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February 27, 2017

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February 27, 2017

Dec. 7, 2016 — Relaxing with a joint around children is not very wise. Not only do youngsters inhale harmful secondary smoke in the process, but the psychoactive chemicals in the drug are taken up by their bodies ... read more

Baby Boomers on Dope: Recreational Marijuana Use Is on the Rise Among Adults Over 50

Dec. 5, 2016 — There is a common misperception that widespread marijuana use is limited to younger generations. However, the Baby Boomer generation has reported higher rates of substance use than any preceding ... read more

Marijuana Use Gender Gap Widens, Mainly Among Low-Income

Nov. 29, 2016 — Americans have experienced a six percent increase in pot use among men earning less than $20,000, corresponding to rising unemployment rate during the Great Recession, a new report ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — Researchers report the most detailed 3-D structure to date of the brain receptor that binds and responds to the chemical at the root of marijuana’s ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits, a new study suggests. The research also found some evidence that medical cannabis may help with symptoms ... read more

Compound Suggests Chronic Pain Treatment Without Opioid or Medical Marijuana Side Effects

Nov. 15, 2016 — Neuroscientists have found evidence that the brain’s cannabis receptors may be used to treat chronic pain without the side effects associated with opioid-based pain relievers or medical ... read more

Nov. 8, 2016 — The risk of developing psychosis is more than tripled for those who abuse cannabis, according to results from a new twin ... read more

State Policies Will Determine Whether or Not Most Americans Smoke Marijuana

Oct. 31, 2016 — More than 50 percent of Americans changed their minds about intentions to smoke marijuana based on ramifications — or lack thereof — set forth by their state of residency, according to new ... read more

A FAAH Better Thing for Cannabis Users

Oct. 25, 2016 — Chronic cannabis users have reduced levels of an enzyme called fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH). The enzyme has been considered for treatment for cannabis dependence because it breaks down ... read more

First Atomic-Level Image of the Human 'Marijuana Receptor' Unveiled

Oct. 20, 2016 — In a discovery that advances the understanding of how marijuana works in the human body, an international group of scientists has, for the first time, created a three-dimensional atomic-level image ... read more

Does Weed Help You Sleep? Probably Not

Oct. 17, 2016 — Marijuana users may believe that frequent use helps them sleep, but that perception has been challenged by a new study. It found that daily marijuana users actually scored higher on the Insomnia ... read more

Cannabis Excess Linked to Bone Disease, Fractures

Oct. 12, 2016 — People who regularly smoke large amounts of cannabis have reduced bone density and are more prone to fractures, research has found. The study also found that heavy cannabis users have a lower body ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — In a new study, scientists have discovered that early marijuana use may result in abnormal brain function and lower ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Regular users of cannabis are less aware of their own mistakes, and they are not good at creative thinking, concludes new research on the effects of ... read more

If Legalizing Pot, Consider Health, Not Profits, Analysis Says

Sep. 28, 2016 — A new analysis of marijuana legislation offers a framework for states that are considering legalizing the drug and want to protect public health, rather than corporate ... read more

Sleep Habits, Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use Linked, Shows Research

Sep. 19, 2016 — A possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance abuse has been identified by researchers. The study found that both sleep duration and sleep quality during late childhood predict ... read more

Study of Fatal Car Accidents Suggests Medical Marijuana May Be Helping Curb Opioid Use

Sep. 15, 2016 — There were fewer drivers killed in car crashes who tested positive for opioids in states with medical marijuana laws than before the laws went into effect, investigators ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Smoking the equivalent of a single 'spliff' of cannabis makes people less willing to work for money while 'high,' finds a new study. The research is the first to reliably ... read more

Increasing Number of US Adults Using Marijuana as Fewer People Perceive the Drug as Harmful

Aug. 31, 2016 — An increasing number of US adults are using marijuana, as fewer people perceive the drug as harmful, according to a survey of over 500000 US adults conducted between 2002 and 2014. As marijuana has ... read more

Factors That Might Attract Children to Marijuana Edibles

Aug. 25, 2016 — A new report identifies factors that make food attractive to children. Commissioned by the state Liquor and Cannabis Board, the report studied research on what makes food appeal to children and the ... read more

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