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The Marijuana Report

Colorado SAM Chronicles Increasing  Pushback to State’s Marijuana Legalization In its latest newsletter, Colorado SAM, the state affiliate of national SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), reports on citizens’ increasing dissatisfaction with the negative impact of legalization on local communities. In addition, there is substantial pushback to the marijuana industry’s deceptive behavior. The folks who wrote…
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SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana)

Dear Friends– This is breaking news you need to know about. A big study just came out: Pot users are more likely to have abused opioids and have an opioid use disorder than non-marijuana users. The marijuana industry is pushing the lie – that happens to coincide with more profits in their pockets – that…
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National Survey Shows Soaring Marijuana Use Among All Americans 12 and Older; Heavy Use Also on the Rise National survey highlights jump in pot use among young adults in era of marijuana legalization; Almost twice as many adolescents regularly use marijuana than cigarettes

(Alexandria, Va., September 7, 2017) – Every day, 7,000 new people try marijuana for the first time — a figure far greater than trends seen in the early 2000s, according to the most comprehensive survey on drug use released today by the federal government.   The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) also found the number…
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The Marijuana Report

Marijuana and Alcohol Negatively Impact Lifetime Achievement in Young Adults Researchers from the University of Connecticut Health Center studied data from 1,165 young adults who took part in the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism. People in the alchol study were assessed at age 12 and then every two years over a span of…
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The Marijuana Report

FIRST LOOK: National Survey Shows Soaring Marijuana Use Among All Americans 12 and Older; Heavy Use Also on the Rise National survey highlights jump in pot use among young adults in era of marijuana legalization; Almost twice as many adolescents regularly use marijuana than cigarettes (Alexandria, Va., September 7, 2017) – Every day, 7,000 new…
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The Marijuana Report

Legal Marijuana Laws Impact Youth Researchers from Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, whose crest is pictured above, and other academic medical institutions, surveyed 2630 14- to 18-year-olds via Facebook who live in states that have legalized marijuana for medical use (MMJ states), recreational use (RMJ states), and not legalized the drug (NMJ states). MMJ and…
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Response to ICSDP Report on Cannabis: UF Drug Policy Institute

 University of Florida Drug Policy Institute Joins Senior Researchers at Harvard, Boston Children’s Hospital, University of Texas, and Others in Responding to Latest Claims by the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy A team of researchers from the UF Drug Policy Institute, Harvard University, and other institutions authored a lengthy response to a recent monograph written by the…
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Can THC help PTSD? Read more and see why it can’t.

The Gazette Op/Ed — Sunday, July 12, 2015 For every military veteran appearing in a Colorado public meeting to advocate for the right to use marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, mental health professionals throughout Colorado estimate they’ve worked with thousands whose pot use made their PTSD — and their lives in general — much…
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EDITORIAL: A bust for medical marijuana

By THE WASHINGTON TIMES – – Sunday, July 12, 2015 Celebrating the medical benefits, if any, of marijuana has been an effective ruse to win social acceptance for getting high. This was thoroughly predictable, and now it’s clear that the organized pot heads have been blowing smoke at us. This is the preliminary conclusion of…
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Listen to Dr. McMasters Presentation on Addiction!

ADDICTION, DEPENDENCE & MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT BY DR. MARY MCMASTERS, MD, FASAM JULY 31, 2015 9:00 TO 11:00 NEW COLLEGE INSTITUTE, BALWIN BUILDING Learning objectives of this FREE presentation include: What recent brain research can teach us Continuum of substance use disorders Role of Medication Assisted Treatment including Methadone and Suboxone. Dr. McMasters practices Addiction…
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