Tags: "marijuana"

14 Oct
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Large population-based survey finds that marijuana use is associated with psychotic disorders in the U.S. population.

In a new study just published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers found that any use of marijuana was associated with increased risk of self-reported psychotic disorders. The study included data on over 75,000 subjects who participated in the ...

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05 Oct
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Prenatal THC exposure increases during COVID-19 pandemic

According to the research, pregnant women use marijuana for a variety of reasons such as relieving nausea, anxiety, stress, and depression. Until now, it has been unclear what effect the unique stressors arising from the COVID-19 pandemic have had on ...

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20 Sep
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New Rocky Mountain HIDTA report on impact of marijuana legalization now available

The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program recently released its 2021 report on the impact of marijuana legalization.

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07 Sep
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Study finds link between vaping and psychotic experiences among university students in the USA

Newly published research in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence found an association between vaping either nicotine or THC and psychotic experiences among American college students.

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26 Jul
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Schizophrenia linked to problematic marijuana use in Danish study

Danish investigators found that the proportion of schizophrenia cases associated with problematic use of marijuana increased 3-4 fold over the past 20 years. In a nationwide study that included nearly every person born in Denmark before 2000, the number of ...

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14 Jul
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Any use of marijuana is associated with higher risk of suicidality in young Americans

In a newly released study of over 280,000 young adults ages 18-35, use of marijuana was strongly associated with suicidal ideation, suicide plan, and suicide attempt. Compared to non-users, researchers found that those reporting marijuana use were 1.4 times more ...

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21 Jun
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New research emerges linking teen marijuana use with altered brain development

Longitudinal analysis revealed that marijuana use resulted in cortical thinning in a dose-dependent manner. Thus, higher levels of marijuana use resulted in increased cortical thinning.

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04 May
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Marijuana use associated with non-medical opioid use

In a study of 211 patients from the greater New York area, subjects using marijuana were 86% more likely to engage in non-medical opioid use (ie took more than prescribed or used illicit opioids).

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28 Apr
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The Canary in the Coalmine: Rising Rates of Prenatal THC Exposure in FL

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 2.1% of pregnant women surveyed in the state of FL in 2003 reported past month marijuana use. By 2018, that percentage had risen to 14.6%--- an alarming increase of ...

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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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