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Nearly destroyed by pot, former addict worries others will be hooked by legal marijuana - CBC.ca

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Nearly destroyed by pot, former addict worries others will be hooked by legal marijuana
CBC.ca
"This is my problem with legalizing weed — they are going to turn more people into addicts." CBC News has agreed to protect her identity and call her Jane Doe. She said she knows that most people who use marijuana don't become addicted to it or even ...

Cuomo calls for legalized recreational marijuana task force - WHEC News - 10NBC

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WHEC News - 10NBC

Cuomo calls for legalized recreational marijuana task force
WHEC News - 10NBC
In the past Cuomo opposed legalizing recreational marijuana, calling it a gateway drug. "I started out with alcohol, then moved to marijuana and then got into the other stuff," said recovering addict David Attridge. Attridge now runs the Rochester ...
Local officials: Legalization of recreational pot would be problematicTimes Herald-Record
Giambra: Use money from pot to fix transportationWTVA
Giambra: Legalize marijuana to help pay for NYS infrastructureWGRZ-TV
International Business Times
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Medical marijuana site not opposed in Grafton - Worcester Telegram

Tue, 2018-01-16 21:32

Medical marijuana site not opposed in Grafton
Worcester Telegram
GRAFTON – Selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday to sign a community benefit agreement, and voted 3-2 to sign a letter of non-opposition, for a medical marijuana cultivation plant proposed by Olde World Remedies. Unlike the first time a medical marijuana ...

Mainstreaming Marijuana: Moving Past Medical - WCVB Boston

Tue, 2018-01-16 19:07

WCVB Boston

Mainstreaming Marijuana: Moving Past Medical
WCVB Boston
PSYCHOLOGICALLY, ITDEFINITELY IS.SHAYNA: FRANK WATERS SAYS WHILEEACH PERSON'S EXPERIENCE WITHMARIJUANA IS DIFFERENT, HE SEENCLIENTS DEVELOP PROBLEMS ANDWARRANTS IT COULD LEAD SOMEPEOPLE TO STRONGER DRUGS.>> I THINK IF THERE IS APREDISPOSITION TO ...

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How Marijuana Use Can Alter Brain Function and Induce Psychotic Behavior - Inverse

Tue, 2018-01-16 12:13

Inverse

How Marijuana Use Can Alter Brain Function and Induce Psychotic Behavior
Inverse
A new study suggests that there can be potential negative long-term effects of heavy marijuana use — especially if people begin smoking at a young age. Published last November in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience, the findings ...

FORWARD THINKING: End prohibition: Make cannabis legal - Sunbury Daily Item

Tue, 2018-01-16 10:00

FORWARD THINKING: End prohibition: Make cannabis legal
Sunbury Daily Item
As we watch so many of our loved ones struggle with addiction to opioids and other deadly drugs, why is the Department of Justice waging war on marijuana? The federal government considers marijuana a Schedule 1 drug (comparable to cocaine and heroin ...

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Chris Christie on cannabis: 10 memorable moments as New Jersey gov - The Cannabist

Mon, 2018-01-15 16:29

The Cannabist

Chris Christie on cannabis: 10 memorable moments as New Jersey gov
The Cannabist
Hewitt: “Right now, we've got the states of Colorado and Washington flaunting federal law by allowing people to sell dope legally. If you're the President of the United States, are you going to enforce the federal drug laws in those states?” Christie ...
BERGMANN: Dear Gov.-elect Murphy:Asbury Park Press

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Giambra: Legalize marijuana to help pay for NYS infrastructure - WGRZ-TV

Mon, 2018-01-15 14:28

WGRZ-TV

Giambra: Legalize marijuana to help pay for NYS infrastructure
WGRZ-TV
Jodi Altman, the campus director for Kids Escaping Drugs in West Seneca, said legalizing marijuana in New York would only increase access for underage kids at risk of addiction. "We have kids who are using bags and bags of heroin every day, or ...
GOP governor hopeful seeks to save subway system by legalizing potNew York Daily News
Giambra: Use money from pot to fix transportationWKBW-TV
Will Legalizing Marijuana Fix NYC Subway System? Joel Giambra Thinks SoInternational Business Times

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Advocates mount push for medical marijuana bill in Kentucky - The Cannabist

Mon, 2018-01-15 13:52

The Cannabist

Advocates mount push for medical marijuana bill in Kentucky
The Cannabist
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky are touting its potential as a viable alternative to ease the state's addiction woes from opioid painkillers. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes joined other advocates at ...

Marijuana addiction is real, and teenage users are most at risk - Macleans.ca

Mon, 2018-01-15 09:18

Macleans.ca

Marijuana addiction is real, and teenage users are most at risk
Macleans.ca
That it's even possible to become dependent on cannabis could come as a surprise to many, especially young people. A survey conducted by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), published last year, found that a majority of youth were unaware ...

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Jennifer Stefanow: Marijuana a gateway out of opioid addiction - Today's News-Herald

Mon, 2018-01-15 00:47

Jennifer Stefanow: Marijuana a gateway out of opioid addiction
Today's News-Herald
Medical marijuana should be legalized now. Jeff Sessions is right about one thing: marijuana is a gateway drug — but it's a gateway out of opioid addiction. Join our community! Stay with this story by gaining full access to The Today's News-Herald's ...

Living proof: DeJesus provides example of recovery - Martinsburg Journal

Sun, 2018-01-14 22:59

Martinsburg Journal

Living proof: DeJesus provides example of recovery
Martinsburg Journal
DeJesus eventually stopped attending church and became active in sports and the party scene as a freshman at South Hagerstown High School, beginning his long-term addiction to controlled substances, dabbling with nicotene, marijuana, mushrooms, alcohol ...

Local patients give high praise to medical marijuana for fighting pain - Times Herald-Record

Sun, 2018-01-14 17:07

Times Herald-Record

Local patients give high praise to medical marijuana for fighting pain
Times Herald-Record
Gonzalez was badly burned and suffered nerve damage. In the years since, he had endured constant, excruciating pain. That changed after his pain doctor prescribed medical marijuana in November. Gonzalez, who lives in rural Barryville in western ...

Opinions split on idea of legalizing recreational pot in Illinois - Bloomington Pantagraph

Sun, 2018-01-14 05:03

Bloomington Pantagraph

Opinions split on idea of legalizing recreational pot in Illinois
Bloomington Pantagraph
“Is this a gateway to other things, drug-wise? ... Then there's driving under the influence of marijuana and what we'll be doing to the workplace environment." Brady said he's especially concerned about teens using marijuana without regulation or ...

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End prohibition: Make cannabis legal - Sunbury Daily Item

Sun, 2018-01-14 01:02

End prohibition: Make cannabis legal
Sunbury Daily Item
As we watch so many of our loved ones struggle with addiction to opioids and other deadly drugs, why is the Department of Justice waging war on marijuana? The federal government considers marijuana a Schedule 1 drug (comparable to cocaine and heroin ...

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Marijuana legalization can have societal benefits - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sat, 2018-01-13 23:03

Marijuana legalization can have societal benefits
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
?With regard to the Jan. 10 editorial “Law of the Land: Sessions Is Right to Enforce Federal Marijuana Law”: The PG frames a policy promoting marijuana legalization as contradictory to the agenda of fighting the opioid crisis. As a social worker, I ...

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Weed push! - Health ministry hopeful as WHO considers medicinal properties of ganja - Jamaica Gleaner

Sat, 2018-01-13 22:19

Jamaica Gleaner

Weed push! - Health ministry hopeful as WHO considers medicinal properties of ganja
Jamaica Gleaner
According to Tufton, this requires Jamaica to actively participate and play a leading role in medical marijuana research, which should involve the study of adverse effects of marijuana, including, but not limited to, the likelihood of addiction, as ...

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Ex-BC health minister says pot promising substitute for opioid addiction - Brinkwire (press release)

Sat, 2018-01-13 16:52

Brinkwire (press release)

Ex-BC health minister says pot promising substitute for opioid addiction
Brinkwire (press release)
VANCOUVER — Terry Lake, the former British Columbia health minister who oversaw the declaration of a public-health emergency amid the deadly fentanyl crisis, is urging more research on the effects of marijuana on opioid addictions. Now a vice ...

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State health department chief says medical marijuana program is lacking - Press Herald

Fri, 2018-01-12 20:24

Press Herald

State health department chief says medical marijuana program is lacking
Press Herald
... medical marijuana program believes it lacks sufficient oversight, administrative authority and resources. Ricker Hamilton, who worked at the Department of Health and Human Services for decades before being sworn in to lead it in November, spelled ...

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