Tags: "marijuana"

21 Dec
0

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
0

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
0

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
0

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
0

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
0

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
0

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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19 Aug
0

Study Finds Link Between Prenatal THC Exposure and Autism

A new study recently published in Nature Medicine found a stunning association between prenatal THC exposure and development of autism.

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04 Aug
0

Large increase observed in use of high-potency marijuana products among Colorado teens

According to the latest report released by Healthy Kids Colorado, use of highly potent marijuana products such as dabs and vapes has skyrocket since marijuana was first legalized for recreational use 6 years ago. The prevalence of dabbing among high ...

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06 Jul
0

Prenatal THC exposure associated with sleep disorders in children

Research has shown that prenatal THC exposure is associated with development of behavioral and cognitive deficits throughout childhood. Some of these include: impaired memory and concentration, increased delinquency, increased risk of hyperactivity and impulsivity, and increased risk of depression. Now, ...

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