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Study Details 4 Most Harmful Effects of Marijuana Use

potWhile proponents of marijuana use and its legalization tout its suggested medical benefits, those indulging in recreational use may be lulled into thinking there are no adverse consequences and no risks.  As the push for legalization in U. S. states intensifies, more studies are finding cannabis use does indeed cause harm. Continue reading

Study Says It’s Easier to Study Heroin Than Marijuana

girlThe 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports 20 million people in the United States used marijuana in the month prior to survey, making pot America’s favorite illicit drug.  Medical marijuana has been legal in California since 1996, and half a million Californians have prescriptions for its use.  ProCon.org, a non-profit organization that promotes critical thinking, education and informed citizenship on critical issues, estimated there would be nearly 2.5 million regular medical marijuana users alone if every state in the nation legalized medical marijuana.  Why, with such a high level of use, is marijuana regarded as difficult to study? Continue reading

More Adults Using Marijuana in Legalized States than Teens

marijuanaTowards the end of 2014, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released its most recent data on substance use obtained from its National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).   The data paints an interesting picture of substance use in America at this time, especially marijuana. Continue reading