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Marijuana Dependence and Legalization
Making best guesses about pot. One essential question about state marijuana legalization continues to dog the debate:  Namely, as marijuana becomes gradually legal, how do we estimate how many people will become dependent? How can we estimate the number of ...
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I really don't see the point of estimating this. Other than it gives people things to discuss. Yes, a number of people will have trouble with stopping. I am reasonably certain it will be less than the number of people suffering from withdrawals from freedom because of prohibition. 
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Costa Rican Sunset, Pacific side. Photo by Peter Hanson, Seattle.
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Beautiful woodcut: "Mt. Shasta," Frank Morley Fletcher, 1932

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Tips For Dating a Person in 12 Step Recovery
Would you let your daughter go out with an addict? In the title of her book, Girlfriend of Bill , author Karen Nagy riffs on the time-honored public code for mutual AA recognition: “Are you a friend of [AA co-founder] Bill?” Nagy says she was unable to find...
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Does Strong Marijuana Cause Addiction?
Strong pot matters, but maybe not the way we think. Colorado, Washington, and some 20 additional states have now made various provisions for legal transactions involving marijuana. And since time immemorial, there has been an illegal market for marijuana. B...
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The Escalating Debate Over E-Cigarettes
Follow the bouncing ping-pong ball. “E-cigarettes are likely to be gateway devices for nicotine addiction among youth, opening up a whole new market for tobacco.” — Lauren Dutra , postdoctoral fellow at the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Educa...
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Freelance writer and blogger covering neuroscience, drugs, and addiction. He is the author of The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction. He is the editor of Addiction Inbox and also serves as a category expert for Answers.com. He previously worked for The Fix as senior contributing editor. He has contributed to Scientific American, The Dana Foundation, Huffington Post, Salon, AlterNet, Wired, California, Omni, and other magazines. He received the 2012 Excellence in Media Award from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.
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  • Iowa State University
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