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.
Endocannabinoids found to spread and prolong pain

Endocannabinoids found to spread and prolong pain

Smoking marijuana has toxic effects on cells

Smoking marijuana has toxic effects on cells

The surprising effect of cannabis on morphine dependence

The surprising effect of cannabis on morphine dependence

Cannabis smoke damages DNA – cancer risks

Cannabis smoke damages DNA – cancer risks

Marijuana effectiveness as an HIV self-care strategy

Marijuana effectiveness as an HIV self-care strategy

Senate HELP committee approves bill that would allow FDA to regulate tobacco

Senate HELP committee approves bill that would allow FDA to regulate tobacco

Family-based prevention program helps teens override a gene linked to risky behavior

Family-based prevention program helps teens override a gene linked to risky behavior

Endorphins, personality, and inheritance

Endorphins, personality, and inheritance

Natural plant cannabinoids reduce multi-drug resistant infections

Natural plant cannabinoids reduce multi-drug resistant infections

Many teens who smoke marijuana use it as a medication, not as a means of getting high

Many teens who smoke marijuana use it as a medication, not as a means of getting high

The influence of risk-taking behaviors on the transition into marriage

The influence of risk-taking behaviors on the transition into marriage

Brain manufactures proteins that act like marijuana

Brain manufactures proteins that act like marijuana

Lab study shows THC exposure as adolescents linked to negative effects of THC as adults

Lab study shows THC exposure as adolescents linked to negative effects of THC as adults

Canadian experts on irritable bowel syndrome

Canadian experts on irritable bowel syndrome

Tobacco and marijuana increase risk of respiratory symptoms and COPD

Tobacco and marijuana increase risk of respiratory symptoms and COPD

Family ties provide protection against young adult sucidal behavior

Family ties provide protection against young adult sucidal behavior

Marijuana use may increase risk of testicular cancer

Marijuana use may increase risk of testicular cancer

Schizophrenics appear to rely considerably less on top-down processing during perception

Schizophrenics appear to rely considerably less on top-down processing during perception

Partner behavior better predicts STD risks

Partner behavior better predicts STD risks

Figures on teenage drinking, smoking and drug use across Europe released

Figures on teenage drinking, smoking and drug use across Europe released