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Drug abuse: Why 80% kids in Delhi's Seemapuri turn addicts, some as young as 7 - Hindustan Times

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Hindustan Times

Drug abuse: Why 80% kids in Delhi's Seemapuri turn addicts, some as young as 7
Hindustan Times
International Day Against Drug Abuse: Peer pressure, family history, involvement in jobs like rag picking and segregation, easy accessibility found to be most common factors leading to addiction in this east Delhi locality; study ordered by Juvenile ...

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Case not closed: Debate still rages over impact of legal marijuana on youth - Berkshire Eagle (subscription)

Sun, 2017-06-25 16:45

Case not closed: Debate still rages over impact of legal marijuana on youth
Berkshire Eagle (subscription)
... and Mental Health Services Administration which cited "health risks associated with youth marijuana use, including poorer education/employment outcomes, poorer cognitive outcomes, increased likelihood of vehicle crashes, and increased addiction risk."

Marijuana-Based Painkillers Could Be The Answer To Nation's ... - The Inquisitr

Sun, 2017-06-25 12:33

The Inquisitr

Marijuana-Based Painkillers Could Be The Answer To Nation's ...
The Inquisitr
With the opioid overdose epidemic gripping the nation, more and more drug companies are aggressively trying to develop alternative treatments for pain.
Letter: Give marijuana a role in opioid epidemic fight | The Berkshire ...Berkshire Eagle (subscription)

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Iran's drug problem: Addicts 'more than double' in six years - BBC News

Sun, 2017-06-25 08:35

BBC News

Iran's drug problem: Addicts 'more than double' in six years
BBC News
A spokesman for the Drug Control Organisation, Parviz Afshar, said that marijuana and its derivatives accounted for 12% of drug consumption in Iran, with methamphetamine, a stimulant that affects the central nervous system, accounting for about 8%.

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Life after opioid addiction: three survivors tell how they got clean - The Guardian

Sun, 2017-06-25 01:01

The Guardian

Life after opioid addiction: three survivors tell how they got clean
The Guardian
“There are students on these campuses who kicked addiction and went through the worst of it, and now they're the best students in their class,” said Grahovac, who has been sober for more than 12 years. Grahovac's addiction arrived on the back of an ...

Letter: Give marijuana a role in opioid epidemic fight - Berkshire Eagle (subscription)

Sat, 2017-06-24 12:24

Letter: Give marijuana a role in opioid epidemic fight
Berkshire Eagle (subscription)
Reclassification of marijuana to Schedule III or higher is crucial to promote extensive research into its medicinal benefits, most profoundly to include cannabis as an FDA-approved MAT harm reduction adjunct for opioid addiction. In the meantime, we ...

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Gehrke: Marijuana initiative offers hope in face of legislative apathy — just ask my friend Forrest - Salt Lake Tribune

Sat, 2017-06-24 06:55

Salt Lake Tribune

Gehrke: Marijuana initiative offers hope in face of legislative apathy — just ask my friend Forrest
Salt Lake Tribune
And Brian Stoll, who broke his neck and back in a fall while he was a student at Brigham Young University and was prescribed fistfuls of opioids before he discovered he could get relief from medical marijuana without the damaging side effects and ...

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High hopes ride on marijuana painkillers amid opioid crisis - Nasdaq

Fri, 2017-06-23 16:56

Nasdaq

High hopes ride on marijuana painkillers amid opioid crisis
Nasdaq
By Natalie GroverJune 23 (Reuters) - A handful of drugmakers are taking their first steps toward developing marijuana-based painkillers, alternatives to opioids that have led to widespread abuse and caused the U.S. health regulator to ask for a ...

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Whitesboro mom charged with newborn's drug addiction - Sherman Denison Herald Democrat

Fri, 2017-06-23 15:51

Sherman Denison Herald Democrat

Whitesboro mom charged with newborn's drug addiction
Sherman Denison Herald Democrat
ARDMORE, Okla. — A 23-year-old Whitesboro mother is behind bars in Oklahoma facing a child neglect charge connected to her newborn baby's positive test for methamphetamine and marijuana. Kirsten Landeros was arrested by Carter County Sheriff's ...

Canada Issues Guidelines for Safer Use of Marijuana - Live Science

Fri, 2017-06-23 14:40

Live Science

Canada Issues Guidelines for Safer Use of Marijuana
Live Science
"Factual, science-based information can provide guidance to cannabis users to make choices that reduce both immediate and long-term risks to their health," Dr. Benedikt Fischer, a senior scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in ...
Experts offer advice for mitigating health risks of legalized marijuanaTheRecord.com
New marijuana guidelines stress abstinenceCTV News
There is NO safe way to use marijuana, Canadian officials say as they launch new guidelines to limit the 'real ...Daily Mail

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High Hopes Ride on Marijuana Painkillers Amid Opioid Crisis - Fortune

Fri, 2017-06-23 09:12

Fortune

High Hopes Ride on Marijuana Painkillers Amid Opioid Crisis
Fortune
The Republican healthcare bill unveiled on Thursday has proposed a drastic cut to the Medicaid budget and could gut, what advocates say, is essential coverage for drug addiction treatment, potentially hampering the fight against opioid abuse.

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No, people are not fatally overdosing on marijuana laced with fentanyl in this region - Insider Louisville

Fri, 2017-06-23 08:45

Insider Louisville

No, people are not fatally overdosing on marijuana laced with fentanyl in this region
Insider Louisville
Contrary to reports by news organizations around the country, the Hamilton County Coroner's office in Cincinnati tells IL that they do not know of any cases in which a person has fatally overdosed by using marijuana that is laced with fentanyl — the ...

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New marijuana guidelines stress abstinence - CTV News

Fri, 2017-06-23 07:36

CTV News

New marijuana guidelines stress abstinence
CTV News
Several health groups, including the Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Public Health Association, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), unveiled Canada's Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines Friday, saying the recommendations ...
Canada Issues Guidelines for Safer Use of MarijuanaLive Science
Experts offer advice for mitigating health risks of legalized marijuanaTheRecord.com
With legalization a year away, experts offer tips on minimizing pot harmCBC.ca

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Is weed a big deal? - Herald-Mail Media

Fri, 2017-06-23 07:17

Is weed a big deal?
Herald-Mail Media
I've seen a downplaying — if not a virtual enbalmment — of the facts that weed does have an addictive nature; that it does alter perception; that it does act prevalently as a gateway drug to harder drugs; that it is associated with impaired driving ...

Massachusetts House Passes Controversial Cannabis Bill, Setting up Showdown - Leafly

Thu, 2017-06-22 14:16

Leafly

Massachusetts House Passes Controversial Cannabis Bill, Setting up Showdown
Leafly
House Speaker Robert DeLeo speaks in Boston on March 14, 2016, after Gov. Charlie Baker signed sweeping legislation aimed at reversing a deadly opioid addiction crisis. On Wednesday, the house passed a cannabis bill that essentially repeals and ...

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Mexico officially legalizes medical marijuana, but don't expect a swift rollout - The Cannabist

Thu, 2017-06-22 07:52

The Cannabist

Mexico officially legalizes medical marijuana, but don't expect a swift rollout
The Cannabist
He has said that addiction should be thought of as a “public health problem,” and that users should not be criminalized. He's also advocated for the United States and Mexico to follow similar policies on drug use and marijuana legislation. “So far, the ...
Mexico Legalizes Medical MarijuanaTheFix.com

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Major Overhaul Of Mass. Marijuana Ballot Law Passes House - WBUR

Thu, 2017-06-22 05:29

WBUR

Major Overhaul Of Mass. Marijuana Ballot Law Passes House
WBUR
The legislation approved 126-28 Wednesday night would tax the product at 28 percent, devote $50 million in pot revenues to addiction prevention and treatment, and direct regulators to help those "disproportionately affected" by prohibition to ...
STATE HOUSE: Marijuana campaign slams House pot law rewrite, looks to SenateWicked Local Beverly

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Zoning law not likely to trip up medical pot facility - Citizens Voice

Thu, 2017-06-22 02:01

Zoning law not likely to trip up medical pot facility
Citizens Voice
He shed tears Wednesday thinking about friends who suffered from opiate addiction, and believes medical marijuana could have helped some. “It's a shame it took so long (to legalize),” Hinkley said. “I don't like big pharmaceuticals. If people would ...

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Buss: Legalize pot, curb opioid use - The Detroit News

Wed, 2017-06-21 21:20

The Detroit News

Buss: Legalize pot, curb opioid use
The Detroit News
Yes, medical marijuana has been legal here for almost a decade. But the law is wrought with problems, and state lawmakers show little interest in cleaning it up, much less in broadening legal access. For those who suffer from a life-threatening ...

Bob Orleck: An open letter to legislators considering marijuana legalization - vtdigger.org

Wed, 2017-06-21 17:08

Bob Orleck: An open letter to legislators considering marijuana legalization
vtdigger.org
Replace the glass of water with some highly addictive form of cannabis like “crack weed” that has become so prevalent now in Colorado where some of the highest concentrations of marijuana are readily available. Not that the legislator would be forced ...