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Montel Williams sharing his story, advocating for medical marijuana - THV 11

Wed, 2017-09-20 18:46

THV 11

Montel Williams sharing his story, advocating for medical marijuana
THV 11
"Marijuana isn't a gateway drug, it is probably going to be the first line of defense exit drug for opioid addiction," said Williams. While slightly more than half of Arkansas voters voted to implement medical marijuana, many still have a negative view ...
Washington, DC Lawmaker Wants to Remove All Barriers to Medical Marijuana AccessMERRY JANE

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Marijuana social clubs delayed until 2019 - The Ellsworth American

Wed, 2017-09-20 13:29

Marijuana social clubs delayed until 2019
The Ellsworth American
One resident asked about marijuana being addictive, which she said she'd never heard before. “Is this something new because of the current potency of it?” the resident asked. Panelist Tara Young, who is a certified prevention specialist for Healthy ...

Opioids, Addiction and Death: 41 State AGs Demand Answers ... - Marijuana.com

Wed, 2017-09-20 11:41

Marijuana.com

Opioids, Addiction and Death: 41 State AGs Demand Answers ...
Marijuana.com
A collaborative effort by the attorneys general (AG) in 41 states seeks to investigate the manufacturers and distributors of America's highly addictive opioids.

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Bring in the Banks? Legal Cannabis Industry Struggles to Find Financing - InsideSources

Wed, 2017-09-20 07:06

InsideSources

Bring in the Banks? Legal Cannabis Industry Struggles to Find Financing
InsideSources
Despite the growing acceptance of marijuana use, the legal cannabis industry still faces a number of legislative hurdles at the federal level, especially when it comes to financing. “No banks want to touch cannabis money in California,” says Serge ...

Thursday town hall to focus on marijuana - Midland Daily News

Tue, 2017-09-19 23:46

Thursday town hall to focus on marijuana
Midland Daily News
Sabet has nearly 20 years of experience researching and writing about drug policy, drug markets, drug prevention, drug treatment, criminal justice policy, addiction, and public policy analysis. In 2013, Sabet co-founded Project SAM (Smart Approaches to ...

United against addiction - Newport News Times

Tue, 2017-09-19 23:01

Newport News Times

United against addiction
Newport News Times
The “Weed Man,” Edward Biggar — recognizable by the black and green marijuana-patterned suit he often wears to dance along Highway 101 — told the crowd he is a recovering alcoholic who has not had a drink in three years and three months, his longest ...

Could legalization of marijuana be in the Gem State's future? - Coeur d'Alene Press

Tue, 2017-09-19 17:48

Coeur d'Alene Press

Could legalization of marijuana be in the Gem State's future?
Coeur d'Alene Press
TWIN FALLS — Last fall, Nevada legalized recreational marijuana, becoming the third state bordering Idaho to do so and opening the possibility that pot will soon be sold legally a short drive from Twin Falls. So far .... Ahlquist said his experience ...

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Dr. Oz shocks 'Fox & Friends' hosts during pro-marijuana speech - The Grio

Tue, 2017-09-19 16:27

The Grio

Dr. Oz shocks 'Fox & Friends' hosts during pro-marijuana speech
The Grio
On the show, Oz refuted the long-held belief that marijuana would be a “gateway drug” leading people to become addicted to harder substances. In fact, he argued that the opposite was the case and that marijuana was a much better alternative to ...

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Could Legalizing All Drugs Solve America's Opioid Epidemic? - Fortune

Tue, 2017-09-19 14:54

Could Legalizing All Drugs Solve America's Opioid Epidemic?
Fortune
On one hand, at least 22 states have decriminalized recreational marijuana, eight of which have gone a step further by legalizing it altogether. At least 29 states permit medical marijuana for qualifying patients. Several additional states ... Citing ...

Marijuana Sales Can Make US Tribes Richer and Poorer - Bloomberg

Tue, 2017-09-19 10:33

Bloomberg

Marijuana Sales Can Make US Tribes Richer and Poorer
Bloomberg
Tribes like the Seminoles and the Senecas (whose gaming operation made about a billion dollars between 2002 and 2014) find that their members have little incentive to work or get an education, and they too often get tangled in drug and alcohol addiction.

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Medical marijuana dispensary Keystone Shops CMO optimistic about future of cannabis treatments - Main Line

Tue, 2017-09-19 08:14

Main Line

Medical marijuana dispensary Keystone Shops CMO optimistic about future of cannabis treatments
Main Line
ARDMORE >> Prescribing medical marijuana for pain relief rather than opioids may be a way to help fight the opioid addiction crisis. Dr. Louis van de Beek, chief medical officer with Keystone Shops, which is gearing up to open three medical marijuana ...
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New York Daily News
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Parents, teens are addicted to K2, synthetic marijuana | Raising Austin - austin360 (blog)

Tue, 2017-09-19 06:44

austin360 (blog)

Parents, teens are addicted to K2, synthetic marijuana | Raising Austin
austin360 (blog)
We've done a lot of stories about K2, aka synthetic marijuana, and a rash of overdoses and death, especially among the homeless population in Austin.

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Dr. Oz Says Medical Marijuana Could Help Solve Opioid Addiction - Forbes

Tue, 2017-09-19 06:16

Forbes

Dr. Oz Says Medical Marijuana Could Help Solve Opioid Addiction
Forbes
"The real story is the hypocrisy around medical marijuana," Mehmet Oz -- better known as Dr. Oz -- said in an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday morning. "People think it's a gateway drug to narcotics. It may be the exit drug to get us out of the ...

Fortuna councilman: 'You're going to pay for your addiction' for personal grow permits - Eureka Times Standard

Mon, 2017-09-18 22:37

Eureka Times Standard

Fortuna councilman: 'You're going to pay for your addiction' for personal grow permits
Eureka Times Standard
The Fortuna City Council and audience gathered during the special Monday afternoon meeting listened to Fortuna Community Development Deputy Director Liz Shorey talk about the city's proposed Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety ...

Letter: Is marijuana the new tobacco industry? - MetroWest Daily News

Mon, 2017-09-18 18:43

Letter: Is marijuana the new tobacco industry?
MetroWest Daily News
Legalization efforts by this new industry, 'Big Marijuana,' are not about justice and freedom as some would like to believe. Just like the tobacco industry, the marijuana industry is driven by corporate interests who make money off addiction. And just ...

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Many Wait Until Deadline Day To Turn In Medical Marijuana Cultivation, Dispensary Applications - 5newsonline.com

Mon, 2017-09-18 16:57

5newsonline.com

Many Wait Until Deadline Day To Turn In Medical Marijuana Cultivation, Dispensary Applications
5newsonline.com
They lost their mom four years ago to addiction. “There's real science behind how medical cannabis can help people suffering from chronic pain, just like our mom did, and help them get off of opiates,” Nolan said. Couch authored the medical marijuana ...

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UMass Group Studies Current Marijuana Use In Massachusetts - New England Public Radio

Mon, 2017-09-18 15:52

New England Public Radio

UMass Group Studies Current Marijuana Use In Massachusetts
New England Public Radio
A team out of the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences signed a $275,000 contract with the state Department of Public Health to establish baseline data on issues like addiction and youth drug use, said David ...

The Fourth Season Of 'Broad City' Is More Jewish Than Ever - Forward

Mon, 2017-09-18 14:53

Forward

The Fourth Season Of 'Broad City' Is More Jewish Than Ever
Forward
I found myself asking for the first time last night whether or not Ilana has a marijuana addiction and, honestly, I'm not here to consider the weight of addiction. I'm here to have fun! And watch two white girls rampage Brooklyn without any consequences.

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Danville man shares story of addiction and healing - Danville Advocate

Mon, 2017-09-18 06:52

Danville Advocate

Danville man shares story of addiction and healing
Danville Advocate
I would never picture myself turning into a drug addict by socially or occasionally using marijuana,” he said. “As high school progressed, it turned into an every day thing, as far as marijuana goes. Then it turned into recreational use of other things ...

Conflicting advice on cannabis market presented to Maine's marijuana rulemakers - Press Herald

Mon, 2017-09-18 02:07

Press Herald

Conflicting advice on cannabis market presented to Maine's marijuana rulemakers
Press Herald
When Maine solicited advice on how to set up its new recreational cannabis market, about a dozen groups from all over the country, from national marijuana consulting firms to the manager of a small Maine town, chimed in: Ban marijuana social clubs ...

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