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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 28, 2019

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Potent pot, vulnerable teens trigger concerns in first states to legalize marijuana
The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana are starting to grapple with teenagers' growing use of highly potent pot, even as both boost the industry and reap huge tax windfalls from its sales.

Gene Increases Risk for Pot Addiction
First gene associated with cannabis abuse likely affects how people respond to the drug.

Teen Insights into Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine: A National Survey of Adolescent Attitudes Toward Addictive Substances
For over 25 years, Center on Addiction has conducted national surveys of teens with the goal of helping parents better understand the experiences, attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors of their adolescent children in relation to nicotine, alcohol, and other drugs.

San Francisco's e-cigarette ban isn't just bad policy, it's bad for public health
Anyone over 21, and with an ID to prove it, can purchase cigarettes, booze and even marijuana in retail establishments across San Francisco..

'Spike' in Suicide Attempts by NJ Preteens, Girls Especially
As experts look for causes, some are considering social rather than biological determinants and possible link to rise in use of social media

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