“In man it is unlikely that Δ 9-THC plasma concentrations elevated enough to produce such acute toxic effects, could be reached after ingestion of cannabis preparations.” – Dr. Gabriel Nahas, 1972 report to UNODC.
1 in 5 Drug Rehab Beds is Occupied by a Pot Smoker The latest report from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) details the extent of drug rehabilitation in the United States. Rehabs that receive government funding must report to the Treatment Episode Data Set, which includes Admissions (TEDS-A) and discharges (TEDS-D). The […]
Just What is “Marijuana Addiction”? “Marijuana addiction”, just what is it? The simple answer is that “marijuana addiction” is a scary talking point for the prohibitionists clinging to their jobs against the growing wave of marijuana legalization. Today in the New England Journal of Medicine, a new report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse […]
“Treatment or Jail” Sums Up the Kinder Gentler Drug Warriors Tony Dokoupil of NBC News has written the best mainstream news piece I’ve read on the Kevin Sabet’s misnamed Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana). Focusing on the co-founder, former Rhode Island congressman and cocaine/alcohol/oxycodone addict Patrick Kennedy, the piece is entitled “Treatment or Jail: […]
Project SAM’s Kennedy Tells Colbert “Invest in Rehabs” Project SAM – the misnamed “Smart Approaches to Marijuana” – opposes marijuana legalization and aims to redirect adults caught by police with cannabis into drug courts and forced rehabs. So it was quite a surprise to hear last night’s Stephen Colbert interview of SAM’s founder, former Rhode […]
Rehab Industry Freaks Out Over Justice Dept. Marijuana Memo The rehabitionists at Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) are going through severe withdrawals. The Department of Justice (DoJ) has assured governors of Colorado and Washington that the federal government will not be suing to overturn their groundbreaking recreational marijuana programs. In a late August memo […]