Marijuana News

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9/19/2017
9 of 10 Docs Unprepared to Prescribe Marijuana

The burgeoning practice isn't discussed in medical schools, research shows

8/24/2017
Pot Won't Harm Healthy Young People's Kidneys, Study Suggests

Researchers recommend more study on older users

8/15/2017
Medical Marijuana and Chronic Pain

The potential benefits and harms of medical marijuana in treating chronic pain

8/14/2017
Marijuana May Help Ease Nerve Pain, Review Finds

But evidence for using pot to treat other types of pain or post-traumatic stress remains inconclusive

8/14/2017
ER Rates Soar as Toddlers Ingest Pot, French Study Finds

Accidental intoxication rose 133 percent in a decade; U.S. experts call findings highly relevant

8/11/2017
Pot Compound Alters Levels of Seizure Drug in Epilepsy Patients

Experimental therapy shows interaction between cannabidiol and clobazam

8/10/2017
Is Pot Linked to Blood Pressure Deaths?

Study suggests so, but heart expert questions the finding

6/22/2017
Legalized Pot May Lead to More Traffic Crashes

But auto accident deaths aren't on the rise in states where recreational pot is allowed, researchers say

6/15/2017
Pot Plus Booze: A Deadly Mix Behind the Wheel

Study found odds of a fatal auto accident jumped 5 times if both substances were used

6/1/2017
Marijuana May Make Your Gums Go to Pot

People who use it frequently twice as likely to have periodontal disease, researchers say

5/30/2017
Many Teens Ride With Impaired Drivers

Passengers not deterred by friends' alcohol or marijuana use, Canadian study finds

5/24/2017
Compound in Pot Eases Severe Form of Epilepsy

Cannabidiol not associated with the 'high' of marijuana, researchers report

5/8/2017
Bullied in 5th Grade, Prone to Drug Abuse by High School

Victims may develop depression, fueling risky behaviors, study suggests

5/5/2017
Pot a Factor in More ER Admissions for Colorado Teens After Legalization

Number of urgent care cases where teen showed pot use rose 4-fold after legalization, study finds

4/27/2017
Drugs Now Involved in More Fatal U.S. Crashes Than Alcohol Alone

Study suggests deaths due to drugged driving are rising as states legalize pot and drug abuse grows

4/26/2017
Higher Illicit Pot Use in States That OK Medical Marijuana: Study

Cannabis use disorder is also rising faster in states with legalization laws

4/20/2017
College Now the Place to Try Pot: Study

Undergrads experimenting in record numbers, same spike not seen among those who skip university life

4/19/2017
For the Young, Cigarettes Go Better With Booze Than Pot

Survey found smoking-plus-drinking was favored, and findings could point to better ways to quit both

4/18/2017
Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy

Cannabidiol appears to lessen 'drop seizures' for some Lennox-Gastaut syndrome patients, study finds

4/18/2017
Marijuana and Pregnancy

Marijuana use up in pregnant teens, study finds.

4/17/2017
Pot Smoking Common Among Pregnant Teens: Survey

Doctors voice concerns about harms to developing fetus

3/30/2017
Parents' Pot Use a Tricky Topic When It Comes to Their Kids

Pediatrician explains that marijuana affects a child's developing brain differently than an adult brain

3/29/2017
Kids Peppered With Pot Ads

Legalization of marijuana in more than half of U.S. states fueling the trend, study suggests

3/17/2017
Pot-Laced Goodies Can Poison a Child

These pastries and candies pose serious risks to kids, physicians warn

3/13/2017
'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens

Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn

3/9/2017
Pot Use Tied to Higher Odds for Stroke, Heart Failure

Study couldn't prove cause and effect, but experts say it's another risk factor to heed

3/9/2017
Alcohol, Pot and GPA

Using alcohol and marijuana in college leads to a lower grade point average, study finds.

3/8/2017
Pot + Booze = Skidding College Grades

Study findings suggest parents and universities need to warn of dangers, limit exposure

2/27/2017
As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers

Marijuana isn't benign, child health experts contend

2/23/2017
Smart Kids Prone to Dumb Choices on Pot, Booze

In study, brainy students more likely to drink or try marijuana, but they did stay away from tobacco

2/15/2017
Germs, Mold Found in Some Medical Pot

Man undergoing cancer treatment died from fungal infection thought to come from medicinal marijuana

1/12/2017
U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana

Pot shown to help chronic pain, chemo-related nausea and muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, but researchers cite risks, too

1/6/2017
Vomiting Disorder on Rise in Weed-Friendly Colorado

Doctors say problem may become more widespread as more states decriminalize possession of pot

12/30/2016
Pot May Restrict Blood Flow to Brain: Study

It's too early to say if this contributes to mental decline, Alzheimer's expert says

12/27/2016
Does Legalizing Pot Spur Kids to Try It?

In 2 states studied, teens downplayed harms after recreational pot legalized; use increased in 1 state

12/21/2016
Where Medical Pot Is Legal, Fatal Car Crashes Often Decline

It's possible that these state laws might cause younger drivers to drink less, researchers said

12/19/2016
Pot Use in Pregnancy on the Upswing, Study Finds

Researchers concerned about possible harm to fetus

12/14/2016
NYC 'Zombie' Outbreak Highlights Dangers of Synthetic Drug

Up to 85 times more potent than real marijuana, study says

12/13/2016
Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low

Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

12/9/2016
Babies' Marijuana Exposure Evident in Their Pee

Parents should reduce harmful secondhand smoke exposure, researcher says

12/9/2016
Marijuana and Your Vision

Regular use of marijuana may affect your vision, study finds.

12/8/2016
Could Regular Pot Smoking Harm Vision?

Study suggests that it might slow signaling among cells that deliver visual information to the brain

12/6/2016
Baby Boomers Going to Pot

Americans 65-plus more than doubled their use of marijuana over 8 years, study finds

12/6/2016
Marijuana Derivative May Curb Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

Cannabidiol lowered frequency, severity of seizures in trials, but without a 'high'

12/5/2016
Men More Likely to Use Marijuana Than Women, Study Finds

Researchers suggest 2007 recession may have spurred rise in pot use among men with low incomes

11/14/2016
Marijuana Use Tied to Rare, Temporary Heart Malfunction

Study found risk doubled among young users, but cause-and-effect not proven

10/25/2016
Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study

Found no change in pot use among children, but that wasn't the case for people older than 25

10/19/2016
Marijuana May Blunt Bone Health

Study finds heavy users have lower bone density than cigarette smokers

10/3/2016
Some Doctors Swayed by Political Beliefs

Voting issues may affect advice on abortion, guns, marijuana, study finds

9/28/2016
Study Links Pot Use to Relapse in Psychosis Patients

But experts note effect is small, and the research isn't definitive