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Study links medical marijuana laws to increases in youth use

July 16, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research indicates that adolescent use of marijuana increases shortly after a state's passage of a medical marijuana law.

Marijuana shows commonality with alcohol on a driving effect

June 26, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new study indicates that drivers with threshold levels of marijuana in their system exhibit weaving in their lane in a manner similar to alcohol-impaired drivers.

Hazelden Betty Ford intensifies its advocacy presence

April 14, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The opioid crisis will serve as the initial central issue of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's new Institute for Recovery Advocacy.

Study: Washington parents have information gap around marijuana law

April 6, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A survey conducted less than a year after Washington state voters adopted a marijuana legalization initiative found that many parents knew little about key details of the law.

Physician sees troubling patterns in young marijuana users

March 13, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A medical detox specialist with Cliffside Malibu describes how changing public perceptions about marijuana play out in treatment settings.

New York college students perceive minimal harms from marijuana

February 16, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Around three in four New York college students surveyed by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation support the legalization of marijuana, and many consider the drug less harmful than alcohol.

Public campaign seeks to erase misconceptions about Colorado marijuana law

February 9, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Colorado public health officials are taking an engaging approach to educating citizens about the do's and don'ts of the recreational marijuana initiative they adopted in 2012.

Guide seeks to help clinicians sort through messages on marijuana

January 31, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network has launched a multimedia package of resources about marijuana with a video on the drug's physiological effects.

Analysis of possible marijuana legalization in Vermont does not take black-or-white view

January 19, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new report analyzing the pros and cons of marijuana legalization for Vermont tries to identify a middle ground between prohibition and Colorado- or Washington-style legalization.

Readers delved into difficult policy issues in 2014

January 5, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Management ethics and marijuana policy ranked among the most prominent topics for readers of Addiction Professional's online content in 2014.

MTF survey: Most youth use patterns down, but e-cigs present new concern

December 16, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
With the latest Monitoring the Future data showing young people's use of some substances at historic lows, anti-drug leaders' attention is turning to concerns over some youths' emerging attraction to electronic cigarettes.

Evidence shows heavy marijuana use may harm the brain

November 24, 2014  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Findings show that people who use marijuana at least four times per week in a six-month period have smaller brain volume in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) in addition to increased brain connectivity.


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