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Findings document difficulty of determining marijuana-related impairment

January 28, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Tests performed on adults before, during and after driving in a simulator illustrate the challenge of using blood THC concentration data to evaluate impairment while driving.

SAMHSA barometer shows reduction in teen smoking

January 26, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
The finding is important because it means that as the teens get older, they will be less likely to smoke. The national snapshot also points to a serious misperception among adults with alcohol use disorders on the need for treatment.

New findings question link between marijuana use and decrease in IQ

January 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new analysis of studies involving twins contradicts past findings that suggested a link between frequent marijuana use early in life and cognitive decline.

Marijuana laws breed workplace skittishness

January 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Although courts continue to uphold employers' rights to penalize workers for positive drug tests for marijuana, some say that message doesn't always make it to businesses in states that have allowed some legal use.

Marijuana can pose stumbling block to recovery

November 10, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The director of addictions services at Menninger sees a growing number of patients wanting to cling to marijuana use even after giving up other substances.

Ohio rejects marijuana legalization

November 4, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
An amendment that would have legalized the recreational use of marijuana in Ohio was struck down yesterday, winning just 35.9 percent of the overall vote in the state. Experts say despite the outcome, states will continue to put marijuana on the ballot.

A pivotal step for oral fluid testing

October 28, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Proposed federal guidelines for lab-based oral fluid testing could fuel more widespread use of this alternative to urine drug testing.

Baltimore seeks crackdown on sale of synthetics

October 27, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Proposed legislation in the city of Baltimore would expand the city's authority to penalize retailers that sell synthetic drugs such as the cannabinoids K2 and Spice.

Speaker: Marijuana legislation needs regulatory teeth

October 8, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A discussion this week in Ohio on the lasting effects of marijuana use quickly turned into a different conversation altogether. Advocates, local families, educators, and industry professionals were concerned about how recreational marijuana policy has rolled...

Marijuana generates overall increase in illicit drug use in national survey

September 10, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Increases in marijuana use constitute one of the prevalent trends in a 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health that shows some otherwise encouraging patterns.

Survey: Some teens using e-cigarette devices for inhaling marijuana

September 8, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Published results of a Connecticut-based youth survey indicate that some teens are using e-cigarette vaporizers to inhale marijuana.

Data offer glimpse of when college students' substance use peaks

August 27, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Data extracted from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicate that while college students' first-time use of marijuana and alcohol tends to peak in June, non-medical use of prescription drugs is highest during the academic year.


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