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Marijuana users experience more pain; require more painkillers after an injury
07-03   Marijuana users experience more pain; require more painkillers after an injury
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Marijuana consumers complain of higher levels of pain after a traumatic injury like a car crash, and require higher doses of opioids than patients who do not take marijuana, claimed a recent study published in the Journal Patient Safety in Surgery. The researchers said the study was is in the preliminary stage and required further […]

Pot use during teen years can lead to drug abuse later, finds study
05-24   Pot use during teen years can lead to drug abuse later, finds study
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Contrary to the popular notion that developing addiction takes time and does not vary among people in different age groups, a recent study by the Université de Montréal has come out with a completely different observation. The research has found that boys who start smoking marijuana before attaining the age of 15 are more likely […]

Tendency to abuse marijuana during adolescence may result in depression in adulthood, finds study
08-07   Tendency to abuse marijuana during adolescence may result in depression in adulthood, finds study
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Marijuana is a popular drug in America. The legalization of cannabis for medical purposes by more than half of the U.S. states, coupled with the misconception that weed smoking does no harm, has led to the rampant use of the drug across the nation, especially among adolescents. Now, a new study has found that the […]

Persistent marijuana use by teenagers increases risk of psychotic behavior, finds study
07-12   Persistent marijuana use by teenagers increases risk of psychotic behavior, finds study
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Legalization of marijuana by some states has resulted in high demands for the addictive substance across the United States. Though occasional pot use has not been associated with any kind of major health problems, consumption of the drug on a weekly or daily basis by teenagers may increase their risk of suffering from repetitive experiences […]

Marijuana use among American college students reaches 30-year high
05-26   Marijuana use among American college students reaches 30-year high

Marijuana is fast becoming the common drug of choice in the United States, partly because of the impression that the drug has medicinal effects. Most people in the country are unaware of its potential psychotropic impact or its possible pulmonary and cardiovascular effects. One of the major reasons for widespread recreational use of the drug […]

Pregnant teens more likely to use marijuana than non-pregnant peers
05-25   Pregnant teens more likely to use marijuana than non-pregnant peers

Looking at the medicinal properties of marijuana, the drug has been highly explored by those looking for alternative sources to treat chronic pain sans opioid use or seeking relief from the pangs and anguish characteristic of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, the psychotic and addictive effects of the marijuana are a cause for concern, especially […]

National Youth Violence Prevention Week: Synthetic pot can push teens toward violence and substance abuse, says study
04-03   National Youth Violence Prevention Week: Synthetic pot can push teens toward violence and substance abuse, says study

Not all weed available in the market is natural. Synthetic is becoming increasingly available in the market. At times, vulnerable teens end up using synthetic pot or fake weed designed to lend an effect similar to the natural strains of marijuana. However, the effect of fake weed is stronger compared to the ones resulting from […]

Depression, alcohol and marijuana can push adolescents toward synthetic marijuana
03-23   Depression, alcohol and marijuana can push adolescents toward synthetic marijuana

The percentage of high school and college students smoking marijuana in the United States is on the rise, say various reports. Studies say that consuming weed at this age can lead to various mental and behavioral problems like depression and schizophrenia. Looking at the situation, a recent study titled “Longitudinal Predictors of Synthetic Cannabinoid Use […]

Teen problems with marijuana have decreased since legalization
08-15   Teen problems with marijuana have decreased since legalization

The legalities, health benefits and behavioral and mental implications related to marijuana have attracted political attention from many different communities. In an important election year, marijuana has been a hot topic for debate and is still controversial. With a strict federal ban but very lenient regulations on the statewide level, the legalities of this natural […]

Differences in adult and juvenile sentencing for drug crimes
01-22   Differences in adult and juvenile sentencing for drug crimes
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Juvenile courts avoid meting out harsh punishments for juvenile drug offenders. The impetus behind these lenient sentences is reform and rehabilitation. Ostensibly, this is the same modus operandi for criminal courts. But despite Washington and Colorado legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana; despite California’s Proposition 48 that reduces many drug-related felonies to misdemeanors […]

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