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More Research Cheered by Feds for CBD and Cannabidiol

What an exciting year for Medicine Freedom!  Recent sentiment coming from Washington, D.C. is that common sense must continue to be applied to the research of Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. 116 more words

That's Natural

Dopamine Yada, Yada, Yada

An in-depth analysis of why the Dopamine Deficit Theory of Addiction does not explain Addiction, craving and relapse.

In the next week or so I will be critiquing a theory of addiction that has become common currency out there in internet land, which I find disturbing. 1,394 more words


Addiction and Free Will

In an article recently published by the Huffington Post, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) shares an intimate anecdote about her grandfather’s harrowing battle with alcoholism, an addiction that was kept secret from her until long after his death. 408 more words

Dana Alliance For Brain Initiatives

A Dopamine Model of Addiction

There are two main dopamine models of addiction.

1. one that says dopamine increases in the addiction cycle leading to a “pathological wanting”

2. That dopamine decreases so that addicted people are seeking more dopamine. 623 more words

Positive Reinforcement Model

Marijuana and the Brain Briefing

This Tuesday, May 12, join us on Capitol Hill for a public luncheon briefing about marijuana and the brain. Top experts in the
field will speak about medicinal marijuana and the drug’s effect on the brain, as well as research on the impact of state marijuana policies. 125 more words


Teen Drug Use Down: National Study

The prevalence of illicit drug use among teens appears to be declining, according to the 2014 Monitoring the Future Survey conducted by the University of Michigan and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). 35 more words

Dana Alliance For Brain Initiatives

The Feds Are Incapable of Telling Truth About Pot

By Paul Armentano

Source: Alternet

In her latest blog post, US National Institute on Drug Abuse director Nora Volkow claims that “science should guide marijuana policy.” But if the nation’s top anti-drug doc truly believes that facts, not ideological rhetoric, ought to shape America’s drug policies, why does she feel the need to keep distorting the truth about pot? 774 more words