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Federal report: Adult marijuana use up, perception of harm down

September 2, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A report based on 12 years of National Survey on Drug Use and Health data suggests that increases in marijuana use in the U.S. are likely to persist.

Marijuana debate remains a false dichotomy

August 20, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The two sides of the legalization debate create a false dichotomy in which the only two options are legal marijuana use or incarceration for use or possession. In reality, there are other options.

‘Harmless’ cannabis a dangerous misnomer for adolescents

August 18, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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With a THC concentration of up to 10 times higher today than that which was found in marijuana in the 1960s, cannabis has been shown to have particularly damaging effects on brain development in adolescents.

Government retains marijuana's Schedule I classification

August 11, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Today's announcement by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) did include an indication that federally sanctioned marijuana research opportunities could expand.

Research points to danger from secondhand marijuana smoke

August 1, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) indicates that secondhand marijuana smoke may pose as great a cardiovascular risk as secondhand tobacco smoke.

Colo. advocates will press on despite failed effort at controls on legal marijuana

July 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Colorado voters will not be able to consider an initiative designed to place some controls on the legal marijuana industry, but supporters of such restrictions will continue to speak out.

Companies struggle to interpret marijuana test results

June 24, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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The inability of conventional drug testing to evaluate marijuana impairment creates uncertainty in the workplace testing environment.

Study: Marijuana use predicts significant problems in school

June 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A RAND study identified an array of problems for youths who use both marijuana and alcohol in middle and high school, but concluded that marijuana use predicted problems across more areas of functioning.

Study finds minimal physical effects in longtime marijuana users

June 3, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A long-term study comparing marijuana smokers and others on multiple measures of physical health showed few health effects in the marijuana group, but researchers warn against misinterpreting the results.

NIDA lists data related to college students

June 1, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has facilitated online access to data on patterns of substance use in the college-age population.

Twitter proves to be fertile ground for research into marijuana trends

May 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Wright State University researchers learned a great deal about use and perceptions of marijuana edibles by analyzing thousands of Tweets.

Controversies over marijuana, naloxone explode in Maine

April 27, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The state of Maine has generated national buzz over a proposal to allow medical marijuana use for opioid addiction, as well as a gubernatorial veto of legislation intended to expand access to naloxone.

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