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Opioids remain focus of DEA report, but other threats also prominent

October 26, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment warns of trends of concern regarding stimulants, new psychoactive substances, and marijuana.

Cort hopes new book will dispel outdated notions about marijuana

October 25, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Substance use treatment professionals need to understand the new realities about the marijuana consumed today, says the author of Weed, Inc.

Link between childhood problems and adult marijuana use explored

October 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A longitudinal study conducted in the Appalachian region identifies child and family issues that appear to be related to problematic marijuana use in adulthood.

Survey: Awareness gap thwarts response to worsening marijuana problems on campus

October 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Although marijuana-related problems on college campuses appear to be increasing, some college administrators who could influence the situation remain largely unaware of it, a new survey suggests.

Data confirm public perception of less harm from marijuana

October 4, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health suggest that the public perceives significantly greater risk from heroin than from marijuana.

Cancer patients hit dead end in seeking information about marijuana

October 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A survey in Washington state has found that many cancer patients are turning to non-scientific sources of information about the risks and benefits of marijuana use because they are not having these conversations with their doctors.

Study: Parents less concerned with marijuana than alcohol

September 15, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study released by Caron Treatment Centers finds a quarter of parents would be comfortable sharing marijuana with their adult children, and a majority finds marijuana less dangerous than alcohol.

Most substance use numbers, including treatment gap, hold steady in national survey

September 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data indicate a prevailing gap between the number of people needing addiction treatment and those receiving specialty care.

Marijuana sales in Washington not affecting treatment admission, youth use

September 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Preliminary findings on the impact of Washington state's recreational marijuana initiative indicate that increasing sales have not significantly affected underage use.

Massachusetts case complicates decision-making on workplace marijuana testing

August 1, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The business community nationally is closely watching a Massachusetts case in which the state's highest court has affirmed an employee's right to use marijuana for medical purposes.

Groups encourage best-practices discussion of marijuana

March 21, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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The system change-focused Advocates for Human Potential takes a neutral position on the issue of marijuana legalization.

Readers open to idea of marijuana-inclusive treatment

February 28, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Our story last week on the use of marijuana in addiction treatment has generated a lot of reader feedback, with many commenters willing to consider the practice.

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