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Marijuana Addiction

'9 Percent of Those Who Use Cannabis Become Dependent' Is Based on Drug War Diagnostics and Bad Science

Sunil Kumar Aggarwal | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science
Sunil Kumar Aggarwal

The origin of this figure is research by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the federal drug abuse research institute, published in a 1994 article in the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. The problem is that their survey was chock-full of bias.

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP Senator: Pot Is Bad For You Because Lady Gaga Said So | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) cited the pop singer Lady Gaga on Wednesday when trying to take Attorney General Eric Holder to task over th...

Marijuana: The Tide Has Turned... Now What?

Howard Meitiner | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
Howard Meitiner

If legalization is indeed inevitable, we must prepare for the consequences: Usage will go up. It already has as a result of the widespread legalization of medical marijuana.

Can You Really Be Addicted To Marijuana?

Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Lady Gaga has revealed details of her marijuana addiction, explaining that at one point, she was smoking 15 to 20 marijuana cigarettes a day, accordin...

Researchers Find Possible Treatment For Marijuana Abuse

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By: By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer Published: 10/13/2013 02:09 PM EDT on LiveScience Boosting levels of a naturally occurring compound in the brain...

Reefer Madness Redux: If You Smoke It, You Will Become Addicted!

Amanda Reiman | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Amanda Reiman

No longer able to convince Americans that marijuana consumers are dangerous criminals who deserve to be locked up, history is repeating itself. We are seeing a shift in the message, from marijuana consumers as criminals to marijuana consumers as sick people who belong in treatment.

The Great Debate: Is Marijuana Addictive?

Posted 09.10.2012 | Fifty

Marijuana ranked number one in a recent article on the top five most commonly abused prescription drugs used by post 50s. According to a 2011 report f...

Important Facts About Marijuana Legalization

Posted 07.08.2013 | Books

Reprinted with permission from MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION: What Everyone Needs to Know by Jonathan P. Caulkins, Angela Hawken, Beau Kilmer, Mark A. R. Kle...

Leading Addition Doctors: Don't Legalize Marijuana

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 12.29.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — A medical society for addiction doctors has reiterated its opposition to marijuana legalization as its California chapter consid...

How The Meaning Of Addiction Is Shifting As We Speak

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

So when is something addictive? It's addictive when we reckon a kind of preoccupation has significant negative effects, either on us as individuals, or on society.

Is Marijuana Addictive? Does It Matter?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

As the effort by drug policy reform advocates to achieve their holy grail -- the legalization of a formerly illegal substance (marijuana) in a leading...

Patients Speak: Medical Marijuana Frees People From Addiction to Deadly Painkillers

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

On Wednesday, dozens of former addicts made the tough decision to share their stories publicly, doing so before news cameras and a standing-room only crowd.