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Subject: JTO Direct - Daily Edition - 12/9/05
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 01:29:39 -0500 (EST)
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Daily Edition - Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco December 9, 2005
Lawsuit Over Mandated Treatment with Religious Overtones
A Michigan man convicted of marijuana possession is suing the state for
requiring him to attend a church-run addiction treatment program or go
Heavy Teen Marijuana Use Causes Brain Changes
Adolescents who were heavy users of marijuana exhibited changes in their
brain similar to those found in schizophrenics.
San Diego County Seeks to Void Prop 215
County officials in San Diego plan to file suit in federal court to
overturn California's Proposition 215, arguing that federal drug laws
should supersede the 1996 medical-marijuana law.
Plan Columbia Questioned by GAO
A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office challenges
recent Bush Administration assertions about progress in the war in drugs
80 Percent of PG-13 Movies Depict Smoking, Researchers Say
A study from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) finds that
80 percent of U.S. movies rated PG-13 included characters who smoked
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IOM Report Endorses Treatment Improvement, Integration, and Parity
The addiction and mental-health treatment systems should be better
integrated with general healthcare and included in broader national
efforts to improve healthcare quality, the National Academy of Sciences
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