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Marijuana Addiction

Drug Use Is Not Illegal: How Police Justify Arrests

Opponents of marijuana legalization often argue that people don’t go to jail for pot possession, but arrests are justified because they are used to force people into drug treatment. The problem with this argument, though, is that according to federal data ...

Uncle Sam Offers $3 Million to First Person Who Can Cure Marijuana Addiction

Based on the ideology that millions of Americans are grossly addicted to marijuana, the federal government has approved $3 million to facilitate the fast-track creation of a pharmaceutical drug to treat this supposed scourge on public health.  

Pot Is As Addictive as Heroin And Other Media Lies

A just-published literature review assessing the potential adverse effects associated with habitual marijuana smoking has the mainstream media in a reefer mad frenzy. Predictably, however, the paper’s conclusions are far less sensational than the media headlines.

Clueless Dr. Drew: “It Acts Like an Opiate and Causes Severe Addiction”

Make no mistake, says addictions specialist Drew Pinsky, marijuana is addictive -- and the earlier one starts to use it, the greater the consequences.  

Uncle Sam Spends $715,000 on Marijuana App

In an effort to convince the youth of America that continued prohibition is in the interest of public health, the federal government is now paying researchers to develop an app that persuades kids to work out rather than smoke weed.  

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