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Study probes pro-drug messages on social media

July 3, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research illustrates the extent to which social media messages about drugs can influence individuals at an impressionable age.

Legalized marijuana and workplace testing

June 3, 2014  |  Jo McGuire
Now that recreational marijuana use is legal in Colorado, should employers reconsider their policies on an allowable level of THC present in an employee's system?

NIDA re-issues tools for youth on marijuana

May 23, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Two updated resources for youths and families on marijuana's effects are being released in conjunction with National Prevention Week 2014.

‘The most dangerous drug out there’

May 8, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
It's certainly not methamphetamine, opiates, or crack cocaine, according to the chief of science, law and policy at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.

AACAP announces policy statement opposing marijuana legalization

April 25, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) supports efforts to increase awareness of marijuana’s effects on adolescents and improve access to evidence-based treatment, rather than emphasis on criminal charges, for adolescents with cannabis...

Making sense of reefer madness in Colorado

April 16, 2014  |  Marvin Ventrell, JD
In the second installment of a two-part series, Marvin Ventrell concludes that where you stand on marijuana policy depends largely on where you sit.

STUDY: Marijuana use affects structure of the brain

April 16, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
A new study, conducted by a team of experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, shows that repeated marijuana smoking results in two neural regions being misshapen or enlarged.

Marijuana-dispensing vending machine debuts in Colorado

April 15, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
As of Saturday, residents of Colorado can get medical marijuana out of an automated vending machine.

Colorado's landmark marijuana experiment

April 10, 2014  |  Marvin Ventrell, JD
A journey into the system reveals both dangers and opportunities.

Financial services company reaches out to marijuana businesses

April 9, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A California company will offer financial solutions to businesses that are sprouting in the two states that have legalized recreational use of marijuana.

Top drugs among adolescents at Cumberland Heights

April 4, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
Abuse of the opioid pain reliever hydrocodone also remains a top choice for teens, with 5.3 percent of high school seniors reporting non-medical use in 2013.

MDs and the public weigh in on marijuana

April 2, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New opinion surveys of physicians and the general public show more support for medical uses of marijuana than for legalization of recreational use.


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