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Marijuana Addiction

David Freeman

Teen Weed Users May Face High Risk For Dependence

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science

Marijuana may be gaining acceptance around the nation, but that doesn't mean medical research has stopped raising questions about its safety. Case ...

'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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.