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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.

Treatment that includes marijuana use ignites debate

February 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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High Sobriety in West Los Angeles is the latest example of treatment centers using marijuana as part of treatment for addiction to alcohol and other drugs, a highly polarizing practice.

Massachusetts law will delay start of marijuana retail operations

January 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A law adopted in the waning days of Massachusetts legislators' end-of-year sessions will delay the opening of retail marijuana shops until at least the middle of 2018.

Widespread drops in youth use might be alcohol- and tobacco-related

December 13, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The latest Monitoring the Future survey results, released today, indicate widespread declines in school-age youths' use of substances, with some surprises on the list.

Marijuana policy will be much-watched issue with Trump's Attorney General pick

November 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Reactions are strong and mixed in the drug policy arena regarding President-Elect Trump's decision to nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.

Voters in four of five states say yes to recreational marijuana legalization

November 9, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Legalized marijuana for recreational use is now a bicoastal phenomenon, and more states already appear to be eyeing similar moves soon.

Progress reports on marijuana legalization draw opposing conclusions

November 3, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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How is state legalization of recreational marijuana playing out? The Drug Policy Alliance says "so far, so good," while Project SAM replies "not so fast."

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