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NSDUH: Some encouraging numbers on use, but concerns about treatment gap

September 6, 2013  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Disappointing numbers concerning those who need substance use treatment but don't receive it continue to be documented in the latest data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

Field groups unite to seek more direction from feds on marijuana legalization

September 6, 2013  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A number of provider and advocacy groups have formally asked the Obama administration for more details on how it will respond to unintended negative consequences of state laws legalizing some use of marijuana.

Not mincing words on this week's marijuana news

August 30, 2013  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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At a time when some addiction field leaders appear reluctant to enter the marijuana policy debate, a Colorado advocate does not hesitate to say he believes the federal government has chosen the wrong path.

BREAKING NEWS: Strong reactions on both sides as administration says it won't block state marijuana laws

August 29, 2013  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Obama administration says it will not interfere with enforcement of state laws legalizing recreational use of marijuana, but also indicates the need to monitor closely the effort against potential abuses of laws in Colorado and Washington state.

California cities to ban medical marijuana dispensaries

May 6, 2013  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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A new decision by the California Supreme Court states that individual cities may decide whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries.

Group seeks to reframe polarizing debate on marijuana policy

April 29, 2013  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A consultant and former federal anti-drug official who will participate in a marijuana policy panel at this year's National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) believes the overall discussion of legalization has created numerous misconceptions.

Two nonprofit substance abuse prevention groups join forces

March 15, 2013  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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The Partnership at Drugfree.org and the Meth project, two of the nation's nonprofits focused on teen substance abuse, have joined together.

Oral fluid finding more positives; Marijuana remains most commonly detected

March 12, 2013  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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Drug Testing Index (DTI) data released by Quest Diagnostics reveal a jump in positivity rates for marijuana in oral fluid vs. urine in the U.S. general workforce.

Phoenix Multisport co-founder joins CeDAR

March 12, 2013  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Ben Cort, who also coordinated the opposition to Colorado's marijuana legalization initiative, will take over as CeDAR's marketing supervisor next January.

Reports show fewer adolescents getting substance abuse prevention messaging

February 7, 2013  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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Adolescents’ views and use patterns have changed regarding alcohol and marijuana.

Get ready for a marijuana blitz in Congress

February 7, 2013  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Two regulatory and taxation bills that were introduced in Congress this week might represent just the tip of the iceberg for considering dramatic marijuana policy change on Capitol Hill.

National Drug Facts Week events now in all 50 states

January 29, 2013  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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This is a week-long observance that gives teens the opportunity to ask any and all questions they have about drugs and learn factual information from addiction professionals.

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