Marijuana Addiction Uncommon But Real, Experts SayWhile many dismiss the idea that marijuana is physically addictive, researchers have documented physical withdrawal symptoms in heavy users who quit including: irritability, sleep difficulties, cravings and restlessness.
Could Marijuana Help Treat Painkiller And Heroin Addiction?The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates.
Support For Legalizing Marijuana Continues To Grow, CBS News Poll FindsAmericans’ support for legal marijuana use is at an all-time high, according to a recent CBS News poll.
Baker, Walsh Hypocritical In Opposing Recreational Marijuana Legalization, Group SaysA group supporting legalized use of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts said Friday that Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh are being hypocritical by supporting more liquor licenses while opposing the pot initiative.
Baker, Walsh, DeLeo Form Bipartisan Anti-Marijuana Legalization CommitteeGovernor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh, Speaker Robert DeLeo, and a number of legislators and healthcare professionals have come together in their opposition to legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts.
Could Marijuana Business Mean Billions For Massachusetts?If voters approve the marijuana ballot question in November, Massachusetts would become the first state east of Colorado to legalize pot--and that could mean ka-ching for the Commonwealth.
Mass. Hospital Group Against Legalizing MarijuanaThe Massachusetts Hospital Association is adding its voice to those opposed to legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.
Massachusetts Senate Panel Cautions On Pot LegislationA state Senate committee that visited Colorado to learn about recreational marijuana is warning that Massachusetts may not be prepared for legalization.
Marijuana Legalization Proposal Draws Support, Opposition In MassachusettsSupporters and foes of legalizing marijuana are gathering at the Massachusetts Statehouse to discuss a proposal that would allow residents 21 or older to legally possess up to 1 ounce of the drug.
80-Year-Old Man Faces Sentencing In Massive Marijuana OperationMarshall Dion pleaded guilty in October. He faces up to seven years in prison under a plea agreement with prosecutors who say Dion has been selling marijuana for decades.
Study Questions Link Between Teen Pot Smoking And IQ DeclineSome prior research has led to suggestions that the developing adolescent brain is particularly vulnerable to harm from marijuana.
Mass. State Lawmakers Visit Colorado On Marijuana Fact-Finding TripEight state lawmakers are in Colorado this week to learn about that state's two-year-old experience with legalizing marijuana.