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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.

Legal marijuana will generate heavy costs

November 24, 2014  |  David Macmaster, CSAC, PTTS
States already underfund efforts to combat the downsides of alcohol and tobacco; what will happen when marijuana legalization becomes widespread?

Rising tide: Voters in Oregon, Alaska approve pot legalization

November 5, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
With voters in four states now having approved legalization of marijuana for adult recreational use, many are anticipating an even more intensive advocacy fight on this issue in 2016.

Mixed prospects for next week's marijuana ballot initiatives

October 29, 2014  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Among the initiatives on next week's election ballots across the country, a marijuana legalization measure in Oregon seems headed to passage, while a similar initiative in Alaska faces likely defeat.

Synthetic marijuana use becomes evident in hospital ER data

October 21, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) documents a doubling of emergency department visits related to synthetic cannabinoids from 2010-2011.

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.


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