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Marijuana breathalyzers coming soon to a roadside near you

October 15, 2014  |  Charlene Marietti
Breathalyzers at the roadside overcome challenges by law enforcement officers who currently struggle to identify cannabis impairment.

Proposed bill could mandate drug testing for college athletes in Ohio

October 14, 2014  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Ohio would be the first state to require testing and set penalties for college athletes caught using illegal substances if the measure passes.

Why society should consider medical marijuana

October 14, 2014  |  Scott Kellogg, PhD
A therapist sees marijuana as liberating some patients from the confines of physical illness.

Florida’s medical marijuana initiative could take liability away from providers

October 10, 2014  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Upon voter approval, the initiated constitutional amendment would legalize medical marijuana, and its vague wording could leave negligent providers of the drug without liability in the result of adverse effects, opponents of the amendment say.

Research article summarizes clinical knowledge on synthetics

September 22, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Scientists from the University of Maryland and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) have summarized the latest findings about the effects of synthetic cannabinoids such as Spice.

After years of decline, workplace drug test positives are increasing

September 15, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The latest Drug Testing Index from Quest Diagnostics finds increases in positive drug test rates in U.S. workplaces, fueled in part by patterns of rising marijuana use.

Study finds less partner violence in pot-smoking couples

August 28, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Federally supported research has found that married couples' use of marijuana together is associated with less frequent intimate partner violence.

Battling Big Marijuana

August 25, 2014  |  Charlene Marietti
Providers in the two states that have legalized marijuana want to put the genie back in the bottle. Data may help.

Barthwell maintains call for tough-minded drug policy

August 24, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Addiction medicine specialist and former White House anti-drug policy official Andrea Barthwell sees little room for harm reduction or legalization approaches in the evolving healthcare system.

Former Oregon treatment executive aligns with marijuana legalization backers

August 18, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Richard Harris is featured in the first television ad supporting Oregon's November ballot item to legalize and regulate marijuana for recreational use.

How revealing is Colo. decline in youth marijuana use?

August 11, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Advocates are disputing whether the latest documented declines in past-month and lifetime use of marijuana among Colorado high school students can be considered an effect of the state's legalization initiative.

Wash. state treatment executive: State's youths will pay dearly for pot legalization

August 7, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
As Washington state's legalization of marijuana for recreational use rolls out gradually, a panelist at the upcoming National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) says the conversation about the drug already has changed substantially in his state.


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