marijuana

Legalizing marijuana and the new science of weed

ACS, the world's largest scientific society, is holding the meeting here through Thursday. It features nearly 11,000 presentations on a wide range of science…

Natural 'high' could avoid chronic marijuana use

Cannabinoid receptors are normally activated by compounds in the brain called endocannabinoids, the most abundant of which is 2-AG. They also are “turned on”…

Estrogen increases cannabis sensitivity

Smoking today's concentrated pot might be risky business for women, according to new research from Washington State University. The study is the first to…

NYU study compares consequences of teen alcohol and marijuana use

Growing public support for marijuana legalization in the U.S. has led to public debate about whether marijuana is “safer” than other substances, such as…

Dependence Alters the Brain's Response to Pot Paraphernalia

The study, published July 1 in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, demonstrated that different areas of the brain activated when dependent and non-dependent users…

Could cannabis curb seizures? Experts weed through the evidence

In a case study, Dr. Edward Maa, Chief of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Denver Health in Denver, Colo., details one mother's experience of providing…

Marijuana use involved in more fatal accidents in Colorado

With data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System covering 1994 to 2011, the researchers analyzed fatal…

AAN Issues Findings on Use of Medical Marijuana in Treatment of Certain Brain Diseases

Not enough evidence was found to show if medical marijuana is helpful in treating motor problems in Huntington’s disease, tics in Tourette syndrome, cervical…

Marijuana consumption in Washington state is higher than previously estimated, study finds

Using federal data and information from a new survey of marijuana users in Washington state, researchers say marijuana consumption likely will range from 135…

Teens in child welfare system show higher drug abuse rate

However, the study also shows that parental involvement matters. “When youth perceive that their parents or caregivers are actively engaged in their lives,…

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