CANNABIS CULTURE – On many drug addiction programs, “abstinence” is the keyword. The reasoning? Perhaps something akin to “Using cannabis keeps you in a drug-using environment, and potentially makes you susceptible to using other drugs (gateway theory). Also, cannabis is a drug, and you cannot use drugs to get off other drugs.”
In 2016, opioids killed more Americans than breast cancer.
Lamar Odom, who has battled crack cocaine addiction, recently stated that he found marijuana was helpful in his treatment and recovery for substance abuse.
The studies are the latest in a long line of research showing that marijuana availability is associated with reductions in opiate use and misuse.
Anti-drug campaigners like to portray weed as a ‘gateway’ drug which leads on to harder substances – but could cannabis actually stop addicts relapsing?
At age 49, after being 20 years clean from a methamphetamine addiction, Dawn Lindsey was hopelessly hooked again.
Although certain states in America are making advancements when it comes to both recreational and medical marijuana
“There are direct reasons why [cannabis]could actually help people get off of opioids,” says one leading marijuana researcher.
The 2015 book Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, is a New York Times bestseller. It’s also a scathing account of the trillion dollar, global drug war’s many policy failures. The book’s author, Scottish-born journalist Johann Hari, has traveled to over 18 countries to investigate drug criminalization. What heRead More
Opponents of legalizing marijuana have long claimed that it is a “gateway drug” that leads to use of other substances. But one of the country’s most famous physicians says the opposite might be true.