Marijuana Addiction

Vapers seek relief from nicotine addiction in — wait for it — cigarettes - NBC News

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Vapers seek relief from nicotine addiction in — wait for it — cigarettes  NBC News

Some e-cigarette users are turning to regular cigarettes in attempts to quit the habit. E-cigarettes like Juul can contain very high concentrations of nicotine.

Former Port Alberni mayor pushes for drug decriminalization as path to treatment - Peace River Record Gazette

Sat, 2019-09-14 17:49
Former Port Alberni mayor pushes for drug decriminalization as path to treatment  Peace River Record Gazette

John Douglas, a paramedic for 23 years, calls for B.C. to make addiction and possession of addictive substances solely a health issue.

Labour royal commission into legalisation of drugs could lead to decriminalising heroin and cocaine - The Times

Sat, 2019-09-14 17:01
Labour royal commission into legalisation of drugs could lead to decriminalising heroin and cocaine  The Times

A Labour government would launch a royal commission to review the legalisation of drugs including cannabis, cocaine and heroin.In a move that could see ...

Rehab Center in Ethiopia Starts Treating Khat Addiction - Addiction Center

Sat, 2019-09-14 11:40
Rehab Center in Ethiopia Starts Treating Khat Addiction  Addiction Center

Khat is a popular drug in Ethiopia, so the country's only publicly-operated rehab center has started to treat its patients for khat addiction.

Mystery Illness Worries Customers, Say Vape Shop And Dispensary Owners - KLCC FM Public Radio

Fri, 2019-09-13 17:24
Mystery Illness Worries Customers, Say Vape Shop And Dispensary Owners  KLCC FM Public Radio

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the average age of people suffering from vaping problems is 19. Twenty-two-year-old Noah.

Explainer: One possible culprit in vaping lung illnesses - 'Dank Vapes' - Reuters

Fri, 2019-09-13 14:41
Explainer: One possible culprit in vaping lung illnesses - 'Dank Vapes'  Reuters

(Reuters) - As U.S health officials scramble to identify the root cause of hundreds of severe lung illnesses tied to vaping, one possible culprit identified so far is a ...

In court, D.C. man disavows his white-nationalist views and ‘darkest corners’ of social media - Washington Post

Fri, 2019-09-13 11:35
In court, D.C. man disavows his white-nationalist views and ‘darkest corners’ of social media  Washington Post

Jeffrey Clark is sentenced to 10 months' time served on gun charge after relatives reported concerns about his behavior in the wake of Pittsburgh synagogue ...

OPINION: The way forward with U.S. drug policy is to end drug prohibition - Indiana Daily Student

Fri, 2019-09-13 11:17
OPINION: The way forward with U.S. drug policy is to end drug prohibition  Indiana Daily Student

Contributing to “the new Jim Crow,” the war on drugs in the U.S. has been one of the country's greatest missteps in recent history. Billions of dollars have been ...

Marijuana Legalization in US: Is End of Cannabis Prohibition in Sight? - The Globe Post

Fri, 2019-09-13 10:56
Marijuana Legalization in US: Is End of Cannabis Prohibition in Sight?  The Globe Post

Cannabis prohibition in the United States has lasted for nearly a century, but the effort to legalize the drug is gaining steam and prohibition's end could be just ...

DEA proposes cuts to opioid manufacturing, increase in cannabis production for 2020 research - The GrowthOp

Fri, 2019-09-13 09:38
DEA proposes cuts to opioid manufacturing, increase in cannabis production for 2020 research  The GrowthOp

In combination, the total reduction of opioid production after the proposed cuts would add up to a 53 percent decrease since 2016.

Midwestern States Take Action Against Vaping - Addiction Center

Fri, 2019-09-13 09:22
Midwestern States Take Action Against Vaping  Addiction Center

In Midwestern states, Michigan is banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, while Milwaukee, Wisconsin is warning its residents to stop vaping altogether.

Marijuana Use Highest in 35 Years in US College Students - Addiction Center

Fri, 2019-09-13 09:03
Marijuana Use Highest in 35 Years in US College Students  Addiction Center

A recent study has found that rates of marijuana use among American college students is the highest it is has been in decades.

The Danger of Thinking We’re All ‘Addicted’ to Tech - WIRED

Fri, 2019-09-13 07:00
The Danger of Thinking We’re All ‘Addicted’ to Tech  WIRED

Does repeating a falsehood make it true? It seems so, at least when it comes to the myth that technology is addicting us all. While a reassessment of the role our ...

Bipartisan group urges FDA to go beyond vaping flavor ban - Roll Call

Fri, 2019-09-13 06:11
Bipartisan group urges FDA to go beyond vaping flavor ban  Roll Call

Senators from both parties emphasized to the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday that more should be done to curb youth vaping beyond the Trump ...

Anti-vaping haze hits medical-marijuana, e-cig sellers - Crain's New York Business

Fri, 2019-09-13 05:00
Anti-vaping haze hits medical-marijuana, e-cig sellers  Crain's New York Business

As Gov.Andrew Cuomo rolls out plans to better protect New Yorkers from "harmful and addictive" vaping products amid a spate of associated illnesses, ...

Why some say a 'safe supply' of drugs will help prevent opioid deaths - CBC News

Fri, 2019-09-13 02:00
Why some say a 'safe supply' of drugs will help prevent opioid deaths  CBC News

Federal and provincial governments agree the death toll from opioid overdoses amounts to a national health crisis. In British Columbia — where the situation ...

Vaping deaths and booming black market: Pot experiment will fail without better oversight - USA TODAY

Fri, 2019-09-13 01:15
Vaping deaths and booming black market: Pot experiment will fail without better oversight  USA TODAY

Underground THC sales are risky. U.S. embrace of legalized pot may have to wait until consumers are confident the only thing in their weed is weed.

Celebrate the destigmatization of marijuana - The Bowdoin Orient

Fri, 2019-09-13 00:25
Celebrate the destigmatization of marijuana  The Bowdoin Orient

I would like to ask a question. Dear reader, can you think of a time when you felt excluded or made fun of, or even (gasp!) marginalized because you ...

Don’t panic about e-cigarettes - The Economist

Thu, 2019-09-12 21:00
Don’t panic about e-cigarettes  The Economist

Banning them all will cause far more harm than good.

New Breathalyzer Can Now Detect Levels of Marijuana - Addiction Center

Thu, 2019-09-12 18:04
New Breathalyzer Can Now Detect Levels of Marijuana  Addiction Center

A team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh has developed a breathalyzer device that can measure levels of marijuana in the user's breath.