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Top drugs among adolescents at Cumberland Heights

April 4, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
Abuse of the opioid pain reliever hydrocodone also remains a top choice for teens, with 5.3 percent of high school seniors reporting non-medical use in 2013.

MDs and the public weigh in on marijuana

April 2, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New opinion surveys of physicians and the general public show more support for medical uses of marijuana than for legalization of recreational use.

The Marijuana Conundrum

March 26, 2014  |  Roland Reeves, MD
Rarely a day goes by where we do not encounter political, legal or medical news and arguments asking or declaring how we should handle marijuana. As an addiction medicine physician, I too encounter these questions almost daily.

Vermont police see differing stances on opioids vs. marijuana

March 17, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Three associations representing Vermont police officers are expressing concern that the administration of Gov. Peter Shumlin appears at least open to the idea of legalizing marijuana.

Marijuana policy: It's your fight (Part 4)

February 20, 2014  |  Ben Cort
As the commercialization of marijuana exploded, it became harder to convince kids that weed was not helping them, let alone that it is very harmful from both a substance abuse and mental health/brain development standpoint.

Marijuana policy: It's your fight (Part 3)

February 20, 2014  |  Steven Millette
It is CeDAR’s position that smoked marijuana is not medicine and that the use of cannabis for recreational use is harmful.

Marijuana policy: It's your fight (Part 2)

February 19, 2014  |  Kevin Sabet, PhD
"We need a smart policy that reduces marijuana use but does not cripple marijuana users with life-devastating arrest records," says the co-founder of Project SAM.

Marijuana policy: It's your fight (Part 1)

February 18, 2014  |  Patrick Kennedy
Advocates enlist the treatment field to oppose legalization measures.

Marijuana: Pick-up or delivery?

February 12, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
Although retail shops for the legal sale of marijuana don't open until spring or summer in Washington, some local businesses have decided to deliver marijuana right to consumers' doorsteps.

Marijuana-infused snacks raise issues in Colorado

February 5, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
As stores in Colorado say these items are “flying off the shelves,” young people, many who are toddlers, are consuming marijuana in some form.

A promising direction for a marijuana dependence medication

December 23, 2013  |  Alison Knopf
Researchers with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) discuss results of an animal study that could signal the eventual emergence of a drug to treat marijuana dependence.

A year in review: Top 10 articles of 2013

December 20, 2013  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
In the behavioral healthcare field, changes are constant and controversies are common. As 2013 comes to a close, we're recognizing the 10 articles that our readers found the most important/interesting.


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