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Entries for July 2011

Seattle’s City Council voted this week to establish a system for licensing and regulating medical marijuana distribution under a new Washington state law.


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Exposure to secondhand smoke can lead to hearing loss in teenagers, who often don’t realize they have hearing difficulties, a new study suggests.


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Actor Martin Sheen returned to Congress this week to testify in favor of authorizing drug court funding for veterans in 2012.


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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has given approval to the state’s medical marijuana program. He says he believes the state’s narrowly focused program will not be subject to federal prosecution.


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Health care providers in Ohio are reporting cases of people abusing a type of incense sold under the brand name “Mad Hatter.”


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A growing body of research is showing that when it comes to treatments for alcohol use disorders, women’s needs are different from men’s. Scientists who recently presented studies at the Research Society on Alcoholism are exploring gender differences in alcohol treatment and moving beyond a one-size-fits-all strategy.


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Researchers are asking the federal government for approval to study the effects of marijuana on veterans with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder who have not responded to other treatment.


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The blood pressure drug propranolol may help treat cocaine addiction, a new animal study suggests.


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Women who are suffering from a major depressive episode when they enter drug court are at substantially greater risk of using crack cocaine within four months, compared with women who are not currently depressed, according to a new study.


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A new Gallup poll finds that 59 percent of Americans support a public ban on smoking. Only 19 percent say that cigarette smoking should be illegal in the United States.


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