As more states legalize marijuana, adolescents’ problems with pot decline

Source : A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states indicates the number of teens with marijuana-related problems is declining. Similarly, the rates of marijuana use by young people are falling despite the fact more U.S. states are legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana use and the number ...

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The Effects of Cannabis During Pregnancy

Source : Cannabis and Pregnancy By The Stoner’s Cookbook   What are the effects of using cannabis during pregnancy? Are they good? Bad? Here’s some of the key facts to ponder. Hot Topic By The Stoner’s Cookbook Marijuana and pregnancy have long been studied by medical professionals. In fact, ...

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Judge Gives Man 23 Years After Someone OD’d on His Heroin, Lectures Us About Ruining Lives

Source : It’s an outcome all the more horrific for being unforgivably common. A man from Rock Island, Illinois received a 23-year prison sentence yesterday after being convicted of supplying the drugs associated with a fatal overdose. Steven Waldrip, 48, had been found guilty in October of one count of distribution of heroin resulting in ...

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Jamie Lee Curtis Pens Essay On Her Former Opiate Addiction

Source : In an essay titled « Kill the Pain, » Curtis addressed the loss of Prince, the opiate epidemic, and her own addiction and recovery. On the heels of Prince’s death and his alleged prescription drug addiction, actress Jamie Lee Curtis was reminded of her own battle with opiates. In ...

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Vietnam Heroin Researcher May Have Disagreed With Johann Hari’s Take On The Causes of Addiction

Source : Journalist Johann Hari is peddling a new book on addiction, promising a fresh new take – and yet it may not be all that fresh – and it may not follow from the evidence he cites. Hari is smacking down the disease model of addiction, specifically the ...

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