Researchers in Australia released the results of a new study examining the consequences of long-term marijuana use that began in adolescence or young adulthood. A total of 1,792 participants were included in the longitudinal study spanning 20 years (from ages ...Read More
Teen brains are more vulnerable to the effects of marijuana than alcohol, a new study finds.Read More
Researchers attempted to assess the global harms associated with marijuana use and potentially define risky marijuana use in a systematic review of systematic reviews.Read More
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 ...Read More
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, ...Read More
A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) study finds that one month of abstaining from cannabis use results in measurable improvement in memory functions important for learning among regular cannabis users in adolescence and young adulthood.Read More
Diego was a 20-year-old college junior who was brought to the emergency room by the police. They were called by his resident advisor for bizarre behavior in the dormitory. Diego was anxious, frequently glancing around the room, and talked in ...Read More