Why do we avoid talking with our kids about weed? And how can we frame the conversation? More here on understanding how to open up the conversation about marijuana with your teen. Plus, 4 basic guidelines on how to do it.
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The legalization of medical marijuana is sweeping the nation, in spite of its classification as an illegal substance on the federal level. A review of the state of U.S. law regarding marijuana and its enforcement here.
The legalization of marijuana makes many addiction treatment professionals uneasy. Here, we get an insider’s look into how recent changes in policy can/will impact the addiction industry as a whole. A timely and important commentary here.
Where does Donald Trump stand on the issues of drug use policies, legalization, the War on Drugs, and provision of addiction treatment? Check out some of his quotes in this infographic.
Explore this infographic to learn more about Hillary Clinton’s basic stance on the subject of drug use, the criminal justice system, and the War on Drugs. Plus, a section on her policy summary RE: addiction and its treatment.
What does John Kasich think regarding substance use disorders, addiction, and their treatment? Explore this infographic to take note of a few of Kasich’s most striking quotes.
A summary description of Bernie Sanders’ views on addiction, the War on Drugs, legalization of medical and recreational marijuana, the criminal justice system… and more.
What does Republican candidate, Ted Cruz, have to say about drugs, addiction, and treatment? View his own words here.
“My goals are to discourage all drug abuse in America-and also discourage the excessive use of alcohol and tobacco-and to reduce to a minimum the harm drug abuse causes when it does occur.” -Jimmy Carter’s drug abuse message to Congress in 1977. These and more quotes about drug use and sentencing laws here.
“Never give up the ganja” and “No. I don’t smoke a lot” says Morgan Freeman. Read more of his own words regarding drug use and marijuana legalization, here.