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Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract - NPR

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Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract
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The study's led by Yasmin Hurd, a neuroscientist who directs the Addiction Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Hurd has been trying to rally other top scientists to study CBD's effects and potential benefits in the treatment of substance ...

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Electronic Cigarettes and Future Marijuana Use: A Longitudinal Study - AAP News

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Electronic Cigarettes and Future Marijuana Use: A Longitudinal Study
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Researchers have also systematically evaluated cigarette smoking and marijuana use among adolescents. Authors of most longitudinal studies that examined cigarette smoking before marijuana use generally supported the association between baseline ...

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Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival - PA home page

Sun, 2018-04-22 18:37

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Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival
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"Cannabis, yes, it is a far safer alternative. We can turn things around in Pennsylvania and throught the country," says Mueller. The keystone state is loosening its stance. Medical marijuana has arrived. Earlier this month, "Columbia Care", a medical ...

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Think it's harmless? Now nine in ten teens at drug clinics are being treated for marijuana use - Daily Mail

Sun, 2018-04-22 10:47

Daily Mail

Think it's harmless? Now nine in ten teens at drug clinics are being treated for marijuana use
Daily Mail
Cannabis is responsible for 91 per cent of cases where teenagers end up being treated for drug addiction, shocking new figures reveal. Supporters of the drug claim it is harmless, but an official report now warns the 'increased dominance of high ...

NJ lawmakers hear from both sides on marijuana legalization - Burlington County Times

Sat, 2018-04-21 15:21

Burlington County Times

NJ lawmakers hear from both sides on marijuana legalization
Burlington County Times
Marijuana is not a harmless herb, and addiction does occur,” Chatios said Saturday, before rattling off summaries of several scientific studies that he said shows the drug can become addictive among 10 percent of all users, 17 percent of adolescent ...

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Physicians fail to consider cannabis for opioid addiction - Herb (blog)

Sat, 2018-04-21 12:55

Herb (blog)

Physicians fail to consider cannabis for opioid addiction
Herb (blog)
Alcohol is a gateway drug, nicotine is a gateway drug.” One family addiction doctor in attendance from Kentucky took to Twitter to denounce marijuana too. “Talking marijuana now at #ASAM2018 It's not medicine and it IS addictive. Still think ...

Dr. James A. Avery: A second drug wave is coming - marijuana - Richmond.com

Sat, 2018-04-21 06:04

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Dr. James A. Avery: A second drug wave is coming - marijuana
Richmond.com
Advocates of marijuana like to argue it is not addictive. Not a single respected substance-addiction expert would accept such a pronouncement. The facts are clear: Marijuana is addictive. However, it is less addictive than many other things. Current ...
Celebrate 420 Day by Pondering the Harmful Effects of CannabisAmerican Council on Science and Health
As revelers celebrate 420, industry leaders look to the futureThe Denver Channel
Canada may legalize marijuana; impact on workplace mulledInquirer.net
Baltimore Sun -Mic -Claims Journal
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McVey: We need more studies before legalizing whole-plant medicinal marijuana - Daily Herald

Sat, 2018-04-21 00:28

Daily Herald

McVey: We need more studies before legalizing whole-plant medicinal marijuana
Daily Herald
Significantly, cannabidoil is the only cannabis sativa extract shown through any valid scientific studies to control reactive seizures. It is legal in Utah. There is no need in the name of controlling seizures to jump into allowing loosely-controlled ...

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Marijuana Is Not a Band-Aid for the Opioid Crisis, Warns Caron ... - Business Wire (press release)

Fri, 2018-04-20 13:51

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Marijuana Is Not a Band-Aid for the Opioid Crisis, Warns Caron ...
Business Wire (press release)
WERNERSVILLE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Caron Treatment Centers is strongly urging the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health and Physician General Rachel Levine to remove opioid addiction from the list of conditions that will qualify for medical marijuana after ...

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Celebrate 420 Day by Pondering the Harmful Effects of Cannabis - American Council on Science and Health

Fri, 2018-04-20 12:52

American Council on Science and Health

Celebrate 420 Day by Pondering the Harmful Effects of Cannabis
American Council on Science and Health
Addiction/dependence. About 1 in 10 adult users become dependent on the drug. Acute cognitive impairment. Marijuana affects concentration, decision-making, memory, and response time. Persistent cognitive impairment. Chronic use of marijuana can cause ...
On 4/20, Maryland's Democratic candidates for governor push plans to legalize marijuanaBaltimore Sun
Canada may legalize marijuana; impact on workplace mulledInquirer.net
Study: Medical Marijuana Users More Likely to Use and Misuse Prescription DrugsClaims Journal
USA TODAY -Reno Gazette Journal -Remezcla (blog)
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How to prevent casual pot smokers from slipping into abuse and dependence - Vox

Fri, 2018-04-20 06:20

Vox

How to prevent casual pot smokers from slipping into abuse and dependence
Vox
On April 20 — the informal holiday known as 4/20 — cannabis users celebrate their favorite herb. The day features both heavy smoking and long impassioned speeches in favor of allowing adult consumers unfettered legal access to a substance that some ...

Colorado governor says there's no problem with legal marijuana. He's completely wrong. - USA TODAY

Fri, 2018-04-20 04:00

USA TODAY

Colorado governor says there's no problem with legal marijuana. He's completely wrong.
USA TODAY
Hickenlooper initially opposed the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and can play a role in shaping appropriate policies to regulate the fast-growing marijuana industry. We hope the governor will use his considerable skills to foster a ...

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Trees, Leaves And Family Pot Busts: It's 420 - WBUR

Fri, 2018-04-20 03:16

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Trees, Leaves And Family Pot Busts: It's 420
WBUR
There's r/trees, where you can go for marijuana discussion (and r/marijuanaenthusiasts if you want to talk about actual trees. Well played, folks). There's also r/leaves if you want to quit or talk about quitting. In honor of 420 Day, this week's ...

Study: Medical Marijuana Users More Likely to Use and Misuse Prescription Drugs - Claims Journal

Fri, 2018-04-20 02:35

Putnam County Sentinel

Study: Medical Marijuana Users More Likely to Use and Misuse Prescription Drugs
Claims Journal
Can medical marijuana help to fight the opioid epidemic? Many believe that it can. But a new study finds that people who use medical marijuana actually have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use—including pain relievers. The ...
Medical marijuana preparation training offered to businessesPutnam County Sentinel

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Marijuana debate stirs up New Mexico governor's race - KOB

Thu, 2018-04-19 12:22

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Marijuana debate stirs up New Mexico governor's race
KOB
Republican congressman and gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce expressed reservations about legalization at a forum earlier this month. He said it might create a stumbling block for people trying to climb out of poverty and addiction to other drugs ...
Marijuana debate stirs up governor's race in New MexicoSanta Fe New Mexican

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Canada may legalize marijuana; impact on workplace mulled - Inquirer.net

Thu, 2018-04-19 12:22

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Canada may legalize marijuana; impact on workplace mulled
Inquirer.net
However, if cannabis comes in forms other than cigarettes, say in candy form or food, how would employers know that their employees are using cannabis in the workplace? In the workplace. If employees have a medical prescription for cannabis, will they ...
Marijuana industry poised for supercharged growth thanks to President TrumpUSA TODAY
WSU researchers focusing on range of cannabis health issuesEurekAlert (press release)
Baloney Meter: do Canadian youth smoke more pot than anyone else?CityNews
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Bernie Sanders Joins Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act to Federally Legalize Weed - Newsweek

Thu, 2018-04-19 10:46

Bernie Sanders Joins Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act to Federally Legalize Weed
Newsweek
Bernie Sanders is the latest senator to sign on to a bill that would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and punish states that continue criminalizing weed. Several potential 2020 presidential contenders in the Senate are now co ...

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Just say 'no' to marijuana apparatus in Half Moon Bay - Half Moon Bay Review

Thu, 2018-04-19 01:02

Just say 'no' to marijuana apparatus in Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Review
There, too, is a clear distinction between Half Moon Bay's support of Proposition 64, which legalized marijuana statewide, and pro-marijuana groups' efforts to bring weed farms to our small town. Many people who voted to legalize marijuana oppose the ...