Marijuana

Do Medical Marijuana Laws Impact Opioid Use, Abuse?

Do Medical Marijuana Laws Impact Opioid Use, Abuse?

A rise in overdose deaths is associated with overprescribing of opioid analgesic medications.

Marijuana Use and Abuse, 2002-2014

Marijuana Use and Abuse, 2002-2014

Fewer people believe marijuana is harmful.

THC Causes Cognitive Indolence in Rats

THC Causes Cognitive Indolence in Rats

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Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive chemical ingredient in cannabis.

Drug Use in America: New Charts Illustrate Nationwide Trends

Drug Use in America: New Charts Illustrate Nationwide Trends

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The report also sheds light on the most significant predictors of substance abuse.

Synthetic Cannabinoid Drug Poisonings Surge

Synthetic Cannabinoid Drug Poisonings Surge

The increased use of synthetic cannabinoids presents a serious public health threat.

Long-term Marijuana Use Associated with Dampened Nucleus Accumbens Reward Response

Long-term Marijuana Use Associated with Dampened Nucleus Accumbens Reward Response

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Alterations in reward processing may increase users' risk of continued drug use and subsequent addiction.

Severe Cannabis Dependence and Blunted Striatal Dopamine Release: A Comorbidity Independent Effect

Severe Cannabis Dependence and Blunted Striatal Dopamine Release: A Comorbidity Independent Effect

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Chronic and severe cannabis-dependence is associated with deficits in striatal dopamine release.

Marijuana Hair Testing: An Accurate Method for Detecting Consumption?

Marijuana Hair Testing: An Accurate Method for Detecting Consumption?

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Marijuana use is associated with development of various neuropsychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression.

Cannabinoids Reduce Intraneuronal Beta Amyloid Protein Levels

Cannabinoids Reduce Intraneuronal Beta Amyloid Protein Levels

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Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main active chemical ingredient found in cannabis and is a potent cannabinoid receptor (CB)-1 agonist.

Cannabis Use Has a Negative Impact on Gum Health

Cannabis Use Has a Negative Impact on Gum Health

Prolonged cannabis use is a risk factor for periodontal disease.

Marijuana Use in Male Teenagers Linked to Earlier Mortality

Marijuana Use in Male Teenagers Linked to Earlier Mortality

Study links heavy cannabis use in male teens to increased mortality by age 60.

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