Tags: "marijuana"

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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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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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