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Pediatrician: I would rather my kids choose marijuana instead of alcohol - The Cannabist

Mon, 2015-03-23 14:48

The Cannabist

Pediatrician: I would rather my kids choose marijuana instead of alcohol
The Cannabist
Carroll goes on to address the difference between driving stoned and driving drunk, the difference between violence attributed to alcohol and violence attributed to cannabis, the difference between marijuana's addiction rating and alcohol's addiction ...

State pushes forward to legalize marijuana - Boston Globe (subscription)

Mon, 2015-03-23 08:02

Boston Globe (subscription)

State pushes forward to legalize marijuana
Boston Globe (subscription)
The governor, who has made addressing the state's opioid epidemic a top goal, underscored his position on marijuana legalization again last week, pointing to concerns from people in the “addiction community” about its being a gateway drug and worry ...
Regulation still ineffectiveColorado Springs Gazette

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This addiction specialist makes a compelling case for the legalization of ... - Business Insider

Sun, 2015-03-22 09:44

This addiction specialist makes a compelling case for the legalization of ...
Business Insider
"The Culture High" is a feature-length crowd-funded documentary that analyzes modern day marijuana prohibition and reveals the truth behind the arguments and motives governing both those who support and oppose the existing marijuana laws. In this clip ...

Ohio should not legalize marijuana unless it wants a lot more addicted young ... - cleveland.com

Sun, 2015-03-22 03:29

cleveland.com

Ohio should not legalize marijuana unless it wants a lot more addicted young ...
cleveland.com
As I hear discussions regarding both medical and recreational use of marijuana, I feel compelled to provide some facts regarding this topic. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, "confusing messages being presented by popular culture ...

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Legalized marijuana proposal divides recovery community - WPTZ The Champlain Valley

Fri, 2015-03-20 18:03

WPTZ The Champlain Valley

Legalized marijuana proposal divides recovery community
WPTZ The Champlain Valley
“I don't see marijuana as the slippery slope we once thought it was,” said Raina Lowell, a recovering heroin addict and advocate for greater understanding of the many impacts of drug addiction. New England Cable News spoke to Lowell at Recovery Day at ...

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Medical cannabis bill scores key victory - Gwinnettdailypost.com

Fri, 2015-03-20 15:11

Gwinnettdailypost.com

Medical cannabis bill scores key victory
Gwinnettdailypost.com
But she said the House Bill could set up a “slippery slope'' toward full-scale legalization of marijuana. Addiction medicine specialists also argued against the measure. Dr. David Atkinson of Dallas, Texas, said there has not been sufficient research ...
Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Ga. Senate CommitteeWABE 90.1 FM
House medical marijuana bill passes Senate committee after long debateAccess North Georgia
Ga. House bill passes major Senate committee after debateRock Hill Herald

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Push To Add Ohio To Legal Marijuana List - MMJ Observer

Fri, 2015-03-20 05:36

cleveland.com

Push To Add Ohio To Legal Marijuana List
MMJ Observer
Ohio voters may be confronted by a marijuana choice in the November ballot. However, some have raised concerns that legalizing cannabis in the state would open up new challenges such addiction. A group calling itself Ohio Rights Group is one of the ...
ResponsibleOhio's marijuana-legalization effort clears next hurdle toward Ohio ...cleveland.com

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Stratford Police warn of shatter, a new form of concentrated marijuana - CBC.ca

Thu, 2015-03-19 11:11

CBC.ca

Stratford Police warn of shatter, a new form of concentrated marijuana
CBC.ca
Stratford police are warning that a new form of concentrated marijuana known as shatter has been found in the city. According to police, unusually high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, make shatter very toxic and addictive. "Marijuana could be ...

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Marijuana research doesn't support legalization, public health advocates say - cleveland.com

Thu, 2015-03-19 06:48

cleveland.com

Marijuana research doesn't support legalization, public health advocates say
cleveland.com
Dr. Steve Matson, president Ohio chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and chief of adolescent medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital, said neurologists are starting to study the effects of cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound in ...

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Weed-Mart - North Coast Journal

Thu, 2015-03-19 02:01

Weed-Mart
North Coast Journal
But it also presents an argument against commercialization that could lead to targeted community marketing (think more liquor stores in poor neighborhoods), increasing marijuana-related addiction, intoxication and health issues, which are thought to ...

Rome's first clinic to treat marijuana addiction - West - Welfare Society Territory

Wed, 2015-03-18 11:10

Rome's first clinic to treat marijuana addiction
West - Welfare Society Territory
The first drugs clinic to help people addicted to marijuana has opened in Rome at Policlinico Gemelli. Its aim is to fight addiction to one of the most widely used soft drugs in the world. In Italy, for example, 15% of adults aged 15 to 64 are users, a ...

NP City Council Approves Disapproval of Marijuana Bill - knopnews2

Tue, 2015-03-17 21:05

NP City Council Approves Disapproval of Marijuana Bill
knopnews2
“We're looking at a much higher grade of marijuana; the potential for addiction is much grater. It's absolutely the wrong thing for an adolescent to be using,” said Vandenberg. The Attorney General's office has said this is the worst piece of ...

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Ryan Messano: What MMD proponents aren't saying - Vallejo Times Herald

Tue, 2015-03-17 13:08

Ryan Messano: What MMD proponents aren't saying
Vallejo Times Herald
Certainly marijuana will bring tax revenues, but it will also bring increased crime costs, decreased citizenry productivity, increased costs of treating addictions,and increased costs of treating the many medical side affects associated with marijuana ...

Marijuana could help fight heroin addiction - Fusion

Tue, 2015-03-17 08:26

Fusion

Marijuana could help fight heroin addiction
Fusion
Medical marijuana could help heroin users uncouple themselves from addiction and the state of Massachusetts could be a proving ground. This Week reports that Massachusetts has seen heroin overdoses rise dramatically in recent years. Four in five of ...

Medical marijuana could be solution to heroin, opioid addiction - SFGate (blog)

Mon, 2015-03-16 13:08

The Week Magazine

Medical marijuana could be solution to heroin, opioid addiction
SFGate (blog)
Just when we thought nobody injected smack anymore, heroin use has become a resurgent trend throughout the nation, according to The Week. The rise in heroin addiction is likely due to the increase in opiate prescription pills. The problem has escalated ...
Can medical marijuana curb the heroin epidemic?The Week Magazine

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Pediatrician decides: alcohol or marijuana? - SFGate (blog)

Mon, 2015-03-16 12:11

SFGate (blog)

Pediatrician decides: alcohol or marijuana?
SFGate (blog)
Marijuana, on the other hand, kills almost no one. The number of deaths attributed to marijuana use is pretty much zero.” Driving: Pot increases a crash risk by 83 percent. Alcohol increases crash risk by 2,200 percent. Addiction: While nine percent ...

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Marijuana activists ramp up legalization efforts in NJ - Cherry Hill Courier Post

Mon, 2015-03-16 07:29

Cherry Hill Courier Post

Marijuana activists ramp up legalization efforts in NJ
Cherry Hill Courier Post
White the state remains divided on marijuana, it also remains tough on users. More than 21,000 New Jerseyans get arrested for it each year at a rate fourth highest among Northeastern states, according to the latest 2012 data compiled by Addiction ...

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Aging Baby Boomers Bring Drug Habits into Middle Age - Wall Street Journal

Sun, 2015-03-15 19:24

Wall Street Journal

Aging Baby Boomers Bring Drug Habits into Middle Age
Wall Street Journal
“Generally, we thought of older individuals of not having a risk for drug abuse and drug addiction,” Dr. Compton said. “As the baby boomers have aged and brought their habits with them into middle age, and ... Pain pills follow marijuana as the most ...

What parents should know about marijuana legalization - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Sat, 2015-03-14 20:50

Las Vegas Review-Journal

What parents should know about marijuana legalization
Las Vegas Review-Journal
After one year of legalization, no one is certain if the new policy will reduce crime or addiction to other substances, or if it will create unanticipated social and health ills. For parents in Colorado and beyond, the main concern is how legalization ...
What parents really should know about marijuana legalizationHighland Bulletin Echo

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Max Bassinson, pianist, shining spirit, recovering addict dies at 23 - Albany Times Union

Fri, 2015-03-13 23:03

Albany Times Union

Max Bassinson, pianist, shining spirit, recovering addict dies at 23
Albany Times Union
Bethlehem. At 23, Max Bassinson had never been happier and his future seemed very bright. After several failed attempts at drug treatment, recovery took hold. He had overcome an opiate addiction that started with marijuana in middle school and ...