Pot-Proofing Kids

Pot-Proofing Kids

Kids and marijuana don’t mix, as Dr. David Sack noted in a Los Angeles Times commentary, yet relaxed marijuana laws are making youth access to the drug easier than ever. Calls to poison control centers are increasing, emergency room visits are up, and the young are increasingly viewing marijuana as no big deal. The reality […]

Google Research Tool Helps Track Emerging Drug Markets

Google Research Tool Helps Track Emerging Drug Markets

Google contains resources specifically designed to help people conducting research on various topics locate the information they’re looking for quickly and efficiently. Increasingly, professionals rely on these resources to produce work that meets the stringent standards of the scientific community. In a study scheduled for publication in 2014 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review, […]

Medical Marijuana For Severe Seizure Disorders?

Medical Marijuana For Severe Seizure Disorders?

Several states in the U.S. have passed laws allowing for the legal use of marijuana for medical and therapeutic reasons. Evidence has been limited, yet promising in terms of using cannabinoids to treat seizure disorders. There have been animal studies that show promise as well as anecdotal evidence that cannabinoids have helped individuals with severe […]

Marijuana Use And Schizophrenia: Is There A Genetic Link?

Marijuana Use And Schizophrenia: Is There A Genetic Link?

Schizophrenia is a serious psychiatric condition that affects around 1 percent of the population. It can be a debilitating illness without proper treatment, and even with treatment, can severely limit a person’s ability to participate in the routine activities of life. The illness is characterized by delusions, auditory and visual hallucinations and disorganized thinking. Gene […]

Marijuana: 7 Common Excuses To Get High

Marijuana: 7 Common Excuses To Get High

People go to great lengths to justify their marijuana habit. This isn’t surprising: Denial and rationalization are hallmarks of addiction. It’s often not until users experience the negative side of marijuana use firsthand that they begin to recognize the flaws in their logic. Some of the most common excuses people make to get high include: […]

New Marijuana Breathalyzer Targets Smoking And Driving!

New Marijuana Breathalyzer Targets Smoking And Driving!

Working in cooperation with a Vancouver-based radiologist, a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer (RCMP) has invented a patent-pending breathalyzer for catching people who get behind the wheel after smoking marijuana. Kal Malhi, formerly of the RCMP, and Dr. Raj Attariwala teamed up to create the Cannabix Breathalyzer. Its inventors say that the device can […]

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. Is Making Waves At The U.N.

Marijuana Legalization In U.S. Is 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 […]