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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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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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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CCoVA at CADCA Conference 2015

Members of Community Coalitions of Virginia are at CADCA’s National Leadership Forum. We invite other coalition members from across the Commonwealth to join us during the state meetings on Tuesday night.

Marijuana Summit: A Conversation in the Commonwealth

  CLOSED: Registration is still open for our second Marijuana Summit in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please join us for an informative day about the reality of marijuana legalization. For more information on the conference and lodging and to register visit:

Marijuana Harmless? Think Again

The Northern Virginia Marijuana Prevention Taskforce is offering this informational forum in Spanish on October 1, 2014. More information is here: Marijuana Harmless? Flyer Oct 1 14 

Virginia ABC Awards 11 Organizations Grants to Fund Prevention and Education Efforts Across the Virginia

CCoVA congratulates all of our prevention partners who were awarded VA ABC grants to fund efforts to prevent underage drinking, DUIs, and high-risk drinking. For more information below!/media/set/?set=a.10152340997018733.1073741849.52529168732&type=1