PolitiFact Oregon
The Oregonian
We consulted three other sources, all of which agreed that marijuana is the lesser of addictive evils when compared with tobacco. In addition to a 2008 report issued by a British research foundation, both Dr. Neal L. Benowitz of the University of ...

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Is marijuana less addictive than both alcohol and tobacco? - PolitiFact

Wed, 2014-06-04 18:50

LiveScience.com

Is marijuana less addictive than both alcohol and tobacco?
PolitiFact
Marijuana use, both recreationally and medicinally, is a glowing dot on the nation's political radar screen. Two states, Washington and Colorado, voted to legalize recreational use of the drug last year, and other states are contemplating following ...
National study links marijuana use to adverse effectsThe Morning Sun
NIDA Review Catalogs Cannabis RisksMedPage Today
Pot Isn't Harmless, Top US Health Official SaysDoctors Lounge

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Marijuana and addiction - SitNews

Tue, 2014-06-03 03:03

Marijuana and addiction
SitNews
Legalization? It is weird for me to say that i am a former pothead, most people who know me would be shocked. But it's true. In college I tried it for the first time and discovered that it helped me deal with all the stresses I was faced with, and kept ...