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Marijuana abuse: A greater risk factor for cardiovascular diseases than smoking

Marijuana abuse: A greater risk factor for cardiovascular diseases than smoking

12-29 | Rachael

According to the book—Marihuana: The First Twelve Thousand Years—the use of cannabis has been prevalent as far as 12,000 years ago. Thus, the cannabis plant figures among the humanity’s oldest cultivated crops. Cannabis is also known as marijuana and by several other street names, such as grass, pot, dope, weed, hash, joints, brew, hooch, Mary […]

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Marijuana associated with threefold risk of death from hypertension

Marijuana associated with threefold risk of death from hypertension

12-19 | Rachael

Though numerous studies have corroborated the thin line connecting cannabis with schizophrenia and psychosis, other afflictions associated with marijuana have received very less attention. Due to the increased focus on the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes, the impact of marijuana on one’s physical health is often overlooked compared to other drugs.  Besides mental health, […]

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How harmful is hashish?

How harmful is hashish?

09-29 | Rachael

Marijuana, one of the most widely used illicit drugs in the world, has caused a global outcry by affecting almost 147 million adults consuming the drug around the world. Despite the growing rate of disorders associated with cannabis use and the number of individuals seeking treatment for them, there has been little or no improvement […]

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Understanding harmful consequences of hashish

Understanding harmful consequences of hashish

08-28 | Rachael

One of the widely used illicit drugs in the world, marijuana has caused a global outcry with a striking figure of 147 million people using this drug at least once annually, including 22.2 million Americans. Despite the increasing rate of disorders associated with cannabis use and the number of individuals seeking treatment for such conditions, […]

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Privileged teens at higher risk of developing drug addiction

Privileged teens at higher risk of developing drug addiction

07-19 | Rachael

Many teens experiment with drugs due to factors such as curiosity, peer pressure, and emotional struggle or stress. Apart from abusing illicit drugs, many teens are also hooked on prescription drugs, which they usually procure from their family and friends. A 2016 report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) also pointed at the […]

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Marijuana use linked to numerous health issues

Marijuana use linked to numerous health issues

06-12 | Rachael

Marijuana is the most frequently abused illicit substance in the United States. As per the 2016 Gallup survey, 43 percent of American adults admitted to have tried marijuana last year, as opposed to 38 percent in 2013.Considering that only 4 percent of Americans tried the drug in 1969, the steady increase in the number of […]

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Impaired learning and memory linked to persistent marijuana use

Impaired learning and memory linked to persistent marijuana use

04-05 | Rachael

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has certified marijuana as the most illicit drug in the United States. Despite this, may states have favored its legalization. Supporters of marijuana decriminalization swear by its positive effects in treating chronic pain and mental health problems like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), while the opponents stress […]

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Discouraging secondhand marijuana smoking among children

Discouraging secondhand marijuana smoking among children

03-23 | Rachael

In recent years, marijuana has been decriminalized in several states in the United States due to its medical use, which has been welcomed by many as a sign of progress. However, it entails some noticeable shortcomings that may prove to be a public health concern in future. For instance, a greater number of children may […]

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Early marijuana use can hamper brain function, says study

Early marijuana use can hamper brain function, says study

02-27 | Rachael

Of all the addictive substances, marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States. While some prefer to smoke cannabis for its psychedelic effects, others prefer it for its medicinal properties to get relief from pain and suffering resulting from trauma and prolonged suffering. In the U.S., 29 states, including the District […]

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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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