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Rossford leaders see promise of medical marijuana - Toledo Blade

Fri, 2017-11-17 17:31

Toledo Blade

Rossford leaders see promise of medical marijuana
Toledo Blade
"If one of them had to get knee or shoulder surgery, I think I'd rather have them eat a brownie or suck on a gummy bear, instead of an opioid where they can graduate to heroin or form an addiction," Mayor MacKinnon said. "I think it's a safer ...

The Truth Behind The 'First Marijuana Overdose Death' - ScienceAlert

Fri, 2017-11-17 16:47

Big Country Homepage

The Truth Behind The 'First Marijuana Overdose Death'
ScienceAlert
Millions of Americans use marijuana regularly, according to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, and addiction treatment researcher Keith Humphreys said cannabis consumption has "virtually no risk" of death. The Drug Enforcement ...
Doctors debate whether baby died from marijuana overdoseBig Country Homepage
Marijuana Legalization—What Are the Effects?theTrumpet.com
Doctors say this kid didn't die due to marijuanaPulse Headlines

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12 percent of Americans say a family member is addicted to opioids, new survey shows - KSHB

Fri, 2017-11-17 11:16

KSHB

12 percent of Americans say a family member is addicted to opioids, new survey shows
KSHB
The third annual American Family Survey, released today, reveals that 5 percent of adults say they're addicted to opioids or heroin, 6 percent claim an alcohol addiction and 4 percent say they're hooked on marijuana. The number who report addictions in ...

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Streetsboro says 'no' to medical marijuana - Record-Courier

Fri, 2017-11-17 10:41

Record-Courier

Streetsboro says 'no' to medical marijuana
Record-Courier
Despite an appeal from a potential business owner interested in putting a medical marijuana dispensary on Route 14, Streetsboro City Council has decided not to allow such businesses anywhere in the city. Council's service committee altered a potential ...

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Illinois doctors campaign for medical marijuana as alternative to opioids - Chicago Tribune

Fri, 2017-11-17 05:02

Chicago Tribune

Illinois doctors campaign for medical marijuana as alternative to opioids
Chicago Tribune
Aaron Weiner, director of addiction services for Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, based in the western suburbs, said the “deeply flawed” medical marijuana program lets users take whatever amount and concentration of cannabis they wish, with comically ...

The truth behind the 'first marijuana overdose death' - Washington Post

Thu, 2017-11-16 23:43

Washington Post

The truth behind the 'first marijuana overdose death'
Washington Post
He also agreed that parents should keep marijuana out of reach of their children. Millions of Americans use marijuana regularly, according to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health and addiction treatment researcher Keith Humphreys said ...

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Amid talk of legalizing marijuana, one expert says 'slow down' - NorthJersey.com

Thu, 2017-11-16 19:35

NorthJersey.com

Amid talk of legalizing marijuana, one expert says 'slow down'
NorthJersey.com
The event, which was the fifth installment in the college's Addiction Series, was well-timed. After Phil Murphy was elected governor of New Jersey last week, marijuana was thrust into the political spotlight. In his first major speech since Election ...

How a Steelers Great Lined Up Behind Medical Marijuana - Politico

Thu, 2017-11-16 18:12

Politico

How a Steelers Great Lined Up Behind Medical Marijuana
Politico
Ham says he does not use medical marijuana himself, but he is not the only former athlete to tout medical marijuana as a solution to addiction. Former Steelers fullback Franco Harris also signed on to be a spokesman for a company that sought to grow ...

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A State Of Addiction: The Search For Alternative Painkillers - Utah Public Radio

Thu, 2017-11-16 16:22

Utah Public Radio

A State Of Addiction: The Search For Alternative Painkillers
Utah Public Radio
“When the Marijuana Act was passed in Colorado and suddenly it was available to everybody for recreational as well as medical purposes, it set the stage,” explained Dr. Patel. “There [were] funding opportunities out there for real science in learning ...

Boston Millionaire Mocks Cancer Patients, PTSD, and the Disabled at Medical Marijuana Hearing - Boston magazine

Thu, 2017-11-16 09:11

Boston magazine

Boston Millionaire Mocks Cancer Patients, PTSD, and the Disabled at Medical Marijuana Hearing
Boston magazine
While various neighbors got up to speak before the city's Zoning Board of Appeals in favor of or in opposition to the proposal—concerns about traffic, the benefits of marijuana as a treatment for opioid addiction—Curme kicked things up a notch. A ...

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Opioid addiction discussed by committee - McDonough Voice

Thu, 2017-11-16 00:55

Opioid addiction discussed by committee
McDonough Voice
The sheriff also expressed concern that public sentiment has swung in favor of the decriminalization of marijuana. “We're close to legalizing it,” VanBrooker said, “but I'd like to see it kept out of the schools.” Dawn Sweet, the committee's youth task ...

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12 percent of Americans say a family member is addicted to opioids, new survey shows - Deseret News

Wed, 2017-11-15 23:09

12 percent of Americans say a family member is addicted to opioids, new survey shows
Deseret News
The third annual American Family Survey, released today, reveals that 5 percent of adults say they're addicted to opioids or heroin, 6 percent claim an alcohol addiction and 4 percent say they're hooked on marijuana. The number who report addictions in ...

Kentucky Secretary of State making moves to legalize medical marijuana - WZTV

Wed, 2017-11-15 23:03

WZTV

Kentucky Secretary of State making moves to legalize medical marijuana
WZTV
We must do more to relieve their pain and suffering, and there is significant evidence that cannabis is beneficial for these individuals, especially veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress," Secretary of State Alison Grimes said. "2018 is and ...

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Will New Jersey legalize recreational marijuana? - Fox5NY

Wed, 2017-11-15 17:08

Fox5NY

Will New Jersey legalize recreational marijuana?
Fox5NY
But Dr. Harris Stratyner, an addiction specialist, said he considers marijuana to be a gateway drug. In his decades of experience working with addicts, he said that he has seen a lot of marijuana users move on to other drugs in search of a bigger and ...
Murphy's Marijuana Mandate: Phil Murphy's marijuana plan may unite New JerseyThe Montclarion

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Some Hope that Medical Marijuana Could Help Opioid Crisis - WPBF West Palm Beach

Wed, 2017-11-15 10:33

WPBF West Palm Beach

Some Hope that Medical Marijuana Could Help Opioid Crisis
WPBF West Palm Beach
Recent studies have shown that medical marijuana can help treat the withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid addiction, instead of a traditional prescription like suboxone. To give you an idea on price. It's 15 cents a milligram, making the small ...

It's Official, Quebec Is Letting Canada Post Deliver Weed To Your Door - MTL Blog (blog)

Wed, 2017-11-15 07:20

MTL Blog (blog)

It's Official, Quebec Is Letting Canada Post Deliver Weed To Your Door
MTL Blog (blog)
The stores will feature “cannabis” in the name, to make it all the more evident what they're selling. A large investment into drug addiction prevention programs is also a part of the province's marijuana framework. $25 million will be invested over the ...
Pot law not focusing on health and safety of CanadiansTheRecord.com

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House committee rejects NH marijuana legalization bill - Concord Monitor

Tue, 2017-11-14 15:38

Concord Monitor

House committee rejects NH marijuana legalization bill
Concord Monitor
A bill to legalize marijuana in New Hampshire was rejected by a House committee Tuesday after legislators voiced concerns about conflict with federal law and potential health consequences for a state in the throes of an opioid crisis. Proposed before ...

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Presidential Commission's Argument That Marijuana Legalization ... - KTLA

Tue, 2017-11-14 10:34

KTLA

Presidential Commission's Argument That Marijuana Legalization ...
KTLA
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, head of the presidential commission on opioids, warned of supposed dangers of marijuana in a letter to President Donald ...
Trump's Opioid Commission Causing Frustration Within Medical Community Over Marijuana Commentsmg Cannabis Retailer

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Which Is Worse For Your Health, Weed or Alcohol? Science Weighs In - ScienceAlert

Tue, 2017-11-14 00:28

Which Is Worse For Your Health, Weed or Alcohol? Science Weighs In
ScienceAlert
Of those who had tried marijuana at least once, roughly 9 percent eventually fit a diagnosis of addiction. For alcohol, the figure was about 15 percent. To put that in perspective, the addiction rate for cocaine was 17 percent, while heroin was 23 ...