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Companies struggle to interpret marijuana test results

June 24, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Brain research finds common effect on dopamine in marijuana-dependent

March 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Research using brain scans has found that individuals with marijuana dependence show reduced dopamine release in a brain region associated with attention and impulsivity.

Supreme Court declines to hear two states' case over Colorado marijuana law

March 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Nebraska and Oklahoma cannot bypass lower courts in attempting to stem the flow of marijuana from Colorado, where it is legally purchased, to their states.

Study of formerly incarcerated youths shows varying substance abuse patterns

March 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Differences based on gender and primary substance were seen in a study of substance use disorders among individuals who previously had entered Cook County, Ill.'s juvenile detention system.

NIH summit will explore what we know and don't about marijuana

March 9, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The changing policy landscape around marijuana has inspired institutes under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to organize an unprecedented neuroscience research summit on cannabinoids.

Is legal marijuana heading to your state's ballot? Read California treatment advocates' playbook

February 10, 2016  |  Sherry Daley
The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) has eight tips for treatment advocacy around marijuana ballot initiatives. Atop the list: It's never too early to start the advocacy effort.

Pot profits: How advocates secured treatment funds in California's marijuana ballot measure

February 9, 2016  |  Sherry Daley
Addiction treatment advocates in California have made the strategic decision to seek a substantial share of the funding in advance of voters' consideration of a marijuana legalization measure.


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