The Facts On Marijuana And Addiction

The Facts On Marijuana And Addiction

Whether marijuana is an addictive drug has been up for debate for years. Some claim it can be used recreationally or as medicine with no risk for dependency, while others insist that, like any mind-altering substance, addiction is always a possibility. As laws across the country change to allow medical and even recreational use of […]

Marijuana Legalization In U.S. States Making Waves At The U.N.

Marijuana Legalization In U.S. States Making Waves At The U.N.

With Washington State and Colorado opening the door to legal recreational marijuana use, a United Nations report has been published which takes issue with this drift towards legalization. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), an arm of the U.N. charged with overseeing cooperation with international drug treaties, expressed concern over laws in Uruguay and the […]

Genetics Hike Risks For Marijuana Addiction And Depression

Genetics Hike Risks For Marijuana Addiction And Depression

People who get addicted to marijuana use, or experience significant marijuana-related dysfunction without becoming addicted, have a condition called cannabis use disorder. Current evidence indicates that individuals with this disorder have unusually high chances of developing depression, and subsequently experience unusually intense combined effects from the two conditions. According to the results of a study […]

Marijuana Legalization – What’s Behind The Controversy?

Marijuana Legalization – What’s Behind The Controversy?

In years past, marijuana smoking seemed synonymous with unmotivated, snack-grubbing teenagers with a drug addiction problem. Currently, there’s an ever-growing movement toward legalizing the drug’s use. In a 2013 Gallup poll, 39 percent of Americans said that marijuana should remain illegal, while 58 percent favored legalization. Back in 1969, when Gallup first asked the question, […]

See How Marijuana Alters Decision-Making

See How Marijuana Alters Decision-Making

Decision-making is the logic-based thought process that humans use to analyze any given situation and determine how to respond to that situation going forward. Current scientific evidence suggests that disruptions in the normal use of this process contribute substantially to increased risks for developing a problem with drug or alcohol intake. In a study published […]

How Are Social Norms Affecting College Cannabis Use?

How Are Social Norms Affecting College Cannabis Use?

Cannabis (marijuana, hashish, hashish oil) is a widely used drug that now has legal or semi-legal status in several jurisdictions throughout the U.S. Compared to both younger and older population groups, college-age teenagers and young adults use various forms of this drug at fairly high rates. In a study published in September 2013 in the […]