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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.

BREAKING NEWS: Oregon voters will consider marijuana legalization in November

July 22, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An Oregon measure to legalize recreational use of marijuana has officially qualified for placement on this November's election ballot.

Emergency patients who use drugs tend to be problematic users

July 8, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine has uncovered widespread problematic drug use among hospital emergency patients who report any current drug use.

Study probes pro-drug messages on social media

July 3, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research illustrates the extent to which social media messages about drugs can influence individuals at an impressionable age.

Legalized marijuana and workplace testing

June 3, 2014  |  Jo McGuire
Now that recreational marijuana use is legal in Colorado, should employers reconsider their policies on an allowable level of THC present in an employee's system?

NIDA re-issues tools for youth on marijuana

May 23, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Two updated resources for youths and families on marijuana's effects are being released in conjunction with National Prevention Week 2014.

‘The most dangerous drug out there’

May 8, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
It's certainly not methamphetamine, opiates, or crack cocaine, according to the chief of science, law and policy at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.

AACAP announces policy statement opposing marijuana legalization

April 25, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) supports efforts to increase awareness of marijuana’s effects on adolescents and improve access to evidence-based treatment, rather than emphasis on criminal charges, for adolescents with cannabis...

Making sense of reefer madness in Colorado

April 16, 2014  |  Marvin Ventrell, JD
In the second installment of a two-part series, Marvin Ventrell concludes that where you stand on marijuana policy depends largely on where you sit.


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