Marijuana/Cannabis News and Research

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Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Cannabis is a term that refers to marijuana and other drugs made from the same plant. Other forms of cannabis include sinsemilla, hashish, and hash oil. All forms of cannabis are mind-altering (psychoactive) drugs.
Medical marijuana advocate back in court

Medical marijuana advocate back in court

Smokeless cannabis-vaporizing device may help those with HIV-related neuropathy

Smokeless cannabis-vaporizing device may help those with HIV-related neuropathy

10.3 percent of U.S. adults appear to have problems with drug use or abuse

10.3 percent of U.S. adults appear to have problems with drug use or abuse

Drug abuse in the U.S. not confined to minority groups

Drug abuse in the U.S. not confined to minority groups

Prenatal toxicity linked to immune dysfunctions in later life

Prenatal toxicity linked to immune dysfunctions in later life

Drama can be an effective mechanism to educate and motivate

Drama can be an effective mechanism to educate and motivate

Heavy use of cannabis triggers psychotic illnesses

Heavy use of cannabis triggers psychotic illnesses

Female alcoholics may sustain greater cognitive damage than male alcoholics

Female alcoholics may sustain greater cognitive damage than male alcoholics

First large-scale study to assess treatment for prescription drug addiction

First large-scale study to assess treatment for prescription drug addiction

Fourteen and fifteen year olds in Northern Ireland are using cannabis daily

Fourteen and fifteen year olds in Northern Ireland are using cannabis daily

Scientists tackle cancer with different approaches

Scientists tackle cancer with different approaches

Serious side effects from large amounts of niacin

Serious side effects from large amounts of niacin

Study looks at the prevention of adolescent substance abuse

Study looks at the prevention of adolescent substance abuse

Use of stimulant drugs may be linked to a higher risk for stroke

Use of stimulant drugs may be linked to a higher risk for stroke

Happy schools lead to lower levels of substance abuse and teen pregnancy

Happy schools lead to lower levels of substance abuse and teen pregnancy

Drugs should be classified by the amount of harm that they do

Drugs should be classified by the amount of harm that they do

25 per cent of new cases of schizophrenia in the UK may be due to cannabis

25 per cent of new cases of schizophrenia in the UK may be due to cannabis

Date fighting associated with other health risk behaviors

Date fighting associated with other health risk behaviors

Warning about the indiscriminate use of diet drugs

Warning about the indiscriminate use of diet drugs

Federal agencies sued over medical Marijuana statements

Federal agencies sued over medical Marijuana statements