Current Research

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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Parental marijuana use associated with increased risk of substance use among adolescent and young adult offspring.
27Nov
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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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What's in your medicine cabinet?
12Nov
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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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