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.
BMA calls for total ban of smoking in enclosed public places

BMA calls for total ban of smoking in enclosed public places

Marijuana use may increase the risk of ectopic (tubal) pregnancies

Marijuana use may increase the risk of ectopic (tubal) pregnancies

THC in marijuana may block the spread of forms of cancer causing herpes viruses

THC in marijuana may block the spread of forms of cancer causing herpes viruses

Researchers get a grip on marijuana

Researchers get a grip on marijuana

Normal teenagers are not ticking time bombs

Normal teenagers are not ticking time bombs

Teens who engage in high-risk behaviors involving sex and drugs have significantly higher odds of depression

Teens who engage in high-risk behaviors involving sex and drugs have significantly higher odds of depression

Admissions for substance abuse treatment in adolescents has risen, continuing a ten-year trend

Admissions for substance abuse treatment in adolescents has risen, continuing a ten-year trend

Students are more likely to drink, smoke cigarettes and smoke marijuana when they receive drivers’ licenses

Students are more likely to drink, smoke cigarettes and smoke marijuana when they receive drivers’ licenses

Decreases in tobacco, drug and alcohol use by students

Decreases in tobacco, drug and alcohol use by students

Medical marijuana patients are being forced to file Motions for Return of Property to reclaim their marijuana

Medical marijuana patients are being forced to file Motions for Return of Property to reclaim their marijuana

Link between marijuana and mental health

Link between marijuana and mental health

Novel pharmacological target for cannabinoid-based therapies

Novel pharmacological target for cannabinoid-based therapies

The smoking rate among Canadian teenagers has dropped below that of the general population for the first time in almost 10 years

The smoking rate among Canadian teenagers has dropped below that of the general population for the first time in almost 10 years

Report shows promising findings on adolescent use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

Report shows promising findings on adolescent use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

Cannabis extract helps reduce pain in multiple sclerosis patients

Cannabis extract helps reduce pain in multiple sclerosis patients

From potent painkillers to humble cough syrups, the same medicines that help patients misused by teens

From potent painkillers to humble cough syrups, the same medicines that help patients misused by teens

The medical use of marijuana

The medical use of marijuana

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether anti-drug laws should apply to the medicinal use of marijuana

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether anti-drug laws should apply to the medicinal use of marijuana

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, a rapid, targeted, drug-free treatment option for depression

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, a rapid, targeted, drug-free treatment option for depression

Support for the medical use of marijuana

Support for the medical use of marijuana