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New Report Finds Most Cannabis Treatment Is Court Ordered

Category: News | Posted on Wed, December, 9th 2015 by THCFinder

It is not uncommon for the opposing forces of marijuana legalization to use rehabilitation rates as ammunition to suggest that the end of prohibition would bring forth an increasing legion of pot junkies. However, some of the latest evidence surrounding drug treatment for cannabis addiction shows that the majority of the people involved with these types of programs have been court ordered and are not trying to rid themselves of stoner demons by their own volition.

recent study from Uncle Sam’s Department of Health & Human Services indicates that over half the people who undergo treatment programs to remove the dreaded marijuana monkey from their backs are only doing so because the criminal justice system gave them the option of rehab or jail. 

As Tom Angell with the Marijuana Majority points out in his analysis, this means, “fewer than one out of five people in treatment for marijuana checked themselves in voluntarily or were referred by another individual.” 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/new-report-finds-most-cannabis-treatment-court-ordered


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Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, December, 8th 2015 by THCFinder


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Want to reduce obesity? Legalize medical marijuana, researchers say.

Category: News | Posted on Tue, December, 8th 2015 by THCFinder

Want to take a bite out of the American obesity epidemic? Legalize medical marijuana.

That's the counterintuitive finding of a new study in the journal Health Economics. Researchers from San Diego State University and Cornell University found that at the state level, passing a medical marijuana law (MML) "is associated with a 2 percent to 6 percent decline in the probability of obesity." Over the longer term, this effect could be even larger. Tally it all up and according to the study's authors, "we estimate a back-of-the-envelopeper-person reduction in MML-induced obesity related medical costs of $58 to$115 per year."

Taken at face value this doesn't exactly make sense: Marijuana is a well-known appetite stimulant. Smoke a joint, and before you know it you're reaching for the Funyuns. Or, as the study's authors put it in reseacher-ese: "randomized control trials provide evidence that marijuana use leads to increased appetite and caloric intake."

Read More:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/07/want-to-reduce-obesity-legalize-medical-marijuana-researchers-say/


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Top 10 Stoner Comedies

Category: Videos | Posted on Tue, December, 8th 2015 by THCFinder


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California Adult Use Of Marijuana Act Amended To ‘Encourage Small Business Growth’

Category: News | Posted on Tue, December, 8th 2015 by THCFinder

vote for california marijuana initiativesI received the following press release from what many refer to as ‘The Sean Parker California marijuana legalization initiative’ campaign (otherwise known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act):

Proponents of the leading statewide ballot measure to control, regulate and tax adult use of marijuana announced today that they have filed consensus amendments to significantly strengthen safeguards for children, workers, local governments and small businesses and include even stricter anti-monopoly provisions and the toughest warning label and marketing-to-kids laws in the nation.

Amendments to the measure (known as “the Adult Use of Marijuana Act”) were developed based on input and recommendations received over the last 35 days from hundreds of engaged citizens and organizations representing local government, health and policy experts, environmental leaders, small farmers and business owners, worker representatives and social justice advocates.

The amendments bring the measure even closer in line with the Lieutenant Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy and the new medical marijuana laws recently passed by a bipartisan majority of the Legislature and signed by Governor Brown (SB 643, AB 266 and AB 243).

The amendments specifically strengthen and clarify four central objectives of the AUMA measure:

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/california-adult-use-of-marijuana-act-amended-to-encourage-small-business-growth/


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