Addiction Specialists Ponder a Potential Aid: Pot - Cannabis News

A new clinic is experimenting with a concept made possible by the growing legalization of marijuana: that pot, rather than being a gateway into drugs, could be a gateway out.

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Study: Marijuana can help battle depression, anxiety, PTSD and addiction – Cannabis News

The most comprehensive research review ever done on the topic found that marijuana can help battle depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and even addictions to alcohol and painkillers.

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Courts are forcing marijuana users to get drug treatment they probably don’t need – Marijuana News

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"Many cannabis consumers are being forced by cops, courts and corrections officers to undergo drug treatment that they themselves don’t feel they actually need," wrote legalization advocate Tom Angell last week.

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Marijuana is not a gateway drug, if anything alcohol is

Image of a Pie Chart showing 83.2% of people did not use cannabis before using other drugs
 
It's our legal drug of choice that is at the beginning of the chain
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