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High schoolers using e-cigarettes to vaporize marijuana

USA Today reports that research indicates that “teenagers have discovered a new way to inhale marijuana — e-cigarette vaporizers.”

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Daily marijuana use among college students at highest rate in 35 years, study finds

Reuters reports that daily marijuana use among US college students is greater than it has been in 35 years, according to the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study.

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Research shows use of medical marijuana not always beneficial

Reuters reports on medical marijuana, saying, “Moderate- or high-quality evidence supports the use of marijuana for some medical conditions, but not for others, according to a fresh review of past research.”

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Marijuana: ACOG Encourages Abstinence While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

  Marijuana is the most common illicit substance used by pregnant women, with prevalence as high as 30% in some communities. With the advent of marijuana’s legalization in several U.S. states, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has … Continue reading

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What evidence supports marijuana use for medical indications? Not much!

More than 20 states have legalized marijuana use for various medical conditions. To explore the evidence for medical marijuana efficacy, researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 79 trials that involved 6462 patients. You may find their results astounding.

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Study raises doubts about medical marijuana

The Los Angeles Times reports in “Science Now” that researchers reviewed studies testing the effectiveness of medical marijuana on 10 different conditions and concluded that “there’s very little reliable evidence to support the drug’s use.”

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CDC: Poisonings, deaths from synthetic marijuana spiked in 2015

The Los Angeles Times reports in “Science Now” that “poison center calls linked to synthetic cannabinoids have spiked roughly fourfold in just the first few months of 2015, according to a report from the” CDC.

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Illnesses and hospitalizations linked to synthetic marijuana use on the rise

USA Today reports that “poison-control experts and public health officials are warning about a new spike in illnesses and hospitalizations caused by people using the drug ‘spice,’ a catch-all name for a type of synthetic marijuana.”

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Synthetic marijuana overdoses spiking over past few months

The CBS Evening News reported that US hospitals have seen a “severe spike in synthetic marijuana overdoses” in the past few months.

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Study: Marijuana extract “showing great promise” as epilepsy treatment

A new study reports a marijuana liquid extract was helpful in treating “hard-to-treat” children and some adults with epilepsy.

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Testing finds marijuana far more potent than a generation ago

The CBS News reported that today’s marijuana is “more potent by far than the weed sold a generation ago, according to new data being presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS).”

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Marijuana use in teens may impair long-term memory

The NBC News reports that a study published in the journal Hippocampus suggests that adolescents “who use marijuana heavily grow up to have poor memories and also have brain abnormalities.”

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Frequent use of high-potency marijuana tied to psychotic episodes

The Washington Post “Wonkblog” reports that a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry suggests that “frequent use of high-potency weed may be linked to an increased risk of having a psychotic episode.”

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Study: Marijuana users become brain damaged

The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” blog reports that research published in PNAS suggests that “compared with a person who never smoked marijuana, someone who uses marijuana regularly has, on average, less gray matter in his orbital frontal cortex, a region that is a … Continue reading

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Marijuana — Even worse than we thought

The results of a 20-year study on the long-term effects of marijuana use scream for us to stop the nonsense of legalization of recreational marijuana.

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Study: Daily marijuana use reduces chances of school graduation

The Washington Post reports in its “Wonkblog” blog that teenagers who smoke marijuana on a daily basis are more than 60 percent “less likely to complete high school than those who never use.”

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7 harmful effects marijuana legalization has caused in Colorado

Almost weekly we here in Colorado get more and more bad news about our state’s choice to legalize marijuana. The Daily Signal reports seven harmful effects that you’ve likely not heard about.

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Warnings about marijuana-laced candy

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that “Utah hospitals are telling” physicians “to consider marijuana-laced candy from Colorado as a possible culprit when patients — particularly children — show up for emergency treatment.”

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Little scientific evidence exists to back up states’ medical marijuana laws

On its front page, the New York Times reports in a nearly 1,500-word article that while New York state has legalized medical marijuana for specific conditions, “no rigorous scientific evidence that marijuana effectively treats the symptoms of many of the … Continue reading

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Marijuana is dangerous for children

Elements Behavioral Health CEO and addiction psychiatrist David Sack, MD, writes in a Los Angeles Times op-ed that “disquieting new trends and statistics” regarding marijuana “are proving its unique dangers for” youngsters.

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Marijuana-related driving fatalities rising

USA Today reports marijuana appear to be “playing a larger role as a cause of fatal traffic accidents” according to recent research.

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Marijuana use linked to higher risk of fertility problems in men

The CNN “The Chart” blog reports that research published in Human Reproduction suggests marijuana use may be linked to a higher risk of fertility problems in men.

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Hospitals, sheriffs point to downside of legal marijuana in Colorado

The New York Times reports that “five months after Colorado became the first state to allow recreational marijuana sales,” some “law enforcement officers … emergency room doctors and legalization opponents increasingly are highlighting a series of recent problems as cautionary … Continue reading

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Marijuana use linked to cardiovascular risks and deaths

The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” blog reports that in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers “warned that ‘clinical evidence … suggests the potential for serious cardiovascular risks associated with marijuana use.’”

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Combination of marijuana, alcohol linked to unsafe driving in teens

On its website, TIME reports that research published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs suggests that “teens who mix alcohol and marijuana are terrible drivers.”

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Study: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities

Fox News reports that casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time, researchers have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis … Continue reading

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New form of marijuana production injuring scores

On its front page, the Los Angeles Times reports on the dangerous practice of making a highly concentrated form of marijuana colloquially known as “butane hash” or “butane honey oil.”

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Marijuana extract gains popularity as pediatric seizure treatment

The Wall Street Journal reports that parents of children with certain seizure disorders are pushing for expanded medicinal use of a marijuana extract named cannabidiol (CBD).

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Experts warn about synthetic marijuana use

The Los Angeles Times reports that “though synthetic marijuana has, until recently, triggered relatively few emergency room admissions,” experts say that “a sudden surge in illnesses at hospitals in Denver may presage similar outbreaks in other parts of the country.”

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Marijuana – The Truth – Part 5

In the book that I co-wrote with my good friend, Donal O’Mathuna, Ph.D., Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely, we wrote an evidence-based article on marijuana. Here’s our fourth excerpt of that information: In … Continue reading

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