COURTESY THE DRUG USERS’ BIBLE
Kratom, in powder form, can be taken in capsules or brewed into a tea.
PHOTO BY THOREPORRE
A kratom leaf, the source of an herbal supplement that users say can provide pain relief and relieve insomnia, among other […]
Variability in content and dissolution profiles of MDMA tablets collected in the UK between 2001 and 2018 – a potential risk to users?
MDMA (‘ecstasy’) tablets are widely used recreationally, and not only vary in their appearance, but also in MDMA content. Recently, the prevalence of high-content tablets is of concern to public health authorities. To compare UK data with other countries, we […]
Introduction: In response to recent news of a huge increase in drug overdose deaths and arrests for drug trafficking among Fairfax County youths, Fox News TV5 reporter Sherri Ly interviewed U.S. Drug Czar John Walters for his expert views on […]
Teens who vape or use hookah are more likely to use marijuana later, study finds
Adolescents who use e-cigarettes (vaping) or hookah (water pipes for flavored tobacco) are 3.6 to 4 times more likely to begin or regularly use marijuana two […]
Emergency room visits related to cannabis overdoses have more than doubled in Alberta and almost tripled in Ontario over the past three years as health experts decry the lack of proper product labelling and messaging about the responsible use of […]Read More
(Alexandria, VA) – A new study released yesterday in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that the rise in marijuana use in Colorado since the state legalized the drug has led to increased emergency room visits. The study found that 9,973 […]
Scientists discover even small amounts of cannabis are enough to thicken tissue
Teenagers who smoke have thicker matter in certain parts of their brains
This was found in areas involved with emotions, memory, fear and panic
Adolescent brains are typically thinning and being […]
Study suggests high levels of skunk use may affect the brain’s white matter, making communication between the right and left hemispheres less efficient
The brain’s white matter seen from the front as obtained by diffusion tensor imaging.
Photograph: Institute of Psychiatry
DRIVING WHILE HIGH is a growing problem in the U.S. Estimates show that a third of impaired driving incidents can be traced to marijuana, while many more involve a combination of multiple substances.
In Colorado, marijuana-related traffic deaths increasedby 48 percent […]
April 11, 2018
FLORENCE, Italy — Both mothers and fathers who use cannabis during pregnancy are more likely to have children who experience psychotic symptoms, new research suggests.
An analysis of more than 3500 families showed that maternal cannabis use was linked to […]
Researchers report 63 percent of breast milk samples from mothers using marijuana contained traces of the drug
With the legalization of marijuana in several states, increased use for both medicinal and recreational purposes has been documented in pregnant and breastfeeding women. […]
I first met 32-year-old Miranda after a drug relapse that followed a stay in a residential addiction treatment facility. She had begun experimenting recreationally with prescription opioids in her early 20s, but her use escalated after she was involved in […]
Anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution to make to our mental health must sound absurd. Along with hallucinogens such as mescaline and psilocybin (that is, magic mushrooms), LSD was often […]
A majority of cannabis dispensaries in Colorado recommended their products to women posing as pregnant customers with morning sickness, clashing with doctors’ warnings about the potential harms, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Of 400 […]