The excessive use of marijuana with associated psychological symptoms and impairment in social or occupational functioning.
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke from CANNABIS.
The plant genus in the Cannabaceae plant family, Urticales order, Hamamelidae subclass. The flowering tops are called many slang terms including pot, marijuana, hashish, bhang, and ganja. The stem is an important source of hemp fiber.
Abuse of children in a family, institutional, or other setting. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)
Sexual maltreatment of the child or minor.
A psychoactive compound extracted from the resin of Cannabis sativa (marihuana, hashish). The isomer delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is considered the most active form, producing characteristic mood and perceptual changes associated with this compound.
Disorders related to substance abuse.
Emotional, nutritional, financial, or physical maltreatment, exploitation, or abandonment of the older person generally by family members or by institutional personnel.

Recent progress in the neurotoxicology of natural drugs associated with dependence or addiction, their endogenous agonists and receptors. (1/828)

Nicotine in tobacco, tetrahydrocannabinol (delta 9-THC) in marijuana and morphine in opium are well known as drugs associated with dependence or addiction. Endogenous active substances that mimic the effects of the natural drugs and their respective receptors have been found in the mammalian central nervous system (CNS). Such active substances and receptors include acetylcholine (ACh) and the nicotinic ACh receptor (nAChR) for nicotine, anandamide and CB1 for delta 9-THC, and endomorphins (1 and 2) and the mu (OP3) opioid receptor for morphine, respectively. Considerable progress has been made in studies on neurotoxicity, in terms of the habituation, dependence and withdrawal phenomena associated with these drugs and with respect to correlations with endogenous active substances and their receptors. In this article we shall review recent findings related to the neurotoxicity of tobacco, marijuana and opium, and their toxic ingredients, nicotine, delta 9-THC and morphine in relation to their respective endogenous agents and receptors in the CNS.  (+info)

Use of illicit drugs among high-school students in Jamaica. (2/828)

Reported are the results of a survey to assess the prevalence of illicit drug use among high-school students in Jamaica. A total of 2417 high-school students in 26 schools were covered: 1063 boys and 1354 girls of whom 1317 were grade-10 students (mean age 15.7 years) and 1100 were grade-11 students (mean age 16.8 years). Of the students, 1072 and 1345 were from rural and urban schools, respectively, while 1126 and 1291 were children of parents who were professionals and nonprofessionals, respectively. The following drugs were used by the students: marijuana (10.2%), cocaine (2.2%), heroin (1.5%) and opium (1.2%). Illicit drug use among males, urban students and children of professionals was higher than that among females, rural students and children of nonprofessionals, respectively.  (+info)

Cannabis use and cognitive decline in persons under 65 years of age. (3/828)

The purpose of this study was to investigate possible adverse effects of cannabis use on cognitive decline after 12 years in persons under age 65 years. This was a follow-up study of a probability sample of the adult household residents of East Baltimore. The analyses included 1,318 participants in the Baltimore, Maryland, portion of the Epidemiologic Catchment Area study who completed the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) during three study waves in 1981, 1982, and 1993-1996. Individual MMSE score differences between waves 2 and 3 were calculated for each study participant. After 12 years, study participants' scores declined a mean of 1.20 points on the MMSE (standard deviation 1.90), with 66% having scores that declined by at least one point. Significant numbers of scores declined by three points or more (15% of participants in the 18-29 age group). There were no significant differences in cognitive decline between heavy users, light users, and nonusers of cannabis. There were also no male-female differences in cognitive decline in relation to cannabis use. The authors conclude that over long time periods, in persons under age 65 years, cognitive decline occurs in all age groups. This decline is closely associated with aging and educational level but does not appear to be associated with cannabis use.  (+info)

Alcohol and other psychoactive drugs in trauma patients aged 10-14 years. (4/828)

OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of alcohol and/or other psychoactive drugs, such as marijuana and cocaine (AODs), involved in preteen trauma patients. METHODS: Toxicological testing results were analyzed for 1356 trauma patients aged 10-14 years recorded in the National Pediatric Trauma Registry for the years 1990-95. RESULTS: Of the 1356 patients who received toxicological screening at the time of admission, 116 (9%) were positive for AODs. AOD involvement increased with age. Patients with pre-existing mental disorders were nearly three times as likely as other patients to be AOD positive (23% v 8%, p < 0.01). AOD involvement was more prevalent in intentional injuries and in injuries that occurred at home. CONCLUSIONS: AODs in preteen trauma are of valid concern, in particular among patients with mental disorders or intentional injuries. The role of AODs in childhood injuries needs to be further examined using standard screening instruments and representative study samples.  (+info)

The risks for late adolescence of early adolescent marijuana use. (5/828)

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess the relation of early adolescent marijuana use to late adolescent problem behaviors, drug-related attitudes, drug problems, and sibling and peer problem behavior. METHODS: African American (n = 627) and Puerto Rican (n = 555) youths completed questionnaires in their classrooms initially and were individually interviewed 5 years later. Logistic regression analysis estimated increases in the risk of behaviors or attitudes in late adolescence associated with more frequent marijuana use in early adolescence. RESULTS: Early adolescent marijuana use increased the risk in late adolescence of not graduating from high school; delinquency; having multiple sexual partners; not always using condoms; perceiving drugs as not harmful; having problems with cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana; and having more friends who exhibit deviant behavior. These relations were maintained with controls for age, sex, ethnicity, and, when available, earlier psychosocial measures. CONCLUSIONS: Early adolescent marijuana use is related to later adolescent problems that limit the acquisition of skills necessary for employment and heighten the risks of contracting HIV and abusing legal and illegal substances. Hence, assessments of and treatments for adolescent marijuana use need to be incorporated in clinical practice.  (+info)

Marijuana: medical implications. (6/828)

Over 50 percent of people will use marijuana sometime in their life. While intoxication lasts two to three hours, the active ingredient in marijuana, delta-9-tetrahydro-cannabinol, can accumulate in fatty tissues, including the brain and testes. Adverse effects from marijuana use include decreased coordination, epithelial damage to the lungs, increased risk of infection, cardiovascular effects and cognitive deficits. Unexplained behavior changes, altered social relationships and poor performance at school or work can signify a drug problem. Treatment requires a combination of education, social support, drug monitoring and attention to comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions.  (+info)

Marijuana use and increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. (7/828)

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States. In some subcultures, it is widely perceived to be harmless. Although the carcinogenic properties of marijuana smoke are similar to those of tobacco, no epidemiological studies of the relationship between marijuana use and head and neck cancer have been published. The relationship between marijuana use and head and neck cancer was investigated by a case-control study of 173 previously untreated cases with pathologically confirmed diagnoses of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck and 176 cancer-free controls at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center between 1992 and 1994. Epidemiological data were collected by using a structured questionnaire, which included history of tobacco smoking, alcohol use, and marijuana use. The associations between marijuana use and head and neck cancer were analyzed by Mantel-Haenszel methods and logistic regression models. Controlling for age, sex, race, education, alcohol consumption, pack-years of cigarette smoking, and passive smoking, the risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck was increased with marijuana use [odds ratio (OR) comparing ever with never users, 2.6; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.1-6.6]. Dose-response relationships were observed for frequency of marijuana use/day (P for trend <0.05) and years of marijuana use (P for trend <0.05). These associations were stronger for subjects who were 55 years of age and younger (OR, 3.1; 95% CI, 1.0-9.7). Possible interaction effects of marijuana use were observed with cigarette smoking, mutagen sensitivity, and to a lesser extent, alcohol use. Our results suggest that marijuana use may increase the risk of head and neck cancer with a strong dose-response pattern. Our analysis indicated that marijuana use may interact with mutagen sensitivity and other risk factors to increase the risk of head and neck cancer. The results need to be interpreted with some caution in drawing causal inferences because of certain methodological limitations, especially with regard to interactions.  (+info)

Substance abuse and the kidney. (8/828)

Substance abuse has been increasing steadily in the UK and some other countries. Recent evidence suggests more than 40% of young people have tried illicit drugs at some time. There are numerous medical consequences to recreational drug use, and a physician should always consider substance abuse in any unexplained illness. The renal complications of drug abuse are also becoming more frequent, and may encompass a spectrum of glomerular, interstitial and vascular diseases. Although some substances are directly nephrotoxic, a number of other mechanisms are also involved. These effects are often chronic and irreversible, but occasionally acute with possible recovery. The rapid growth of illicit drug use is clearly a major public health problem. We review the commonly used substances of abuse and their associations with renal disease.  (+info)

The DSM-5 defines marijuana abuse as:

1. Taking marijuana in larger amounts or for a longer period than intended.
2. Desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control use.
3. Spending a lot of time obtaining, using, or recovering from the effects of use.
4. Craving or strong desire to use marijuana.
5. Interference with work, school, or home responsibilities due to use.
6. Continuing to use despite social or personal problems caused by use.
7. Giving up important activities in order to use.
8. Using marijuana in hazardous situations, such as while driving or operating machinery.
9. Continued use despite physical or psychological problems caused or worsened by use.
10. Developing tolerance (needing to use more to achieve the desired effect).
11. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when stopping or reducing use.

Marijuana abuse can lead to a range of negative consequences, including:

* Addiction: Marijuana can be addictive, and long-term use can lead to dependence and withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop.
* Mental Health Problems: Marijuana use has been linked to an increased risk of depression, anxiety, psychosis, and other mental health issues.
* Respiratory Problems: Smoking marijuana can irritate the lungs and increase the risk of respiratory problems, such as bronchitis and lung infections.
* Cognitive Impairment: Marijuana use can impair memory, attention, and decision-making skills.
* Impaired Coordination and Judgment: Marijuana use can impair coordination and judgment, which can increase the risk of accidents and injuries.

If you or someone you know is struggling with marijuana abuse, it is important to seek professional help as soon as possible. Treatment options may include counseling, medication, and support groups. With the right treatment and support, it is possible to overcome marijuana abuse and achieve a healthier, happier life.

Types of Substance-Related Disorders:

1. Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): A chronic disease characterized by the excessive consumption of alcohol, leading to impaired control over drinking, social or personal problems, and increased risk of health issues.
2. Opioid Use Disorder (OUD): A chronic disease characterized by the excessive use of opioids, such as prescription painkillers or heroin, leading to withdrawal symptoms when the substance is not available.
3. Stimulant Use Disorder: A chronic disease characterized by the excessive use of stimulants, such as cocaine or amphetamines, leading to impaired control over use and increased risk of adverse effects.
4. Cannabis Use Disorder: A chronic disease characterized by the excessive use of cannabis, leading to impaired control over use and increased risk of adverse effects.
5. Hallucinogen Use Disorder: A chronic disease characterized by the excessive use of hallucinogens, such as LSD or psilocybin mushrooms, leading to impaired control over use and increased risk of adverse effects.

Causes and Risk Factors:

1. Genetics: Individuals with a family history of substance-related disorders are more likely to develop these conditions.
2. Mental health: Individuals with mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, may be more likely to use substances as a form of self-medication.
3. Environmental factors: Exposure to substances at an early age, peer pressure, and social environment can increase the risk of developing a substance-related disorder.
4. Brain chemistry: Substance use can alter brain chemistry, leading to dependence and addiction.


1. Increased tolerance: The need to use more of the substance to achieve the desired effect.
2. Withdrawal: Experiencing symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, or nausea when the substance is not present.
3. Loss of control: Using more substance than intended or for longer than intended.
4. Neglecting responsibilities: Neglecting responsibilities at home, work, or school due to substance use.
5. Continued use despite negative consequences: Continuing to use the substance despite physical, emotional, or financial consequences.


1. Physical examination: A doctor may perform a physical examination to look for signs of substance use, such as track marks or changes in heart rate and blood pressure.
2. Laboratory tests: Blood or urine tests can confirm the presence of substances in the body.
3. Psychological evaluation: A mental health professional may conduct a psychological evaluation to assess symptoms of substance-related disorders and determine the presence of co-occurring conditions.


1. Detoxification: A medically-supervised detox program can help manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of complications.
2. Medications: Medications such as methadone or buprenorphine may be prescribed to manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings.
3. Behavioral therapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and contingency management are effective behavioral therapies for treating substance use disorders.
4. Support groups: Joining a support group such as Narcotics Anonymous can provide a sense of community and support for individuals in recovery.
5. Lifestyle changes: Making healthy lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, healthy eating, and getting enough sleep can help manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings.

It's important to note that diagnosis and treatment of substance-related disorders is a complex process and should be individualized based on the specific needs and circumstances of each patient.

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  • Research opportunities exist to investigate the neurobiological bases for the behavioral risk factors leading to the development of marijuana abuse especially with respect to initiation, compulsive use and dependence, and withdrawal. (
  • Studies could focus on the genetic and/or other neurobiological factors contributing to drug-seeking behavior, as well as other neurobiological correlates involved in placing an individual at risk of initiating and maintaining marijuana use, and in turn, leading to possible dependence. (
  • Earlier NIAAA research found that marijuana use remained stable at about 4 percent of the U.S. population between 1991-1992 and 2001-2002, while abuse and dependence rose from 1.2 percent to 1.5 percent. (
  • Despite the fact that prevalence rates existing for the US population have been lying at a relatively stable grounds in the past decade, the current proportion of users defined by the criteria established by the renowned American Psychiatric Association for the evident dependence or even abuse of marijuana, has immensely increased at a significant rate (Reichman 400). (
  • The number of persons with heroin dependence or abuse in 2012 (467 thousand) was approximately twice the number in 2002. (
  • For many, only the threat of loss of employment may propel them to enter a program that offers the chance to end a pattern of abuse and dependence. (
  • In DSM-5, marijuana dependence and abuse are combined into a single disorder. (
  • Assess risk for abuse or misuse in patients with a history of substance abuse or dependence, prior to prescribing dronabinol capsules and monitor for the development of associated behaviors or conditions. (
  • Legalization of marijuana for medical use or adult recreational use in a growing number of states may affect these views. (
  • The increased legalization of marijuana suggests no. (
  • So it appears that his motives for endorsing the legalization of marijuana was out of concern for criminal justice clients, who happened to be arrested with a few ounces of pot. (
  • Full Text PA-95-076 MARIJUANA/CANNABIS ABUSE RESEARCH NIH GUIDE, Volume 24, Number 26, July 21, 1995 PA NUMBER: PA-95-076 P.T. 34 Keywords: Addiction Biomedical Research, Multidiscipl Behavioral/Experimental Psychology Drugs/Drug Abuse National Institute on Drug Abuse PURPOSE This program announcement encourages research across the broad area of marijuana/cannabis abuse. (
  • This program announcement, Marijuana/Cannabis Abuse Research, is related to priority area of alcohol and other drugs. (
  • RESEARCH OBJECTIVES The term "marijuana abuse" is used to describe a variety of drug abuse behaviors that include the use of cannabis and its derivatives in all forms and in combination with other drugs. (
  • Investigators are encouraged to use a physiological, sociocultural and behavioral developmental perspective in these studies, recognizing the differential impact of factors at various stages of human development and the impact of cannabis abuse at these different developmental stages. (
  • Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plant. (
  • According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health , cannabis (marijuana) is one of the most used drugs in the United States, and its use is widespread among young people. (
  • 30.7% of high school seniors used cannabis (marijuana) in the past year. (
  • Almost as many names for marijuana and hemp - these terms themselves are broad classifications of cannabis - as there are uses for these incredibly versatile plants. (
  • The New Zealand study , well-known amongst marijuana supporters and dissenters alike, indicates that heavy or persistent cannabis use started as an adolescent and continued into adulthood has the potential to lower IQ, and those points are not recovered if usage is stopped as an adult. (
  • Synthetic Marijuana, first sold in the US in 2008, has no relation to Cannabis . (
  • Marijuana is a dried green mixture derived from the leaves and flowers of the Cannabis sativa plant. (
  • Marijuana with a low percentage of THC in combination with a high percentage of CBD, another chemical found in the Cannabis plant, can work wonders for those struggling with epilepsy. (
  • Medical marijuana for cancer is derived from isolated ingredients in the Cannabis plant. (
  • The political interference in the regulation of cannabis as a medicine and subsequently the control of medical cannabis research originates with the passage of the Marijuana Tax Act in 1937. (
  • The Marijuana Tax Act did not end the debate about whether cannabis, if appropriately controlled, could have therapeutic value. (
  • Prepared by the New York Academy of Medicine and issued in 1944, the LaGuardia Report echoed these conclusions, adding that cannabis was not addictive, did not provide a gateway to other drugs of abuse, and was not associated with increased criminal behavior or juvenile delinquency. (
  • The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 included a provision to study the abuse of cannabis in the United States. (
  • The Shafer report, like the LaGuardia report before it, concluded that the risks of using cannabis were minimal and that general use did not jeopardize health, lead to experimentation with other drugs, or cause criminal activity and specifically recommended the decriminalization of marijuana for personal use. (
  • Like most drugs, there are both positive and negative aspects to marijuana. (
  • These drugs may be addictive as well, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports. (
  • In 2012, the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act was passed that placed many of the known synthetic cannabinoids into the Schedule I classification, meaning that these drugs were now considered illegal, dangerous, and with no accepted medical purpose. (
  • Synthetic drugs may be increasingly popular with young people who may be ordering them off the Internet and exploring new methods and strains to abuse from a variety of pro-drug websites. (
  • This meant that drug abuse could only be curbed by cautiously preventing youths from using and abusing illegal drugs, fighting and reducing the vast number of users, and also decreasing drug availability. (
  • Major League Baseball has removed marijuana from its list of "drugs of abuse" and announced that it will begin testing players for opioids after the league and the MLB Player's Association agreed on new changes to the Joint Drug Program on Thursday. (
  • The other big change in the Joint Drug Program centered around more rigorous testing for opioids, which have been on the MLB's "drugs of abuse" list but weren't as big a focus as other substances, like performance-enhancing drugs. (
  • The effects of marijuana and other drugs on safe driving and cognitive abilities. (
  • Of these 2.8 million were dependent on or abusing both illicit drugs and alcohol, 4.5 million had such issues only with illicit drugs, and 14.9 million had such issues only with alcohol. (
  • While the popularity of certain illicit drugs may ebb and flow, drug and alcohol abuse continue to pose hazards to workplace safety and impede efficient operations. (
  • Heroin, a traditional drug of abuse, may have increased in popularity because of crackdowns on the misuse of prescription drugs. (
  • It's important for adults to recognize the significant risks posed by marijuana products and other drugs, regardless of the form they came in and that those risks are even higher for children and adolescents," Richter said. (
  • Based on a review of information available and the research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), this program announcement identifies many areas of research that are particularly in need of development. (
  • These findings highlight the changing cultural norms related to marijuana use, which could bring additional public health challenges related to addiction, drugged driving and access to effective treatment," said Nora D. Volkow, M.D., director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which contributed funding to the study. (
  • According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, long-term marijuana abuse can lead to poor educational outcomes, poor job performance, respiratory problems and cognitive impairment (NIDA, Topics in Brief, 2011). (
  • According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Synthetic Marijuana can "bind more strongly than [Marijuana] to the cell receptors affected by THC and can produce much stronger effects. (
  • Statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse estimate that about 30% of people who regularly use marijuana will develop an addiction. (
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse: Marijuana Drug Facts Accessed July 30, 2021. (
  • Speaking with ESPN, MLBPA head Tony Clark said the changes to league's marijuana policy were partly in response to the growth of marijuana legalization around the country. (
  • Based on the results of our surveys, marijuana use in the United States has risen rapidly over the past decade, with about 3 in 10 people who use marijuana meeting the criteria for addiction. (
  • The near doubling of the prevalence of marijuana use disorder among the U.S. population in the last decade can be attributed to the substantial increase in marijuana use overall, rather than an increase in rates of addiction among users. (
  • A common belief is that marijuana is not and cannot be addictive, but studies are showing that large amounts of marijuana used on a daily or near-daily basis can result in addiction, and this addiction can ruin lives. (
  • Jails and prisons are not proving to be of great help in addressing drug use, abuse and dependency issues, except when treatment is provided during incarceration for marijuana and other substance use disorders (dependency and addiction). (
  • Fortunately, abuse and addiction to synthetic cannabinoids may be treated in a similar fashion to marijuana abuse and addiction, through substance abuse treatment programs that include behavioral therapies and counseling, as well as complementary therapies to treat the whole person emotionally, spiritually, and physically. (
  • As the appellate decision noted, state courts have held that 'failure to successfully defeat drug addiction does not automatically equate to child abuse or neglect. (
  • Learning to recognize the signs of marijuana addiction can help you intervene for a loved one before their addiction causes untold damage. (
  • Find marijuana addiction treatment options when you call 866.957.7885 . (
  • It's true that smoking marijuana doesn't always result in addiction. (
  • Underlying factors play a major role in whether or not someone who uses marijuana will end up with an addiction. (
  • The three biggest determinants are genetic predisposition, family history of substance abuse or addiction, and the presence of one or more mental health disorders. (
  • A related sign of marijuana addiction is when someone stops doing activities they once enjoyed or ignores notable responsibilities. (
  • One of the clearest signs of weed addiction is when someone continues to abuse marijuana even after suffering concrete consequences for their behavior. (
  • Connect with us at 866.957.7885 today to learn about how you can address the signs of marijuana addiction in your loved one. (
  • This study adds to the growing base of research showing the harms of marijuana to youth, especially in the form of edibles, said Linda Richter , vice president for prevention research and analysis at the Partnership to End Addiction in New York City. (
  • Synthetic cannabinoids are usually designed to mimic the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, although according to NPR , these products may be 100 times more potent than marijuana. (
  • The delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) contained in marijuana is a psychoactive (mind-altering) compound that affects areas of the brain that control the body's movements, balance, coordination, memory, and judgment. (
  • In 2022, 30.7% of 12th graders reported using marijuana in the past year and 6.3% reported using marijuana daily. (
  • In 2022, nearly 20.6% of 12th graders reported that they vaped marijuana in the past year and 2.1% reported that they did so daily. (
  • Prior to the scheduling of these synthetic cannabinoids, the Monitoring the Future (MTF) Survey of 2012 reported that synthetic marijuana was the second most popular drug abused by high school seniors that year behind only actual marijuana, with 11.4 percent of 12th graders abusing it in the year prior to the survey. (
  • The Survey, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and is based on screening at nearly 154,000 addresses and interviews with more than 63,000 individuals, contains an ominous reminder for employers: "…most illicit drug users are employed. (
  • Marijuana was the most commonly used illicit drug. (
  • It is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (
  • THC is the Psychoactive chemical that naturally occurs in Marijuana and causes the user to get "high. (
  • The psychoactive chemical in marijuana is known as THC, which is inside the plant's resin. (
  • Studies suggest that using marijuana and alcohol together impairs driving more than either substance alone and that alcohol use may increase the absorption of THC, the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana . (
  • Studies funded by NIDA and NIAAA have shown that marijuana impairs driving performance , increasing lane weaving, and that since the legalization of medical marijuana in Colorado, drivers involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes are significantly more likely to test positive for marijuana use . (
  • Players who test positive for marijuana will now be subject to a mandatory evaluation and will have the option of receiving treatment. (
  • For example, a study from New Zealand conducted in part by researchers at Duke University showed that people who started smoking marijuana heavily in their teens and had an ongoing marijuana use disorder lost an average of 8 IQ points between ages 13 and 38. (
  • The percentage of Americans who reported using marijuana in the past year more than doubled between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013, and the increase in marijuana use disorder during that time was nearly as large. (
  • Past year marijuana use rose from 4.1 percent to 9.5 percent of the U.S. adult population, while the prevalence of marijuana use disorder rose from 1.5 percent to 2.9 percent, according to national surveys conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health. (
  • The marked increase in marijuana use and marijuana use disorder shown in the study is a significant change from prior results. (
  • Based on the current study, approximately 30 percent of people who used marijuana in the past year met criteria for marijuana use disorder during 2012-2013, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. (
  • The proportion of users who have a marijuana use disorder was found to have actually decreased (35.6 percent to 30.6 percent) between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013. (
  • Symptoms of marijuana use disorder were assessed during face-to-face interviews. (
  • When examined by age, young adults (ages 18 - 29) were found to be at highest risk for marijuana use and marijuana use disorder, with use increasing from 10.5 percent to 21.2 percent and disorder increasing from 4.4 percent to 7.5 percent over the past decade. (
  • Black and Hispanic individuals also showed especially noticeable increases in the prevalence of marijuana use and marijuana use disorder, with use increasing from 4.7 percent to 12.7 percent over the past decade among blacks and from 3.3 percent to 8.4 percent among Hispanics. (
  • The prevalence of marijuana use disorder increased from 1.8 percent to 4.6 percent among blacks and 1.2 percent to 2.8 percent among Hispanics over the same time period. (
  • As more research is conducted, it is becoming clearer that the younger a person begins regularly smoking weed, the more likely they are to develop a marijuana use disorder. (
  • It's a touchy subject, honestly, but the truth is that while pot might have therapeutic elements, marijuana abuse is a substance use disorder. (
  • Survey shows marijuana use disorder linked to substance use/mental disorders and disability. (
  • Marijuana use disorder is common in the United States, is often associated with other substance use disorders, behavioral problems, and disability, and goes largely untreated, according to a new study conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health. (
  • The analysis found that 2.5 percent of adults - nearly 6 million people - experienced marijuana use disorder in the past year, while 6.3 percent had met the diagnostic criteria for the disorder at some point in their lives. (
  • Notably, the current study applies diagnostic criteria for marijuana use disorder from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) to the NESARC data. (
  • Consistent with previous findings, the new data showed that marijuana use disorder is about twice as common among men than women, and that younger age groups are much more likely to experience the disorder than people age 45 and over. (
  • Dr. Grant and her colleagues also reported that people with marijuana use disorder, particularly those with severe forms of the disorder, experience considerable mental disability. (
  • They note that previous studies have found that such disabilities persist even after remission of marijuana use disorder. (
  • The researchers also report that only about 7 percent of people with past-year marijuana use disorder receive any marijuana-specific treatment, compared with slightly less than 14 percent of people with lifetime marijuana use disorder. (
  • These findings demonstrate that people with marijuana use disorder are vulnerable to other mental health disorders," said Nora D. Volkow, M.D., director of NIDA, which contributed funding to the study. (
  • The study authors note the urgency of identifying and implementing effective prevention and treatment for marijuana use disorder. (
  • Moderate evidence demonstrated increased mania symptoms and hypomania in patients with bipolar disorder who regularly used marijuana. (
  • 1 According to the Monitoring the Future survey , rates of past year marijuana use among middle and high school students have remained relatively steady since the late 1990s. (
  • Synthetic cannabinoids may be similar in effect to marijuana and may be sprayed onto herbal materials, giving rise to the name fake weed . (
  • Synthetic cannabinoids may cause effects similar to marijuana, such as altered perceptions, relaxation, and increased pleasure, but they may also raise heart rate and blood pressure to dangerous levels and induce psychosis, violence, or suicidal thoughts. (
  • However, there have been scientific studies of cannabinoids, the chemicals in marijuana. (
  • Chronic use of marijuana could lead to a lack of concern about physical well-being, resulting in malnutrition and dehydration. (
  • Thus, chronic abuse of marijuana might be a risk factor for stroke. (
  • According to the NAS study , the data were strongest in supporting beneficial effects of marijuana in relieving chronic pain and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and in improving multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms. (
  • Chronic marijuana (MJ) use among adolescents has been associated with structural and functional abnormalities, particularly in developing regions responsible for higher order cognition.This study investigated prefrontal (PFC) and parietal volumes and executive function in emerging adult MJ users and explored potential gender differences.Participants (ages 18-25) were 27 MJ users and 32 controls without neurologic or psychiatric disorders or heavy other drug use. (
  • One may wonder whether the prevalence of marijuana abuse in the study may be related to its legalization in a growing number of states-mostly for medical purposes but in two states, more generally-and the apparent ambivalence of the federal government over enforcement of the federal controlled substances law. (
  • As marijuana-derived products increase in prevalence across the country, researchers aim to determine the drug's effects on the brain and on fetal development. (
  • Hashish is the resin from flowers and leaves and is more potent than marijuana. (
  • Under the influence of marijuana, many people report enhanced feelings of friendliness and humor. (
  • However, with driving skills, we may unwittingly become more narrowly focused than what might be considered safe or sufficient (With driving we see people under the influence of marijuana staying in one lane, missing complex driving cues including signage, instructions, etc. (
  • Prohibit workers from being under the influence of marijuana when they report for work. (
  • Despite some unanswered questions about marijuana's role in crash risk, workers under the influence of marijuana do not have the skills needed to drive safely. (
  • He added that decriminalization of marijuana lessened the cost of incarceration, which was behind his reasoning to have the drug become legal. (
  • After alcohol, marijuana (THC) is the substance most commonly found in the blood of impaired drivers, fatally injured drivers, and motor vehicle crash victims. (
  • Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in America, and also one of the most common addictions. (
  • In a recent report , Dr. Grant and her team found that the percentage of Americans who reported using marijuana in the past year more than doubled between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013, and the increase in marijuana use disorders during that time was nearly as large. (
  • Also in keeping with previous findings, the new study found that past-year and lifetime marijuana use disorders were strongly and consistently associated with other substance use and mental health disorders. (
  • While streets are flooded with Fentanyl and other Opioids, Synthetic Marijuana has silently crawled onto the scene. (
  • Legally sold in a variety of stores, Synthetic Marijuana can be bought by anyone looking to get the effects of Marijuana without the legal implications. (
  • What Is Synthetic Marijuana? (
  • Synthetic Marijuana, as it is meant to work, functions similarly to Marijuana. (
  • Being that Synthetic Marijuana doesn't have natural THC, it makes up for the effects with other chemicals. (
  • The relative strength of Synthetic Marijuana could be two to 100 times the concentration of natural Marijuana. (
  • Synthetic Marijuana is frequently marketed as a safe and legal alternative to Marijuana. (
  • As of March of 2018, there was a flood of legal Synthetic Marijuana that caused users to find blood in their urine, coughs, and also dripping from their ears and eyes. (
  • In 2015, there were 7,797 calls to US poison centers in regard to exposure to Synthetic Marijuana. (
  • At the top of the list is that of synthetic cannabinoid products often called Spice and K2 as well as by the misnomer synthetic marijuana . (
  • NIDA Drug Facts, Drugged Driving 2013) Marijuana abuse increases the likelihood of having a motor vehicle accident and also increases the likelihood of crashes resulting in fatality. (
  • The excessive use of marijuana with associated psychological symptoms and impairment in social or occupational functioning. (
  • However, people who abuse marijuana often display withdrawal symptoms between instances of use. (
  • People smoke marijuana in hand-rolled cigarettes (joints) or in pipes or water pipes (bongs). (
  • When a person smokes marijuana, THC quickly passes from the lungs into the bloodstream. (
  • As of July 2019, medical marijuana is legal in 33 states and DC , and recreational marijuana is legal in 11 states and DC, with many more looking to join each or both groups. (
  • Out of those 27 states, 11 states approved legal recreational marijuana. (
  • However, there needs to be a distinction drawn between medical marijuana, which is prescribed and monitored by a physician, and recreational marijuana. (
  • Also, the elucidation of biobehavioral factors involved in the discontinuation of marijuana abuse is necessary to more fully understand the process of abuse for this drug. (
  • Studies could focus on how such factors as lack of family support, family violence, abuse and neglect, lack of positive role models, poor parental supervision, parental drug use, breakdown of the extended family system, association with peer groups and the socioeconomic status as well as medical illnesses/disabilities (e.g. (
  • When people begin using marijuana as teenagers, the drug may impair thinking, memory, and learning functions and affect how the brain builds connections between the areas necessary for these functions. (
  • Practical challenges to positive drug tests for marijuana. (
  • The joint demand for cigarettes and marijuana: evidence from the National Household Surveys on Drug Abuse ," Journal of Health Economics , Elsevier, vol. 20(1), pages 51-68, January. (
  • If there's one drug in the US that seems to be everywhere, it's marijuana. (
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved the marijuana plant as a medicine. (
  • Marijuana is the drug that produces the "dumb" high. (
  • As evident in the early 1990s, several states markedly reduced the penalties charged or criminal status of those considered as first-time marijuana and drug possession offenses that involved small marijuana quantities. (
  • In line with this, the United States has also experienced considerable rates' rise among young people who use, abuse and also are dependent on this type of drug. (
  • During times of Ronald Regan, a renowned US president, the Anti-Drug Abuse Act was laid out in 1988. (
  • As evident in the policy and Act, the fundamental objective of the latter was to seek ways of minimizing drug trafficking, their abuse and use, and reducing the predictable consequences (William 90). (
  • But marijuana is still a drug, with a plethora of street names including pot, weed, herb, Mary Jane and reefer. (
  • While Maine has liberalized its marijuana laws in recent years, it also has one of the more stringent employee drug testing laws that contain a number of traps for the unwary employer. (
  • Major League Baseball and the players' union announced changes to the league's drug policy regarding marijuana and opioids. (
  • Today, @MLB and the @MLB_PLAYERS jointly announced significant changes to the Drug of Abuse provisions of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. (
  • Other than alcohol, marijuana is the most frequently reported drug found in post-crash testing. (
  • Outline specifics of drug testing if it is a part of your marijuana policy. (
  • Marijuana Drug Facts. (
  • Q:How long is your delivery time of Medical Grade accurate Marijuana THC drug abuse test kits? (
  • The only sure way of detecting abuse and addressing it is by drug and alcohol testing using a lawful, common-sense policy. (
  • In particular, the conventional wisdom that employees "age out" of drug abuse appears to be on uncertain footing based on this study. (
  • The proliferation of these products, especially in states where nonmedical use of marijuana has been legalized, normalizes the use of the drug and reduces perceptions of risk or harm among young people. (
  • The jump in youth marijuana use echoes legalization of the drug across the country, she said. (
  • Deaths from drug abuse were uncommon among this group. (
  • Preventing drug abuse starts with parents, Hughes said. (
  • The new study analyzed data about marijuana use that were collected in the 2012-2013 wave of NIAAA's National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC), the largest study ever conducted on the co-occurrence of alcohol use, drug use, and related psychiatric conditions. (
  • President Richard Nixon appointed Pennsylvania Governor Raymond Shafer to chair the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse. (
  • The recommendations provided in the Commission's report conflicted with many of the provisions provided in the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act and the Controlled Substances Act. (
  • Measurements: Ever drink more than a few sips of alcohol and past 30-day: binge drinking, marijuana consumption, other illegal drug use and prescription drug misuse. (
  • The findings offer an explanation on how marijuana abuse during pregnancy may lead to cognitive problems in children who are exposed to the drug in the womb. (
  • Although the Food and Drug Administration has not approved marijuana for medical use, several states have legalized the drug for this purpose. (
  • People can mix marijuana in food ( edibles ), such as brownies, cookies, or candy, or brew it as a tea. (
  • Use of all forms of marijuana rose, but edibles had the biggest average monthly increase, which may mean that teens are smoking marijuana less and eating it more, she said. (
  • Combining alcohol use along with marijuana use is also common and results in greater impairment. (
  • Managing motor vehicle crash risks associated with marijuana impairment is important, as marijuana impacts a driver's cognitive abilities. (
  • Monitor the relevant state marijuana laws and any improved methods for determining impairment. (
  • Marijuana Abuse" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) . (
  • Adolescent Alcohol and Marijuana Consumption: Is There Really a Gateway Effect? (
  • Does increasing the beer tax reduce marijuana consumption? (
  • Your Weed Consumption: Marijuana Use or Marijuana Abuse? (
  • Marijuana has both short-and long-term effects on the brain. (
  • Alcohol, Marijuana, and American Youth: The Unintended Effects of Government Regulation ," NBER Working Papers 4212, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. (
  • Teens abuse marijuana for a number of reasons such as peer pressure, dealing with negative emotions, wanting to get "high", and not being aware of the negative health effects marijuana can have on teen brains. (
  • The effects of marijuana abuse can last for days, or even weeks. (
  • What are the effects of marijuana? (
  • Marijuana can cause both short-term and long-term effects. (
  • Acute effects of Marijuana abuse produce a calm and mildly euphoric state, where senses are said to be heightened, and in some cases, hallucinations are said to occur. (
  • Although there is no withdrawal effects from the use of Marijuana or LSD, users of LSD may experience convulsions, hyperthermia and possibly death as a result of an overdose. (
  • And marijuana appears to help cancer clients cope with the horrible side effects that result from chemotherapy including nausea and vomiting. (
  • As marijuana and alcohol are frequently used together, more research is also needed to understand the effects of combined use. (
  • We have recorded blood flow velocity in the anterior and middle cerebral arteries by transcranial Doppler sonography in abstinent marijuana abusers (n = 16) and control subjects (n = 19) to assess the effects of prolonged marijuana use of the cerebrovascular system. (
  • Effects of marijuana use on prefrontal and parietal volumes and cognition in emerging adults. (
  • Where possible, to examine the contribution of marijuana use to the use of other both licit and illicit substances. (
  • The ViewPoint Center , a teen mental health hospital for teens ages 12-17, helps treat teen marijuana abuse, as well as other substances. (
  • For the study, Hughes and her colleagues used the National Poison Data System to look at nearly 339,000 cases of intentional misuse and abuse of substances among children and teens. (
  • Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known. (
  • Read more about marijuana as medicine in our DrugFacts: Marijuana as Medicine . (
  • This distinction must correspond with the difference between prescribed painkillers, which are not abused, and illegally obtained narcotics. (
  • Marijuana abuse among 6- to 18-year-olds has increased 245% since 2000, while child alcohol abuse has steadily declined over those years, say researchers who analyzed poisonings over two decades. (
  • and it also increases the perceived harmful consequences always associated with using marijuana, and moreover its abuse. (
  • Studies have shown that the risk of being involved in a crash increases after marijuana use. (
  • Nevertheless, the mother successfully completed the program in 2015, a year before the Family Court judge upheld the abuse and neglect findings anyway, saying that "long-term use of marijuana does create a risk, a substantial risk. (
  • These findings suggest that cerebral perfusion observed in 18-30 year old marijuana abusers is comparable to that of normal 60 year-olds. (
  • Our findings are not just limited to understanding how prenatal marijuana exposure affects the developing brain," said Dr. McBain. (
  • Twenty-three states now have medical marijuana laws and four states, as well as the District of Columbia, have legalized marijuana for recreational use. (
  • The legalization and use of medical marijuana are on the rise, but some still have concerns about its safety. (
  • This is part of the reason that medical marijuana is being used to treat so many different conditions. (
  • The main difference between recreational pot smokers and users of medical marijuana is that the recreational user is usually just after the high for pleasure or escape, while medical users tend to have a specific reason for using it. (
  • Marijuana legalization, medical marijuana and public marijuana use continue to receive heavy media attention. (
  • In the science, some promising medical applications for marijuana are showing up in medical research. (
  • There is little doubt that the marijuana plant produces powerful compounds that can produce some positive medical applications. (
  • What is medical marijuana? (
  • By the end of last year, marijuana was approved for medical use in 27 states. (
  • So the patient asked his doctor to prescribe him medical marijuana. (
  • Instead of taking more pills, he felt relaxed by taking medical marijuana. (
  • The presentation will cover the state of the law on medical and adult use of marijuana in Maine, and its impact on dental practices from both a clinical, as well as an employer's perspective. (
  • Numerous states have already de-criminalized marijuana for recreational use and even more geographies have made it available for medical purposes. (
  • This is the factor numerous herbalists go for marijuana vaporizers in order to deal with the medical conditions of their people. (
  • Marijuana use in the United States is increasing as more states legalize its medical and recreational use. (
  • In 1939, New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia appointed a blue-ribbon panel of renowned physicians, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, pharmacologists, chemists and other scientific and medical researchers to conduct a review of the assertions that smoking marijuana resulted in criminal behavior, and a deterioration of physical and mental health. (
  • And with ongoing changes in the drug's legal status at the state level and a shift in beliefs about the risks associated with its use, they also note that public education about the dangers associated with marijuana use will be increasingly important to address public beliefs that marijuana use is harmless. (
  • Marijuana abusers are at increased risk for stroke. (
  • 0.005) increased in marijuana abusers compared to the control subjects. (
  • Does Marijuana Help Treat Glaucoma or Other Eye Conditions? (
  • In 2021, 35.4% of young adults aged 18 to 25 (11.8 million people) reported using marijuana in the past year. (
  • The lost mental abilities didn't fully return in those who quit marijuana as adults. (
  • Those who started smoking marijuana as adults didn't show notable IQ declines. (
  • Because marijuana use is on the rise for adults in the U.S., this substance needs to be addressed by all workplace motor vehicle safety programs. (
  • As ESPN noted, marijuana offenses could often lead to a player being hit with a $35,000 fine per violation, but the changes to the policy mean marijuana-related offenses will now be treated the same as alcohol-related offenses. (
  • The abuse of marijuana is a significant problem, shows little evidence of abatement, and may still be increasing in scope. (
  • While the evidence on this is still somewhat inconclusive, most experts agree that smoking marijuana, or using it in any way, does not kill brain cells. (
  • The evidence in this record clearly shows that marijuana has been accepted as capable of relieving the distress of great numbers of very ill people. (
  • Marijuana also affects brain development. (
  • Do Youths Substitute Alcohol and Marijuana? (
  • This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Marijuana Abuse" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Marijuana Abuse" was a major or minor topic of these publications. (
  • Since 2014, marijuana use has exceeded alcohol use every year, and by a greater amount each year, Hughes said. (
  • People who started using marijuana as teenagers may have trouble with thinking, memory, and learning. (
  • According to the study, over-the-counter medication abuse among teenagers still causes most emergency room visits for overdoses. (
  • Users also report an increased appetite after use of Marijuana. (
  • The MLB will also start running educational programs for players that touch on the dangers of opioid pain medication as well as "practical approaches to marijuana. (
  • Some vaporizers use a liquid marijuana extract. (
  • The Economic Analysis of Substance Use and Abuse: An Integration of Econometric and Behavioral Economic Research , pages 187-212, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. (
  • Marijuana extracts found in e-cigarettes also grew in popularity, Hughes noted. (
  • Regarding recreational use of marijuana from this broader public health perspective, the authors see four major types of risk for those who choose to participate in regular marijuana use. (
  • The risk of personal, work-related and recreational accidents of any type are increased during a period of marijuana intoxication. (
  • High levels of marijuana use early in life is associated with poorer educational outcomes, unemployment, higher levels of criminal behavior, lower relationship and life satisfaction, immature sexual behavior (which may result in unplanned pregnancy), and a higher risk of driving under the influence. (
  • Teen marijuana abuse has been linked to an increased risk in developing schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis later in life. (
  • How do people use marijuana? (
  • And at the end of the day, I think we all agree that, whether or not marijuana is a legal substance, just like with alcohol, you still have to teach young people how to use a substance like that appropriately and responsibly and so it doesn't overwhelm your life. (
  • These observations have many people aglow with positivity about marijuana, its use and the likelihood of national legalization. (
  • Below are the most recent publications written about "Marijuana Abuse" by people in Profiles over the past ten years. (
  • There are no reports of people dying from using just marijuana. (
  • Marijuana, as evident in the US, is widely used by people. (
  • The significant gain in research conducted is relevant for all people in relation with discussing marijuana policy, and the main factors that have influenced it are based on both formal and also informal political factors (Reichman 400). (
  • Despite the fact that there is virtually none or little information available, in line with the economic cost and burden of marijuana abuse or even use, there is an immense growing support for people to do so (William 21). (
  • Scientists are doing more research with marijuana and its ingredients to treat many diseases and conditions. (