Nora Volkow

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Name: Nora Volkow
First reported Oct 31 2014 - Updated Oct 31 2014 - 1 reports

Volkow discusses addiction and neurobiology in talk

Students and community members gathered on Tuesday night in McCosh 50 for a talk titled "The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction" given by Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.Volkow, whose research focuses on drug addiction in ... [Published Individual.com - Oct 31 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 3 reports

My Turn: Scientists who know say 'no' to legal pot

On Nov. 4, Alaskans will consider Ballot Measure 2, an initiative to legalize the sale and use of marijuana for recreational purposes. And those who support that commercial trade are investing heavily in hoping you will vote “yes.” Make no mistake about ... [Published Juneau Empire - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Commentary: Before legalizing marijuana, Maine should consider the cost

What’s the cost of a third legal drug? Apparently, it would be substantial – and painful.Marijuana legalization is apparently sweeping all resistance before it, with two states, Washington and Colorado, leading the way (insert your own “Rocky Mountain ... [Published Portland Press Herald - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 1 reports

Carl Hart: Why research is biased against pot

Is America’s scientific research biased to focus on the harmful effects of drugs?That was one of the questions at the heart of a congressional hearing this summer seeking to understand more comprehensively the scientific evidence related to marijuana. ... [Published Savannah Morning News - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

13 projects to study pain treatment alternatives

The federal government has awarded 13 grants worth up to a total $21.7 million over five years to examine alternatives to drugs for treating pain.The Veterans Affairs Department, National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative ... [Published Army Times - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Comment: Is marijuana more addictive than alcohol?

So, you’re considering a move to Colorado to live a lifestyle that includes the local (herbal) refreshments. But you don’t want to end up like some sort of burnout. You intend to maintain your weapons-grade professional trajectory, balancing it alongside ... [Published Special Broadcasting Service - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

New System Will Monitor Emergence of Illicit Drugs

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Maryland’s Center for Substance Abuse Research (CEASAR) five years of funding for the creation of the National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS), a system that monitors emerging drug trends ... [Published Psychiatric News - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Medical Research Biased Against Marijuana

Medical research has for a very long time only looked at the harmful effects of marijuana to the body. This was a topic that was discussed at a congressional hearing this past summer. Dr Nora Volkow , director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse found ... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Research wrongly looks only at bad outcomes

IS AMERICA'S scientific research biased to focus on the harmful effects of drugs?That was one of the questions at the heart of a congressional hearing this summer seeking to understand more comprehensively the scientific evidence related to marijuana. ... [Published Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

13 projects to study pain treatment alternatives

The federal government has awarded 13 grants worth up to a total $21.7 million over five years to examine alternatives to drugs for treating pain.The Veterans Affairs Department, National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative ... [Published Air Force Times - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

Attacking Marijuana Legalization, Bill Bennett Explains Why Better Pot Is Worse and Why Adults Must Be Treated Like Children

Back in 1998, whenthe federal government unveiled a new batch of anti-drug ads, I noted that widespread experience with marijuana had made the anti-potpropagandist's job more difficult: People tend to be skeptical oftall tales about psychoactive substances ... [Published REASON Online - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Marijuana poses more risks than many realize

Doctors say they're increasingly fielding questions about the safety of marijuana, as use of the drug rises and more communities consider legalizing it. Colorado and Washington state have legalized recreational marijuana, and medical use is allowed in ... [Published News Leader - Jul 27 2014]

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"drug addiction is a disease of the brain" Volkow said, noting that our society often treats the problem as "criminal behavior" rather than a "medical disorder."

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Volkow discusses addiction and neurobiology in ... [Published Individual.com - Oct 31 2014]
My Turn: Scientists who know say 'no' to legal pot [Published Juneau Empire - Oct 22 2014]
Scientists Who Know Say ‘No’ [Published Sitnews - Oct 21 2014]
Evidence supports ‘no’ vote on marijuana [Published Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Oct 21 2014]
Gupta: Medical pot is viable option [Published CNN - Oct 11 2014]
Child Mind Institute Honors Dr. Pasko Rakic, Di... [Published Newswise - Oct 10 2014]
Commentary: Before legalizing marijuana, Maine ... [Published Portland Press Herald - Oct 10 2014]
Carl Hart: Why research is biased against pot [Published Savannah Morning News - Oct 05 2014]
13 projects to study pain treatment alternatives [Published Army Times - Oct 03 2014]
Treat heroin as a disease, not as a moral failing [Published Lancaster Online - Oct 02 2014]
Comment: Is marijuana more addictive than alcohol? [Published Special Broadcasting Service - Oct 01 2014]
New System Will Monitor Emergence of Illicit Drugs [Published Psychiatric News - Sep 29 2014]
Medical Research Biased Against Marijuana [Published Examiner.com - Sep 29 2014]
Research wrongly looks only at bad outcomes [Published Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star - Sep 28 2014]
13 projects to study pain treatment alternatives [Published Air Force Times - Sep 26 2014]
Attacking Marijuana Legalization, Bill Bennett ... [Published REASON Online - Aug 15 2014]
Attacking Marijuana Legalization, Bill Bennett ... [Published Hit & Run - Aug 15 2014]
Edible marijuana rules tightened in Colorado [Published PBS - Aug 02 2014]
Pot Legalization vs. Science [Published The Weekly Standard Blog - Jul 30 2014]
Marijuana poses more risks than many realize [Published News Leader - Jul 27 2014]
NIDA Director Has Misguided Views on Marijuana ... [Published Cato @ Liberty - Jun 25 2014]
Wonkbook: What to do about America’s child-migr... [Published Ezra Klein - Jun 23 2014]
Aid in Recovery Supports Federal Call for Incre... [Published PRWeb - Jun 01 2014]
DEA releases report on marijuana misconceptions [Published Edmund Evening Sun - May 29 2014]
WCRI to Present Research on Florida Ban on Phys... [Published PRWeb - Apr 18 2014]
Is pot getting more potent? [Published PBS - Apr 02 2014]
Addicted to Brain Scans [Published REASON Online - Feb 26 2014]
Why We Have Drug Scares [Published REASON Online - Feb 17 2014]
Government Says You Can’t Overcome Addiction, C... [Published REASON Online - Feb 01 2014]
Over 2,500 Community Leaders to Participate in ... [Published PRWeb - Jan 30 2014]
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Attacking Marijuana Legalization, Bill Bennett ... [Published Hit & Run - Aug 15 2014]
<p><img alt="" height="206" src="http://cloudfront-media.reason.com/mc/jsullum/2014_08/Bill-Bennett2.jpg?h=206&w=275" title="|||" width="275" style="float: right;"/&gt;Back in 1998, whenthe federal government unveiled a new batch of anti-drug ads, I noted ...
Pot Legalization vs. Science [Published The Weekly Standard Blog - Jul 30 2014]
While the New York Times continues to editorialize in favor of the legalization of marijuana (Wednesday's installment posits the federal ban is "rooted in myth and xenophobia"!), others are pushing back against legalizing the drug. At the Wall Street ...
NIDA Director Has Misguided Views on Marijuana ... [Published Cato @ Liberty - Jun 25 2014]
Jeffrey Miron Today’s Washington Post contains a Ruth Marcus interview of Nora Volkow, head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Volkow opposes marijuana legalization; she believies it will generate a large increase in use, which will (allegedly) ...
Wonkbook: What to do about America’s child-migr... [Published Ezra Klein - Jun 23 2014]
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