Tags: "marijuana"

05 Apr
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Study finds higher rate of self-harm among males in states that legalized marijuana for recreational use

A recently published study in JAMA found that insurance claims for self-harm were significantly higher in states with recreational marijuana laws.

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29 Jan
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Australian Study Demonstrates Consequences of Youth Marijuana Use

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 ...

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28 Jan
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Marijuana may be worse for teen brains than alcohol, study finds

Teen brains are more vulnerable to the effects of marijuana than alcohol, a new study finds.

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21 Dec
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California, Nevada, and Oregon See Increase in Youth Marijuana Use

According to the latest results of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), past-year use of marijuana among 12-17 year-olds significantly increased in a handful of states where recreational use of marijuana is legal: in Nevada, past-year use ...

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16 Nov
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Rising Marijuana Potency: A Global Phenomenon

Dr. Sharif Mohr, epidemiologist at Drug Free America Foundation remarked, “These data are concerning because as with any drug, adverse effects such as addiction increase as potency increases. Marijuana also carries unique risks with respect to psychosis and other mental ...

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06 Oct
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Marijuana Use Increases Acute Post-op Pain

Compared to patients undergoing the same surgery who did not use marijuana, those who reported marijuana use prior to surgery needed 12.4 milliliters more anesthesia, 58% more opioids per day during recovery, and experienced greater levels of pain on a ...

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25 Sep
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Prenatal THC Exposure Can Lead to Psychotic Behaviors in Childhood

A new study just published in JAMA Psychiatry found that children of women who used marijuana during pregnancy had an increased incidence of psychotic behaviors. The study looked at 11,489 children enrolled in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, ...

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09 Sep
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Medical Marijuana No Panacea for Those Suffering With Mood and Anxiety Disorders and PTSD

Dr. Sharif Mohr, epidemiologist for Drug Free America Foundation remarked, “It is the tragic height of irony that PTSD is an approved condition for medical marijuana recommendations in many states. More and more evidence continues to emerge that marijuana is ...

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02 Sep
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Study Finds Marijuana Use Increasing Among Baby Boomers

The marijuana strains commonly found today are much more potent than what baby boomers used in the 60’s and 70’s. Marijuana use carries unique risks for seniors because of the potential for serious interactions with many different medications including certain ...

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27 Aug
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New Study Finds Marijuana Industry Targeting Black and Latino Communities

According to a new study, unlicensed marijuana dispensaries in CA are opening in Black and Latino neighborhoods at a disproportionately high rate, following a similar pattern taken by liquor and tobacco retailers.

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