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Thoughts of suicide are more common among adults who use illicit drugs, compared with the general population, according to a new government survey.

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Policymakers in Colorado are imposing a 15 percent wholesale and 10 percent retail tax on marijuana transactions. The impact of the tax rate is unclear, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

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Top headlines of the week from Friday, January 10- Thursday, January 16, 2014.

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Entrepreneurs are moving forward with new business strategies as legal sales of recreational marijuana get underway in Colorado, CNBC reports. Washington state will begin selling marijuana later this year.

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Brain scientists are debating whether marijuana could be a useful treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, NPR reports.

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Addiction treatment centers in Colorado are bracing for an increase in teens referred for marijuana use, ABC News reports. The state began legal sales of recreational marijuana for adults last week.

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Legal sales of recreational marijuana began in Colorado on Wednesday. Hundreds of state residents, as well as tourists from around the country, lined up before dawn to purchase state-regulated marijuana, The New York Times reports.

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The percentage of teens who think there is a great risk from being a regular marijuana user has dropped, according to a new survey. The Monitoring the Future survey found 39.5 percent of 12th graders think regular marijuana use is harmful, down from 44.1 percent last year.

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Heavy marijuana use in the teenage years could damage brain structures vital to memory and reasoning, a new study suggests.

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A bill to legalize, tax and regulate the sale of marijuana to adults in New York state was introduced this week by three state legislators.

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