Current Research

Study finds maternal cannabis use higher in states with legalized recreational cannabis
10Feb
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Study finds maternal cannabis use higher in states with legalized recreational cannabis

With the rise in the number of states that have legalized recreational cannabis, the states considering legalization, and the increased prevalence of cannabis use among pregnant women, it is critical to understand the impacts of cannabis legalization for recreational use ...

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DEA releases 2019 National Drug Threat Assessment
03Feb
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DEA releases 2019 National Drug Threat Assessment

Illicit drugs, and the transnational and domestic criminal organizations that traffic them, continue to represent significant threats to public health, law enforcement, and national security in the United States. The opioid threat (controlled prescription drugs, synthetic opioids, and heroin) continues ...

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

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