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Medical Marijuana Users More Likely to Abuse Prescription Drugs

A groundbreaking new study from the Journal of Addiction Medicine finds that medical marijuana users are more likely to use prescription drugs both medically and non-medically. The study recommends that doctors of patients who use medical marijuana must use more caution in prescribing medicines as those patients are more likely to abuse them. Essentially, more medical marijuana means more prescription drug abuse.

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Colorado Schools Report 19% Increase in Marijuana Suspensions

New numbers out of Colorado shows a large increase in students being suspended for using marijuana. Administrators say that increased availability of marijuana in Colorado has led to the increase of marijuana-related suspensions statewide.  Click  here to read more.

About SAM: Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) is a nonpartisan, non-profit alliance of physicians, policy makers, prevention workers, treatment and recovery professionals, scientists, and other concerned citizens opposed to marijuana legalization who want health and scientific evidence to guide marijuana policies. SAM has affiliates in more than 30 states. For more information about marijuana use and its effects, visit



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