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Grey Matter Volume Differences Associated with Extremely Low Levels of Cannabis Use in Adolescence


Rates of cannabis use among adolescents are high, and are increasing concurrent with changes in the legal status of marijuana and societal attitudes regarding its use. Recreational cannabis use is understudied, especially in the adolescent period when neural maturation may […]

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Gastroschisis and Autism – Dual Canaries in the Californian Coalmine

We note the report on the rising gastroschisis incidence 3.1 times 1995-2012
The 20-fold variation across California mirrors the ten-fold variation across Canada here the distribution pattern closely mirrors cannabis consumption, and from where cannabis-related adjusted O.R.= 3.54 (95%C.I. 2.22-5.63) has […]

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More women are using pot during pregnancy.

Pregnant women with severe nausea and vomiting in their first trimester were nearly four times more likely to use marijuana than those without morning sickness. Those with milder symptoms were twice as likely to use the drug as those with […]

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America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead.
The number of adults with a marijuana-use disorder has doubled since the early 2000s, and the number who consume pot daily or near-daily has increased nearly 50 percent. […]

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New Wave of Complex Street Drugs Puzzles Emergency Doctors.

Study may fuel need for more comprehensive drug testing in hospitals.
Researchers set out in 2016 to identify the kinds of illicit drugs causing overdoses in patients presenting at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus in Baltimore and the […]

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Drug overdoses killed 72,306 Americans last year.

The US government does not track death rates for every drug, but the National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collect information on many commonly used drugs. CDC has a searchable database, Wonder, from […]

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Surge in Young Americans using Marijuana as First Drug


The proportion of young people using marijuana as their first drug doubled in the 10 years from 2004, a US-based study has found.
The government study reveals that among people aged between 12 and 21, the proportion of those who tried […]

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Sunny’s Story, a Drug Prevention Book for Elementary, Middle and High School Students

Sunny’s Story, a drug prevention book for elementary, middle and high school students, tells a tragic tale of the loss of a young boys life to drugs, narrated through the eyes and ears of the family beagle.
The family dog and […]

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Superskunk Schizophrenia Timebomb

As scans show drug’s impact on brain, a top doctor warns of a psychosis, paranoid delusions and a superskunk schizophrenia timebomb

Britain could set off a schizophrenia timebomb if it ignores the dangers of super-strength ‘skunk’ cannabis, one of the UK’s […]

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