Category Archives: Current Reseach

28 Jan
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Researchers harness the power of big data analytics and machine learning to confirm that marijuana is a gateway drug.

A new analysis of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) published in the Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence has confirmed the ’gateway drug’ effect of adolescent marijuana use.  In the study, researchers developed a method to ...

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13 Dec
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Large scoping review of hundreds of studies confirms lack of evidence to support marijuana as medicine; harms outweigh benefits.

Since passage of California’s compassionate care act of 1996, intended to allow terminally ill patients to use marijuana for its purported ability to prevent wasting and reduce nausea, many states have passed similar legislation allowing physicians to recommend medical marijuana ...

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27 Nov
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Parental marijuana use associated with increased risk of substance use among adolescent and young adult offspring.

With legalization gaining traction around the country, more and more states are opting to legalize marijuana for recreational use, much to the detriment of youth and young adults. We know from the large-scale natural experiments being conducted in CO, OR, ...

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12 Nov
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What’s in your medicine cabinet?

Despite the well-documented detrimental effects of opioid abuse, misuse of prescription opioids remains high among adolescents and young adults. While much progress was made in preventing diversion of prescription opioids by shutting-down pill mills, implementing prescription drug monitoring programs, and ...

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04 Nov
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Marijuana industry advertising via social media increases adolescent use of marijuana

In recently published data from the Cannabis Advertising and Social Media study (CASM), youth who engaged with cannabis brands and advertisements on social media were 5 times more likely to have used marijuana over the past year compared to those ...

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23 Oct
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Marijuana increases alcohol consumption in Canadian study

In a recent cohort study of alcohol consumption in Canada, marijuana use was found to increase demand for alcohol.

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09 Sep
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Dr. Mohr’s Research Blog: Study Finds Marijuana Use Worsens PTSD Symptoms

A recent study found that marijuana use predicted worsening PTSD symptoms and higher likelihood of suicidal ideation and behavior in a cohort of military personnel considered to be at high risk for PTSD.

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05 Aug
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Unleashing A Beast: Marijuana is not the Solution

As we collectively attempt to put out the fire of the third and deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic, we should not pour in the fuel of marijuana legalization.

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31 Jul
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Dr. Mohr’s Research Blog: Prenatal Exposure to THC

As marijuana use becomes increasingly normalized in the US, more and more pregnant women are choosing to use marijuana to the detriment of their unborn infants.

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2018 NSDUH Report
14 Sep
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Newly Released 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health Reveals Key Findings for Youth and Young Adults

The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) was released today and marks the most comprehensive drug use survey by the federal government yet.

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