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June 8th, 2018
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Cannabis linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults

Cannabis use in youth is linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults, finds new research.

June 8th, 2018
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Medical marijuana for children with cancer? What providers think

Most providers willing to consider medical marijuana use in children with cancer, but those with legal eligibility to certify are less likely to approve.

June 8th, 2018
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Marijuana use may not aid patients in opioid addiction treatment

New research finds that frequent marijuana use seems to strengthen the relationship between pain and depression and anxiety, not ease it.

June 8th, 2018
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Marijuana may help HIV patients keep mental stamina longer

A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in…

June 8th, 2018
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Developing a roadside test for marijuana intoxication isn't as easy as it sounds

As marijuana legalization gains momentum in the United States, researchers worry about keeping the public safe, particularly on the roads. Recent studies have identified new…

June 8th, 2018
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Study questions link between medical marijuana and fewer opioid deaths

Several studies have shown an association between legalizing medical marijuana and lower death rates from opioids. A new study finds that link is more complex…

June 8th, 2018
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Recreational marijuana legalization: Do more youth use or do youth use more?

Recent results indicate that the effects of recreational marijuana legalization on Oregon teens’ use depends on whether the teens were already using marijuana when legal…

June 8th, 2018
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Cigarette smoking is increasing among Americans with drug problems

While cigarette smoking has declined in the US for the past several decades, since 2002 the prevalence of smoking has increased significantly among people with…

June 8th, 2018
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Marijuana use does not lower chances of getting pregnant

Marijuana use — by either men or women — does not appear to lower a couple’s chances of getting pregnant, according to a new study.

June 8th, 2018
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New cannabis products highly potent, pose mental health risks

With states rapidly legalizing cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, physicians will be increasingly pressed to counsel patients on their frequency of use and dosage,…

June 8th, 2018
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Evidence that medical marijuana outlets sell to other users

A study of four medical marijuana outlets in California suggests that many of their customers don’t fit the profile expected for businesses focused on sick…

June 8th, 2018
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Medical cannabis significantly safer for elderly with chronic pain than Opioids

A new study found cannabis therapy is safe and efficacious for elderly patients who are seeking to address cancer symptoms, Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder,…

June 8th, 2018
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Risk of fatal traffic crash higher during annual 4/20 cannabis celebration

US drivers are more likely to be in a fatal traffic crash during the annual April 20 cannabis celebration. Twenty-five years’ worth of data from…

June 8th, 2018

New guideline warns pain benefits of medical cannabis overstated

A new medical guideline suggests Canada’s family physicians should take a sober second thought before prescribing medical cannabis to most patients.

June 8th, 2018
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Experts challenge claims about medical marijuana's impact on teen recreational use and opioid deaths

Two papers published today look at the current evidence of the effects of medical marijuana laws and conclude there is little support that such laws…

June 8th, 2018
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How does resolving cannabis problems differ from problems with alcohol or other drugs?

Individuals who report having resolved a problem with cannabis use appear to have done so at younger ages than those who resolved problems with alcohol…

June 8th, 2018
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Smoking heightens risk of psychoses

Smoking at least ten cigarettes a day is linked to a higher risk of psychoses compared to non-smoking young people. The risk is also raised…

June 8th, 2018
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Coffee affects cannabis and steroid systems

Coffee affects your metabolism in dozens of other ways besides waking you up, including your metabolism of neurotransmitters typically linked to cannabis, a study reports.…

June 8th, 2018
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Millions of Americans seek and find illicit marijuana online

Researchers found marijuana shopping searches nearly tripled in the United States from 2005 to 2017, peaking between 1.4 and 2.4 million searches each month. Mail-order…

June 8th, 2018
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Marijuana may lead non-smokers to cigarettes

While cigarette smoking is declining, marijuana use is rising and, disproportionately, marijuana users also smoke cigarettes. Our new study reports that cannabis use was associated…

June 8th, 2018
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Relationship between legal cannabis and opioid prescribing examined

Alternative methods of pain management have been a topic of discussion as the United States grapples with the opioid and heroin epidemic. New research finds…

June 8th, 2018

Legalized medical cannabis lowers opioid use, study finds

U.S. states that have approved medical cannabis laws saw a dramatic reduction in opioid use, according to a new study.

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Medical marijuana gets wary welcome from older adults, poll shows

Few older adults use medical marijuana, a new national poll finds, but the majority support its use if a doctor recommends it, and might talk…

June 8th, 2018
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Medical marijuana gets wary welcome from older adults, poll shows

Few older adults use medical marijuana, a new national poll finds, but the majority support its use if a doctor recommends it, and might talk…

June 8th, 2018
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Position statement: Avoid using medical marijuana to treat sleep apnea

Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, according to a position statement from the American…

June 8th, 2018
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People who use medical marijuana more likely to use and misuse other prescription drugs

Can medical marijuana help to fight the opioid epidemic? Many believe that it can. But a new study finds that people who use medical marijuana…

June 8th, 2018
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How can medical marijuana benefit older adults?

Managing symptoms such as pain, nausea, and psychiatric illness can be challenging as people age. A new review highlights what’s currently known about the indications…

June 8th, 2018
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Scientific guidelines for using cannabis to treat stress, anxiety and depression

In a first-of-a-kind study, scientists examined how peoples’ self-reported levels of stress, anxiety and depression were affected by smoking different strains and quantities of cannabis…

June 8th, 2018
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Non-psychoactive cannabis ingredient could help addicts stay clean

A preclinical study in rats has shown that there might be value in using a non-psychoactive and non-addictive ingredient of the Cannabis sativa plant to…

June 8th, 2018
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Faster test for cannabis quality

Researchers have developed a new method of measuring phytocannabinoids — the primary bioactive molecules in cannabis — that will lead to faster, safer and more…

June 8th, 2018
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Opioid use may affect treatment for alcohol dependence

New research indicates that opioid misuse and the use of cannabis and other drugs may compromise the effectiveness of treatments for alcohol use disorder.

June 8th, 2018
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Prenatal cannabis use associated with low birth weights

With marijuana use during pregnancy on the rise, a new study shows that prenatal cannabis use was associated with a 50 percent increased likelihood of…

June 8th, 2018
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New app could make cannabis use safer

Researchers have developed a prototype app called ‘Am I Stoned’ that could help cannabis users understand how the drug is affecting them through a series…

June 8th, 2018
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Medical marijuana could reduce opioid use in older adults

A study shows up to 65 percent of older adults who use medical marijuana significantly reduced their chronic pain and dependence on opioid painkillers.

June 8th, 2018
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Correlation between secondhand marijuana and tobacco smoke exposure and children ED visits

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit substance in the US. Secondhand marijuana smoke (SHMS) exposure and its subsequent impact on child health have not…

June 8th, 2018
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Cannabis: It matters how young you start

Researchers find that boys who start smoking pot before 15 are much more likely to have a drug problem at 28 than those who start…

June 8th, 2018
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Young people are choosing marijuana before cigarettes and alcohol

More young people are turning to marijuana as their first substance of choice, rather than smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol, an expert says. He says…

June 8th, 2018
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Viewing more medical marijuana ads linked to higher pot use among adolescents

As prohibitions on the sale and use of marijuana ease, one result is more advertising about cannabis. A new study suggests that may have consequences…

June 8th, 2018
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Prenatal marijuana use can affect infant size, behavior, study finds

Smoking during pregnancy has well-documented negative effects on birth weight in infants and is linked to several childhood health problems. Now, researchers have found that…

June 8th, 2018
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Cannabis use up among parents with children in the home

Cannabis use increased among parents who smoke cigarettes, as well as among non-smoking parents, according to a new study. Cannabis use was nearly four times more…