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Major Occupational Health Groups Publish Guidance for Employers on the Impact of Marijuana in the Workplace

Apr. 13, 2015 — Experts have published guidance for employers aimed at helping them better understand the implications of marijuana use on the workforce as attitudes toward marijuana and laws restricting it continue ... read more

Schools Using out-of-School Suspension Drug Policy Show Increased Likelihood of Marijuana Use

Mar. 19, 2015 — Schools where administrators report using out-of-school suspension to enforce drug policy and where students report low policy enforcement, regardless of the type of drug policy adopted, show an ... read more

How Cannabis Use Affects People With Bipolar Disorder

Mar. 13, 2015 — The first study to examine the use of cannabis in the context of daily life among people with Bipolar Disorder has shown how the drug is linked to increases in both manic and depressive ... read more

Teens, Adults Hazy on Washington Marijuana Law, Study Shows

Mar. 9, 2015 — Only 57 percent of Washington parents surveyed knew the legal age for recreational marijuana use and just 63 percent knew that homegrown marijuana is illegal under the law, a new study ... read more

Drug to Control Appetite Could Also Fight Anxiety

Mar. 5, 2015 — Did you know that our body produces its own marijuana-like compound to protect us against anxiety? A study reveals a new biological pathway that regulates this system and suggests that a drug ... read more

An Alternative to Medical Marijuana for Pain?

Mar. 4, 2015 — Medical marijuana is proliferating across the country due to the ability of cannabis ingestion to treat important clinical problems such as chronic pain. However, negative side effects and the ... read more

Study Identifies Teens at-Risk for Synthetic Marijuana Use

Mar. 2, 2015 — One of the first American national studies to examine risk factors for use of synthetic marijuana among a large, nationally representative sample of teens. Popular among teens, in 2011, synthetic ... read more

Women Twice as Likely to See Pot as Risky

Feb. 25, 2015 — A study on the perceived risk of using cannabis and characteristics associated with these perceptions found that non-white, low-income women over 50 were most likely to perceive a risk in using the ... read more

Acute Use of Cannabinoids Depresses Motor Neuron Activity

Feb. 23, 2015 — A new study could explain the acute lack of coordination and difficulty speaking and breathing experienced by some people who habitually use ... read more

Feb. 18, 2015 — The 'munchies,' or that uncontrollable urge to eat after using marijuana, appear to be driven by neurons in the brain that are normally involved in suppressing appetite, according to a new ... read more

Cannabis: A New Frontier in Therapeutics

Feb. 15, 2015 — While debate about recreational marijuana use continues, researchers are investigating the effectiveness of cannabis for treating pain, spasticity, and a host of other medical problems. Experts share ... read more

Marijuana Use Is Associated With Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Adolescents

Feb. 13, 2015 — A new study found 10 percent of adolescents sent to a Sleep Center for evaluation of excessive daytime sleepiness with testing results consistent with narcolepsy had urine drug screens positive for ... read more

Significant Link Between Cannabis Use and Onset of Mania Symptoms

Feb. 10, 2015 — Researchers have found evidence to suggest a significant relationship between cannabis use and the onset and exacerbation of mania ... read more

Feb. 5, 2015 — As medical marijuana becomes increasingly accepted, there is growing interest in its use for children and adolescents with developmental and behavioral problems such as autism spectrum disorders ... read more

Possible Use of Medical Marijuana for Depression

Feb. 4, 2015 — Scientists are studying chronic stress and depression, with a focus on endocannabinoids, which are brain chemicals similar to substances in ... read more

Schizophrenia and Weight Gain: A New Explanation?

Feb. 4, 2015 — Cannabinoids may be involved in the weight gain that occurs in people with schizophrenia who are treated with the antipsychotic olanzapine, according to a pilot ... read more

Third of High School Seniors in U.S. Support Legalized Marijuana, Study Suggests

Feb. 4, 2015 — New research has found that 33 percent of high school seniors support legalized marijuana and 25.6 percent believe marijuana should be considered a crime. As debate has swept the country -- with ... read more

Pro-Marijuana 'Tweets' Are Sky-High on Twitter

Jan. 22, 2015 — Analyzing every marijuana-related Twitter message sent during a one-month period in early 2014, researchers have found that the 'Twitterverse' is a pot-friendly place. In that time, more ... read more

Up in Smoke or Bottoms Up: How Policy Could Affect Substance Abuse

Jan. 12, 2015 — Half of young drivers who died in car crashes in American states such as California, Hawaii and West Virginia were under the influence of either alcohol or marijuana, or both. This is the story told ... read more

Curiosity Main Motivator Behind Synthetic THC Use Among College Students

Dec. 15, 2014 — Researchers find that for the college population, curiosity is the main motivator behind synthetic THC ... read more

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