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Who says that the federal and state governments don't work well together?

 

First, allow the states to legalize another addictive drug - marijuana. Then have the federal government require insurance companies to cover substance abuse addiction...Bye bye private sector insurance industry!

 

Long-term marijuana use can lead to addiction; that is, people have difficulty controlling their drug use and cannot stop even though it interferes with many aspects of their lives. It is estimated that 9 percent of people who use marijuana will become dependent on it.10 The number goes up to about 1 in 6 in those who start using young (in their teens) and to 25-50 percent among daily users.11,12 Moreover, a study of over 300 fraternal and identical twin pairs found that the twin who had used marijuana before the age of 17 had elevated rates of other drug use and drug problems later on, compared with their twin who did not use before age 17.13

 

Sep 12, 2013 - The Affordable Care Act will require insurers to provide drug addiction rehabilitation services and encourages doctors to screen for potential ...thinkprogress.org

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