Cannabis-Use Disorder

One in seven U.S. adults used marijuana in 2017

Adults aged 18 to 34 had the highest frequency of marijuana use compared with all other age groups. A small percentage of respondents reported using multiple different forms of marijuana per year.

British Study Shows Cannabis Use Adversely Affects Individuals With Early Psychosis

British Study Shows Cannabis Use Adversely Affects Individuals With Early Psychosis

Experimental studies have shown that the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis can induce psychotic symptoms in otherwise healthy individuals.

14.6% of US Adults Used Marijuana in the Past Year

14.6% of US Adults Used Marijuana in the Past Year

Overall, 14.6% of US adults report marijuana use in the past year.

Health Professionals Have Role in Warning About Impaired Driving

Health Professionals Have Role in Warning About Impaired Driving

Physicians play an important role in educating individuals about the risks of impaired driving caused by marijuana or opioids.

Regular marijuana use is associated with development of respiratory issues

Marijuana use is associated with increased cough and sputum production. Limited data exists to assess the relationship between marijuana use and pulmonary function and obstructive lung disease.

Marijuana's Uncertain Status: Closing the Gap Between State and Federal Policies

Marijuana's Uncertain Status: Closing the Gap Between State and Federal Policies

Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a bipartisan bill in June 2018 (S.3032) that would exempt most marijuana-related activities from the Controlled Substances Act when they are allowed under state or tribal law.

Marijuana Use Associated With Poorer Depression Outcomes, Increased Suicidal Ideation

Marijuana Use Associated With Poorer Depression Outcomes, Increased Suicidal Ideation

These data suggest that marijuana use, particularly non-medical use, is associated with poorer depression and anxiety outcomes in psychiatric patients.

Orbitofrontal Connectivity Associated With Mood, Anxiety Symptoms in Adolescents Who Use Marijuana

Orbitofrontal Connectivity Associated With Mood, Anxiety Symptoms in Adolescents Who Use Marijuana

Marijuana usage is increasing in adolescents, and the rate of comorbidity with mood and anxiety disorders is high. These findings may aid in identifying adolescents who are potentially at risk.

FDA Warns Against Risks of Contaminated Synthetic Cannabis

FDA Warns Against Risks of Contaminated Synthetic Cannabis

Users of synthetic marijuana products and health care providers should be aware of the risk of bleeding associated with contamination of synthetic cannabinoid products with brodifacoum.

Many US Adults View Marijuana Use Positively

Many US Adults View Marijuana Use Positively

Most US adults believe that marijuana has at least 1 benefit.

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