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Veronique Bohbot, PhD, neuroscientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, found that the region of the brain involved in stimulus-response learning is directly linked to the consumption of alcohol, tobacco and drugs. More specifically, she discovered that people who resorted to stimulus-response learning smoked more, had double the consumption of alcohol and were more likely to use cannabis. Her findings have been published in the most recent issue of Hippocampus.
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Young people are trying to break their addictions to narcotics at four juvenile reformatories across the nation under the Justice Ministry's intensive correction program that started this fiscal year.
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At the heart of drug legalization is the conviction that the top priority of drug reform is to get the criminal justice system out of drug policy because our prisons are full of innocent drug users, particularly marijuana users, caught up in the failed "War on Drugs." In this view, drug legalization will empty our prisons and yield big financial savings. The truth is that very few of the many drug users in prison are there for drug possession. They are in prison because they committed serious crimes.
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Doctors in Albania say hundreds of people have fallen ill from harvesting cannabis in a lawless region that for years has been out of bounds to police, Albanian media reported on Friday.
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President Evo Morales' government will avoid extensive eradication operations in areas of political support.
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Using marijuana for medical purposes does not avert the possibility of individuals being charged criminally.
This was the warning of Department of Health (DOH) spokesman Dr. Eric Tayag to those that may have been using medical marijuana to treat particular medical conditions saying it is prohibited under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. A penalty of life imprisonment and a fine ranging from P500,000 to P10 million could be imposed to those found in possession of it.
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The nation's law enforcement establishment isn't pleased with the Obama administration decision to ease the enforcement of federal drug laws in states that have legalized the use of marijuana.
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The Medford City Council voted in September to effectively ban marijuana outlets. Gresham has a similar restriction. Grants Pass Mayor Darin Fowler said he wants to ban medical marijuana retailers from his southern Oregon community.
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In a rule that goes into effect Nov. 21, the Defense Department lifted a restriction that prohibited Tricare from covering certain drug therapies used in substance abuse treatment. The change involves medications such as buprenorphine and methadone, considered potentially addictive for prolonged detoxification or long-term maintenance therapy.
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Whatever one wants to call it, marijuana is a serious drug that has been causing Colorado nothing but problems since its legalization one year ago. Proponents of Amendment 64 argued that legalizing marijuana would do great things, from keeping DEA costs down to helping curb the huge marijuana industry in Mexico. The impact marijuana legalization has had on society seems to be proving otherwise.
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