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July 31, 2016

Mixing Cannabis With Tobacco Increases Dependence Risk, Suggests Study

July 5, 2016 — People who mix tobacco with cannabis are less motivated to seek help to ... read more

Marijuana Use in Pregnancy Is Major Risk for Pre-Term Birth

May 12, 2016 — For the first time, science has shown a direct link between continued marijuana use during pregnancy and pre-term birth. The results show that once all other major risk factors have been accounted ... read more

Many Patients Abusing Drugs, Alcohol Are Self-Medicating Chronic Pain

May 9, 2016 — With opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse considered one of the biggest public health threats of our time in the US, many are asking why so many Americans are struggling with addiction to ... read more

Driving Under the Influence Sounds Like a Better Idea While High on Marijuana

May 4, 2016 — A new study found that marijuana users who were high at the time they took the survey had substantially higher odds of believing it was safe to drive while under the ... read more

Neuroscientists Discover Previously Unknown Function of Cannabinoid Receptor

May 2, 2016 — In the brain, there is a delicate interplay of signaling substances and cellular activity. Scientists have now identified another key player within this ensemble. In a laboratory study they found ... read more

Legalization of Marijuana in Washington Had No Effect on Teens' Access to Drug

Apr. 30, 2016 — Despite concerns that legalizing marijuana use for adults would make it easier for adolescents to get ahold of it, a new study in Washington State shows that teens find it no easier now than before ... read more

One in Six Children Hospitalized for Lung Inflammation Positive for Marijuana Exposure

Apr. 30, 2016 — A new study found that one in six infants and toddlers admitted to a Colorado hospital with coughing, wheezing and other symptoms of bronchiolitis tested positive for marijuana ... read more

Synthetic Cannabinoids Versus Natural Marijuana: A Comparison of Expectations

Apr. 27, 2016 — A new study evaluated the expected outcomes of both synthetic and natural ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Evidence of a compromised dopamine system has been found in heavy users of marijuana. Lower dopamine release was found in the striatum -- a region of the brain that is involved in working memory, ... read more

Cannabis Use in Pregnancy Linked to Low Birthweight and Intensive Care

Apr. 5, 2016 — Use of cannabis during pregnancy is linked to low birthweight and the need for intensive care, reveals an analysis of the available evidence. As cannabis becomes more socially acceptable, it's ... read more

Effects of Alcohol, Methamphetamine, and Marijuana Exposure on the Placenta

Apr. 5, 2016 — In the United States, prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is the most common preventable cause of developmental delay. Animal studies have shown some of the adverse effects of PAE on placental ... read more

Treating Withdrawal Symptoms Could Help Cannabis Users Quit, Study Finds

Mar. 23, 2016 — Treating symptoms of cannabis withdrawal could help heavy users stay clean longer, finds a new study. Marijuana's long half-life and users' reports of primarily psychological withdrawal ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — The percentage of Americans who reported using marijuana in the past year more than doubled between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013, and the increase in marijuana use disorders during that time was nearly as ... read more

New Technique Could More Accurately Measure Cannabinoid Dosage in Marijuana Munchies

Mar. 15, 2016 — As more states decriminalize recreational use of marijuana and expand its medical applications, concern is growing about inaccurate dosage information listed on edible products. So, scientists have ... read more

Variation in Medical Marijuana Program Regulations Impacts Enrollment

Mar. 7, 2016 — A new study found that while 14 of the nation's 24 medical marijuana programs were essentially nonmedical in practice, they enrolled more than 99 percent of overall participants. Fewer than one ... read more

Group Identifications Affect Likelihood of Teenagers Smoking, Drinking and Taking Cannabis

Mar. 7, 2016 — Teenagers who interact positively with their family, school and friends are far less likely to smoke, binge drink and use cannabis than peers who fail to identify with these social groups, according ... read more

Cannabis Use in Psychotic Patients Linked to 50 Percent Higher Hospital Admission Risk

Mar. 4, 2016 — Cannabis use among people experiencing a first episode of psychotic illness is linked to a 50 per cent heightened risk of hospital admission -- including compulsory detention (sectioning) -- as well ... read more

Young Marijuana Users Respond Differently to Social Exclusion

Mar. 2, 2016 — Young adults who regularly use marijuana display altered brain activation patterns during social exclusion, research indicates. In a recent study, participants played a computerized game of catch ... read more

Study Points to Cannabis' Effect on Emotion Processing

Feb. 29, 2016 — According to researchers, cannabis significantly affects users' ability to recognize, process and empathize with human emotions like happiness, sadness and ... read more

Colorado Visitors Using Marijuana More Likely to End Up in Emergency Room

Feb. 24, 2016 — Out-of-towners using marijuana in Colorado -- which has legally allowed sales of the drug in retail dispensaries since 2014 -- are ending up in the emergency room for marijuana-related symptoms at an ... read more

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