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Would legalizing medical marijuana help curb the opioid epidemic ... - Reuters

Mon, 2017-03-27 14:55

Would legalizing medical marijuana help curb the opioid epidemic ...
Reuters
By Ronnie Cohen(Reuters Health) - In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals failed to see a predicted influx of pot smokers, but in.

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Addiction Specialists Ponder a Potential Aid: Pot - The New York ... - New York Times

Mon, 2017-03-27 13:18

New York Times

Addiction Specialists Ponder a Potential Aid: Pot - The New York ...
New York Times
Nikolas Michaud, 27, lighting a joint at High Sobriety in Los Angeles during treatment for heroin addiction. Credit Jenna Schoenefeld for The New York Times.

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'A plant that God made,' South Carolina conservatives supporting medical marijuana bill - Charleston Post Courier

Mon, 2017-03-27 10:21

Charleston Post Courier

'A plant that God made,' South Carolina conservatives supporting medical marijuana bill
Charleston Post Courier
The 50-year-old teetotaler believes marijuana may effectively wean addicts from an opioid dependence. Ultimately, the Marine veteran hopes medical marijuana can be an alternative to people being prescribed OxyContin or other opioid painkillers to begin ...
South Carolina Opioid Epidemic Has Conservatives Spearheading the State's Medical Marijuana ReformMERRY JANE
Marijuana Position For Conservative Lawmaker Switches After ...The Inquisitr

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Forum: Connecticut should legalize marijuana - New Haven Register

Sun, 2017-03-26 23:14

Forum: Connecticut should legalize marijuana
New Haven Register
Addiction is a serious concern with any drug but findings from The Institute of Medicine, the health organization associated with the National Academy of Sciences, show that marijuana addiction rates (9 percent ) are lower than those of tobacco (32 ...

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Medical marijuana bill in S. Carolina bolstered by conservatives - The Augusta Chronicle

Sun, 2017-03-26 22:13

The Augusta Chronicle

Medical marijuana bill in S. Carolina bolstered by conservatives
The Augusta Chronicle
COLUMBIA — South Carolina Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son's six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose a year ago, the conservative Republican co-sponsored medical cannabis ...
Medical Marijuana SouthNewsOK.com
Marijuana Position For Conservative Lawmaker Switches After Family TragedyThe Inquisitr

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House sets stage for vote on industrial hemp research bill - Hays Daily News

Sat, 2017-03-25 11:23

House sets stage for vote on industrial hemp research bill
Hays Daily News
TOPEKA — The Kansas House advanced legislation sought by the agriculture industry Friday that would plow through legal obstacles to creation of a pilot research program on industrial hemp cultivation, processing and distribution. Rep. Willie Dove, a ...

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A Nation Addicted Part 2: Ancient Medicine Offers New Hope - Marijuana.com (blog)

Fri, 2017-03-24 17:25

Marijuana.com (blog)

A Nation Addicted Part 2: Ancient Medicine Offers New Hope
Marijuana.com (blog)
Hopeful participants in the study would need to have broken ribs and no history of heroin addiction or habitual cannabis use. Once the first phase of the study is complete, the research team will then conduct a randomized control trial with around 300 ...

New research shows teens aren't using more marijuana since legalization - Q13 FOX

Thu, 2017-03-23 18:36

Q13 FOX

New research shows teens aren't using more marijuana since legalization
Q13 FOX
“One of the most frequent reasons people go into treatment is because of marijuana addiction. Marijuana is an addictive drug.” Haggerty said what the numbers don't show are the number of youths exposed to parental marijuana use at home. “Parents that ...

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Two IL Lawmakers Push Legalizing Recreational Marijuana To Help Fill Budget Deficit - WNIJ and WNIU

Thu, 2017-03-23 17:28

WNIJ and WNIU

Two IL Lawmakers Push Legalizing Recreational Marijuana To Help Fill Budget Deficit
WNIJ and WNIU
Representative Cassidy says the state could rake in as much as $700 million a year from the sale of recreational marijuana; she says it's critical to help chip away at Illinois' massive budget deficit. ... toys and salaries with monies acquired through ...
Pot critics tee off on 'recreational' cannabis billCT Post
Disagreement Over Marijuana Danger As Hearing OpensHartford Courant
Illinois General Assembly to Consider Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Regulating and Taxing Marijuana for Adult Use ...Marijuana Policy Project

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Doctor challenges Connecticut legislators' support for recreational marijuana - New Haven Register

Wed, 2017-03-22 15:30

New Haven Register

Doctor challenges Connecticut legislators' support for recreational marijuana
New Haven Register
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 ...
Pot critics tee off on 'recreational' cannabis billCT Post
Disagreement Over Marijuana Danger As Hearing OpensHartford Courant
Connecticut Marijuana Debate Heats Up at CapitolPatch.com
Chicagoist -Meriden Record-Journal -MERRY JANE -Marijuana Policy Project
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Can Cannabis Cure The Opioid Epidemic? - WUFT

Wed, 2017-03-22 14:18

WUFT

Can Cannabis Cure The Opioid Epidemic?
WUFT
Cannabis, now available in Florida for certain ailments, could potentially treat another crisis in the state: prescription drug abuse, specifically highly addictive painkillers. It would be an understatement to say there is no universal agreement that ...

Opioids vs. Marijuana: Which Is More Dangerous? - Healthline

Wed, 2017-03-22 13:36

Healthline

Opioids vs. Marijuana: Which Is More Dangerous?
Healthline
As for treatment, Strouse says withdrawal from a marijuana addiction is significantly less severe than withdrawal from an opioid addiction. Strouse said marijuana's designation as a Schedule 1 drug has more to do with historical and political reasons ...
Q+A: Expert not expecting Trump to crack down on legal marijuanaLas Vegas Sun
Opinion: Sessions' hard line on pot doesn't help anyoneseattlepi.com
Jeff Sessions' Terrible Truth About Drugs Is a LieReason
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Pot critics tee off on 'recreational' cannabis bill - CT Post

Wed, 2017-03-22 12:18

CT Post

Pot critics tee off on 'recreational' cannabis bill
CT Post
Marijuana is a drug,” Walton said while waiting to testify to the committee. “Let's not kid ourselves. People are now coming in just because they are addicted to marijuana. And we are seeing the physical and mental issues that must be treated when ...
Disagreement Over Marijuana Danger As Hearing OpensHartford Courant
Buzzkill: Gov. Rauner 'Not A Believer' That Legalized Marijuana Would Help State's WoesChicagoist
Differences apparent in pot legalization debateIllinois News Network
MERRY JANE -Marijuana Resources (blog) -Marijuana Policy Project
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Medical Marijuana Dead for the Year - Nashville Scene

Wed, 2017-03-22 09:04

Nashville Scene

Medical Marijuana Dead for the Year
Nashville Scene
But Dr. Michael Warren, a pediatrician and the Deputy Commissioner for Population Health at the Tennessee Department of Health, repeated, over and over, that marijuana is addictive and that a sizable number of intoxicated people involved in car crashes ...

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Advocates Believe Medical Marijuana Could Be Used To Treat ... - WOSU

Mon, 2017-03-20 06:14

WOSU

Advocates Believe Medical Marijuana Could Be Used To Treat ...
WOSU
One of the three people who plan to build a medical marijuana campus in Southwest Ohio thinks the drug can be used to treat one of the state's biggest.

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Medical Marijuana Advocates Believe it Could Be Used to Treat Opioid Addiction - WKSU News

Sun, 2017-03-19 17:03

WKSU News

Medical Marijuana Advocates Believe it Could Be Used to Treat Opioid Addiction
WKSU News
Jimmy Gould, an investor who also served on the task force that developed Ohio's medical marijuana law, thinks pot can be used to relieve symptoms of withdrawal from opioid use. Under Ohio's new law, medical marijuana isn't approved for that purpose; ...

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Trump's Health Care Plan Could Exacerbate Opioid Epidemic, But ... - Civilized

Fri, 2017-03-17 06:44

Civilized

Trump's Health Care Plan Could Exacerbate Opioid Epidemic, But ...
Civilized
During the 2016 election, President Donald Trump promised to end America's opioid epidemic, but the Republican healthcare plan that he is backing does not ...

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As legal marijuana spreads, worries about teen addiction grow - The Recorder

Thu, 2017-03-16 21:32

The Recorder

As legal marijuana spreads, worries about teen addiction grow
The Recorder
Dr. Christian Thurstone, a pediatric addiction psychiatrist at Denver Health Medical Center who treats teens and works with Ingram and other counselors in six local high schools, sees a link between growing addiction to marijuana among teens and the ...

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DEA: Raids target group exporting Colorado pot - KRDO - KRDO

Thu, 2017-03-16 18:27

KRDO

DEA: Raids target group exporting Colorado pot - KRDO
KRDO
EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - Authorities have raided over a dozen locations in Colorado linked with an organization accused of shipping marijuana out-of-state.

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