Nora Volkow

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Name: Nora Volkow
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Scientific Research Is Biased to Make Marijuana

Seeds of Change or Seeds of Ruin?SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IS BIASED TO MAKE MARIJUANA LOOK DANGEROUS, SAYS CARL HARTIs 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 ... [Published Media Awareness Project - 13 hours ago]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

TEDMED highlights contrast powers of the body with human frailty and new technology narrowing the gap

Provided by TEDMEDThe international annual healthcare think tank meetup that is TEDMED produced an interesting series of themes beyond the ones specifically outlined by TEDMED 2014 organizers. Some of the most interesting speakers revealed the fascinating ... [Published MedCity News - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Brain may react similarly for obesity addiction

Do the same changes occur in the brains of compulsive eaters as the changes observed in drug addicts?Nora Volkow, MD, from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, thinks they do.Speaking at TEDMED 2014 in Washington, D.C., Volkow said she has studied the ... [Published Orthopedics Today - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Teen weed use linked to long-term problems

Teens who use marijuana daily before age 17 are more than 60% less likely to get their high school diploma than those who've never used pot, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet Psychiatry.The study, done by researchers ... [Published WDSU New Orleans - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

The government’s giant marijuana deception

This article originally appeared on AlterNet. In her latest blog post, US National Institute on Drug Abuse director Nora Volkow claims that “science should guide marijuana policy.” But if the nation’s top anti-drug doc truly believes that facts, not ideological ... [Published Salon - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

US Government Needs Your Help Growing 1,400 Pounds Of Marijuana For Research, 30 Times Last Years Quantity

Hear ye, hear ye! The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is now "soliciting proposals" — sounds vaguely illegal, no? — from citizen-pot growers who can devote 12 acres to marijuana research. The announcement comes on the heels of the Drug Enforcement ... [Published Medical Daily - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Legalized Marijuana Has Unexpected Consequences On Other Drug Mortalities

The legalization of marijuana in some states has had many consequences. For example, as many medical marijuana advocates have been claiming for decades, since the legalization of medical marijuana in some states, more research has found that pot can repair ... [Published Inquisitr - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

The Feds Continue to Spread Misinformation About Marijuana

Some cannabis bud, which is well-cured (i.e. dried slowly following a specific procedure). The strain is Sweet Tooth #3Or maybe it’s more disinformation than misinformation. Either way, I’m guessing that none of you are surprised.In her latest  blog post ... [Published Disinformation - Aug 27 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 Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

Edible marijuana rules tightened in Colorado

Individually-packaged and labeled products offered by Ganja Gourmet in Denver, Colorado, include marijuana-infused candy. New regulations will limit the potency of edibles. Photo by Dustin Bradford/MCT viaManufacturers of edible pot products sold in Colorado ... [Published PBS - Aug 02 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]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

NIDA Director Has Misguided Views on Marijuana Legalization

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) ... [Published Cato @ Liberty - Jun 25 2014]

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...mental and physical health, more relationship problems, and less academic and career success compared to non-marijuana-using peers," Volkow said. "the risk of addiction is also higher when use initiates as a teen. it is important that we continue to discourage young people from using marijuana."

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Scientific Research Is Biased to Make Marijuana [Published Media Awareness Project - 13 hours ago]
TEDMED highlights contrast powers of the body w... [Published MedCity News - Sep 13 2014]
Brain may react similarly for obesity addiction [Published Orthopedics Today - Sep 12 2014]
Teen weed use linked to long-term problems [Published WDSU New Orleans - Sep 09 2014]
TEDMED 2014 Kicks Off With Unprecedented Roster... [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - Sep 08 2014]
Measure S would weaken county’s marijuana culti... [Published Grass Valley Union - Sep 06 2014]
In drug fight, erratic cues for teenagers [Published Nigeria Punch - Sep 05 2014]
Do You Have An Addictive Personality? Take This... [Published Medical Daily - Sep 04 2014]
The government’s giant marijuana deception [Published Salon - Sep 01 2014]
US Government Needs Your Help Growing 1,400 Pou... [Published Medical Daily - Aug 28 2014]
Legalized Marijuana Has Unexpected Consequences... [Published Inquisitr - Aug 27 2014]
The Feds Continue to Spread Misinformation Abou... [Published Disinformation - Aug 27 2014]
Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization: Pot Coo... [Published Inquisitr - Aug 19 2014]
Attacking Marijuana Legalization, Bill Bennett ... [Published REASON Online - Aug 15 2014]
Attacking Marijuana Legalization, Bill Bennett ... [Published Hit & Run - Aug 15 2014]
This Might Be Your Brain On Drugs: Colorado's S... [Published Forbes.com - Aug 14 2014]
Marijuana Legalization: Brain Study Claims Smok... [Published Inquisitr - Aug 10 2014]
Size should not matter in question of ACT democ... [Published Canberra Times - Aug 08 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]
The Morning News: Big Storms, Botched Execution... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Apr 30 2014]
Talking cannabis: Kilmer, Sterling, DuPont, Volkow [Published The Reality-Based Community - Apr 21 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]
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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]
Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara. To subscribe by e-mail, click  here . Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click  here . Detainees sleep ...
The Morning News: Big Storms, Botched Execution... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Apr 30 2014]
The national weather today: Freak “S” shaped storm unleashes biblical rain in Pensacola, Mobile: http://t.co/LGBo9FWydN pic.twitter.com/u2GJowmOrV — Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) April 30, 2014 Botched execution: "A controversial double ...
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