*  Connecticut youths are vulnerable to marijuana abuse with medicalization and legalization - Hartford Courant

Connecticut youths are vulnerable to marijuana abuse with medicalization and legalization that create the perception that use ... This figure doubles when marijuana use starts in the early teens as is now the trend. Marijuana use is associated with early ... Prevent any legislation promoting legalization of marijuana and by doing so keep 'big marijuana' companies out of Connecticut. ... the fact that marijuana is now the only smokable medication in the U.S. Also, the average medical marijuana card holder in ...
courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-kaminer-connecticut-youths-vulnerable-to-mar-20140523-story.html

*  Smoking and Drinking Continue to Decline, But Marijuana Stalls in Latest MTF Survey | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

... but marijuana abuse-which had dropped steadily since the mid-1990s-appears to have stopped falling. ... In the latest Monitoring the Future survey of teenage substance abuse, cigarette smoking and alcohol use have declined to the ... Marijuana abuse, in contrast, was essentially unchanged from 2007. Slight increases in the 8th and 12th grades were ... Similarly, the perceived risk of regular marijuana abuse has fallen for the past 2 years among 12th-graders and in the past ...
https://drugabuse.gov/news-events/nida-notes/2009/10/smoking-drinking-continue-to-decline-marijuana-stalls-in-latest-mtf-survey

*  Marijuana Abuse and ADHD Teens

Marijuana Abuse and ADHD Teens Written by Neil Peterson Created: 20 April 2015 Druge abuse is one of the most prevalent issues ... Marijuana is one of the most accessible and commonly used drugs abused by teens. The struggle is hard enough for parents trying ... The Edge Foundation has posted a great article discussing marijuana abuse among ADHD teens and what their parents should do. ... edgefoundation.org/blog/2015/04/10/adhd-teens-and-marijuana-abuse/ ...
neilpeterson.com/index.php/9-blog/add-adhd/60-marijuana-abuse-and-adhd-teens

*  Does Marijuana Abuse Lead to Schizophrenia?

... individuals across the nation are still heavily abusing marijuana. Whether abused in the parks of Fresno, in the schoolyard or ... Does Marijuana Abuse Lead to Schizophrenia?. Published by Miramar Treatment at December 8, 2015. ... Individuals who abuse marijuana in large amounts may need the lifesaving services of drug rehab centers in the future. ... In 2014, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported cannabis-otherwise known as marijuana-is the ...
miramaraddictionandrehabcenters.com/does-marijuana-abuse-lead-to-schizophrenia/

*  DMOZ - Health: Addictions: Substance Abuse: Support Groups: Marijuana Anonymous

... whose only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana. There are no dues or fees for membership. The ... This category lists sites specifically related to Marijuana Anonymous. MA is a worldwide support group of men, women and young ... Marijuana Anonymous World Services Helps people recover from marijuana addiction by using the 12 Steps of Recovery proven by ... San Diego County Marijuana Anonymous Marijuana addiction support groups serve San Diego County. Details meetings in the city of ...
dmoztools.net/Health/Addictions/Substance_Abuse/Support_Groups/Marijuana_Anonymous/

*  Addiction - Topic - Digital Journal

Marijuana abuse leads to irritability and promotes addiction. By Tim Sandle. A study suggests regular marijuana use is ... Miami - Alcoholism and drug abuse are a pressing public health crisis in the United States, and addiction should no longer be ... Paris - Sporting T-shirts and caps printed with marijuana leaves and with joints hanging from their lips, hundreds of people ... This September marked the 26th year of National Recovery Month, a countrywide observance to promote substance abuse issues and ...
digitaljournal.com/topic/Addiction

*  Combination of Dronabinol and Clonidine for Cannabis Dependence in Patients With Schizophrenia - Full Text View -...

Marijuana Abuse. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders. Mental Disorders. Substance-Related Disorders. ... Cannabis Dependence Marijuana Dependence Drug: Dronabinol Drug: Clonidine Drug: Placebo Phase 2 Phase 3 ... Scores on the Marijuana Withdrawal Checklist (Budney et al. 1999). *Change from baseline in cannabis use at 14 weeks [ Time ... MedlinePlus related topics: Marijuana Schizophrenia Drug Information available for: Dronabinol Clonidine Clonidine ...
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01598896?term=cannabis&lup_s=03/31/2013&lup_d=30

*  Improving Substance Use and Clinical Outcomes in Heavy Cannabis Users With Quetiapine - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov

Marijuana Abuse. Substance-Related Disorders. Chemically-Induced Disorders. Mental Disorders. Quetiapine Fumarate. ... Craving will be assessed with the Marijuana Craving Questionnaire and a Visual Analog Craving Scale ...
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01153490?term=marijuana&recr=Open&cntry1=NA:US&rank=7

*  Clinical Trial of N-acetylcysteine Versus Placebo Efficacy in the Cannabis Withdrawal - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov

Marijuana Abuse. Substance-Related Disorders. Chemically-Induced Disorders. Mental Disorders. Acetylcysteine. N- ... Dependence and abuse according to DSM IV criteria;. *Withdrawal syndrome in dependent patients according to DSM IV and the ... There is no randomized and double-blind trial on N-acetylcysteine efficacy in marijuana withdrawal.Aims:The first aim is to ... Introduction:There are few clinical trials on pharmacotherapies in marijuana dependence. ...
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01439828

*  Medical Marijuana Use in HIV+ Patients Prospective Cohort Study - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov

Marijuana Abuse. HIV Infections. Lentivirus Infections. Retroviridae Infections. RNA Virus Infections. Virus Diseases. Sexually ... healthier patients may self-select marijuana use;. *marijuana use may be associated with consequences that create barriers to ... Medical Marijuana Use in HIV+ Patients Prospective Cohort Study (MMC-1). This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants ... Participants who test negative for marijuana will be excluded.. *Volunteers who exhibit signs of drug intoxication or cognitive ...
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01536899?order=586

*  "Marijuana Abuse and Dependence Symptoms Among Recent Onset Adolescent " by William Christopher Mendoza

Mendoza, William Christopher, "Marijuana Abuse and Dependence Symptoms Among Recent Onset Adolescent Marijuana Users" (2016). Masters Theses. 134 ...
wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/etd_mas_theses/134/

*  Sobriety Navigator - Marijuana Abuse - A Stoner's Life

Sobriety Navigator: Marijuana Abuse - A Stoner's Life! Late August in 2004 my husband and I were driving home from the movies and I received a phone call informing me that my brother had cancer! I was shocked it was cancer but not surprised that his physical, mental and emotional instability had brought on a serious disease. While visiting his home one evening I had what we alcoholics call a "moment of clarity." I realized that if he didn't stop his erratic, self-consumed behavior, something bad was going to happen to him. I really thought it would be a heart attack. He had reached the point in his addiction where he was always in a state of high stress and everything was a big deal. My brother had become the perennial crisis junkie! Over the past year and a half I had pretty much distanced myself from him. I never thought that would happen since he was my favorite brother and we had always been so close. But his marijuana addiction had finally come between ...
sobrietynavigator.com/articles/articles-2/Marijuana-Abuse-A-Stoner-s-Life

*  Growing Marijuana Archive - Smell the Truth - page 3

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*  Oscar Pascual Archive - Smell the Truth - page 14

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

(6/828) Marijuana: medical implications.

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)

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

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)

(8/828) Substance abuse and the kidney.

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)



Dependence


  • Introduction:There are few clinical trials on pharmacotherapies in marijuana dependence. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug, yet few clinical trials have evaluated pharmacotherapy treatments for marijuana dependence. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Must meet DSM-IV criteria for marijuana dependence. (clinicaltrials.gov)

Craving Questionnaire


  • The Marijuana Craving Questionnaire (MCQ) is intended to measure marijuana craving in adults. (clinicaltrials.gov)

medical marijuana laws


  • The House has voted to increase access to banking services for marijuana businesses in states where they are legal, and prevent the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to interfere with state medical marijuana laws. (nytimes.com)
  • Eighteen states and Washington, D.C., have medical marijuana laws, and last year voters in Colorado and Washington legalized recreational marijuana to a limited extent. (latimes.com)

legalization


  • Prevent any legislation promoting legalization of marijuana and by doing so keep 'big marijuana' companies out of Connecticut. (courant.com)
  • Take time to study the continued unveiling of the consequences of medical marijuana and legalization policies in other states. (courant.com)
  • As my home state of Oregon prepares to vote on legalization of adult recreational marijuana this fall, we must redouble our efforts in Congress to finish this important work of reform. (nytimes.com)
  • However despite his more liberal stance on issues such as homosexuality, Pope Francis in June spoke out strongly against legalization of drugs including marijuana for recreational use. (medindia.net)

addiction


  • It's important for those battling an addiction to marijuana to seek necessary support through trusted individuals and drug rehab centers. (miramaraddictionandrehabcenters.com)
  • Helps people recover from marijuana addiction by using the 12 Steps of Recovery proven by Alcoholics Anonymous. (dmoztools.net)
  • Marijuana addiction support groups serve San Diego County. (dmoztools.net)
  • Miami - Alcoholism and drug abuse are a pressing public health crisis in the United States, and addiction should no longer be dismissed as a "character flaw," top US health officials said Thursday. (digitaljournal.com)
  • Many individuals with schizophrenia also suffer from marijuana addiction that worsens their problems related to schizophrenia. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Both alcohol and marijuana can lead to the chronic disease of addiction, directly affect the brain and negatively affect function. (nytimes.com)
  • Legalize it, and more people will use more marijuana, leading to more addiction, lower productivity and higher societal costs. (nytimes.com)

harmful


  • This trend is mainly attributed to the growing belief that marijuana is not harmful to youths' health and academic wellness. (courant.com)
  • For example, the percentage of high school seniors who said LSD was harmful declined between 2007 and 2008, and over the same period, those who reported abusing this hallucinogen went up from 0.6 percent to 1.1 percent. (drugabuse.gov)
  • Marijuana can be harmful if abused. (nytimes.com)

cannabis abuse


  • Though there is more research to conduct to explain the link between schizophrenia and cannabis abuse, individuals across the nation are still heavily abusing marijuana. (miramaraddictionandrehabcenters.com)

Placebo


  • It is hypothesized that buspirone combined with MET and CM will reduce the percent of marijuana-positive urine drug screen results in marijuana-dependent individuals as compared to a placebo treatment combined with MET and CM. (clinicaltrials.gov)

National Insti


  • The findings come from surveys of more than 72,000 U.S. high school seniors, conducted yearly from 1976 to 2011 through the Monitoring the Future study, supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. (medindia.net)

Dronabinol


  • The purpose of this study is to learn if the use of inhaled cannabis (marijuana) and oral cannabinoid (dronabinol, Marinol or THC, which is an active ingredient of marijuana) is safe and effective in reducing the symptoms of spasticity and tremor in patients with secondary-progressive or primary progressive multiple sclerosis. (clinicaltrials.gov)

Legalize


  • Legalize Marijuana? (nytimes.com)
  • We should legalize marijuana, and add a sales tax. (nytimes.com)
  • The leaders outlined their stance after a bill was filed in the legislature which would legalize the medical use of marijuana. (medindia.net)
  • While hundreds of congressional staffers lunched around them, a group of foot soldiers in the effort to legalize marijuana stood over a rectangular table cluttered with plates of sushi and documents, busily stuffing white folders with literature about the need for the federal government to change the nation's cannabis laws. (yahoo.com)

recreational


  • Senior church leaders in the conservative Philippines agree to support the use of marijuana to ease the pain of the terminally ill, they said Monday, but not for recreational reasons. (medindia.net)
  • Already 20 states and the District of Columbia allow legal medical marijuana, and Washington and Colorado last year became the first states to make pot legal for recreational use. (yahoo.com)

worsen


efficacy


  • This study will evaluate the efficacy of buspirone for reducing marijuana use in marijuana-dependent adults. (clinicaltrials.gov)

drugs


  • This includes those who now have medical marijuana, in addition to prescription drugs, in their medicine cabinet. (courant.com)
  • About 15 percent of students in the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades had abused one or more illicit drugs in the month prior to answering the 2008 edition of the annual survey. (drugabuse.gov)
  • Abuse rates for prescription drugs, particularly narcotic pain relievers, have held steady or risen in recent years. (drugabuse.gov)
  • In the most recent survey, 15.4 percent of high school seniors said they had abused prescription drugs in the past year. (drugabuse.gov)
  • Six of the top 10 drugs abused by high school seniors were prescription or over-the-counter medications, including the opioid painkillers Vicodin (abused by about 10 percent) and OxyContin (abused by about 5 percent). (drugabuse.gov)
  • Marijuana is one of the most accessible and commonly used drugs abused by teens. (neilpeterson.com)
  • As more than 10 percent of our population has addictive disease, your statement that marijuana is "far less dangerous than alcohol" doesn't reflect decades of research demonstrating risks associated with both of these drugs. (nytimes.com)
  • The use of Drugs for reasons other than its prescribed recommendation, is known as Drug abuse or substance abuse. (medindia.net)
  • Is marijuana perhaps as useful as other, more dangerous drugs - morphine and cocaine, for example - that already can be legally prescribed? (latimes.com)
  • The risk of unsafe driving increases in teenagers who drink alcohol and smoke marijuana, reports a study in the May issue of Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . (medindia.net)

illicit drug


  • In all cases, the higher the grade, the greater the prevalence of illicit drug abuse. (drugabuse.gov)
  • In 2014, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported cannabis-otherwise known as marijuana-is the most commonly-used illicit drug in the United States. (miramaraddictionandrehabcenters.com)

drug abuse


  • The struggle is hard enough for parents trying to overcome a child's drug abuse, but it is especially difficult with teens who also suffer from ADHD or other Executive Function challenges. (neilpeterson.com)
  • Drug abuse or substance abuse is initiated by various biological and social factors. (medindia.net)
  • The DEA and the National Institute for Drug Abuse block serious research on medical uses of marijuana, creating a ridiculous circle of denials. (latimes.com)
  • For years, the DEA and the National Institute for Drug Abuse have made it all but impossible to develop a robust body of research on the medical uses of marijuana. (latimes.com)
  • The DEA itself, which through its ultra-tight restrictions on marijuana has made it nearly impossible for researchers to obtain the drug for study, and the National Institute for Drug Abuse, which controls the availability of the tiny quantity of research-grade marijuana that is federally approved for production. (latimes.com)
  • But the Obama administration can and should put the dark ages of uninformed fear behind us and release the death grip of the DEA and the National Institute for Drug Abuse on research-grade marijuana. (latimes.com)

surpassed tobacco


  • Marijuana use among teenagers has climbed steadily since 2007, surpassed tobacco use in 2011 and is expected to supersede alcohol use in 2020. (courant.com)

steadily


  • In the latest Monitoring the Future survey of teenage substance abuse, cigarette smoking and alcohol use have declined to the lowest levels in 2 decades, but marijuana abuse-which had dropped steadily since the mid-1990s-appears to have stopped falling. (drugabuse.gov)

medicinal


  • marijuana use may have medicinal value that reduces the need for such care. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Marijuana (cannabis) is a drug obtained from the hemp plant and often abused for its psychoactive effects, though it has medicinal uses as well. (medindia.net)

schizophrenia


  • Does Marijuana Abuse Lead to Schizophrenia? (miramaraddictionandrehabcenters.com)
  • Moreover, the study's findings indicate that those who live with schizophrenia are more likely to abuse marijuana in greater quantities. (miramaraddictionandrehabcenters.com)
  • People with schizophrenia are more likely than healthy people to abuse cannabis. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Most of the medications prescribed for schizophrenia have no effect on reducing marijuana use. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Preliminary data suggests that clozapine, an atypical antipsychotic, may limit marijuana use in people diagnosed with schizophrenia, but it is not commonly used due to its side effects and is reserved for people who do not respond to other antipsychotic medications. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Should this study indicate that clozapine will lessen marijuana use in persons diagnosed with schizophrenia more than risperidone, it will provide evidence needed to begin to shift clinical practice toward its use in this population. (clinicaltrials.gov)

revenues


  • The predicted tax revenues from medical marijuana would be a drop in the bucket compared to the public health and medical costs of use, as has been the case with tobacco and alcohol. (courant.com)
  • Revenues will cover the social costs of any abuse. (nytimes.com)

adults


  • Unfortunately, this drug is being abused by large numbers of youth and adults from Fresno, Calif., to the East Coast. (miramaraddictionandrehabcenters.com)
  • The occurrence of co-use of marijuana and tobacco in young adults is increasing over the years. (medindia.net)

substance


  • The investigators are interested in understanding personal factors such as medical conditions and mental health, as well as social and economic factors, that influence marijuana (and other substance) use in HIV-positive patients. (clinicaltrials.gov)

alcohol


  • Researchers said the findings point to a need for education on the risks of "simultaneous use" of alcohol and marijuana. (medindia.net)
  • At particular risk were kids who used alcohol and marijuana at the same time: They were about 50 to 90 percent more likely to admit to unsafe driving than their peers who did not drink or smoke pot. (medindia.net)
  • And those kids were at heightened risk for reporting unsafe driving even compared with their peers who only drank, and those who used alcohol and marijuana but not at the same time. (medindia.net)

percentage


  • Percentage of marijuana negative urine samples were calculated per group. (clinicaltrials.gov)

Withdrawal


dependent


  • For those blurring politics with health and science it is important to note that 9 percent of marijuana users become dependent. (courant.com)

editorial


  • Re " Repeal Prohibition, Again " (editorial, July 27): Consumers have made marijuana a multibillion-dollar enterprise, as creative entrepreneurs will always provide for citizens' desires, regardless of government approval. (nytimes.com)
  • While I wholeheartedly agree with the editorial board that we need to end the federal prohibition on marijuana, Congress is not as paralyzed on this issue as many may think. (nytimes.com)
  • Thank you for your editorial calling for a repeal of marijuana prohibition. (nytimes.com)

cocaine


  • In fact, it compounds the dangers of marijuana by granting a monopoly on marijuana distribution to drug cartels that sell meth, cocaine and heroin. (nytimes.com)

driving under the


  • Youths would be most affected by driving under the influence of marijuana because of their incorrect and fatal perception that the drug does not affect their driving. (courant.com)

Participants


consequences


  • The consequences - particularly for youths - pose a clear concern, as made evident by Colorado's medical marijuana experience. (courant.com)
  • Encourage research of medical marijuana policy implementation and consequences in Connecticut. (courant.com)

York Times


  • Each folder, which would be delivered to a congressional office on one of the floors above, needed a primer on bills that had been introduced to reform banking and tax laws for the cannabis industry, a letter urging co-sponsorship of the bills, a position paper from Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform, and a New York Times story about the burgeoning marijuana industry. (yahoo.com)

people


  • MA is a worldwide support group of men, women and young people, whose only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana. (dmoztools.net)
  • Marijuana Anonymous program offers online meetings, information and recovery support to men, women and young people who want to stop using marijuana. (dmoztools.net)
  • Your opinion, in "Repeal Prohibition, Again," that marijuana should be legalized is based in part on an assumption that during Prohibition "people kept drinking. (nytimes.com)
  • Some people use marijuana currently. (nytimes.com)

year


  • Following the imminent implementation of the medical marijuana policy in Connecticut, 2015 will be remembered as the first year that medical marijuana was available for youths. (courant.com)
  • You may find interesting, however, the fact that marijuana is now the only smokable medication in the U.S. Also, the average medical marijuana card holder in Colorado is a 32-year-old white male, with mild to moderate pain and not a patient with a serious debilitating disease. (courant.com)
  • Similarly, the perceived risk of regular marijuana abuse has fallen for the past 2 years among 12th-graders and in the past year among 8th-graders, and the 2008 survey documented a slight increase in marijuana abuse by 8th- and 12th-graders. (drugabuse.gov)
  • It's been almost exactly one year since a Centre County jury found Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse crimes against children. (governing.com)
  • It was the final hours of a two-day Washington, D.C., blitz by the National Cannabis Industry Association, the 3-year-old lobbying arm of the country's increasingly organized legal marijuana industry. (yahoo.com)

dangerous


among


  • The Edge Foundation has posted a great article discussing marijuana abuse among ADHD teens and what their parents should do. (neilpeterson.com)

services


less


  • Marijuana is just another drug, no more, no less. (latimes.com)

group


  • A pro-marijuana group lost its legal battle this week when a federal appellate court ruled that marijuana would remain a Schedule I drug, defined as having no accepted medical value and a high potential for abuse. (latimes.com)

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  • Finally, impose considerable penalties on those who make marijuana, including medical marijuana, accessible to minors. (courant.com)
  • Marijuana prohibition does not make the plant any safer. (nytimes.com)

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  • A place for recovering marijuana addicts to chat about meetings, events and related topics. (dmoztools.net)

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  • A growing, bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in the House has approved five measures in a row that represent incremental steps to rationalize our failed marijuana policy. (nytimes.com)

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  • Villegas said such use of marijuana would fall under church rules and may even be approved by government without passing a law. (medindia.net)

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  • Marijuana also impairs educational attainment in teen users by affecting attention, concentration and memory. (courant.com)

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  • Rebecca Cripps, a self-confessed pothead since the 70s, describes how she realized that she was an addict - and what drove her to Marijuana Anonymous in an article that appeared in The Guardian. (dmoztools.net)

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  • The marijuana plant is incapable of causing an overdose death. (nytimes.com)

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  • This includes a doubling of the rate of fatal road accidents for drivers under the influence of marijuana, increased availability of medical marijuana to youths and increased emergency room admissions, including children as young as 3 years old who ingested marijuana. (courant.com)