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Extra Effort: West Salem teen overcomes drug addiction, finds passion in helping others - La Crosse Tribune

Sun, 2017-02-19 05:05

La Crosse Tribune

Extra Effort: West Salem teen overcomes drug addiction, finds passion in helping others
La Crosse Tribune
Isolated from her family, Jones fell in with some “not so great friends” who introduced her to alcohol and marijuana. She said the drugs didn't bring her any closer to her mother or father, but they did dull the pain. As she fell deeper into her ...

Why it's time for colleges to rethink punishment for pot - The State (blog)

Sat, 2017-02-18 20:53

The State (blog)

Why it's time for colleges to rethink punishment for pot
The State (blog)
If someone is an occasional smoker are they an abuser of marijuana? I'm not going to offer an opinion on that, but I do think that what we don't have good data on is the number of kids who are addicted to marijuana and how that's affecting them ...

Commissioner discusses future of Ohio medical marijuana law - Sentinel-Tribune

Sat, 2017-02-18 12:10

Sentinel-Tribune

Commissioner discusses future of Ohio medical marijuana law
Sentinel-Tribune
Bowlus, who holds degrees in neuroscience and anatomy from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, established the potential health issues related to use of marijuana as medicine and noted that the FDA is not involved in the implementation of the Ohio law.

Ginny Burley: Prevention needs to be part of marijuana policy change - vtdigger.org

Fri, 2017-02-17 18:08

Ginny Burley: Prevention needs to be part of marijuana policy change
vtdigger.org
We can expect to see increases in rates of addiction and abuse, psychosis and schizophrenia, suicide, and traffic fatalities, to list just the most likely. In Colorado, traffic accidents, suicides and cases of temporary psychotic breaks spiked in 2013-14.

Marijuana Is Good For You? Cannabis May Help Kick Tobacco Addiction - International Business Times

Thu, 2017-02-16 13:17

International Business Times

Marijuana Is Good For You? Cannabis May Help Kick Tobacco Addiction
International Business Times
Marijuana has proven to be a useful supplement for combating pain, but the plant could potentially also be resourceful for addiction management as well, according to a new study that found cannabis reduced tobacco use. The Canadian study, which was ...

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Georgia Senate passes medical marijuana plan opposed by advocates - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Thu, 2017-02-16 11:27

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia Senate passes medical marijuana plan opposed by advocates
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Watson on Thursday also called for federal officials to reconsider the classification of marijuana as a Schedule I drug, the most dangerous class of drugs with a high potential for abuse and addiction, and no accepted medical uses, according to the U.S ...

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City Council listens to community's input, concerns on Medical Marijuana dispensary - Cut Bank Pioneer Press

Wed, 2017-02-15 07:07

Cut Bank Pioneer Press

City Council listens to community's input, concerns on Medical Marijuana dispensary
Cut Bank Pioneer Press
Marijuana is a safer and more effective choice” for treatment of chronic pain. Dr. Rottenbiller added, “A Suboxone Clinic, on the other hand, would be a disservice to the community by increasing the potential for addiction, opiate above and death by ...

Marijuana and the Psychiatric Patient - Psychiatric Times (blog)

Tue, 2017-02-14 12:21

Psychiatric Times (blog)

Marijuana and the Psychiatric Patient
Psychiatric Times (blog)
In a widely cited 2014 article, Nora Volkow and her colleagues at the National Institute on Drug Abuse highlighted the evidence that connects marijuana use with psychosis, anxiety, depression, and addiction.1 A second article examined its harmful ...
The Need for Non-Opiate Painkillers in the NFL Pushes Cannabis ...Forbes

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How Marijuana Helped Men's Warehouse Founder George Zimmer With Alcoholism - The Fresh Toast

Tue, 2017-02-14 09:50

The Fresh Toast

How Marijuana Helped Men's Warehouse Founder George Zimmer With Alcoholism
The Fresh Toast
Interestingly, Zimmer credits his relationship with the cannabis plant as being the saving grace behind his savage addiction to alcohol. Although the entrepreneur has had a proud spot on the wagon for somewhere around 35 years, he believes his sobriety ...

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Study: Marijuana Is An 'Exit Drug' From Opioids And Addiction - The Fresh Toast

Tue, 2017-02-14 08:05

The Fresh Toast

Study: Marijuana Is An 'Exit Drug' From Opioids And Addiction
The Fresh Toast
For years, researchers have been collecting data demonstrating that Americans who consume cannabis are substituting the herb for opioids and prescription pharmaceuticals. A new study reveals which kinds of drugs are being replaced by cannabis.

US may ease marijuana laws – archive, 1972 - The Guardian

Mon, 2017-02-13 23:02

US may ease marijuana laws – archive, 1972
The Guardian
The commission's conclusions were based on studies which showed that marijuana is not addictive, that it cannot be shown to be physically or physiologically harmful, and that its use does not appear to lead to hard drug addiction. A report just ...

New Mexico Legislation Would Add All Veterans to the State's Medical Marijuana Program - MERRY JANE

Mon, 2017-02-13 21:14

MERRY JANE

New Mexico Legislation Would Add All Veterans to the State's Medical Marijuana Program
MERRY JANE
In addition to the veteran stipulations, Senate Bill 8 includes language that would add “substance abuse disorder” to the list of approved conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. That would allow physicians and addiction professionals treat ...
Medical marijuana expansion bill clears SenateSanta Fe New Mexican

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The Need for Non-Opiate Painkillers in the NFL Pushes Cannabis into the Spotlight - Forbes

Mon, 2017-02-13 20:00

Forbes

The Need for Non-Opiate Painkillers in the NFL Pushes Cannabis into the Spotlight
Forbes
Over the years, I've had players become addicted to opiate based painkillers. Looking to avoid that tragedy makes it necessary to look for non-addictive alternatives. There has been longstanding debate on whether marijuana should be allowed as a form ...

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Men's Wearhouse Founder George Zimmer Reveals 'Lifetime Passion' for Marijuana - Fortune

Mon, 2017-02-13 17:25

Fortune

Men's Wearhouse Founder George Zimmer Reveals 'Lifetime Passion' for Marijuana
Fortune
While he hasn't had a drink in 35 years, he has been able to "transfer the addiction" to weed, which he finds to be a safer option compared to other drugs. "The fact is — and I mean the scientific fact — [marijuana] is less toxic and dangerous than ...
Men's Wearhouse founder reveals how smoking marijuana for 50 years changed his lifeYahoo Finance

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Young People and Addiction - TheFix.com

Sun, 2017-02-12 19:41

TheFix.com

Young People and Addiction
TheFix.com
The nuances of each discussion were different, but they all had the same theme: he was not an addict because you can't get addicted to marijuana. At the time, it made sense. I come from a family of addicts and the things I saw them do for their fixes ...

Is marijuana safe? - Seacoastonline.com

Sun, 2017-02-12 02:57

Seacoastonline.com

Is marijuana safe?
Seacoastonline.com
Dr. Will Torrey, an addiction specialist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, firmly believes that marijuana has properties that are not only physically addictive, but also that there is a psychological addiction as well. "Statistics show that about ...

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Is marijuana safe? - Foster's Daily Democrat

Sun, 2017-02-12 02:02

Foster's Daily Democrat

Is marijuana safe?
Foster's Daily Democrat
Dr. Will Torrey, an addiction specialist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, firmly believes that marijuana has properties that are not only physically addictive, but also that there is a psychological addiction as well. "Statistics show that about ...

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Bill proposed to legalize weed in South Carolina - The Patriot News

Sun, 2017-02-12 00:39

Bill proposed to legalize weed in South Carolina
The Patriot News
Sponsors and co-sponsors of the bill hope that allowing the use of medical marijuana in South Carolina will lower the rates of addiction to prescription pain killers. Legalizing marijuana, both medically and recreationally, has recently been thrust ...

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KPD Chief Rausch opposes TN medical marijuana bill - Local 8 Now

Fri, 2017-02-10 22:57

Local 8 Now

KPD Chief Rausch opposes TN medical marijuana bill
Local 8 Now
KNXOVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- While Knoxville Police combat an opioid epidemic, Knoxville Chief of Police David Rausch opposes a medical marijuana bill saying it would make the addiction crisis worse. "No it's not going to help, it'll make it worse ...
Rausch passionate about community's opioid 'epidemic'WBIR.com

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Letter: Medical marijuana - Charleston Post Courier

Fri, 2017-02-10 16:26

Letter: Medical marijuana
Charleston Post Courier
Secondly, cannabis, in addition to THC has some 20 active compounds that have been unstudied or lightly evaluated. In my judgment, using marijuana to assist with opiate addiction is of minimal to no value. Sadly, the central feature of a comprehensive ...

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