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  1. photo WHO drug advisor criticizes <b>cannabis</b>, likens it to heroin addiction, as media follows along, parroting false claimsWHO drug advisor criticizes cannabis, likens it to heroin addiction, as media follows along, parroting false claimsNews
    "If cannabis is not addictive then neither is heroin," he said, saying that one in six adolescents who use cannabis go on to be dependent on it. What's interesting about Hall's findings is that he admits peopleRead more
  2. photo NFL players and doctors fight for marijuana as opioid alternativeNFL players and doctors fight for marijuana as opioid alternativeNews
    With the cooperation and support of doctors and other cannabis advocates, NFL players are becoming increasingly successful in forcing a dialog with the league regarding the use of marijuanaRead more
  3. photo The science behind cannabinoids is clear: marijuana helps brain achieve breakthroughs in learning, consciousness and understandingThe science behind cannabinoids is clear: marijuana helps brain achieve breakthroughs in learning, consciousness and understandingNews
    , a foundational characteristic of drugs that induce physical dependence and have the potential to be abused. Cannabis exhibits no reinforcing properties, and the brain does not appear to have any cannabinoidRead more
  4. photo Improved safety and efficacy testing for legal <b>cannabis</b> provides huge business opportunities for entrepreneursImproved safety and efficacy testing for legal cannabis provides huge business opportunities for entrepreneursNews
    A prominent marijuana research and testing facility in Denver, Colorado, claims that a surprising amount of legal cannabis currently on the market in the Centennial State is contaminated with toxinsRead more
  5. Understanding the problems of using cannabis as a potential therapeutic treatment for cancerNews
    Although there's no solid scientific evidence at the moment that cannabinoids or cannabis can cure cancer, it seems like more and more patients are seeing success in cancer reduction by usingRead more
  6. photo <b>Cannabis</b> oil from marijuana is having success treating COPDCannabis oil from marijuana is having success treating COPDNews
    , bronchiectasis and chronic bronchitis. The scary part is that it's a mystery to our pharmaceutical-dependent medical system. And it gets progressively worse, often leading to death.It's third in disease deathRead more
  7. photo The Navajo hope to begin growing industrial hemp on native land by 2017The Navajo hope to begin growing industrial hemp on native land by 2017News
    cannabis policies. An opportunity for Native American tribes with struggling economiesNative American tribes see this as an opportunity to become more self-sufficient, and to lessen their dependencyRead more
  8. photo We can't test medical marijuana to treat children because it hasn't been tested yet, biased researchers claimWe can't test medical marijuana to treat children because it hasn't been tested yet, biased researchers claimNews
    An article titled "Medical Marijuana for Children with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders?" and subtitled "Despite lack of evidence, some are advocating cannabis for children with autismRead more
  9. photo Thanks to sweeping legalization measures, marijuana is fastest growing industry in USThanks to sweeping legalization measures, marijuana is fastest growing industry in USNews
    As the American economy continues to limp along in near-stagnancy, the few states that have repealed their nonsensical prohibition of cannabis are experiencing major economic boons. A new reportRead more
  10. photo Medical marijuana legalization reduces painkiller overdose deathsMedical marijuana legalization reduces painkiller overdose deathsNews
    that, after the first year of legalizing cannabis for medical purposes, the prescribed opioid painkiller overdose deaths declined by 20 percent. After two years of legalized medical marijuana in each stateRead more

Cannabis dependence

Disease

Cannabis dependence or cannabis use disorder is defined in the fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as a condition requiring treatment.Cannabis is one of the most widely used drugs in the world, although physical addiction has not been proven with a dependence rate of about 9% in adult users. In the US, as of 2013[update], cannabis is the most...More