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Supreme Court declines to hear two states' case over Colorado marijuana law

March 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Nebraska and Oklahoma cannot bypass lower courts in attempting to stem the flow of marijuana from Colorado, where it is legally purchased, to their states.

Study of formerly incarcerated youths shows varying substance abuse patterns

March 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Differences based on gender and primary substance were seen in a study of substance use disorders among individuals who previously had entered Cook County, Ill.'s juvenile detention system.

NIH summit will explore what we know and don't about marijuana

March 9, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The changing policy landscape around marijuana has inspired institutes under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to organize an unprecedented neuroscience research summit on cannabinoids.

Is legal marijuana heading to your state's ballot? Read California treatment advocates' playbook

February 10, 2016  |  Sherry Daley
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The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) has eight tips for treatment advocacy around marijuana ballot initiatives. Atop the list: It's never too early to start the advocacy effort.

Pot profits: How advocates secured treatment funds in California's marijuana ballot measure

February 9, 2016  |  Sherry Daley
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Addiction treatment advocates in California have made the strategic decision to seek a substantial share of the funding in advance of voters' consideration of a marijuana legalization measure.

Findings document difficulty of determining marijuana-related impairment

January 28, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Tests performed on adults before, during and after driving in a simulator illustrate the challenge of using blood THC concentration data to evaluate impairment while driving.

SAMHSA barometer shows reduction in teen smoking

January 26, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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The finding is important because it means that as the teens get older, they will be less likely to smoke. The national snapshot also points to a serious misperception among adults with alcohol use disorders on the need for treatment.

New findings question link between marijuana use and decrease in IQ

January 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new analysis of studies involving twins contradicts past findings that suggested a link between frequent marijuana use early in life and cognitive decline.

Marijuana laws breed workplace skittishness

January 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Although courts continue to uphold employers' rights to penalize workers for positive drug tests for marijuana, some say that message doesn't always make it to businesses in states that have allowed some legal use.

Marijuana can pose stumbling block to recovery

November 10, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The director of addictions services at Menninger sees a growing number of patients wanting to cling to marijuana use even after giving up other substances.

Ohio rejects marijuana legalization

November 4, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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An amendment that would have legalized the recreational use of marijuana in Ohio was struck down yesterday, winning just 35.9 percent of the overall vote in the state. Experts say despite the outcome, states will continue to put marijuana on the ballot.

A pivotal step for oral fluid testing

October 28, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Proposed federal guidelines for lab-based oral fluid testing could fuel more widespread use of this alternative to urine drug testing.

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