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Colorado grants $2.35 million for funding marijuana health and safety research

Colorado grants $2.35 million for funding marijuana health and safety research

01-25 | Rachael

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced a total grant of $2.35 million for funding marijuana health and safety research in December 2016. The department awarded seven grants after scientific review of 16 full grant applications out of the initial 58 preliminary applications. All the studies aim at addressing questions about public […]

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Addiction and drug abuse – Part 2: Some deadly synthetic drugs seized in 2016

Addiction and drug abuse – Part 2: Some deadly synthetic drugs seized in 2016

01-23 | Rachael

Every year, millions of prescription pills are circulated in the market for medical use in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2012, health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid pain that would translate into a bottle of pills for every adult in the U.S.

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Mysterious marijuana illness sweeping across states with legalized marijuana

Mysterious marijuana illness sweeping across states with legalized marijuana

01-20 | Rachael

While marijuana legalization has been widely applauded by supporters, a mysterious illness identified as Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS), is being spotted increasingly in hospital emergency rooms (ER), especially in states where medical or recreational use of the drug is legal. Experts suggest that the illness is linked to heavy and long-term use of marijuana. Its […]

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Record-breaking sales of marijuana in Colorado shops

Record-breaking sales of marijuana in Colorado shops

01-19 | Rachael

Post-legalization, November 2016 saw marijuana shops in Colorado cross just over $106 million in sales. The returns from December 2016 are yet to come. The figure is inclusive of both recreational and medical transactions. As per the Colorado Department of Revenue, sales of marijuana and related products translated to $17.7 million worth of state revenue […]

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Tips for parents to help their children struggling with drugs

Tips for parents to help their children struggling with drugs

01-17 | Rachael

Addiction does not know discrimination. Many a times parents find themselves between the devil and the deep blue sea when they identify that their children have developed a proclivity to use drugs. There are adolescents who receive everything they would ever want, but they still find themselves escalating down the path of drug addiction.

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Scientists recommend combination of exercise and meth to treat meth addiction

Scientists recommend combination of exercise and meth to treat meth addiction

01-12 | Rachael

Dependence on methamphetamine can be hard to get rid of due to its highly addictive properties. Methamphetamine can be smoked, chewed, inhaled or injected. The signs of meth abuse include increased level of attention and reduced degree of exhaustion.

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Early marijuana use may disrupt cognitive functioning and lower IQ level: Study

Early marijuana use may disrupt cognitive functioning and lower IQ level: Study

01-11 | Rachael

Among all the illicit drugs that Americans love to explore and abuse, marijuana remains an all-time favorite. Due to its medicinal properties, marijuana is often considered a treatment option for pain and mental disorders like PTSD.

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Addiction and drug abuse – Part 1: Helping a person with drug addiction

Addiction and drug abuse – Part 1: Helping a person with drug addiction

01-02 | Rachael

It is a common notion that people addicted to substances can get away from drugs if they are willing to change their habit. However, it is not as easy as it sounds. Addiction is a disease that alters the brain and replaces old priorities with drug seeking behavior.

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