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)

TY - JOUR. T1 - Residual Effects of THC via Novel Measures of Brain Perfusion and Metabolism in a Large Group of Chronic Cannabis Users. AU - Filbey, Francesca M.. AU - Aslan, Sina. AU - Lu, Hanzhang. AU - Peng, Shin Lei. PY - 2018/3/1. Y1 - 2018/3/1. N2 - Given the known vascular effects of cannabis, this study examined the neurophysiological factors that may affect studies of brain activity in cannabis users. We conducted a systematic evaluation in 72 h abstinent, chronic cannabis users (N=74) and nonusing controls (N=101) to determine the association between prolonged cannabis use and the following neurophysiological indicators: (1) global and regional resting cerebral blood flow (CBF), (2) oxygen extraction fraction (OEF), and (3) cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (CMRO 2). We found that cannabis users had greater global OEF and CMRO 2 compared with nonusers. Regionally, we found higher CBF in the right pallidum/putamen of the cannabis users compared with nonusers. Global resting CBF and ...
During the period of intoxication, marijuana use disrupts short-term memory, attention, judgment, as well as other cognitive functions. In addition, marijuana abuse has also been shown to impair coordination and balance, and can increase an individual\s heart rate. Longer lasting cognitive deficits have been reported in heavy marijuana users. New research published last year shows that those who engage in a lifetime of heavy marijuana use reported an overall dissatisfaction with their mental and physical health as well as their life achievement. Recently we have learned that there is in fact a marijuana withdrawal syndrome that can last several days to a week following abstinence. This syndrome is characterized by increased anxiety, increased drug craving, sleep difficulties, and decreased appetite. It is very similar to the withdrawal that many users report after abstaining from nicotine and may explain why quitting marijuana can be difficult for some. New research is also showing us that ...
All the cannabis users in the study had experienced psychotic-like symptoms (strange sensations, such as strange sensations or having feelings of paranoia) while smoking pot.The investigators anticipated their dopamine production to be elevated since increased production of the chemical has been linked with psychosis. However, to their surprise, they found the opposite effect.. Experts attribute drug use to the difference in dopamine levels. Users who met the diagnostic criteria for chronic cannabis abuse displayed the lowest dopamine levels, an indication that it could be a marker of severe addiction. Earlier research has revealed that the risk of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia is more pronounced in chronic cannabis users.. Bloomfield explained, It has been assumed that cannabis increases the risk of schizophrenia by inducing the same effects on the dopamine system that we see in schizophrenia, but this hasnt been studied in active cannabis users until now.. Although we only looked ...
All is not lost. Even teens that are addicted to marijuana can be helped through treatment. The fact is that while marijuana dependence appears similar to other substance abuse disorders, the long-term outcomes may be less severe.. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), adults who have sought treatment for marijuana abuse or dependency have smoked every day for more than 10 years - and have attempted to quit six times. Marijuana dependence is most prevalent among those suffering from other psychiatric disorders, particularly among adolescent and young adult populations. Marijuana abuse and dependence also typically occurs along with (known as co-occurring) the use of other drugs, such as cocaine and alcohol.. Effective treatment of marijuana dependence and abuse includes standard treatments that involve the use of medications and behavioral therapies designed to help curb marijuana use among heavy users and those with more chronic disorders. Types of behavioral therapies that ...
Cannabis use disorders are an important public health problem in the United States, but no effective pharmacotherapies are available to treat these disorders. People with schizophrenia are more likely than healthy people to abuse cannabis. Cannabis use may worsen clinical outcomes in this group, making the identification of pharmacotherapy to treat cannabis dependence in those with schizophrenia important. The investigators intend to test the combination of dronabinol, a cannabinoid agonist, and the α2-adrenergic agonist clonidine, for cannabis dependence in subjects with schizophrenia. The combination of dronabinol and clonidine may alleviate cannabis withdrawal symptoms while allowing treatment-seeking outpatients to benefit from medical management (MM) sessions when they are trying to stop using cannabis. The investigators propose to assess the relationship of dronabinol and clonidine, when added to MM, on cannabis use patterns in cannabis-dependent patients with schizophrenia.. Hypothesis: ...
A high prevalence of cannabis use disorder has been reported in subjects suffering from schizophrenia, fuelling intense debate about whether schizophrenia with pre-onset cannabis use disorder may be a distinct entity with specific features or whether cannabis use disorder can precipitate schizophrenia in genetically vulnerable subjects. We retrospectively assessed schizophrenia subjects with and without pre-onset cannabis use disorder on the basis of their clinical features, assessed categorically and dimensionally with the operational criteria checklist for psychotic illnesses (OCCPI). We also investigated whether the two groups could be differentiated on the basis of a history of psychiatric disorders in first-degree relatives. A principal component factor analysis of the OCCPI items was used to identify specific symptom dimensions. The relationships between symptom dimensions and cannabis status were analysed by point-biserial correlation analysis to control for sex and age at time of the
Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness with a lifetime morbidity risk close to 1 %, involving both genetic and environmental risk factors. Prospective studies have shown that heavy use of cannabis in adolescence moderately increases the risk of developing schizophrenia. Many data have also suggested that the co-occurrence of cannabis abuse in patients with schizophrenia has a deleterious impact on the clinical outcome of schizophrenia. Cannabis abuse by schizophrenic patients is a significant public health problem for which there is no empirically validated treatment. We are presently studying the efficiency of motivational therapy on cannabis consumption in patients with schizophrenia.. 330 patients with schizophrenia and cannabis abuse or dependence (according to DSM-IV criteria) are randomly assigned to 4 motivational interview during one month or usual intensive treatment. Treatment is conducted in outpatient which are evaluated at the inclusion and at 6 month with Time-Line Follow Bach ...
Marijuana and drug abuse today among teenagers have taken a very serious root in todays society and now it has become a societal issue rather than a generation one. Not only this problem limits itself to this, but also leads to high involvement in many criminal acts (which is mostly done in order to get money to afford this harmful, very expensive habit), also it leads to involvement in high-risk sexual activities (which are mostly carried out due to low conscience and lack of knowledge when the mind gets drugged).. Marijuana abuse as well as other drug related consumption is strictly illegal in most countries including America, where teenagers aged under 21 are pressed charges for drinking and using drugs, the problem still pertains. Youngsters and teenagers who get into the habit are likely to remain in it for the rest of their lives as the research conducted by The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has concluded that half of the adults they interviewed stated that they have ...
Persistent cannabis use over 20 y was associated with neuropsychological decline, and greater decline was evident for more persistent users. This effect was concentrated among adolescent-onset cannabis users, a finding consistent with results of several studies showing executive functioning or verbal IQ deficits among adolescent-onset but not adult-onset chronic cannabis users (8, 10, 14, 15), as well as studies showing impairment of learning, memory, and executive functions in samples of adolescent cannabis users (11⇓-13, 32).. The present study advances knowledge in five ways. First, by investigating the association between persistent cannabis use and neuropsychological functioning prospectively, we ruled out premorbid neuropsychological deficit as an explanation of the link between persistent cannabis use and neuropsychological impairment occurring after persistent use. Second, we showed that the impairment was global and detectable across five domains of neuropsychological functioning. ...
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Marijuana, popularly known as Cannabis, is the most frequently used illicit medication in the us. According to National Study on Medication Use and Wellness (NSDUH), there have been about 15.2 thousand earlier four weeks customers in the usa in 2008. Additionally, it reported that a couple of.2 thousand men and women employed Weed for the first time in 2008. This averages to around 6,000 Cannabis initiates each day. So many people are obtaining hooked on Marijuana, ignorant from the harmful consequences on well being. Today, Cannabis abuse is actually a significant issue because of its unwanted side effects on basic actual physical, psychological and dental health. graine autofloraison amnesia. You will find 3 main forms of Marijuana: Weed, Hash and Hash oil, which all have the major psychoactive constituent, Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, merely known as THC. Cannabis neglect affects almost every system of your system such as the cardiac, respiration, mental and oral techniques. Some of the ...
Aims. This study examined the contribution of transmissible risk, in conjunction with family and peer contextual factors during childhood and adolescence, on development of cannabis use disorder in adulthood. Design. The family high risk design was used to recruit proband fathers with and without substance use disorder and longitudinally track their sons from late childhood to adulthood. Setting. The families were recruited under aegis of the Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Participants.
A small number of studies have looked into the concept of cannabis dependence, comparing frequent (1) or daily cannabis users with and without dependence (Looby and Earleywine, 2007; van der Pol et al., 2013), or populations with self-perceived treatment need to populations without this perception (Copeland et al., 2001). Depending on the population studied, somewhere between 25% and 50% of daily cannabis users will fulfil the criteria for dependence (NIDA, 2012). A general conclusion that can be drawn from these studies is that, while frequent to daily use of cannabis is a strong predictor of cannabis-related problems (Fischer et al., 2011), these accumulate even more in users with (probable) dependence.. Although the above-mentioned studies have found relatively small differences in the frequency or intensity of use or quantity of cannabis used between dependent and non-dependent frequent or daily users, marked differences were identified between dependent and non-dependent users in the levels ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Early therapeutic alliance as a predictor of treatment outcome for adolescent cannabis users in outpatient treatment. AU - Diamond, Guy S.. AU - Liddle, Howard A. AU - Wintersteen, Matthew B.. AU - Dennis, Michael L.. AU - Godley, Susan H.. AU - Tims, Frank. PY - 2006/12/1. Y1 - 2006/12/1. N2 - The association of early alliance to treatment attendance and longitudinal outcomes were examined in 356 adolescents participating in a randomized clinical trial targeting cannabis use. Both patient and therapist views of alliance were examined, and outcomes were evaluated over 12 months after numerous other sources of variance were controlled. Patient-rated alliance predicted a reduction in cannabis use at three and six months and a reduction in substance-related problem behaviors at six months. Therapist-rated alliance did not predict outcomes. Neither patient nor therapist alliance ratings were associated with attendance. The findings support the important and often overlooked role that ...
Accessed June 16 2013 Monitoring the Future. Cbd Tinctures national Results on Adolescent Drug Use. Overview of Key Findings 2012.. A case-controlled study from 2006 found no links between marijuana use and lung cancer but no Cbd Tinctures evidence-based consensus has been definitively made on the absolute risk of lung cancer with marijuana use.12 Effects of Heavy Marijuana Use on Social Behavior Heavy marijuana abuse may show low achievement in important life measures including mental and physical health and career. Marijuana affects memory judgment and perception. Learning and attention skills are impaired among people who use it heavily. Longitudinal research on marijuana use among young people below college age indicates those who use marijuana have what does smoking cbd do lower achievement than the non-users more acceptance of deviant behavior more delinquent behavior and aggression greater rebelliousness poorer relationships with parents and more associations with delinquent and ...
RESULTS: Any nonmedical cannabis use was more prevalent in respondents with than without pain (2001-2002: 5.15% compared with 3.74%; 2012-2013: 12.42% compared with 9.02%), a risk difference significantly greater in the 2012-2013 data than in the 2001-2002 data. The prevalence of frequent nonmedical cannabis use did not differ by pain status in the 2001-2002 survey, but was significantly more prevalent in those with than without pain in the 2012-2013 survey (5.03% compared with 3.45%). Cannabis use disorder was more prevalent in respondents with than without pain (2001-2002: 1.77% compared with 1.35%; 2012-2013: 4.18% compared with 2.74%), a significantly greater risk difference in the data from 2012-2013 than from 2001-2002 ...
In these initial investigations, we found no evidence that I-502 enactment, on the whole, affected cannabis abuse treatment admissions. Further, within Washington State, we found no evidence that the amount of legal cannabis sales affected cannabis abuse treatment admissions. The bulk of outcome analyses in this report used the within-state approach to focus on identifying effects of the amount of legal cannabis sales. We found no evidence that the amount of legal cannabis sales affected youth substance use or attitudes about cannabis or drug-related criminal convictions.
Rationale - Cannabis use is associated with neuroanatomical alterations in the hippocampus. While the hippocampus is composed of multiple subregions, their differential vulnerability to cannabis dependence remains unknown. Objectives - The objective of the study is to investigate gray matter alteration in each of the hippocampal subregions (presubiculum, subiculum, cornu ammonis (CA) subfields CA1-4, and dentate gyrus (DG)) as associated with cannabis use and dependence. Methods - A total of 35 healthy controls (HC), 22 non-dependent (CB-nondep), and 39 dependent (CB-dep) cannabis users were recruited. We investigated group differences in hippocampal subregion volumes between HC, CB-nondep, and CB-dep users. We further explored the association between CB use variables (age of onset of regular use, monthly use, lifetime use) and hippocampal subregions in CB-nondep and CB-dep users separately. Results - The CA1, CA2/3, CA4/DG, as well as total hippocampal gray matter were reduced in volume in CB-dep but
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Cannabis consumption is on the rise in the French-speaking Community of Belgium, especially among teenagers. The physical and mental harms related to that drug prompted us to search for factors associated with cannabis consumption. The aim of this paper is thus to identify a series of potential predictors of teenagers cannabis use and particularly the influence of peer and family integration. The data analyzed were taken from the 1998 data bank Health Behavior in School-Aged Children, an international quantitative cross-national study, which takes place every four years ...
Daily cannabis use may lower HIV viral loads, suggest remarkable findings from a relatively new field of research. The BC-CfE study, led by Research Scientist Dr. M-J Milloy, is believed to be the first to describe a possible beneficial effect for cannabinoids - such as marijuana - on HIV disease progression among humans.
Estimated Prevalence of Cannabis Dependence: Some 4.3 percent of Americans have been dependent on marijuana, as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR; American Psychiatric Association, 2000), at some time in their lives. Marijuana produces dependence less readily than most other illicit drugs. Some 9 percent of those who try marijuana develop dependence compared to, for example, 15 percent of people who try cocaine and 24 percent of those who try heroin. However, because so many people use marijuana, cannabis dependence is twice as prevalent as dependence on any other illicit psychoactive substance (cocaine, 1.8 percent; heroin, 0.7 percent; Anthony and Helzer, 1991; Anthony, Warner, and Kessler, 1994).
Past marijuana research has shown changes in cognitive functions such as memory and executive functioning. Our study seeks to understand the possible neurophysiological mechanisms that may drive these cognitive changes, said Filbey, who is also Bert Moore Chair in BrainHealth and head of the cognitive neuroscience program in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The study consisted of 74 cannabis users and 101 nonusers matched for age and IQ. All users reported at least 5,000 usages over their lifetime and daily use for 60 days leading up to the study. Participants were required to refrain from cannabis for 72 hours before the study to eliminate acute effects of the drug. Participants underwent magnetic resonance imaging, and THC metabolite levels were measured using urinalysis. Filbey and her team found that cannabis users showed higher global oxygen extraction fraction and cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen compared to nonusers. Also, blood flow in the putamen - an area of the brain ...
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RESULTS: Among never marijuana users, e-cigarette ever use (versus never use) at wave 1 was associated with increased likelihood of marijuana P12M use (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] = 1.9; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.4-2.5) at wave 2. There was a significant interaction between e-cigarette use and age (P , .05) with aOR = 2.7 (95% CI: 1.7-4.3) for adolescents aged 12 to 14 and aOR = 1.6 (95% CI: 1.2-2.3) for adolescents aged 15 to 17. The association with heavy marijuana use was significant among younger adolescents (aOR = 2.5; 95% CI: 1.2-5.3) but was not among older adolescents. Heavier e-cigarette use at wave 1 yielded higher odds of P12M and heavy marijuana use at wave 2 for younger adolescents. ...
There is much debate about the impact of adolescent cannabis use on intellectual and educational outcomes. We investigated associations between adolescent cannabis use and IQ and educational attainment in a sample of 2235 teenagers from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. By the age of 15, 24% reported having tried cannabis at least once. A series of nested linear regressions was employed, adjusted hierarchically by pre-exposure ability and potential confounds (e.g. cigarette and alcohol use, childhood mental-health symptoms and behavioural problems), to test the relationships between cumulative cannabis use and IQ at the age of 15 and educational performance at the age of 16. After full adjustment, those who had used cannabis ⩽50 times did not differ from never-users on either IQ or educational performance. Adjusting for group differences in cigarette smoking dramatically attenuated the associations between cannabis use and both outcomes, and further analyses demonstrated ...
In January, 2014, Colorado became the first state in the United States to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, marking the beginning of what will likely become the end of marijuana prohibition. Marijuana was legal in the United States until 1937, when Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act, effectively making the drug illegal.
In January, 2014, Colorado became the first state in the United States to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, marking the beginning of what will likely become the end of marijuana prohibition. Marijuana was legal in the United States until 1937, when Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act, effectively making the drug illegal.
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Marijuana is one of the most widely used substances of abuse today. Debates about its legalization, effects, and use have become part of the conversation.
Regular cannabis users appear to experience a slight delay in their retinal ganglion cell (RGC) signaling, according to a study published online Dec. 8 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
In a recent study, cannabis users were found to be more than four times as likely to develop schizophrenia as those who had never used it.
Students who smoke marijuana heavily may be limiting their ability to learn, according to a NIDA-funded study. The study found that college students who used marijuana regularly had impaired skills related to attention, memory, and learning 24 hours after they had last used the drug.
As marijuana produces more resin and tar than tobacco, as marijuana smokers inhale deeper into the lungs and hold the smoke down for longer, one would expect to find that lung cancer risk would...
People who smoke marijuana do not appear to be at increased risk for developing lung cancer, new research suggests.. While a clear increase in cancer risk was seen among cigarette smokers in the study, no such association was seen for regular cannabis users.. Even very heavy, long-term marijuana users who had smoked more than 22,000 joints over a lifetime seemed to have no greater risk than infrequent marijuana users or nonusers.. The findings surprised the study s researchers, who expected to see an increase in cancer among people who smoked marijuana regularly in their youth.. We know that there are as many or more carcinogens and co-carcinogens in marijuana smoke as in cigarettes, researcher Donald Tashkin, MD, of UCLA s David Geffen School of Medicine tells WebMD. But we did not find any evidence for an increase in cancer risk for even heavy marijuana smoking. Carcinogens are substances that cause cancer. Tashkin presented the findings today at The American Thoracic Society s 102nd ...
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Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome affects a small population: a subset of marijuana users who smoke multiple times a day for months, years or even decades.
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome affects a small population: a subset of marijuana users who smoke multiple times a day for months, years or even decades.
Guelph [Canada], April 13 (ANI): Smoking cannabis at a younger age may increase the risk of developing heart disease later in life, according to a recent University of Guelph study.
Cannabis has traditionally been associated with an antiemetic action following acute ingestion. Here, however, we are presented with the paradoxical effect of hyperemesis in susceptible chronic cannabis smokers. Such a paradoxical response has only previously been demonstrated with acute toxicity to intravenous injection of crude marijuana extract.14 We suspect that susceptible individuals may develop a reaction to cannabis following several years of exposure. The reasons for this are obscure. We also have difficulty explaining why, while this disease takes years to develop, it resurfaces within weeks of cannabis resumption, even after considerable periods of abstinence.. Cannabinoids have a long half life. They are extremely lipophilic and bind to cerebral fat.15 Regular use is accumulative and this might give rise to toxicity in the sensitive patient. Cannabis is known to delay gastric emptying16 and, interestingly, one of our patients (Y) had a severely delayed gastric emptying study at acute ...
Cannabis use is a heritable trait that has been associated with adverse mental health outcomes. In the largest genome-wide association study (GWAS) for lifetime cannabis use to date (N = 184,765), we identified eight genome-wide significant independent single nucleotide polymorphisms in six regions. All measured genetic variants combined explained 11% of the variance. Gene-based tests revealed 35 significant genes in 16 regions, and S-PrediXcan analyses showed that 21 genes had different expression levels for cannabis users versus nonusers. The strongest finding across the different analyses was CADM2, which has been associated with substance use and risk-taking. Significant genetic correlations were found with 14 of 25 tested substance use and mental health-related traits, including smoking, alcohol use, schizophrenia and risk-taking. Mendelian randomization analysis showed evidence for a causal positive influence of schizophrenia risk on cannabis use. Overall, our study provides new insights into the
For many anesthesiologists, discussions with patients and colleagues about cannabis have been occurring more often. Cannabis, also called marijuana, contains various components that activate the endocannabinoid system, including delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), both of which have been topics of national discourse.1,2 The need for better evidence regarding the effects of cannabis and its various cannabinoid and noncannabinoid components that impact the health of patients is especially heightened as cannabis is increasingly viewed by patients as an alternative to opioids. One question relevant to the anesthesiology community is whether patients who have a diagnosis of active cannabis use disorder have an increased risk of negative outcomes after surgery. Here, it is important to differentiate use of cannabis from cannabis use disorder, in which patients have problems from cannabis use that lead to significant impairment.... ...
Adolescent use of marijuana, according to groups that are against any use of the plant, like the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (who should be barking at BigPharma; buy hey, what do we know?!), is associated with adverse effects later in life. For them, the identification of factors underlying adolescent use is of significant public health importance. The relationship between US state laws that permit cannabis for medical purposes and adolescent marijuana use has been a hot topic of debate. The claim is that these laws convey a message about cannabis acceptability that increases its use in adolescents soon after passage. A recent study utilized 24 years worth of national data from the USA to examine the relationship between state medical cannabis laws and adolescent use of marijuana.. The studys authors use a multistage, random-sampling design with replacement, compiled from surveys conducted annually amongst national surveys of 8th, 10th, and 12th-grade students (modal ages 13-14, 15-16, and ...
Adolescent use of marijuana, according to groups that are against any use of the plant, like the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (who should be barking at BigPharma; buy hey, what do we know?!), is associated with adverse effects later in life. For them, the identification of factors underlying adolescent use is of significant public health importance. The relationship between US state laws that permit cannabis for medical purposes and adolescent marijuana use has been a hot topic of debate. The claim is that these laws convey a message about cannabis acceptability that increases its use in adolescents soon after passage. A recent study utilized 24 years worth of national data from the USA to examine the relationship between state medical cannabis laws and adolescent use of marijuana.. The studys authors use a multistage, random-sampling design with replacement, compiled from surveys conducted annually amongst national surveys of 8th, 10th, and 12th-grade students (modal ages 13-14, 15-16, and ...
Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit substance in the world (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2018). Despite past criminalization, various states have begun to decriminalize cannabis for recreational and medical use; however, research on the effect of cannabis use on mental health is divided. Research on specific mental health disorders, like generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and cannabis use is lacking. This study aimed to understand whether cannabis use affected individuals likelihood of meeting criteria for GAD by using a nationally representative longitudinal dataset. Results indicated that the inclusion of cannabis use did not explain additional variability in meeting criteria for GAD, suggesting that the relationship between GAD and cannabis use is not a straightforward causal relationship. Secondary analysis indicated history of anxiety or mood disorder and seeking mental health were significant predictors at all levels of GAD. Findings highlight the need to further explore the
Aims To assess if cannabis use is a risk factor for future psychotic symptoms, and vice versa, in adolescents and young adults from the general population.. Design Cohort study.. Setting/participants Zuid Holland study, a 14-year follow-up study of 1580 initially 4-16-year-olds who were drawn randomly from the Dutch general population. Because cannabis use is generally condoned in the Netherlands, false-negative reports of cannabis use may occur less frequently than in countries with stricter drug policies, which supports the value of the present study.. Measurements Life-time cannabis use and psychotic symptoms, assessed with the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI).. Findings Cannabis use, in individuals who did not have psychotic symptoms before they began using cannabis, predicted future psychotic symptoms (hazard ratio = 2.81; 95% confidence interval = 1.79-4.43). However, psychotic symptoms in those who had never used cannabis before the onset of psychotic symptoms also ...
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: The regular use of cannabis by young people is not associated with hippocampal volume alterations, according to case-control longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.. Investigators from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom conducted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans at baseline and at follow up (average of 39-months post-baseline) in 20 habitual cannabis users and in 23 non-using controls.. Authors reported: Compared to controls, cannabis users did not show hippocampal volume alterations at either baseline or follow-up. Hippocampal volumes increased over time in both cannabis users and controls, following similar trajectories of increase. Cannabis dose and age of onset of cannabis use did not affect hippocampal volumes.. They concluded, Continued heavy cannabis use did not affect hippocampal neuroanatomical changes in early adulthood. … These data suggest that cannabis users show the same developmental trends ...
As medical marijuana is debated across the country, one of the pressing issues in the debate is the question of legalizations social cost. By now most people accept that the Reefer Madness depiction of marijuana is ludicrous, but many still question the medical safety of marijuana; and a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence only serves to stoke those fires.. Analyzing hospitalizations in California from 2001 to 2012, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that areas with medical marijuana dispensaries had a 6.8 percent increase in the number of marijuana-related hospitalizations. Overall, the number of marijuana-related hospitalizations rose from 17,000 in 2001 to 68,000 in 2012.. In addition to their findings, researchers found that areas with a higher density of medical marijuana dispensaries also had a low population density, a higher percentage of low-income households and fewer residents with college degrees.. To come to their conclusion, ...
The effects of long-term cannabis use on adolescents have not been adequately addressed. This issue is of greater relevance with an increase in the prevalence of cannabis use among adolescents and young adults in Western society. In the first study of its kind with adolescents, Schwartz et al (1989) reported the results of a small controlled pilot study of persistent short-term memory impairment in 10 cannabis-dependent adolescents (aged 14-16 years). Schwartzs clinical observations of adolescents in a drug-abuse treatment program suggested that memory deficits were a major problem, which according to the adolescents persisted for at least three to four weeks after cessation of cannabis use. His sample was middle-class, North American, matched for age, IQ and history of learning disabilities with 17 controls, eight of whom were drug abusers who had not been long-term users of cannabis, and another nine whom had never abused any drug. The cannabis users consumed approximately 18g per week, ...
1. Attention, memory and learning are impaired among heavy marijuana users, even after users discontinued its use for at least 24 hours. Heavy marijuana use is associated with residual neuropsychological effects even after a day of supervised abstinence from the drug. Heavy users displayed significantly greater impairment than light users on attention/executive functions, as evidenced particularly by greater preservations on card sorting and reduced learning of word lists. These differences remained after controlling for potential confounding variables, such as estimated levels of premorbid cognitive functioning, and for use of alcohol and other substances in the two groups. However, the question remains open as to whether this impairment is due to a residue of drug in the brain, a withdrawal effect from the drug, or a frank neurotoxic effect of the drug. (The Residual Cognitive Effects of Heavy Marijuana Use in College Students, Pope, HG Jr., Yurgelun-Todd, D., Biological Psychiatry ...
When there is a drug that is most generally approved in The Usa and all over the world, besides alcohol which may be considered a drug, it is cannabis. Bud is a plant that can be used and prepared as a psychoactive drug and as a drug. Many benefit medically from controlled amounts of grass when used to alleviate nausea and throwing up, induce hunger, and alleviate chronic pain. But, pot is more commonly used as a recreational drug. The use of marijuana is one that more people seem to just accept as its effects are not nearly as powerful or as some of another substances as harmful out there, though many people endure from the use of drugs. Nevertheless, this does not imply that the misuse of this substance does not come without its dangers of negative effects.. Most folks are aware of the short-term effects of pot if it is smoked or eaten. Weed may change perception and cause feelings of relaxation and euphoria. It can make people feel as if they have number concerns or cares.. But, as good as ...
Neither cigarettes, nor marijuana was used by 34% of the total participants; 21% of them used only marijuana, while 20% used both marijuana and cigarettes.. It does not prove that if you choose to use marijuana you are more likely to die of cardiovascular disease, Prasad told The Oregonian.. Marijuana use increases the risk of dying from high blood pressure by more than three times, new research reveals.. For more on marijuana and heart health, visit Harvard Medical School. Scientists said the risk grows with every year of use. As compared to non-users who had 3.42 times higher risk of death from hypertension.. Marijuana stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, leading to increases in heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen demand, she said. Needless to say, the detrimental effects of marijuana on brain function far exceed that of cigarette smoking. They also found that the higher estimated cardiovascular risks associated with a use of marijuana than the cigarette smoking.. Armentano ...
People with cannabis use disorder (CUD) are likely also to have social anxiety disorder (SAD), and comorbid SAD is associated with greater severity of cannabis-related problems. These findings highlight the importance of assessing CUD patients for SAD, as that disorder can be both a contributing cause and a consequence of CUD. Treating both disorders may be a key to helping patients recover from each. ...
Purpose: To quantify the concentration of 11-Nor-9-carboxy-delta 9-THC in human urine with GC/MS/MS.11-Nor-9-carboxy-delta 9-THC is the major active metabolite in human urine after cannabis abuse, and thus it can be the evidence for cannabis abuse. GC/MS/MS technique provides very sensitive and reliable results. Methodology: Before the GC/MS/MS analysis, the urine sample should be hydrolyzed with alkalinity (KOH methanol solution) to make 11-Nor-9-carboxy-delta 9-THC in free form, then the pH value is adjusted with HCl and glacial acetic acid to about 3.5, the solution is extracted with n-heptane tree times, the organic phase is evaporated under nitrogen. The residue is derivatization, 1μl of the derivatized solution is injected into GC/MS/MS. Results: Cover IOC cut level.
Objective: Comorbidity between anxiety and cannabis use is common yet the nature of the association between these conditions is not clear. Four theories were assessed, and a fifth hypothesis tested to determine if the misattribution of stress symptomology plays a role in the association between state-anxiety and cannabis.Methods: Three-hundred-sixteen participants ranging in age from 18 to 71 years completed a short online questionnaire asking about their history of cannabis use and symptoms of stress and anxiety.Results: Past and current cannabis users reported higher incidence of lifetime anxiety than participants who had never used cannabis; however, these groups did not differ in state-anxiety, stress, or age of onset of anxiety. State-anxiety and stress were not associated with frequency of cannabis use, but reported use to self-medicate for anxiety was positively associated with all three. Path analyses indicated two different associations between anxiety and cannabis use, pre-existing and high
Results Consistent with previous research we find a positive association between cumulative residential mobility and cannabis use with conventional logistic regression models (Odds Ratio: 2.56, 95% Confidence Interval: 1.20-5.78), implying that adolescents who experience a residential change are more likely to use cannabis than those who remain residentially stable. However, decomposing this relationship into its between- and within-child components reveals that a conventional model is underspecified and misleading; we find that differences in cannabis use between mobile and non-mobile adolescents are due to underlying selection differences between these groups (between-child log odds: 3.56, standard error: 1.22), not by a change in status of residential mobility (within-child log odds: 1.33, standard error: 1.02). ...
Even heavy cannabis use does not cause cognitive decline in adults. However, heavy use of the drug during adolescence may result in reduced intelligence in later life. These are the main results of a long-term study conducted by an international research team in New Zealand. Participants were members of the Dunedin Study, a study of a birth cohort of 1,037 individuals followed from birth in the years 1972/1973 to age 38 years. Cannabis use was ascertained in interviews at ages 18, 21, 26, 32, and 38 years. Neuropsychological testing was conducted at age 13 years, before initiation of cannabis use, and again at age 38 years. Researchers found that those who persistently used cannabis - smoking it at least four times a week year after year through their teens, 20s and, in some cases, their 30s - suffered a decline in their IQ. The more that people smoked, the greater the loss in IQ. The effect was only noticed in those who started smoking cannabis as adolescents. It is such a special study that ...
Among the women who continued to use the drug, half reported using cannabis almost daily or twice a week, and 18 per cent met the official criteria for cannabis abuse or dependence.. While research is conflicted, Bayrampour said, there are some potential risks of using pot while pregnant.. There are some outcomes that have very strong associations with cannabis use and pregnancy, like having a baby thats smaller than average, so low birth weight, she said.. READ MORE: Divorce hurts teens more than it does children, study finds. We also have evidence for the impact of cannabis … on the brain.. The researchers found that women who used cannabis while pregnant also shared common factors including higher rates of unemployment, lower income levels, and used other substances like tobacco and alcohol.. Pregnant pot users were more likely to be under the age of 25, and have a diagnosis of anxiety or depression.. READ MORE: Shoppers Drug Mart clinic now offers Botox. Heres what it will cost ...
This is a list of the annual prevalence of cannabis use by country (including some territories) as a percentage of the population aged 15-64 (unless otherwise indicated). The indicator is an annual prevalence rate which is the percentage of the youth and adult population who have consumed cannabis at least once in the past survey year. The primary source of information is the World Drug Report 2011 (WDR 2011), some older numbers are from the World Drug Report 2006 (WDR 2006), published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Cannabis portal Adult lifetime cannabis use by country Decriminalization of non-medical marijuana in the United States Health issues and the effects of cannabis Illegal drug trade Legal and medical status of cannabis Legality of cannabis by country Removal of cannabis from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs World Drug Report 2011. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Cannabis stats are from Chapter ...
Men who had ever smoked marijuana (N = 365) had significantly higher sperm concentration (62.7 (95% confidence interval: 56.0, 70.3) million/mL) than men who had never smoked marijuana (N = 297) (45.4 (38.6, 53.3) million/mL) after adjusting for potential confounders (P = 0.0003). There were no significant differences in sperm concentration between current (N = 74) (59.5 (47.3, 74.8) million/mL) and past marijuana smokers (N = 291) (63.5 (56.1, 72.0) million/mL; P = 0.60). A similar pattern was observed for total sperm count. Furthermore, the adjusted prevalence of sperm concentration and total sperm motility below WHO reference values among marijuana smokers was less than half that of never marijuana smokers. Marijuana smokers had significantly lower follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) concentrations than never marijuana smokers (-16% (-27%, -4%)) and there were no significant differences between current and past marijuana smokers (P = 0.53). Marijuana smoking was not associated with other semen ...
Lee Rannals for - Your Universe Online. Long-time marijuana smokers have a lack of motivation to work or pursue normal interests, according to a new study.. Scientists at Imperial College London, University College London (UCL) and Kings College London found long-term marijuana users tend to have lower levels of dopamine in a part of the brain called the striatum. They said this finding could explain why some users appear to have a lack of motivation.. The team used PET brain imaging to look at dopamine levels in the striatum of 19 regular cannabis users and 19 non-users of matching age and sex. The users in the study had all experienced psychotic-like symptoms while smoking the drug, such as strange sensations or bizarre thoughts like feeling as though they are being threatened.. The researchers expected the dopamine levels might be higher in this group because increased levels of this chemical has been linked with psychosis. However, they found the opposite effect.. Cannabis ...
Researchers are slowly gaining a greater understanding of marijuanas long-term effects. Like tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke irritates lung and bronchial tissue, and even light marijuana users report coughing, congestion and excessive phlegm production. Marijuana smoke does not contain the same carcinogens as tobacco smoke, but researchers suspect that it comprises other carcinogens. As marijuana is absorbed into a users bloodstream, he can experience increased heart rate and dilation of blood vessels, which accounts for the smokers common red-eyed appearance that can last for up to three hours after marijuana use. Some research into marijuana use has also suggested that marijuana can suppress a users immune system and cause digestion problems.. Perhaps the most significant short- and long-term effect of marijuana use is on a users brain and nervous system. At a minimum, marijuana has been shown to create short-term memory loss. More significantly, a 2013 Northwestern University study that ...
Minneapolis, Minn - Today, Majority Leader Ryan Winkler hosted a community conversation on cannabis with Assistant Senate Minority Leader Jeff Hayden, Sens. Bobby Joe Champion, Kari Dziedzic, and Foung Hawj; Reps. Raymond Dehn, Aisha Gomez, Fue Lee, and Diane Loeffler; and Associate Professor at Metro State University Dr. Raj Sethuraju at the Minneapolis Urban League.. The meeting was the second of 15 hosted by Rep. Winkler and legislators around the state to encourage Minnesotans to join the conversation on how to legalize and regulate cannabis for adult use.. Minnesotans are asking us to change our cannabis laws because they are doing more harm than good, said Majority Leader Ryan Winkler. Its been clear in our conversations that our current system is contributing to racial injustice, damaging public health, and limiting access for veterans. Its long been time for Minnesota to start having a serious conversation on legalizing cannabis, said Rep. Raymond Dehn (DFL - Minneapolis). In ...
Background. Cannabis use is relatively common and widespread worldwide. Demand by cannabis users for treatment has been increasing in most regions of the world. Moves in some countries to decriminalise or legalise cannabis use is likely to result in this trend continuing. Currently there are no medicines specifically for the treatment of cannabis use. This review sought to assess the effectiveness and safety of medicines for the treatment of cannabis dependence.. Search date. We searched the scientific literature in March 2018.. Study characteristics. We identified 21 randomised controlled trials (clinical studies where people are allocated at random to one of two or more treatment groups) involving 909 participants treated with active medicines, and 846 who received placebo (a pretend treatment). Key features of dependent drug use are compulsive use, loss of control over use and withdrawal symptoms on cessation of drug use. This review included studies where participants were described as ...
Photo via Samantha Cohen. As access to medical marijuana spreads throughout the country, scientists are discovering more and more medicinal uses for the once-demonized plant. A new study recently accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed Liver International journal may have found yet another potential benefit of cannabis. Researchers investigating the outcome of chronic alcohol and cannabis use on the liver made the surprising discovery that alcoholics who used cannabis daily had a lower risk of developing progressive stages of liver disease than those who didnt.. The research team analyzed hospital discharge records from the 2014 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project to study the prevalence of progressive liver disease in adults with a past or current history of alcohol abuse. After identifying more than 300,000 individuals who met their criteria, the researchers classified the subjects into three groups: non-cannabis users, non-dependent cannabis users, and dependent cannabis ...
A new Kings College London study shows that cannabis potency may be linked to rising rates of treatment for cannabis-related problems.
There arent any buyer beware signs to be found at Bay Area dispensaries, but perhaps there should be. After all, despite regulatory efforts to ensure the safety of cannabis products, question marks abound when it comes to the label on a jar of flower matching the contents within.. Thats where LeafWorks hopes to make a difference. The Sebastopol botanical-identification company has recently taken on cannabis, and for CEO Eleanor Kuntz and Chief Scientific Officer Kerin Law, testing the fidelity of pot genetics was a logical next step for their business.. We are a value system that enters at all points along the supply chain, Law explains. We use genetic tools - DNA-based tests - to tell people what theyre buying, selling, and growing.. As Kuntz notes, errant labeling and confusion over plant origins is not a phenomenon specific to cannabis.. I think that theres a lot of fraud that occurs across the entire herbal market, she suggests. This is something thats ubiquitous in plants. ...
Cabinet may be announcing how they will deal with the promised referendum on cannabis law reform today. RNZ: Little guarantees binding cannabis referendum - but yet to define binding Justice Minister Andrew Little has guaranteed that next years cannabis referendum will be binding, but says he will explain what binding actually means when the next…
The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) has released a highly anticipated monograph on Cannabis, otherwise known as marijuana. Like all AHP monographs, the Cannabis Quality Control publication provides standards of identity, purity, analysis
schizophrenia in those with the condition. Although this may come as no surprise to many, it helps to combat the prohibitionist argument that cannabis use is a detriment to those with schizophrenia.. There are inconsistencies in findings as to whether cannabis use has a negative impact on clinical outcomes for people with established psychosis, says professor Christine Barrowclough, PhD, who led the study. Due to these inconsistencies, researchers at the University of Manchester and University of Lancaster investigated the relationship between cannabis use and clinical outcome, including whether change in cannabis use affects psychotic symptoms, affective symptoms, functioning and psychotic relapse in a sample of people in early psychosis with comorbid cannabis abuse or dependence.. Read moreStudy: Cannabis Use Doesnt Worsen Symptoms of Schizophrenia ... is the leading cannabis-related message forum and news site for in-depth, comprehensive cannabis strain and product education, marijuana media, growshop information and pricing. has been in operation since 1995 and is owned and operated by, the most widely used medical and recreational marijuana dispensary locator in the industry ...
Pennsylvania residents can now legally use marijuana for medical purposes. Some 10,000 Pennsylvanians are now literally card-carrying marijuana users.. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }. Pennsylvania residents can now legally use marijuana for medical purposes. Some 10,000 Pennsylvanians are now literally card-carrying marijuana users. If you have the card you can access marijuana for any one of 17 different serious health conditions.. That is great news for people with cancer, epilepsy or Crohns disease to name a few. The news is not so good for gun buyers or owners who need cannabis treatment.. As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette put it, (S)ome sick people will have to make a difficult decision: Is taking the medicine worth surrendering what gun-owning advocates see as an enshrined ...
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Actually, it has recently been scientifically proven that long-term marijuana use can lead to addiction. 9% of people who use marijuana will become dependent on it. This number increases to 1 in 6 regarding those who start using marijuana at a young age (in their early teens), and between 25% and 50% of those who use on a daily basis. In 2010, 4.5 million out of the recorded 7.1 million individuals who were dependent on or abusing illicit drugs were primarily battling dependencies on marijuana. Cannabis itself is not physically addicting, though mental dependency is exceedingly prevalent, as proven by these statistics. And while true marijuana addiction is very rare, it is very real.. Withdrawing from long-term marijuana use produces symptoms similar to those caused by kicking a prolonged nicotine habit - and you have ever tried to quit smoking cigarettes you are familiar with the fact that it is no easy task. Marijuana withdrawal will likely cause irritability, intense craving, anxiety, and ...
In Denver, thousands of people partied to live music and then lit up en mass at 4:20 p.m. local time. Outside Congress, legalization activists handed out at free joints until they were shut down by Capitol Police, who arrested organizer Adam Eidinger.. As in Colorado, marijuana possession is legal in the District of Columbia, but public consumption is prohibited, as is possession on federal land.. April 20 has long been a day filled with civil disobedience by marijuana users, who gather in public to light up at 4:20 p.m. The phrase 420 is a code for marijuana users, who work it into dating profiles or post it on signs to show their shared interest. But while it used to be a celebration held with a certain level of furtiveness, the rapidly expanding legalization of cannabis means more and more Americans no longer face significant, if any, punishment for smoking pot.. Its a demonstration for liberty-minded people of how the system works against patients and citizens who are not hurting ...
A series of RCTs of psychotherapeutic approaches to managing cannabis dependence have been conducted. In general, these suggest that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET) are the most effective in reducing cannabis use, dependence and related problems.20-22 Social support psychotherapy showed equivalence with CBT in one study.23 Although brief interventions (usually in the form of MET) appear effective, recent studies suggest that extended, combined therapies are associated with slightly better outcomes.21,22 In addition, recent research suggests that adding voucher-based incentives to MET and CBT improves treatment compliance and long-term outcome in both voluntary24-26 and coerced adult clients,27-29 but that voucher-based incentives alone show improvements in compliance and outcome that diminish over time.25. ...
San Diego, CA: A history of cannabis use among people living with HIV is associated with a lower likelihood of neurocognitive decline, according to data published in the Journal of Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego assessed the association between cannabis use, neurocognitive impairment, and verbal and learning performance in patients with HIV and non-using controls. Investigators reported that HIV patients who used cannabis were significantly less likely to experience neurocognitive impairment as compared to those patients who had no history of marijuana exposure.. They concluded: Our findings present evidence that cannabis exposure was associated with lower odds of NCI (neurocognitive impairment) in the context of HIV. … Our results are consistent with the idea that under some circumstances, cannabis might be neuroprotective. Full text of the study, Cannabis exposure is associated with a lower likelihood of neurocognitive ...
Cannabis users are prone to oral diseases. Generally, Cannabis abusers have poorer oral health than non-users, with greater decayed, missing and filled (DMF) teeth scores, higher plaque scores and not as healthy teeth gums. An important side effect of Cannabis abuse is xerostomia (dryness of the mouth brought on by malfunctioning salivary glands). Cannabis gum and smoking causes changes in the oral epithelium, termed cannabis stomatitis. Its symptoms include irritation and superficial anaesthesia of their oral membranous tissue covering internal organs. With chronic use, this may progress to neoplasia (expansion of a tumor).. Deweiko (2009), Gold, Frost-Pineda, & Jacobs (2004) point out that of approximately four hundred understood compounds found in the cannabis plants, researchers understand of over sixty that are considered to possess carcinogenic effects on the human brain. The most well known and powerful of these would be ∆-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Much like Hazelden (2005), ...
While some suggest that cannabis use is related to increased drinking among individuals with alcohol use disorders (AUD), others have found that cannabis may substitute for alcohol and therefore reduce alcohol consumption among these individuals. However, no study has prospectively examined whether cannabis use is associated with increases or decreases in alcohol use in individuals in treatment for AUD. |strong|Primary aims:|/strong| The primary aims of this study are to examine the effects of changes in cannabis use (i.e., increased vs. decreased use) during AUD treatment on post-treatment (immediately after treatment; one year, three years post-treatment) alcohol use and related problems. We will also investigate potential moderators (e.g., baseline dependence severity, social support) and mediators (e.g., alcohol cravings) of the relationship between cannabis use and AUD treatment outcomes. Preliminary analyses will also examine differences between those who use vs. do not use cannabis. |strong
Background. A self-medication hypothesis has been proposed to explain the association between cannabis use and psychiatric and behavioral problems. However, little is known about the reasons for use and reactions while intoxicated in cannabis users who suffer from depression or problems controlling violent behavior.. Method. We assessed 119 cannabis-dependent subjects using the Schedules of Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN), parts of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI), and questionnaires on reasons for cannabis use and reactions to cannabis use while intoxicated. Participants with lifetime depression and problems controlling violent behavior were compared to subjects without such problems. Validity of the groupings was corroborated by use of a psychiatric treatment register, previous use of psychotropic medication and convictions for violence.. Results. Subjects with lifetime depression used cannabis for the same reasons as others. While under the influence of cannabis, they more ...
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Understanding marijuana addictiveness: Other health effects of marijuana. Marijuana use may have a wide range of effects, particularly on cardiopulmonary and mental health. Its smoke is irritant to the lungs and frequent marijuana smokers can have same respiratory problems with tobacco smokers like coughing and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illness, and a heightened risk of lung infections. It, therefore, goes without mentioned that understanding marijuana addictiveness is very essential in finding a lasting solution to this problem. In that respect, we spoke to doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President, and founder of AWAREmed health and wellness resource center over this and from her decades of experience in addiction solutions, she is categorical that frequent users of marijuana who are not into smoking tobacco have more health problems and may miss more days of work than those who dont smoke marijuana, mainly because of respiratory illnesses.. Besides that, marijuana also raises ...
"What is medical marijuana?". National Institute of Drug Abuse. July 2015. Archived from the original on 17 April 2016. ... The term medical marijuana refers to using the whole unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat a disease or ... Medical cannabis, or medical marijuana, refers to cannabis or its cannabinoids used to treat disease or improve symptoms.[22][ ... Higher potential for abuse compared to other opioids due to its rapid penetration of the blood-brain barrier. ...
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"Marihuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding". National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse. March 1972. Retrieved April 20, 2007 ... "Marijuana". National Institute on Drug Abuse. June 25, 2018. Retrieved May 26, 2019. "Light Drugs, Heavy Consequences". ... In 1972, President Richard Nixon commissioned the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse to produce an in-depth report ... In 1972, President Richard Nixon commissioned the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse to produce an in-depth report ...
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Committee on Substance Abuse, Committee on Adolescence (2015). "The Impact of Marijuana Policies on Youth: Clinical, Research, ... Marijuana[edit]. The AAP opposes legalization of marijuana, citing potential harms to children and adolescents. The Academy ... in combination with an increased commitment to substance-abuse treatment. The Academy also recommends changing marijuana from a ... "American Academy of Pediatrics Reaffirms Opposition to Legalizing Marijuana for Recreational or Medical Use". American Academy ...
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"Marijuana Decriminalization". Archived from the original on December 5, 2003.. ... the war in Iraq to the American people and the charges detailed in this impeachment resolution indicate an unprecedented abuse ... "Most marijuana users do so responsibly, in a safe, recreational context. These people lead normal, productive lives - pursuing ... "sets reasonable boundaries for marijuana use by establishing guidelines similar to those already in place for alcohol".[89] ...
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Substance abuse. Several drugs have been linked with the development of schizophrenia and the abuse (harmful use) of certain ... Frequent marijuana use may double the risk of serious mental illness, including schizophrenia.[26] ... People with schizophrenia may also have other mental health disorders, like depression, anxiety and drug abuse.[5] They often ... It is very easy to show that trauma, such as sexual abuse (forced unwanted sexual behaviour towards somebody) increases the ...
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... or vocal abuse (i.e. yelling or whispering for prolonged periods).[11] Vocal folds vibrate during phonation resulting in ... Smoking tobacco or marijuana. *The consumption of alcohol and coffee. *The use of antihistamines, aspirin, steroids, tricyclic ...
Schedule I status is reserved for those substances with a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted use for treatment in ... His toxicology results revealed high levels of MDPV in addition to marijuana and prescription drugs. The primary factor ... All this suggests an increased vulnerability to cocaine abuse MDPV undergoes CYP450 2D6, 2C19, 1A2, and COMT phase 1 metabolism ... MDPV containers were found in their vehicle along with spoons, hypodermic syringes and marijuana paraphernalia. In April 2011, ...
Drug abuse and alcohol abuse commonly co-occur with PTSD.[25] Recovery from posttraumatic stress disorder or other anxiety ... "Raimondo signs law allowing marijuana for treatment of PTSD". Providence Journal. Archived from the original on 16 August 2016 ... Herman J (2015). Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror. Basic Books. p. 9. ... The risk of developing PTSD is increased in individuals who are exposed to physical abuse, physical assault, or kidnapping.[49] ...
"Why Marijuana is the Most Dangerous Drug". Retrieved 24 January 2014.. *^ "Alcohol most harmful drug based on multi-criteria ... DuPont was the first Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse from 1973 to 1978 and was the second White House Drug ... He has described marijuana as "the most dangerous drug",[9] a description at odds with current scientific consensus.[10] ... known for his advocacy in the field of substance abuse. He is president of the Institute for Behavior and Health, whose mission ...
Hugo is soon placed under arrest for possession of marijuana and fired; after a search of his home, more marijuana is found but ... Due to Jesse's drug abuse, they have a strained relationship with their son, kicking him out of his late aunt's house (where ... Hank arrives, having followed the LoJack signal of Jesse's car in the belief that Jesse is selling marijuana to Walt. Walt and ... It is while Jesse is waiting for the disappearer that he realizes his marijuana is gone and understands that Huell had earlier ...
Substance abuse can lead someone towards prostitution and prostitution can lead someone to substance abuse. Prostitutes use ... Marijauna is used to help relax, heroin is used to help increase emotional and physical stress tolerances, and cocaine and ... or if they suffered physical and sexual abuse in adulthood they are much more likely to develop a substance abuse problem. Drug ... Pimp Sexually transmitted infection Alcohol abuse "Crime and Substance Abuse". DARA Thailand. Gossop, Michael; Powis, Beverly; ...
"Berkeley Pushes a Boundary on Medical Marijuana". The New York Times. Retrieved January 21, 2015.. ... Homeless youth display greater risk of mental health issues, behavioral problems, and substance abuse, than any other homeless ... On September 2, 2014, the city council approved a measure to provide free medical marijuana to low-income patients.[43] ... age group.[56] Furthermore, homeless youth identifying as LGBTQ+ are exposed to greater rates of physical and sexual abuse, and ...
"Inadvertent Ingestion of Marijuana --- Los Angeles, California, 2009". Archived from the original on 11 May 2011. Retrieved 3 ... Non-hereditary causes of cerebellar degeneration include chronic alcohol abuse, head injury, paraneoplastic and non- ...
Programs that targeted students in grades 8-9 reduced smoking, but not alcohol and other drug abuse, and programs that targeted ... Hansen, William B.; Graham, John W. (May 1991). "Preventing alcohol, marijuana, and cigarette use among adolescents: Peer ... They would simply be assigned other or additional duties, and perhaps subject to a little verbal abuse deriding their " ... found that programs in elementary school were successful in slightly reducing a student's likelihood to abuse drugs or alcohol ...
Gateway drug theory may argue that marijuana usage leads to usage of harder drugs, but hard drug usage may lead to marijuana ... It is one of the most abused types of evidence, because it is easy and even tempting to come to premature conclusions based ... Although it would be unethical to perform an experiment in which children are randomly assigned to receive or not receive abuse ... If in fact a negative correlation exists between abuse and academic performance, researchers could potentially use this ...
Treatment, Center for Substance Abuse. Chapter 2-How Stimulants Affect the Brain and Behavior. Substance Abuse and Mental ... Tashkin, D. P. (1 March 2001). "Airway effects of marijuana, cocaine, and other inhaled illicit agents". Current Opinion in ... Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health ... Efforts of the National Institute on Drug Abuse to Prevent and Treat Prescription Drug Abuse Archived 29 September 2007 at the ...
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. July 2002 (Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 61-66). ... including alcohol and marijuana.[40] Methadone Anonymous is similar to NA, but considers the use of methadone to be a tool of ... For information about the unrelated substance abuse treatment program associated with the Church of Scientology, see Narconon. ... The self-reported figures for alcohol abuse were similar: 74.8% of regular 12-step attenders self-reported being completely ...
Although still illegal at the federal level, about half of U.S. states have legalized marijuana for medical use and several of ... Substance Abuse. 19 (3): 109-121. doi:10.1080/08897079809511380. PMID 12511811. This survey further documents the existence of ... One of the starkest disparities emerged in the prosecution of misdemeanor drug crimes like possession of marijuana or cocaine. ... Six other states where medical marijuana is permitted have adopted laws that protect transplant-seeking patients from ...
Abuse, National Institute on Drug. "Principles of Effective Treatment".. *^ Schaler, Jeffrey Alfred (1997). "Addiction Beliefs ... and street drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin or amphetamines. The general intent is to enable the patient to confront ... is showing evidence that it is effective in treating substance abuse, including the treatment of poly-substance abuse and ... Rick Csiernik (19 April 2016). Substance Use and Abuse, 2nd Edition: Everything Matters. Canadian Scholars' Press. p. 269. ISBN ...
Complete lack of press freedom coupled with nonexistent civil rights meant that continuous cases of civil rights abuses could ... Films such as Marijuana Stop! dealt with the hippie culture and its perception in Greek society as drug-using.[74][75] ... Rights took the exceptional step of constituting a Sub-Commission to investigate the accusations of gross human rights abuses. ...
... there are few inherent safeguards against abuse.[18][19] A rebuttal to this might be that as nonprofit organizations grow and ... and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.[15] The Model Nonprofit Corporation Act imposes many ...
... and failed to recognize the seven decades of research on marijuana that would 1) show the levels of marijuana present in ... "Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 38 (6): 593-597. doi:10.3109/00952990.2012.694536. PMC 3582218.. ... "Let's quit abusing drug users". Tedmed. Ted conferences. Retrieved 21 November 2016.. ... The extremely low levels of marijuana in Martin's blood were seen as evidence that he might have been paranoid the night of his ...
"Commonly Abused Drugs Charts". National Institute on Drug Abuse. July 2, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.. ... Marijuana, along with cocaine, opium, heroin, and other drugs were also decriminalized; their possession is not considered a ... National Institute on Drug Abuse. "Hallucinogens". Retrieved July 14, 2018.. *^ Yockey RA, Vidourek RA, King KA (July 2020). " ... "National Institute of Drug Abuse. January 2016. Archived from the original on April 17, 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2016.. ...
But despite the Clayton Act, and abuses of employers documented by the Commission on Industrial Relations from 1915, the ... The employee tested positive for marijuana twice. The arbitrator found he was discharged without just cause and ordered ... and were open to abuse. At the energy company, Enron, workers were encouraged by management to invest an average of 62.5 per ...
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A new review suggests marijuana has the potential to treat substance use disorders - such as opioid addiction - and some mental ... Marijuana may help combat substance abuse, mental health disorders. Published Wednesday 16 November 2016 Published Wed 16 Nov ... "Marijuana may help combat substance abuse, mental health disorders." Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 16 Nov. 2016. Web. ... Additional source: National Institute on Drug Abuse, What is the scope of marijuana use in the United States?, accessed 16 ...
Reefer Madness? The Truth Behind Medical Marijuana If you think marijuana has no ill effects on your health, this article from ... Its a powerful mind-altering drug with the potential for abuse. Its certainly more benign than some other dangerous drugs ... You are reading content posted in the Addiction: Substance Abuse Community Ask a question ... Is treating glaucoma with marijuana all hype, or can hemp actually help? ...
Participants who were depressed at the outset of the study, however, were no more likely to abuse marijuana later on, the study ... But according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, adults who abuse the drug may ... Subjects diagnosed with cannabis abuse at the start of the study were four times more likely to experience depressive symptoms ... Its proponents argue that smoking marijuana makes you feel better. ...
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Study Questions Role for Marijuana in Teen Users IQ Decline. August 2016. In a recent study, teens who used marijuana lost IQ ... Study Links Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to Reduced Mortality From Opioid Overdose. May 2016. Legally protected marijuana ... However, LMDs also were associated with higher rates of recreational marijuana use and increased potency of illegal marijuana. ...
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  • While marijuana, or cannabis, remains the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, with around 22.2 million users in the past month, it is becoming increasingly legalized for medical and/or recreational purposes. (
  • Subjects diagnosed with cannabis abuse at the start of the study were four times more likely to experience depressive symptoms, particularly suicidal thoughts and the inability to experience pleasure, than their non-smoking counterparts. (
  • According to Bavasso, because the findings address new cases of depressive symptoms (instead of the prevalence of depression), they "underscore the importance of cannabis abuse prevention rather than treatment. (
  • When looking for a rehab for cannabis abuse or for a marijuana treatment center there are a few things we would like you to consider before choosing a rehab program for marijuana. (
  • UPDATE - March 21,2013 - A study was published in January 2013 contesting the interpretation of the large-scale marijuana study I discuss below-that heavy cannabis use begun in the teen years and continued into adulthood brings about declines in IQ scores. (
  • An employee checks cannabis plants at a medical marijuana plantation in northern Israel on March 21, 2017. (
  • Marijuana is a drug derived from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. (
  • Marijuana is the dried and shredded leaves, stems, seeds and flowers of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa . (
  • Despite the growing body of scientific evidence showing that cannabis access is associated with reductions in opioid use and mortality , the Chairman of the White House's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis today called upon the President to reject any efforts to acknowledge marijuana's promising role in mitigating opioid abuse and dependency. (
  • In recent months, dozens of peer-reviewed studies have concluded that legal cannabis access is associated with reduced rates of opioid use , spending , abuse , hospitalization , and mortality . (
  • If you are a medical cannabis patient that has suffered negative side effects from any variety of legally prescripted pharmaceutical drugs, contact Keith Stroup, NORML legal councel (contacts on this page) and ask how you can be joined to any variety of federal cases against Attorney General Sessions or Governor Christi to deschedule marijuana. (
  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday October 14, 2019 - The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) is supporting government's initiative to legalize and create a platform for the issue and handling of licenses for medicinal cannabis and its regulating regime. (
  • Since the abuse potential of a drug is mainly attributed to its subjective effects it can be assumed that the the abuse potential of THC and cannabis are quite similar. (
  • Spice" refers to a wide variety of herbal mixtures that produce experiences similar to marijuana (cannabis) and that are marketed as "safe," legal alternatives to that drug. (
  • Cannabidiol, a major component of cannabis or marijuana, appears to have effects on emotion and emotional memory, which could be helpful for treating anxiety-related and substance abuse disorders. (
  • The past decade has witnessed a number of societal and political changes that have raised critical questions about the long-term impact of marijuana (Cannabis sativa) that are especially important given the prevalence of its abuse and that potential long-term effects still largely lack scientific data. (
  • When a woman smokes marijuana or consumes cannabis edibles during pregnancy, its active psychoactive components are able to cross the placental barrier. (
  • Marijuana is the Flowering tops of the plants' hennep "Cannabis sativa, but better known as Narcotic content in the seeds, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the which can the make the user experience of euphoria (feeling happy prolonged without cause). (
  • Marijuana-also called cannabis and weed-is the most commonly abused drug in the United States. (
  • Marijuana, popularly known as Cannabis, is the most frequently used illicit medication in the us. (
  • Today, Cannabis abuse is actually a significant issue because of its unwanted side effects on basic actual physical, psychological and dental health. (
  • A vital unwanted effect of Cannabis abuse is xerostomia (dryness of the jaws caused by malfunctioning salivary glands). (
  • The terms "marijuana" and "cannabis" have become mostly interchangeable, but the difference between the two terms speaks to the controversial history of marijuana regulation in the United States. (
  • Cannabis sativa, which is the marijuana of popular culture and debate, has psychoactive properties because of its main chemical compound, tetrahydrocannabinol. (
  • The decision to refer to cannabis as "marijuana" was a way of driving a racial wedge between the Hispanic immigrant refugees and the majority-white Americans. (
  • The Marijuana Tax Act placed the regulation of cannabis under the Drug Enforcement Agency, making it illegal to own any strain of the plant. (
  • This has contributed to " outdated pot laws " that prevent legal cannabis businesses from opening bank accounts, or that threaten the jobs and careers of people who have legitimate medical reasons for using marijuana that is not recognized in other states or for federal jobs. (
  • Marijuana abuse researchers have found that THC (the main psychoactive substance found in the cannabis plant) causes changes in the way sensory information gets into and is acted on by the hippocampus. (
  • One thing we know is that the earlier the onset and regular use of cannabis use, the more at risk you are for depending on cannabis and other substances of abuse. (
  • Almost 35 percent of American 10th graders have reported using marijuana, and existing research suggests that initiation of cannabis use in adolescence is associated with long- term neurocognitive effects. (
  • They concluded that, "Smoked cannabis combined with an ineffective analgesic dose of oxycodone produced analgesia comparable to an effective opioid analgesic dose without significantly increasing cannabis abuse liability. (
  • Also referred to as weed, pot, and cannabis, the abuse of marijuana can cause many serious consequences within an individual's life. (
  • According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), when an individual abuses marijuana to an extent where his or her overall functionality is hindered, causing clinical impairment or upset, he or she might be suffering from cannabis use disorder. (
  • The Shafer Commission [formerly The National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse] found in 1972 that cannabis was as safe as alcohol, and recommended ending prohibition in favor of a public health approach. (
  • Perhaps, you may ask one question about the recent events involving cannabis: does the legalization of marijuana ultimately promote abuse and addiction? (
  • Based on a recent study featured in Drugs in Context , researchers have confirmed that the legalization of cannabis products in our country does not and will not promote any form of drug abuse or addiction. (
  • Also covered in Marijuana Moment, the report did confirm that impulsiveness and risk-taking do increase after cannabis consumption. (
  • In a New Zealand study, ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients were 2.3 times more likely to have cannabis, also known as marijuana, detected in urine tests as other age and sex matched patients, researchers said. (
  • Newer forms of cannabis have higher levels of the psychoactive chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) , making marijuana increasingly potent in its effects. (
  • Marijuana , also known as weed, pot, or ganja, is a medicinal plant of the Cannabis family . (
  • Marijuana's (scientific name is Cannabis sativa ) leaves, seeds, stems and/or roots are consumed by marijuana users for the purpose of feeling intoxicated. (
  • Marijuana is a plant whose scientific name is Cannabis sativa . (
  • Marijuana comes from the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). (
  • The prevalence of depression, cannabis use, and alcohol abuse increased among former smokers from 2005 to 2016 in the U.S., according to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. (
  • After medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, cannabis-related poison control calls involving the commonwealth's children and teenagers doubled, according to a public health investigation led by University of Massachusetts Amherst injury prevention researcher Jennifer Whitehill. (
  • Now, a new study shows that when adults mix prescription opioids for pain with marijuana or cannabis, they report higher rates of anxiety and depression symptoms. (
  • The Food and Drug Administration categorizes marijuana (cannabis) as a Schedule I drug, meaning that it has no currently accepted medical use, a high potential for abuse, and no good data on safety. (
  • 2015). Vaping cannabis (marijuana): parallel concerns to e-cigs? (
  • This syndrome can be branched into two subtypes - marijuana amotivational syndrome, interchangeably known as cannabis induced amotivational syndrome which is caused by usage and/or dependency of the substance and is primarily associated with long-term effects of cannabis use, and SSRI-induced amotivational syndrome or SSRI-induced apathy caused by the intake of SSRI medication dosage. (
  • These symptoms are also generally linked to cannabis consumption and abuse, as well as SSRI medication that are often used as forms of antidepressant medication. (
  • The term amotivational syndrome was first devised to understand and explain the diminished drive and desire to work or compete among the population of youth who are frequent consumers of cannabis and has since been researched through various methodological studies with this focus on cannabis, or marijuana. (
  • Cannabis amotivational syndrome is often used interchangeably with marijuana amotivational syndrome and marijuana or cannabis induced or related amotivational syndrome. (
  • Another serious danger associated with marijuana-use is related to the active chemical ingredient found in marijuana called Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC. (
  • The new review suggests marijuana may help treat substance use disorders and some mental health conditions. (
  • In the journal Clinical Psychology Review , researchers suggest marijuana use has the potential to help treat some individuals with substance use disorders, such as opioid addiction . (
  • Additionally, many patients and advocates of medical marijuana claim the drug has the potential to treat mental health issues and substance use disorders, and the new study by Walsh and team suggests that, in some cases, these individuals may be right. (
  • The researchers came to their conclusion after conducting a systematic review of 60 studies assessing the effects of either medical or non-medical marijuana on mental health and substance abuse. (
  • Additionally, the review indicates that medical marijuana use may help some individuals with substance use disorders by acting as a substitute. (
  • The team concludes that more research is required to further assess the effects of marijuana use on mental health and substance abuse. (
  • Marijuana, which the federal government still classifies as a Schedule I substance, has yet to be linked to any fatal overdoses. (
  • Focus groups with adolescents with SA (Substance Abuse) will be conducted at each site (one group with 5 to 6 adolescents per site) to provide information on the areas of the intervention in need of adaptation in order to reflect the context of HIV infection. (
  • Addiction rates are higher for those that begin using the substance at a younger age, with one in six marijuana users that start as teens becoming addicted. (
  • Substance abuse peaks in late adolescence and early adulthood and can lead to many negative effects on health, relationships and economic status. (
  • Learn more about substance abuse from our experts. (
  • Rather, the information comparing marijuana and alcohol should be used to highlight the intellectual dishonesty and hypocrisy of laws that allow adults to use alcohol and punish them for using a less harmful substance. (
  • Marijuana is a popular drug for medicinal and recreational purposes that is fully legalized in some states, but it's still a controversial substance that carries the potential for abuse. (
  • But it's important to be able to distinguish what separates recreational or medical use of the substance from marijuana abuse. (
  • In truth, marijuana is a gateway drug that opens the door to added dangers and many other types of substance abuse encounters. (
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  • Despite a nationwide ban on synthetic marijuana initiated by the United States government in 2012, the production, distribution, and use of this toxic substance remains extensive. (
  • But, says chairman Hadford Howell, the agency is still advocating against substance abuse or misuse. (
  • Methods: Audio recordings and transcripts from 19, 8-10 session, school-based treatment groups comprised of 108, substance abusing 10- to 19-year olds were analyzed. (
  • Some of the marijuana abuse victims have been reported to go through these problems before starting out which includes a family history of any member indulged in substance abuse, depressed and regretful individuals, teenagers who have a low self esteem, and those who think they do not fit in or out of mainstream. (
  • Notably, the risk perception of marijuana in individuals with substance abuse problems varies significantly from that of the general public. (
  • Using this framework, we explored risk perception and its formation in a sample of substance abusing veterans. (
  • Semi-structured interviews were conducted with veterans who were receiving treatment for substance abuse. (
  • Our results and previous literature suggest that the significant disconnect between the individual experiences of substance users and the current clinical and legal policy towards marijuana may weaken the legitimacy of public policy or the authority of the medical community. (
  • This entry was posted on Saturday, December 9th, 2006 at 9:13 AM and is filed under Alcoholism/Drug Abuse , Caregiving , Marijuana (Cannabinoids) , Substance Abuse . (
  • This is when the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act-now called Federal Controlled Substance Act-was passed. (
  • Today, even though several individual states have taken steps toward decriminalization and legalization, marijuana is still a Schedule I controlled substance , and it is still subject to the highest levels of restriction at the federal level. (
  • Synthetic marijuana is a dangerous substance made by infusing dried plant material with psychoactive substances. (
  • Present day, marijuana is a Schedule 1 controlled substance, meaning that in its smoked form it has no commonly accepted medical use. (
  • Substance Abuse FAQ: Who is likely to become addicted to marijuana? (
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  • Opposite of what most people might think, by abusing this substance, individuals are putting themselves at risk for experiencing social problems, occupational and academic setbacks, and broken relationships. (
  • Contentment, relaxation, and a sense of detachment from one's surroundings are known to result from the use of marijuana, and these effects can be so addictive that they keep individuals continually abusing this substance, even when negative consequences develop as a result of that use. (
  • The results suggest that individuals who simultaneously use alcohol and marijuana are at a disproportionately higher risk for heavy, frequent and problematic substance use," said Ashley Linden-Carmichael, assistant research professor at the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center at Penn State. (
  • The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is planning to reconsider its classification of marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance - a classification, many would argue, it should not have been given in the first place. (
  • Marijuana received this label in 1970 when the Controlled Substance Act was enacted. (
  • Did the FDA finally acknowledge that classifying marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance is ludicrous? (
  • Like how the rates of cigarette users before the scientific research in the mid 20th century had no idea the damage that they were doing to their lungs, marijuana users of today may very well see long-term effects of this substance. (
  • The media paints marijuana as a drug that will inevitably lead to the destruction of lives, instead of as a viable recreational substance with potentially positive health benefits. (
  • Are you suffering from a substance abuse disorder or addiction? (
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  • Marijuana has been the most widely used illicit substance for 30 consecutive years in the United States. (
  • Marijuana is the most abused substance in the United States. (
  • Marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal substance worldwide. (
  • In those jurisdictions, people for whom medical marijuana has been specifically recommended by a physician must carry a (medical) marijuana card that indicates their use of the substance for a clear medical purpose. (
  • Numerous research studies show that marijuana is indeed an addictive substance. (
  • The symptoms of addiction to marijuana are similar to those of any other addictive substance. (
  • High frequency of substance abuse before and during pregnancy shows there is a clear benefit to understanding the characteristics of those who are prone to substance abuse, and the potential risks to their unborn baby. (
  • Tzilos, Hess and Kao (2013) proposed to identify the profile of perinatal women seeking treatment for marijuana abuse, and the effects of this substance abuse on the outcomes on the baby following their birth. (
  • Motivational Interviewing as a Treatment for Substance Abuse Introduction "Motivational interviewing is an evidenced-based counseling approach that health care providers can use to help patients adhere to treatment recommendations. (
  • 8-10 Substance Abuse and Treatment for Adolescents Introduction Substance abuse among adolescents is becoming an increasing concern. (
  • There are the obvious health issues associated with substance abuse, but many people do not consider the long term affects of drug and alcohol use. (
  • Republican and Democrat leaders today unveiled their $4.8 Million plan to address the substance abuse epidemic facing the state of Maine . (
  • But what is striking to me in the first review is the stark difference between the trend in youth marijuana use, and virtually every other substance. (
  • The MIYHS and NSDUH data shows that marijuana is a significant factor in our overall substance abuse crisis. (
  • Scott M. Gagnon, MPP, PS-C is a Certified Prevention Specialist and is the Director of Operations at AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc. He currently serves on the Maine Substance Abuse Services Commission as well as the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council. (
  • Scott is the recipient of the 2015 Maine Public Health Association's Ruth S. Shaper Memorial Award and 2015 Healthy Androscoggin Will Bartlett Award and is also the 2013 recipient of the Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse Prevention Award. (
  • A researcher from the University of Houston has found that adults who take prescription opioids for severe pain are more likely to have increased anxiety, depression and substance abuse issues if they also use marijuana. (
  • For anyone who has never experimented with alcohol and drugs or abused them, it would be hard for them to understand the fears an alcoholic or drug addict would have regarding detoxification and substance abuse treatment. (
  • Individuals, who engage in substance abuse use, are often facing more than one issue. (
  • What Is Substance Abuse? (
  • Substance abuse isn't something you should take lightly. (
  • Many people with substance abuse problems are able to quit or can change their unhealthy behavior. (
  • Substance abuse affects every part of your life. (
  • Drug abuse occurs when you're unable to control your use of prescribed drugs or you're using another legal or illegal substance to the point that it interferes with your ability to function. (
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  • Marijuana is the most widely used illegal substance among the youth. (
  • At least one donor, a private art collector dedicated to assisting substance abuse non-profits, gave $1,364,000 to SAM Action in 2016. (
  • A lot of people that smoke marijuana would rather smoke it,' he said. (
  • One study found that those who smoke marijuana regularly during the teen years lost an average of eight IQ points, which were not recovered in adulthood. (
  • For example, providing guidance to parents - particularly those in high-risk neighborhoods - on how to imporve their caregiving skills and foster bonding with their children could reduce a child's likelihood to smoke marijuana. (
  • Like tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke can irritate the throat and lungs and cause heavy coughing during use. (
  • It is difficult to draw conclusions from studies on women who smoke marijuana during pregnancy for a number of reasons. (
  • THC acts upon specific sites in the brain, called cannabinoid receptors, kicking off a series of cellular reactions that ultimately lead to the "high" that users experience when they smoke marijuana. (
  • Continuing to smoke marijuana can lead to abnormal functioning of lung tissue that is injured or destroyed by marijuana smoke. (
  • Most users smoke marijuana. (
  • What happens when you smoke marijuana? (
  • CONCLUSION: These results support the idea that the psychoactive effects of marijuana in healthy volunteers are due primarily to THC" (Wachtel et al. (
  • So far, there have been no scientific studies of Spice's effects on the human brain, but we do know that the cannabinoid compounds found in Spice products act on the same cell receptors as THC, the primary psychoactive component of marijuana. (
  • You will find 3 main forms of Marijuana: Weed, Hash and Hash oil, which all have the major psychoactive constituent, 'Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol', merely known as THC. (
  • These substances act on receptors sensitive to THC, the psychoactive compound in natural marijuana. (
  • They found that 14-year-old girls and boys exposed to THC-the psychoactive chemical in marijuana-had a greater volume of gray matter in their brains, which means the tissue in certain areas is thicker. (
  • According to the APA, cannabinoids like marijuana are the most commonly abused of all psychoactive substances. (
  • Synthetic Marijuana or K2 is a psychoactive herbal and chemical product that, when consumed, mimics the effects of Marijuana. (
  • Marijuana is a mind-altering (psychoactive) drug that gives users a sense of feeling good or high. (
  • September 10, 2012 - We repeatedly hear the myth that marijuana is a benign drug-that it is not addictive (which it is) or that it does not pose a threat to the user's health or brain (which it does). (
  • Marijuana isn't addictive - Many people have the question 'how addictive is marijuana? (
  • With all of the myths about marijuana debunked, the bottom line is that it's an illegal and addictive drug. (
  • However, marijuana can be dangerous and as addictive as other drugs. (
  • Medical marijuana on the other hand has lower levels of these addictive ingredients. (
  • A prominent perspective among the 31 participants was that marijuana is significantly different from other drugs because it is safe, not addictive, not associated with physical withdrawal, and has less overt behavioral effects than other substances. (
  • Is Marijuana Addictive? (
  • However, synthetic marijuana is a very dangerous and addictive drug. (
  • Marijuana is considered to be both mentally and emotionally addictive. (
  • It's clear that marijuana has many features that other addictive substances have - it stimulates reward centres of the brain, it has the property that people who use it regularly continue to want to use it. (
  • Marijuana is not addictive but it can be habit forming. (
  • If, in the middle of a drug abuse crisis, Maine chose to increase access to an addictive drug, we would be squandering this golden opportunity and wasting precious resources. (
  • Unlike drugs such as painkillers , which come with a risk of death if people take too much, patients who 'overdose' on the marijuana spray would be at little risk for acute health problems, Haney said. (
  • If you want your kids to stay away from drugs, then you might want to keep teenagers off alcohol because a new study says that long term drug abuse is likely to occur due to alcohol, not marijuana, use. (
  • Alcohol is commonly available and isn't considered as taboo as other substances but many studies have shown that alcohol abuse in early years can make teenagers more likely to abuse other drugs. (
  • The Christian Science Monitor says a misuse of prescription medication may have been a factor, shining new light on the widespread abuse of doctor-prescribed drugs. (
  • The abuse of these drugs is only second to the abuse of marijuana," says Gary Boggs of the Drug Enforcement Administration. (
  • Of the estimated 7 million Americans who abuse prescription drugs, 5.2 million of them are involved in some kind of improper use of pain relievers, such as Vicodin or OxyContin. (
  • This father/ daughter research team used data from 2010-13 on opiate prescriptions purchased through Medicare Part D and found direct correlations of less of these drugs being purchased in medical marijuana states. (
  • CNN) - Major League Baseball will begin testing players for opioids and remove marijuana from its list of "drugs of abuse," as part of its updated drug program, the league and the players union said Thursday in a news release . (
  • Going forward, players will be tested for opioids, fentanyl, cocaine and synthetic THC, along with the other substances listed under "drugs of abuse," which includes banned substances and drugs classified as Schedule I or Schedule II under federal law. (
  • Natural cannabinoids like THC, CBD and marijuana will be removed from the list of "drugs of abuse," under the new program, the MLB and the players' association said. (
  • Compared to other drugs often abused, it is less expensive and easier to obtain. (
  • Marijuana doesn't make you lose control - teens believe that marijuana is a safe drug because it doesn't lead them to get out of control like alcohol or other drugs. (
  • It is critical that society is educated on the negative effects of marijuana as well as other illicit drugs. (
  • Because teenage-drug use is on the rise, it is especially important that schools, parents, and teachers educate teenagers on the harmful dangers that marijuana, and other addicting drugs can have. (
  • In one study conducted in Memphis, TN, researchers found that, of 150 reckless drivers who were tested for drugs at the arrest scene, 33 percent tested positive for marijuana, and 12 percent tested positive for both marijuana and cocaine ( 2 ). (
  • Sometime other drugs such as cocaine or phencyclidine (PCP) are mixed with the marijuana in the cigarette or blunt and can produce a combination of effects. (
  • The new marijuana-like drugs, often called Spice or K2, are chemical compounds that mimic the hallucinogenic effects of marijuana but are much more powerful. (
  • There are 12-14 new drugs in this category and depending on the drugs' properties and how they are applied (typically spraying on tobacco, potpourri or herbs), they can be between 5 and 700 times more powerful than marijuana. (
  • These specimens had previously tested negative for drugs of abuse. (
  • They may be shocked to see the abuse levels in these drugs. (
  • Marijuana abuse as well as other drug related consumption is strictly illegal in most countries including America, where teenagers aged under 21 are pressed charges for drinking and using drugs, the problem still pertains. (
  • According to a research, youngsters and teenagers who use marijuana and other drugs are in great risk of losing their lives of hurting themselves in car accidents. (
  • Decastro testified that authorities began to crack down on people selling illicit drugs in Pacific Beach last year, and the detective who bought from the defendant received a doctor's prescription for marijuana by using a false name. (
  • of the illicit drugs most used by high-school seniors, they are second only to marijuana. (
  • Marijuana earned the nickname gateway drug because people have a tendency to experiment with other drugs after using it. (
  • Secondly, it's quite common for Marijuana to frequently be laced with other drugs, and when that occurs, you may also withdraw from those drugs as well. (
  • Major League Baseball and its players association announced it would remove marijuana from its "drugs of abuse" list and begin testing for newly added drugs, such as opioids. (
  • Major League Baseball announced changes to its drug use and testing policies on Thursday, removing marijuana from its "drugs of abuse" while announcing mandatory tests for cocaine and opioids. (
  • Marijuana is one of the most popular drugs used among adolescents and young adults. (
  • Marijuana can be a "gateway" to other drugs according to people who have recovered from drug addiction. (
  • Research does show that marijuana use can "prime" the brain for other drugs and so can tobacco and alcohol. (
  • Either way, story after story from real people who have lived through addiction to tell their story points to the idea that marijuana can be a "gateway" to other drugs. (
  • Although marijuana is one of the most widely used illicit drugs, there is limited data on the prevalence among pregnant women. (
  • The potential influence of other drugs and/or toxic combustibles (from cigarette smoke) makes it difficult for researchers to pinpoint causation for marijuana only. (
  • Research on the long-term effects of marijuana abuse indicates some changes in the brain similar to those seen after long-term abuse of other major drugs. (
  • Dopamine neurons are involved in the regulation of motivation and reward, and are directly or indirectly affected by all drugs of abuse. (
  • The standard marijuana definition does not include other drugs that can be made from the plant, such as hashish made from the resin. (
  • Recent research findings also indicate that long-term marijuana abuse produces changes in the brain similar to those seen after long-term use of other major drugs of abuse. (
  • Research has shown that long-term marijuana abuse results in significant changes in the user's brain function that persists long after the individual stops using drugs. (
  • The distinct cotton-candy smell of E-Cigarettes alongside the skunk-like smell that marijuana spreads across campus proves that although "hard drugs" are problematic among minors, drugs that are less commonly acknowledged as problematic are becoming serious issues. (
  • The symptoms of marijuana withdrawal are similar to those of other drugs and include irritability, anger, depression , insomnia , drug craving, and decreased appetite . (
  • Although medical marijuana is legal in a few states of the United States, it is one of many illegal drugs in most jurisdictions. (
  • With both marijuana and alcohol being legal in the US, researchers have found that an increasing proportion of people are using both drugs in combination. (
  • For them, the fear of abusing drugs or addiction would keep them from ever needing treatment in the first place. (
  • Due to the nation having a major problem with other illicit drugs (like cocaine, marijuana, cocaine), prescription drug abuse has not been a major priority for both the health and legal. (
  • The most commonly abused OTC drugs are cough and cold medicine that have dextromethorphan , which in high doses can make you feel drunk or intoxicated. (
  • You can abuse and get addicted to the nicotine in cigarettes, just like other drugs. (
  • Whether it is due to the fact that these drugs have become less socially acceptable in comparison to drugs such as marijuana, which is viewed as "less hard", or that the industry itself is doing a better job of choosing employees with clean backgrounds through drug tests, the numbers show the drugs of choice are shifting. (
  • As Wall Street continues to turn to illicit drugs and prescription drug abuse, such as Oxycodone and Percocet, drug rehab for professionals who work in New York becomes ever-more important. (
  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism helped support this research. (
  • Statistically, the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that among teenagers, 30.1 percent of E-Cigarette users started smoking combustible tobacco products within 6 months while only 8.1 percent of users started smoking in the same amount of time. (
  • LOS ANGELES (WPVI) - A first-of-its-kind study by researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that marijuana use impairs a person's driving performance. (
  • According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more. (
  • According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse , more than 40,000 people died from accidental drug overdose in the United States in 2011. (
  • 2017) Rockville, MD: National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse. (
  • However, LMDs also were associated with higher rates of recreational marijuana use and increased potency of illegal marijuana. (
  • Sales are projected to balloon to $6.4 billion by 2020 if marijuana is legalized for recreational use. (
  • Without proper precaution s , thinking that it's just a way to take the edge off can turn what seems like casual, recreational marijuana use into marijuana addiction. (
  • Marijuana is considered a recreational drug by many teenagers. (
  • There is a difference between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana. (
  • The point is there is a difference in medical marijuana and recreational marijuana," Howell added, noting the NCSA had submitted a paper to the Minister of Home Affairs on October 17, 2018, expressing its concerns about the matter. (
  • The increasing public debate about loosening the laws on marijuana and making it legal for medical and recreational use has minimized the way teens perceive the harmful effects and risks of using marijuana. (
  • that is, compulsive drug seeking and abuse despite its known harmful effects upon social functioning in the context of family, school, work, and recreational activities. (
  • Marijuana use is both recreational and medicinal. (
  • However, the legality of medicinal and recreational marijuana varies by state. (
  • Controversy has surrounded the topic of CBD oil because of recreational marijuana use. (
  • Teens who have used recreational marijuana just once or twice display increased volume of numerous brain regions. (
  • Recreational marijuana was made legal this past November. (
  • Marijuana is legal for medical use in 23 states and Washington D.C. and legal for recreational use in four states. (
  • However, when it comes to the portrayal of recreational or medical marijuana use, adequate examples are rare to non-existent. (
  • The analysis was done as a part of efforts to help the Washington State Liquor Control Board prepare for commercial sales of marijuana, which will begin in 2014 as a result of Washington's Initiative 502 that legalized the commercial production and sales of marijuana for recreational use. (
  • RAND researchers say understanding the size and composition of the current marijuana market is important to help state policymakers make decisions about the number of marijuana sales licenses to issue, to accurately project tax revenues and provide a foundation for evaluations of the state's legalization of recreational marijuana. (
  • Voters in Washington approved Initiative 502 in November 2012 that legalized recreational use of marijuana for those aged 21 and older, and requires the state to regulate and tax a new marijuana market. (
  • Marijuana is also legal for both recreational and medical reasons in Washington state and Colorado and is available at dispensaries, grow stores, and head shops throughout these states. (
  • In the latest instalment of Daybreak's look at the legalization of marijuana, a Montreal psychologist warns early pot smokers are more at risk of 'becoming dependant on substances of abuse. (
  • In Ohio, polls show a majority of residents favor the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes and the Ohio House has introduced a bill that would do just that, potentially by summer. (
  • Even as a smokeable drug of abuse, it's relatively safe…compared to cocaine or heroin. (
  • and Mann, C. S. Testing reckless drivers for cocaine and marijuana. (
  • The survey revealed a continuing decline in the percentage of teens attitudes that using marijuana, cocaine, or crack cocaine is harmful. (
  • Emphasis on heroin and cocaine fades as marijuana now accounts for nearly half of all drug arrests. (
  • What are the Side Effects of Cocaine Abuse? (
  • Cocaine Abuse can cause serious negative effects on your brain and heart, and eventually on your emotions. (
  • An October 2018 Gallup poll found 66% of Americans think marijuana should be made legal, up from 60% in 2016 and 36% in 2005. (
  • Approximately, 11.8 million young adults used marijuana in 2018. (
  • Prior to 2020, SAM led several successful efforts to defeat marijuana legalization measures in Ohio (2015), Arizona (2016) and North Dakota (2018). (
  • Synthetic marijuana, also often referred to as K2 or spice, is a designer drug that is often promoted as being a "safe" alternative to traditional marijuana. (
  • However, with a significant increase in reports of overdoses, hospitalizations, and deaths, synthetic marijuana has proven to be an extremely dangerous drug. (
  • While one individual who uses synthetic marijuana may experience a rather enjoyable high, another individual may end up in the emergency room after one dose. (
  • If you have a child or adolescent who has begun abusing synthetic marijuana, it is important to get him or her treatment as soon as possible in order to prevent the development of serious, if not deadly, consequences. (
  • According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), synthetic marijuana is the second most frequently abused drug among high school seniors, trailing only traditional marijuana. (
  • ONDCP also reported that male high school students were twice as likely as female students to use synthetic marijuana. (
  • Between January and June 2014, poison centers throughout the U.S. reported nearly 800 cases of synthetic marijuana exposure. (
  • In March 2014, more than 100 people were treated for synthetic marijuana overdoses. (
  • FLAGSTAFF, AZ--(Marketwire - November 18, 2010) - Fake or synthetic marijuana users beware. (
  • Norchem has developed a lab-based test that definitively confirms the presence in urine of JWH-018, JWH-019, JWH-073 and JWH-250, the four most commonly seen forms of synthetic marijuana, street named Spice or K2. (
  • With over 38,000 guests treated and a completion rate over 90%, Duffy's Napa Valley Rehab outperforms other residential synthetic marijuana abuse treatment centers by building the necessary foundation for long-term recovery through expert 12-Step treatment for synthetic marijuana abuse in Northern California. (
  • As a result, synthetic marijuana has some of the same effects as natural marijuana: feelings of relaxation, pleasure, and euphoric mood. (
  • If left untreated, an addiction to synthetic marijuana can have devastating, and even life-ending, consequences. (
  • Synthetic marijuana use disorder is a serious and life-threatening condition, but at Duffy's Napa Valley Rehab in Northern California, we have decades of experience helping individuals overcome addictions to this powerful drug. (
  • With the help of our caring, experienced staff in our compassionate treatment programs, individuals who are struggling with an addiction to synthetic marijuana can find the help they need to live the recovered lives they deserve. (
  • Watching as a loved one succumbs to synthetic marijuana addiction is often a difficult process, but it is possible for you to help your loved one when he or she is struggling with an addiction to this drug. (
  • This article does not include information about synthetic marijuana products. (
  • The Synthetic Marijuana (K2) Rapid Test (Urine) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the detection of Synthetic Marijuana metabolite in human saliva. (
  • The synthetic marijuana detected by the test includes, but are not limited to, the metabolites of JWH-018 and JWH-073. (
  • It is best known by the brand names K2 and Spice, both of which have largely become genericized trademarks used to refer to any synthetic Marijuana product. (
  • The studies suggest that synthetic marijuana intoxication is associated with acute psychosis, worsening of previously stable psychotic disorders, and also may have the ability to trigger a chronic (long-term) psychotic disorder among vulnerable individuals such as those with a family history of mental illness. (
  • The Synthetic Marijuana Rapid Test Cassette (Oral Fluid) is a rapid Oral Fluid screening test that can be performed without the use of an instrument. (
  • The test utilizes a monoclonal antibody to selectively detect elevated levels of synthetic marijuana metabolite in human Oral Fluid. (
  • The Synthetic Marijuana Rapid Test Strip (Oral Fluid) yields a positive result when the synthetic marijuana metabolite in Oral Fluid exceeds 25ng/mL. (
  • The evidence to date suggests that medical marijuana does not raise the risk of self-harm or harm to others, the researchers note, although they caution that acute marijuana intoxication and recent use of medical marijuana may affect short-term memory and other cognitive functions. (
  • During the period of intoxication, marijuana use disrupts short-term memory, attention, judgment, as well as other cognitive functions. (
  • Not surprisingly, marijuana intoxication can cause distorted perceptions, impaired coordination, difficulty in thinking and problem solving, and problems with learning and memory. (
  • Certainly, Marijuana intoxication might cause altered perceptions, impaired sychronisation, issues in pondering and difficulty resolving, and difficulties with understanding and memory space. (
  • While it comes from a marijuana plant, it does not cause the intoxication you would expect from THC, the active cannabinoid in the drug. (
  • Contrary to research that suggests marijuana may act as a gateway drug, encouraging the use of other harmful substances, a new study indicates it may have the opposite effect. (
  • It's a powerful mind-altering drug with the potential for abuse. (
  • But according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry , adults who abuse the drug may be at greater risk for depression. (
  • The poll of 400 likely voters conducted Feb. 26-28 and sponsored by Libertas Institute - a group that wants to do away with mandatory school attendance and abolish the state income tax - and Drug Policy Project of Utah showed 72 percent approval of medical marijuana in Utah. (
  • Most people can consider marijuana a harmless drug that should be legal, however, there are some people who develop a dependency on the drug and can need help overcoming their addiction. (
  • Beyond potentially lowering IQ, teen marijuana use is linked to school dropout, other drug use, mental health problems, etc. (
  • Also, and strikingly, those who used marijuana heavily before age 18 showed mental decline even after they quit taking the drug. (
  • The medical marijuana drug Sativex, which could be approved in the United States in the coming years as a treatment for pain relief, has little potential for abuse, experts say. (
  • It is the first marijuana-based drug to be made by extracting the compounds from the plant, rather than synthesizing them. (
  • However, because the drug is delivered through ingestion, rather than smoking, it would take much longer to have an effect - at least an hour, compared with the minutes it takes to get high after smoking marijuana , said Margaret Haney, a professor of clinical neurobiology at Columbia University. (
  • This means drug users seeking a high would be less likely to abuse it. (
  • The study doesn't clearly define how drug abuse actually starts but it does provide some idea about a good intervention program to keep children from becoming long-term drug abusers. (
  • As a parent, I felt it was important to learn if chronic marijuana use could impair a parent so I checked online and found a Surgeon General's warning and an Alcohol and Drug Service (ADS) fact sheet on the possible effects of short and long-term marijuana use parents who are chronic users may experience. (
  • The study, which was released in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence report, said the findings prove that fears of legal marijuana driving hospitalizations upward were unsubstantiated. (
  • Also, we are finding that early exposure to marijuana is associated with an increased likelihood of a lifetime of subsequent drug abuse problems. (
  • A study, published last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association of over 300 fraternal and identical twin pairs, who differed on whether or not they used marijuana before the age of 17, found that those who had used marijuana early had elevated rates of other drug use and drug problems later on, compared to their twin who did not use marijuana before age 17. (
  • In 2014, 44.4 percent of 12th graders and 33.7 percent of 10th graders reported using marijuana at some point during their lifetime, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse. (
  • Five percent of all admissions to rehabilitation facilities was due to prescription medication abuse in 2007, a jump from just 1 percent in 1997, says the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. (
  • Some people think that marijuana -- by far the most popular illegal drug -- is harmless. (
  • What initiatives are underway regarding drug abuse policy? (
  • Marijuana is a mind-altering drug that has several effects on the human body and mind. (
  • When a person ingests marijuana, the drug releases THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in the brain. (
  • It's not uncommon for marijuana users to also experience heart attacks following using the drug, especially when it has a more potent concentration of THC. (
  • To better understand how the demand for marijuana responds to changes in the policies and prices that affect its use, we explore the National Household Survy on Drug Abuse (NHSDA). (
  • That high is part of the reason marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States , according to the CDC. (
  • Marijuana is often the most abused drug amongst teenagers. (
  • Marijuana is no different than any other drug legally. (
  • Marijuana is the most common illicit drug used globally because it is easily available in both developing and developed nations and still remains the cheapest drug on the market. (
  • Regular marijuana users should be aware that this drug is often seen as a 'gateway drug' that may lead to experimentation. (
  • A marijuana drug test detects the presence of THC or THC metabolites in the urine, blood, saliva, sweat and hair. (
  • There is no specific antidote for marijuana overdose, so general measures are undertaken as for any drug overdose. (
  • Marijuana is an illegal drug in the United States with a high potential for abuse. (
  • According to the Associated Press of July 3, 1999, Barry McCaffrey, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, said the capsule form of Marinol™ is the "safe and proper way" to make components of marijuana available to the public. (
  • Marijuana and drug abuse today among teenagers have taken a very serious root in today's society and now it has become a societal issue rather than a generation one. (
  • Marijuana is the most frequently and commonly used drug among teenagers and youngsters. (
  • A 28-year-old Mission Valley, CA, man who claims to operate a medical marijuana collective was ordered Monday to stand trial for allegedly selling and transporting the drug. (
  • San Diego police investigators testified that Davidovich sold seven grams of marijuana to an undercover detective last November, and had 11 baggies containing a combined 34.10 grams of the drug in his car when they served a search warrant in April at his Rancho Mission Road residence. (
  • Drug abuse expert witness Conrado Decastro testified that he based his opinion of collectives and medical marijuana on training he received during his career. (
  • Because the chemicals used in Spice have a high potential for abuse and no medical benefit, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has designated the five active chemicals most frequently found in Spice as Schedule I controlled substances, making it illegal to sell, buy, or possess them. (
  • Marijuana is not as worse as a drug like alcohol is. (
  • Driven by the rise in marijuana use, illicit drug usage among teenagers has increased overall in the past 3 years. (
  • Dr. Volkow speculates that the recent increase in teen use may be caused by the 'attention that the potential use of marijuana as a medication has generated,' contributing to an under-appreciation of the harm associated with the drug, and she calls for new research in this area. (
  • The "gateway theory" says that each type of drug is associated with certain specific risk factors that can lead to subsequent drug abuse. (
  • The findings have implications for current drug abuse prevention programs. (
  • Is Marijuana Really a Gateway Drug? (
  • This is the most commonly used and abused drug in the United States. (
  • While there are no physical Marijuana withdrawal symptoms, that doesn't mean that the psychological withdrawal symptoms of the drug aren't troublesome. (
  • Today, @MLB and the @MLB_PLAYERS jointly announced significant changes to the Drug of Abuse provisions of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. (
  • But adverse effects resulting from marijuana abuse has sent many young people to the Emergency Room more than any other drug. (
  • Marijuana can stay in the body for up to 30 days, which means that pregnant women may expose their baby to the drug for a significant amount of time. (
  • Long-term marijuana abusers trying to quit report irritability, sleeplessness , decreased appetite, anxiety , and drug craving, all of which make it difficult to quit. (
  • Anyone considering using the drug needs to fully understand the risks, including marijuana addiction and marijuana's effect on the body . (
  • Individuals with a marijuana abuse problem tend to gravitate to others who share their common interest in the drug. (
  • Many users of marijuana do not consider that they abuse this drug, but they would not want to stop using it if given the option. (
  • Marijuana abuse is just like any other drug abuse problem. (
  • In 2002, over 280,000 people entering drug treatment programs reported marijuana as their primary drug of abuse, showing they needed help to stop using. (
  • Marijuana abuse leads to the user building a tolerance to the drug. (
  • Two Northern California men made brief appearances in federal court Wednesday in what began as another big pot-growing drug bust but what has become a horrifying story of one teenager's alleged torment, captivity and sexual abuse. (
  • Balletto and Pearmain were criminally charged in federal court earlier this month -- and are in custody without bail -- with conspiracy to manufacture and distribute more than 1,000 marijuana plants and with using a minor in a drug operation. (
  • Teen allegedly held in box on pot farm - Ryan Balletto, 30, left, and Patrick Pearmain, 24, have been criminally charged in federal court with conspiracy to manufacture and distribute more than 1,000 marijuana plants and with using a minor in a drug operation. (
  • This act labeled marijuana as a drug with a "high potential for abuse" and "no accepted medical use" - the latter of which, in particular, is being increasingly disproven. (
  • According to a March Pew Research Center surveyabout 48 percent of adults have tried marijuana, which is a record high for the drug. (
  • Clinical consideration and professional judgment should be applied to any drug of abuse test result, particularly when preliminary positive results are used. (
  • The Washington state marijuana consumption estimates were compiled using information from the federal National Survey on Drug Use and Health, as well as a web-based survey of marijuana users in Washington state compiled by the research team. (
  • The federal National Survey on Drug Use and Health provides useful information about marijuana users, but it does not account for all of them," said Jonathan Caulkins, a study co-author and the Stever Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. (
  • Given that marijuana abuse often progresses into addiction after beginning in adolescence, family counseling may assist in treating underlying issues , which will help loosen the grip of the drug on the individual. (
  • Elderly persons may find themselves burdened with a troublesome drug dependency as they turn to marijuana for pain-related issues - perhaps unsurprising, given the notoriety that marijuana receives as a near-panacea. (
  • Despite reports that marijuana use is "safe," it has all of the properties of a drug that is reinforcing in its effects. (
  • When will marijuana show up on a drug test? (
  • Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug in America. (
  • According to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), people who develop an addiction to marijuana are three times more likely to develop an addiction to heroin (for alcohol the risk is two times, lower than the risk posed by marijuana). (
  • This typical debate between students leads this marijuana prevention video, with students who've learned the hard way passing on their knowledge that marijuana starts a lifestyle of drug use. (
  • When Colorado legalized marijuana, it became a pioneer in creating new policies to deal with the drug. (
  • Each year, more than 22,000 people die from prescription drug abuse alone. (
  • The most successful way to stop drug abuse is through prevention and education. (
  • Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States, with 37.6 million users in the past year, 1 and marijuana use may have a wide range of health effects on the body and brain. (
  • People who are addicted to marijuana may also be at a higher risk of other negative consequences of using the drug, such as problems with attention, memory, and learning. (
  • When marijuana users begin using as teenagers, the drug may reduce attention, memory, and learning functions and affect how the brain builds connections between the areas necessary for these functions. (
  • In fact, with the economic crisis, the use of marijuana and prescription pills has increased, as noted in a review of drug-test data. (
  • In 2009, 80% of the failed drug screenings revealed marijuana use. (
  • even though the finance industry seems to have more pressure and therefore increased susceptibility to drug abuse, when compared to the overall population, drug use is actually less frequent. (
  • Understanding which industry sectors are most affected by drug abuse is challenging due to the randomized testing procedures varying from industry to industry and company to company. (
  • SAM was founded in 2013, by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-Rhode Island), former White House drug policy adviser Kevin Sabet, senior editor of The Atlantic David Frum and a group of health professionals in response to the successful 2012 marijuana legalization initiatives in Colorado and Washington. (
  • Its mission is to educate citizens on the science of marijuana use and marijuana commercialization, the importance of science-based drug policy, and research into the potential medical use of compounds derived from marijuana. (
  • This article focuses on illicit marijuana. (
  • In addition to not feeling comfortable disclosing their smoking status due to fear or stigma, women who use marijuana during pregnancy may also be using other substances (either illicit or legal), as well as smoking tobacco cigarettes 12 . (
  • Marijuana is one of the most widely abused illicit substances known to man. (
  • After addressing the argument of marijuana for medicinal purposes, she writes, "If the person smoking marijuana in a household is a parent it can severely affect his or her judgment. (
  • Data published in 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine reported that the enactment of statewide medicinal marijuana laws is associated with significantly lower state-level opioid overdose mortality rates. (
  • Data published last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine reported that the enactment of statewide medicinal marijuana laws is associated with significantly lower state-level opioid overdose mortality rates. (
  • Scientific studies increasingly support that marijuana legalized for medicinal purposes helps to reduce opioid use and abuse. (
  • Today a wealth of research shows marijuana does have outstanding promise as a medicinal plant, largely due to its cannabidiol (CBD) content. (
  • Attempts to completely legalize the use of marijuana, whether for medicinal purposes or not, remain strongly contested in most jurisdictions. (
  • This unexpected finding deserved to be further analyzed, especially given that the medicinal use of marijuana has become more prevalent and some governments are legalizing its use. (
  • Due to the availability and in some states, legal marijuana, there is a real concern with children over-medicating with marijuana that is meant for medical patients. (
  • Can Legal Marijuana Solve the Opioid Crisis? (
  • A new study found opioid abuse and overdose rates dropped in states with legal marijuana. (
  • U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently said he was "astonished" by claims that legal marijuana could solve the opioid crisis devastating the nation. (
  • It is not yet conclusively known whether smoking or consuming legal marijuana is causing more road accidents or how long a smoker should wait before getting behind the wheel. (
  • Perpetuating the belief that the system is just a way for young adults to gain access to legal marijuana does nothing to aid those suffering. (
  • Support for the study was provided by the state of Washington as part of a contract with BOTEC Analysis Corporation, which advised the state on technical issues related to implementation of legal marijuana in the state. (
  • Regular marijuana use in adolescence is part of a cluster of behaviors that can produce enduring detrimental effects and alter the trajectory of a young person's life-thwarting his or her potential. (
  • The latter component is thought to ameliorate some of the side effects of THC, including the high that marijuana users feel, said Dr. Armando Villarreal, an assistant professor of neurosurgery and pain management at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. (
  • The long-term effects of marijuana are still being researched, but scientists have discovered that marijuana use that begins at a younger age could have a negative impact on mental function well into adulthood. (
  • Studies show that the heavy use of marijuana can cause residual neurologic effects that decrease cognitive (the learning, thought process part of mental) functioning. (
  • If you're worried a friend or family member may be abusing or addicted to marijuana, look for a combination of these signs, symptoms and side effects. (
  • Such effects can occur in the short-term, even after one instance of marijuana use. (
  • Today, kids are using marijuana younger than ever before which means that, in the long-term, marijuana effects on teens can be far more drastic. (
  • Believe it or not, there are groups who feel that there are virtually no harmful effects caused by marijuana. (
  • The belief that marijuana causes no negative effects goes against a great number of scientific research studies as well as heartbreaking stories from real individuals with marijuana addictions. (
  • When marijuana is smoked the user may experience damaging effects to their respiratory system. (
  • In addition to the respiratory and sinus complications associated with marijuana use, other serious health risks can be caused by marijuana use, such as dangerous effects on the heart. (
  • In cases of pregnant mothers using marijuana, their unborn child can suffer from the effects of marijuana use and may have birthing complications and serious health problems. (
  • Marijuana has serious harmful effects on the skills required to drive safely: alertness, concentration, coordination, and reaction time. (
  • More research is necessary to fully understand the effects of marijuana use on pregnancy outcome. (
  • 1 Pope, H. G. and Yurgelun-Todd, D. The Residual Cognitive Effects of Heavy Marijuana Use in College Students. (
  • and Robinson, J. H. Effects of marijuana on equilibrium. (
  • and Day, N. L. Prenatal tobacco and marijuana use among adolescents: effects on offspring gestational age, growth, and morphology. (
  • Most of the effects associated with marijuana use can be attributed to THC. (
  • Here the dangerous effects of marijuana are combined with the harmful effects of nicotine from the tobacco leaf wrapper of the cigar. (
  • Conclusions: These findings were consistent with a proposed theoretical model in which group commitment and peer response predict marijuana use outcomes and mediate the effects of group leader empathy. (
  • There has been controversy about whether the subjective, behavioral or therapeutic effects of whole plant marijuana differ from the effects of its primary active ingredient, Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). (
  • However, few studies have directly compared the effects of marijuana and THC using matched doses administered either by the smoked or the oral form. (
  • Two studies were conducted to compare the subjective effects of pure THC to whole-plant marijuana containing an equivalent amount of THC in normal healthy volunteers. (
  • In both the oral study and the smoking study, THC-only and whole plant marijuana produced similar subjective effects, with only minor differences. (
  • This is shown in the data from marijuana research programs on the anti-emetic effects of marijuana in 6 states (Musty & Rossi 2001, see above), where patients who smoked marijuana experienced 70-100% relief from nausea and vomiting, and those who used the THC capsule experienced 76-88% relief. (
  • There was no significant difference between marijuana and THC with regard to side effects and benefits. (
  • Spice users report experiences similar to those produced by marijuana-elevated mood, relaxation, and altered perception-and in some cases the effects are even stronger than those of marijuana. (
  • Marijuana can have many harmful effects on people both physically and mentally. (
  • Marijuana Withdrawal Effects: Are They Real? (
  • When Marijuana is used for a longer period of time, it can have serious effects on your health. (
  • The effects of marijuana use can vary dramatically from person to person. (
  • Marijuana effects can last around 1-3 hours. (
  • Marijuana abuse can have long-term effects on the brain. (
  • Marijuana abuse can have different effects on people depending when the person used. (
  • In other words, marijuana use can adversely affect behavioral, neuropsychiatric, and executive functioning-and these effects could last forever 6 . (
  • Our understanding of the effects of marijuana on a developing brain would benefit from continued research. (
  • Though animal studies suggest that marijuana use during pregnancy can alter the course of normal brain development 9 , the long-term effects of human intrauterine exposure to marijuana is poorly understood 10 . (
  • What other adverse side effects does marijuana have on health? (
  • This was done through in school education on the different effects marijuana has on the developing brain and activities using the simulation goggles, posters and locker magnets around the schools, billboards around the city, free t-shirts to some students, and a wrap up party 90's themed house party at the Boys & Girls Club. (
  • Some of the negative ramifications of Marijuana misuse are: Effects on health and wellness When a person smokes or uses Marijuana, THC moves from the lungs or belly in to the circulatory system, which carries the chemical to the head and other organs during the entire body. (
  • Effects on intellectual wellness Intense effects of Marijuana misuse vary significantly among individuals according to the medication dosage, method of management, environment and individuality of the customer. (
  • These marijuana-induced changes in brain function may have many behavioral consequences including the compulsion to use marijuana despite adverse effects. (
  • As teen brains are still developing, they may be particularly vulnerable to the effects of THC or tetrahydro- cannabinol, the chemical in marijuana that makes people high. (
  • Not many studies about the effects of marijuana on teenagers' brain development exist. (
  • In 2016, data was compiled from patients enrolled in Michigan's medical marijuana program and reported that marijuana treatment "was associated with a 64% decrease in opioid use, decreased number and side effects of medications, and an improved quality of life. (
  • Despite these negative consequences, many individuals become trapped within a pattern of consistent marijuana abuse due to the desirable effects that doing so brings about. (
  • There is a burgeoning area of research that is examining why people are using marijuana and alcohol together and what those effects are. (
  • Although the use of marijuana is becoming increasingly common as of late, its negative effects, although often brushed aside, are extremely dangerous to the developing teenage brain. (
  • It is in the best interest of health that adolescents take the distressing effects of marijuana seriously. (
  • However, the group did warn people about the potentially harmful effects of frequent consumption of marijuana. (
  • Clinical effects of marijuana abuse can cause significant psychological and behavioral impairments. (
  • Marijuana, when inhaled, exhibits short- and long-term effects on the brain . (
  • THC, or tetrahydrocannibinol, is one of the hundreds of compounds within marijuana that has major intoxicating effects. (
  • The negative physical, psychological, and social effects of marijuana are numerous. (
  • People with pre-existing cardiovascular weaknesses appear to be more prone to the harmful effects of marijuana. (
  • There is now compelling evidence on the growing risk of marijuana-associated adverse cardiovascular effects, especially in young people," Jouanjus said. (
  • This was an attempt to see similar effects in humans after consuming marijuana laced edibles. (
  • What are the short-term effects of marijuana on the brain? (
  • What are the long-term effects of marijuana on the brain? (
  • Developing brains, like those in babies, children, and teenagers are especially susceptible to the hurtful effects of marijuana. (
  • Although scientists are still learning about these effects of marijuana on the developing brain, studies show that marijuana use by mothers during pregnancy may be linked to problems with attention, memory, problem-solving skills, and behavior problems in their children. (
  • 2002). Richardson, Effects of prenatal marijuana exposure on child behavior problems at age 10. (
  • Fried, PA, Watkinson, B, and Gray, R. Differential effects on cognitive functioning in 9- to 12-year olds prenatally exposed to cigarettes and marihuana. (
  • Continued Heroin Abuse can cause serious and destructive effects on your body. (
  • Findings published in The Journal of Neuroscience show that marijuana is far from harmless, especially for teens. (
  • Do Youths Substitute Alcohol and Marijuana? (
  • Youngsters and teenagers who get into the habit are likely to remain in it for the rest of their lives as the research conducted by The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has concluded that half of the adults they interviewed stated that they have been using alcohol and marijuana ever since they were teenagers. (
  • The bottom line for parents is that both alcohol and marijuana are very dangerous for teenagers. (
  • As the legalization of medical marijuana and marijuana use are both on the rise in the United States, people are not necessarily using alcohol less and may be unaware of the risks of combining alcohol and marijuana, according to researchers. (
  • A new study from Penn State found that compared to people who only drank alcohol, those who used alcohol and marijuana simultaneously were more likely to drink heavier and more often. (
  • They also wanted to explore whether personality traits - like the tendency to pursue new and exciting experiences, or "sensation seeking" - were associated with higher odds of using alcohol and marijuana at the same time. (
  • Linden-Carmichael said that across the board, individuals who used alcohol and marijuana simultaneously were at a greater risk than individuals using alcohol alone. (
  • Even after controlling for the number of drinks a person typically consumed, people who used alcohol and marijuana at the same time were at a greater risk for problems like blacking out, getting in an argument, or other concerns," Linden-Carmichael said. (
  • The researchers found that among people who used alcohol and marijuana simultaneously, those who used more frequently were more likely to drink more alcohol, more often, and for longer periods of time. (
  • Additionally, they found that people who used alcohol and marijuana together were more likely to have higher levels of sensation-seeking characteristics and think their friends were drinking larger amounts of alcohol. (
  • While this study cannot exclude all potential contributory factors (e.g., child abuse, subclinical mental illness, mild learning disabilities), the neuropsychological declines following marijuana use were present even after researchers controlled for factors like years of education, mental illness, and use of other substances. (
  • After analyzing hospitalization records from 1997 to 2014 in 27 states, nine of which legalized medical marijuana within that timeframe, researchers from the University of California San Diego found hospitalization rates of people suffering from painkiller abuse and addiction dropped on average 23 percent in states that offered medical marijuana. (
  • Researchers from the RAND Corporation and the University of California, Irvine assessed the impact of medical marijuana laws on problematic opioid use, as measured by treatment admissions for opioid pain reliever addiction and by state-level opioid overdose deaths. (
  • Researchers from the RAND Corporation and the University of California, Irvine assessed the impact of medical marijuana laws on problematic opioid use, as measured by treatment admissions for opioid pain reliever addiction (compiled from the years 1992 to 2012) and by state-level opioid overdose deaths (compiled from the years 1999 to 2013). (
  • Researchers are not certain whether health problems that may be caused by early exposure to marijuana will remain as the child grows into adulthood. (
  • Researchers found that those using dronabinol (THC) or marijuana experienced significant increases in caloric intake and gained an average of 3.5 kg (marijuana group) and 3.2 kg. (
  • According to the researchers, marijuana use is at an all-time high among young adults in the U.S., possibly leading to people using marijuana and alcohol simultaneously. (
  • In the study, Linden-Carmichael said she and the other researchers were interested in learning more about how people use marijuana and alcohol together. (
  • Researchers found no differences in age, stroke mechanism or most vascular risk factors between marijuana users and non-users. (
  • Using federal data and information from a new survey of marijuana users in Washington state, researchers say marijuana consumption likely will range from 135 metric tons to 225 metric tons during 2013, with 175 metric tons as the median estimate. (
  • Randy Simmons, the Initiative 502 implementation project manager with the Washington State Liquor Control Board, said researchers shared their insights about marijuana consumption in June and the information was "very useful" as state officials made decisions about production and licenses. (
  • Researchers analyzed serious cardiovascular-related complications following marijuana use that was reported to the French Addictovigilance Network in 2006-10. (
  • researchers note that marijuana use and any resulting health complications are likely underreported. (
  • Marijuana users typically inhale more deeply and hold their breath longer than tobacco smokers do, exposing them to the 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than tobacco smoke has. (
  • Overall, we find that marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco are complements, sot that increasing the price of any one will decrease the demand for marijuana. (
  • and second, they clarify the dynamics and interactions between alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use in response to government policies. (
  • It is also smoked in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana. (
  • The cigarette smoke coming from a Marijuana tobacco cigarette offers the very same contents as smoking cigarettes light up aside from harmful elements like deadly carbon monoxide, bronchial irritants, tar residue and better degrees of other cancer inducing agents compared to cigarettes smoke. (
  • The symptoms of bronchitis are more typical in Marijuana tobacco users than low-cigarette smokers from the medicine. (
  • Marijuana abuse will often cause many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers experience. (
  • Marijuana has many of the same toxic chemicals as tobacco. (
  • Recently it has become popular to smoke blunts which are made by cutting a cigar open and replacing the tobacco with marijuana. (
  • They start with tobacco, alcohol, and increasingly marijuana. (
  • It also depends on the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in marijuana (i.e., marijuana potency or strength), how often it is used, the age of first use, and whether other substances (e.g., tobacco and alcohol) are used at the same time. (
  • SAM also seeks to prevent Big Tobacco from expanding its influence into Big Marijuana. (
  • Finally, there are also some known health hazards with marijuana use with mothers who use marijuana during pregnancy. (
  • Unfortunately, miscarriage and still-born babies are not uncommon when the mother has used marijuana throughout the pregnancy. (
  • Although one animal study has linked marijuana use to loss of the fetus very early in pregnancy, two studies in humans found no association between marijuana use and early pregnancy loss. (
  • One report estimated marijuana use during pregnancy to be anywhere from 2-5% 1 . (
  • This overlaps with the average age of a woman's first pregnancy (23 years), making marijuana use during pregnancy a public health concern 2 . (
  • According to information from the World Health Organization (WHO) and several studies, marijuana use during pregnancy may cause 3,4 . (
  • One study found that children born to mothers who smoked marijuana during pregnancy were more likely to require neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission and had higher rates of hospitalization after birth 5 . (
  • Many expecting mothers wonder whether it is okay to smoke or eat marijuana during pregnancy. (
  • Marijuana addiction in adolescence has been associated with poor academic performance, increased incidence of school expulsion or drop outs, teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. (
  • Coupled with a growing pro-marijuana advocacy movement, marijuana may be perceived as 'safe' to use during pregnancy. (
  • This is particularly important given the increase in marijuana legalization in the U.S., and in Canada, marijuana may be legalized as early as 2017. (
  • A February 2017 study in the American Journal of Public Health found that states with medical marijuana laws had lower traffic fatality rates than states without them. (
  • A 2017 assessment of medical marijuana patients in Illinois determined that participants in the state's medical marijuana program reported frequent use of marijuana "as an alternative to other medications - most commonly opioids, but also anticonvulsants, anti-inflammatories, and over-the-counter analgesics. (
  • Two years later, in 2017, the scientists officially confirmed that "frequent use" involved ingesting marijuana once a week (at least). (
  • You may think marijuana is harmless. (
  • The general public thinks marijuana is harmless, but information revealing the potential health dangers of marijuana use needs to be disseminated to the public, policymakers and healthcare providers," Jouanjus said. (
  • Given the current number of regular marijuana users (about 1 in 15 high school seniors) and the possibility of this number increasing with marijuana legalization, we cannot afford to divert our focus from the central point: Regular marijuana use stands to jeopardize a young person's chances of success-in school and in life. (
  • And for habitual marijuana users, the cultural and ritualistic practices that go along with smoking pot, such as passing a joint, may be an important part of the experience, Bernstein said. (
  • Longer lasting cognitive deficits have been reported in heavy marijuana users. (
  • It is very similar to the withdrawal that many users report after abstaining from nicotine and may explain why quitting marijuana can be difficult for some. (
  • Contrary to what many people think today, users can indeed become addicted to marijuana. (
  • Marijuana users may also engage in risky behavior. (
  • Some users report a heightened state when using marijuana but this is a false perception and marijuana can affect the sense and reflexes similar to alcohol. (
  • In each study, marijuana users (oral study: n=12, smoking study: n=13) participated in a double-blind, crossover design with five experimental conditions: a low and a high dose of THC-only, a low and a high dose of whole-plant marijuana, and placebo. (
  • It is also estimated that Marijuana users have virtually five times chance of heart attack inside the initially 60 minutes right after smoking Weed. (
  • Regular users of marijuana develop a tolerance to it very quickly. (
  • This is especially true since marijuana users breathe in deeply. (
  • Overall, the scientists reviewed users in states that legalized marijuana and states that have not. (
  • That estimate was based on federal data from 2008 and 2009, which estimated there were 363,000 past-month marijuana users in Washington. (
  • Updated federal data and information we collected from marijuana users in Washington prompted us to conclude that consumption is significantly larger than previously estimated," said Beau Kilmer , the study's lead author and a senior policy researcher at RAND, a nonprofit research organization. (
  • CM and CBT have also demonstrated marked improvements in treatment outcomes in young marijuana users on the wrong side of the judicial system, who've enrolled in some form of court mandated treatment. (
  • Withdrawal from marijuana has a consistent pattern in regular users. (
  • Marijuana users also add it to food or brew it as a tea. (
  • Infrequent users test positive for one to three days, moderate users can test positive for 7 to 21 days and a heavy user can test positive for a month or longer after the last marijuana use. (
  • In prior research, we identified several remarkable cases of cardiovascular complications as the reasons for hospital admission of young marijuana users," said Emilie Jouanjus, Pharm.D., Ph.D., lead author of the study and a medical faculty member at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse in Toulouse, France. (
  • About 1 in 10 marijuana users will become addicted. (
  • Heavy users of marijuana can have short-term problems with attention, memory, and learning, which can affect relationships and mood. (
  • In addition, while marijuana is a hodgepodge of about 64 different substances, Sativex is composed mainly of two ingredients: THC and another cannabinoid called CBD. (
  • Marijuana is one of the most widely used substances among teens today. (
  • What impact will the proposed large increase in cigarette prices have on the demand for other substances such as marijuana? (
  • What impact will recent increases in cigarette prices have on the demand for other substances, such as marijuana? (
  • The few cases of deaths suspected to be due to marijuana overdose may actually have been caused by other substances used along with marijuana. (
  • The primary intoxicating substances in marijuana are fat-soluble and able to traverse the fetal blood brain barrier and bind to cannabinoid receptors in the baby's brain 2 . (
  • As its legalization has slowly made its way throughout the United States, the use of marijuana continues to rise and is one of the most popular substances of abuse. (
  • The participants provided information about how often they used alcohol, marijuana and the two substances simultaneously. (
  • Back in the bad old days when it was illegal throughout the country, marijuana varied widely in quality and was often "cut" with other substances that made it less effective and even, in some cases, harmful. (
  • S]tates permitting medical marijuana dispensaries experience a relative decrease in both opioid addictions and opioid overdose deaths compared to states that do not,' authors reported. (
  • Do Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Addictions and Deaths Related to Pain Killers? (
  • Scientists are still investigating genetic components of susceptibility to marijuana and other addictions. (
  • There are numerous deleterious health hazards associated with short and long-term marijuana use, including marijuana addiction. (
  • A major new study published last week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (and funded partly by NIDA and other NIH institutes) provides objective evidence that, at least for adolescents, marijuana is harmful to the brain. (
  • This is an exploratory study that will adapt and test a combined cognitive behavioral treatment and contingency management intervention for alcohol and/or marijuana abuse for use in HIV-infected adolescents. (
  • This can be especially dangerous for adolescents, as studies have shown that smoking marijuana as an adolescent can reduce a person's IQ permanently. (
  • Since adolescents are particularly vulnerable to marijuana dependence, it is important that therapies focus on the family dynamics , history of addiction and environmental and genetic predispositions for addiction. (
  • Native-American adolescents seem to be the ethnic group most vulnerable to engage in recent marijuana use, and Asian adolescents tend to be the least likely. (
  • Attorney General Eric Holder announced this week that the president would end federal raids on medical marijuana dispensaries that were common under the Bush administration. (
  • Studies in children born to mothers who used marijuana have shown increased behavioral problems during infancy and preschool years. (
  • Cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) has been associated with significant and sustained reductions in the use of marijuana. (
  • Behavioral and family based treatments have been found to be effective for marijuana abuse and addiction. (
  • Historian Martin Lee, author of "Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana," called marijuana's Schedule I classification a "national embarrassment. (
  • For decades medical research has found that there are a number of health risks and identifiable health complications found in conjunction with the use of marijuana. (
  • However, the risks of marijuana are still not fully known. (
  • More marijuana use in Maine would mean greater risks for addiction, and greater risks for more heroin addiction. (
  • Marijuana Abuse can significantly increase both mental and physical health risks. (
  • Aftercare and counseling are usually a combined treatment that includes both outpatient therapy and support group attendance to ensure a seamless transition from the inpatient marijuana rehab center to the participant's residence and family life. (
  • Do You Have Questions About Marijuana Rehab? (
  • You can nip a teenaged family member's marijuana habit in the bud by getting them into a marijuana rehab program the soonest possible time. (
  • This study and a few others provided some evidence regarding the potential positive benefits of legalizing marijuana to reduce opioid use and abuse, but they are still preliminary. (
  • Legally protected marijuana dispensaries (LMDs) were associated with lower rates of dependence on prescription opioids, and deaths due to opioid overdose, than would have been expected based on prior trends. (
  • There have been other studies that have analyzed the connection between medical marijuana and reduced opioid prescriptions, including one published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine in 2014 that found a 25 percent decrease in opioid overdose deaths in states with legal medical marijuana. (
  • States that permit qualified patients to access medical marijuana via dispensaries possess lower rates of opioid addiction and overdose deaths, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a non-partisan think-tank. (
  • There is much concern regarding the high concentration of THC in the newer breeds of marijuana, where the possibility of severe overdose is present. (
  • Overdose deaths with marijuana have not been reported. (
  • Overdose or toxicity symptoms are rare with marijuana because a relatively high dose of it is necessary to produce such symptoms. (
  • Marijuana "contribute" to overdose? (
  • While even the DEA admits that marijuana has not caused a single overdose or any marijuana-cause-related death in all recorded human history? (
  • Treatment for teenage marijuana use and dependence needs to be a priority. (
  • While most individuals with marijuana abuse or dependence are treated on an outpatient basis, admission to both outpatient and inpatient treatment programs for marijuana addiction has increased over the years. (
  • An ongoing longitudinal study that has been investigating the consequences of prenatal exposure to marijuana, for example, recently published results in this now adolescent aged population and found that prenatal exposure was associated with worse performance on tasks that required visual memory, analysis, and integration. (
  • These published research studies, and many others, prove that by creating a comprehensive medical marijuana program is not only good for the patients who desperately need relief - it's good for the law enforcement officers struggling to deal with the criminal consequences of opiate addiction. (
  • So many people are obtaining hooked on Marijuana, ignorant from the harmful consequences on well being. (
  • While marijuana may also have some negative consequences, it definitely is nowhere near the negative consequences of alcohol," noted study author Professor Kent Hutchison of the University of Colorado Boulder. (
  • To adapt a developmentally appropriate CBT/CM intervention for alcohol and/or marijuana abuse for HIV+ youth, relevant to the context of chronic medical care, emotion dysregulation due to frequent co-morbid psychiatric disorders and sexual risk behavior. (
  • To evaluate the acceptability, feasibility, and effectiveness of the CBT/CM intervention for alcohol and/or marijuana abuse, adherence to medical care, emotion regulation, and safer sexual behavior. (
  • As a person becomes more entrenched in marijuana use, you may start to notice a change in their priorities, behavior and social activity. (
  • Using marijuana (and ingesting THC) causes changes in the brain that may, over time, lead to additional changes in a person's abilities and behavior. (
  • Also, since it can affect judgment and decision-making, using marijuana can lead to risky sexual behavior, resulting in exposure to sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. (
  • But hopefully this will be an object lesson for other companies considering eminent domain abuse as a route to acquire land on the cheap - and especially for state and local officials who acquiesce in this type of behavior. (
  • However, this sometimes radical behavior does not coincide with the editions to marijuana laws. (
  • Do we want to jeopardize their future achievement due to exposure to marijuana? (
  • Research evidence indicates that repeat exposure to marijuana can disrupt portions of fetal brain development by altering signaling pathways that involve receptors for naturally occurring endocannabinoid molecules. (
  • Chronic marijuana use, especially in a very young person, may also be a marker of risk for mental illnesses, including addiction, stemming from genetic or environmental vulnerabilities, such as early exposure to stress or violence. (
  • Hashish or hash (a resinous concentrated form of marijuana which comes in blocks). (
  • Medical marijuana , also called marinol ( Dronabinol ), is a synthetic form of marijuana. (
  • Marijuana that is smoked enters the bloodstream faster than pot that is consumed in edibles. (
  • Entering into a treatment program for marijuana allows for a disconnection from the stresses and pressures that can be seemingly overwhelming to handle while being treated for addiction to marijuana. (
  • This type of program is best suited for those who are self-starters and serious about getting over their addiction to Marijuana. (
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, is the main active ingredient in marijuana and is what leads to the "high" associated with smoking marijuana or consuming it in other forms. (
  • The main active ingredient in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. (
  • The active ingredient in marijuana, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, may put a baby at risk for developing long-term problems. (
  • Recently we have learned that there is in fact a marijuana withdrawal syndrome that can last several days to a week following abstinence. (
  • If a user becomes addicted to marijuana, withdrawal symptoms might appear if usage is stopped. (
  • Your Marijuana withdrawal symptoms are probably going to be different from someone else experiences if they stop using it, and there are a few good reasons for that. (
  • First of all, the severity of withdrawal tends to be related to how much and how long you've been using Marijuana. (
  • She said yes, "because I'm really getting so sick of people being so happy about marijuana getting legalized all over the place. (
  • It is not the only chemical present in marijuana but it is the concentration of THC that determines the potency of marijuana. (
  • There is a lack of sophisticated outcome data on dose, potency, and abuse potential for marijuana. (
  • It is also important to be aware that the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in marijuana (i.e., marijuana potency or strength) has increased over the past few decades. (
  • While marijuana films revel in satire, heroin films explore the complexities of self and self-destruction. (
  • This is also why driving while high on marijuana is unsafe - THC affects the cerebellum and basal ganglia, two parts of the brain that regulate coordination, balance and movement. (
  • Marijuana use also affects mental cognition or thinking abilities. (
  • Marijuana affects perception, judgment and memory ( 1 ). (
  • Although many women of reproductive age use marijuana, there is limited and conflicting evidence on how it affects birth outcomes. (
  • How marijuana affects you depends on many factors. (
  • Marijuana also affects brain development. (
  • Although they may try to hide their habit, these symptoms and signs are classic tells of marijuana abuse. (
  • Some signs your teen may be abusing marijuana are failing grades, reports of skipping classes or not earning the grades to graduate on time. (
  • Not only can these dangers from marijuana affect the user, but also the unborn baby of the mother who uses marijuana. (
  • Not everyone who uses marijuana develops a marijuana abuse problem. (
  • This means that someone who uses marijuana may not do as well in school and may have trouble remembering things. (
  • This possibility is troubling in light of the doubling of teen marijuana use from 1990 to 1997. (
  • The percentage of teens who think that using marijuana is harmful has declined as teen marijuana use has increased. (
  • Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Dr. Donna E. Shalala called the findings about increased teen marijuana use by 8th graders the most disturbing part of the survey. (
  • He agreed to "circle" his proposal to legalize medical marijuana, which in Utah legislative parlance means it will be tabled until an undetermined time. (
  • On Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, Alaska will become the third state in the nation to legalize marijuana. (
  • Tuesday, Alaska officially became the third US state to legalize marijuana . (
  • With this as their platform, these groups are lobbying to legalize marijuana in the United States. (
  • Frankly, it is utterly tone deaf to continue to propose to legalize marijuana in the middle of this public health epidemic. (
  • The findings appear to go hand-in-hand with another more recent study , released in the July 2016 issue of Health Affairs journal, which found doctors in medical marijuana states prescribed 1,800 fewer painkiller prescriptions for patients a year. (
  • A growing percentage of students in the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades are using marijuana on a regular basis, according to the 2010 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. (
  • In 2010, 1.2 percent of 8th-graders, 3.3 percent of 10th-graders, and 6.1 percent of 12th-graders reported daily marijuana use-defined as 20 or more occasions in the past 30 days. (
  • 42.3% of 10th graders have tried marijuana. (
  • Those who started using marijuana regularly or heavily after age 18 showed minor declines. (
  • There are many different approaches for outpatient treatment for marijuana addiction see treatment options page for more information. (
  • Often times, it is teenagers that enter treatment for marijuana addiction. (
  • In addition, past-month marijuana use among 12th-graders (21.4 percent) surpassed past-month cigarette smoking (19.2 percent). (
  • 22.6% of 8th graders have tried marijuana. (