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Government retains marijuana's Schedule I classification

August 11, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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
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
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
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.


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