Massachusetts sheriffs: Increase proposed marijuana tax, use money for addiction treatment

Published: Apr 25, 2017, 1:49 pm • Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 1:49 pm By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Sheriffs urged state lawmakers Monday to boost the tax consumers will pay on recreational marijuana and earmark the additional revenue for substance abuse prevention and treatment. The proposal was…

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Sean Spicer correlated marijuana use to opioid addiction. Medical research is not on his side

Published: Feb 24, 2017, 7:49 am • Updated: Feb 24, 2017, 8:39 am By Derek Hawkins, The Washington Post The epidemic of opioid addiction in the United States has been well documented. A staggering 33,000 people died in 2015 from overdosing on prescription painkillers, heroin or similar drugs, on par…

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Georgia legislature eyes medical marijuana expansion, craft beer sales and opioid addiction response

Published: Feb 7, 2017, 8:23 am • Updated: Feb 7, 2017, 8:27 am By Kathleen Foody and Ezra Kaplan, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Lawmakers began talks about the ongoing opioid crisis this week at the Georgia Capitol as lawmakers passed the quarter mark of the 40-day working session. Here’s…

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Elizabeth Warren To The CDC: Look Into Medical Marijuana To Fight Opioid Addiction

(image via Wikipedia) Marijuana is a fantastic pain reliever. I was diagnosed with arthritis in my foot last year, and nothing helps me deal with the pain in my foot as well as cannabis. My doctor tried to get me on prescription drugs to help fight the pain, which isn’t…

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Most Federal Marijuana Research Money Goes Towards Addiction Research, Not Medical Benefits

If you ever get a chance to talk to a medical researcher about marijuana, they will be quick to tell you just how hard it is to research the medical benefits of marijuana. The science side of the research is not the problem, it’s the bureaucratic side that largely prevents…

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