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New Sovereign Health Editorial Spotlights the Debate over Marijuana Legalization

San Clemente, Calif. — Oct. 6, 2016 — Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services, announces the release of the ninth installment of its “State of Addiction Policy Editorial Series.” The article, “State of Addiction Policy: The debate over marijuana legalization,” takes a close look at the legality of marijuana in the United States. Four states and the District of Columbia have already legalized the drug for any use, and many states have decriminalized it, yet the drug remains illegal under federal law. The piece also examines the history of America’s marijuana laws and both sides of the legalization issue, and features an interactive poll and infographic for readers.

“The controversial topic of marijuana legalization has gained an incredible amount of traction in recent years, with changing state laws regarding both medical and recreational use,” said Rachael Mattice, managing editor for Sovereign Health. “In this article, we took a neutral approach to examining both sides of the legality issues as well as how the upcoming presidential election could shape these laws and the future of behavioral health treatment.”

This new editorial follows “State of Addiction Policy: A look at competing drug policies in the presidential election,” which examines the drug policies proposed by the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, respectively. Drug abuse has become a key issue in the presidential race, with each side offering a very different strategy to address issues such as painkiller abuse and marijuana legalization. The outcome of the election could have a major impact on the future of addiction treatment.

“The State of Addiction Policy” series encompasses multiplatform coverage, including investigative reporting, educational articles, infographics and interactive elements to both inform and engage the nation’s readership on the issues. Track this story and future campaigns at SovHealth.com, Facebook or LinkedIn. Readers may also follow this series on Twitter by searching for #StateOfAddictionPolicy and #SovTalk. Sovereign Health is a trusted source for news and developments on the topic of behavioral health. The behavioral health treatment center will continue to educate professionals, patients and readers on subjects that affect the future of mental health and addiction treatment.

About Sovereign Health

Sovereign Health’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. Sovereign’s treatment facilities are licensed to provide both addiction/dual diagnosis treatment and mental health treatment for conditions such as trauma, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Sovereign also offers treatment for patients who have chronic pain, eating disorders and cognitive deficits. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company’s ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.


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