Teenage Marijuana Use On The Decline

With more and more states adopting lighter stances on marijuana, both medical and recreational, many have had concerns about the effect it would have on teenagers. Medical marijuana has been approved in 23 states and D.C., and recreational use has been legalized in four states – with more expected to follow. While marijuana is considered...
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Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution

In August, 2013 CNN aired the renowned Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s first installment of his documentary, simply titled “Weed.” Gupta set out on a journey to better understand marijuana by getting all the facts. The history of the drug in America is long, and while the drug is used more than any other illegal drug in...
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Mixing Alcohol and Marijuana

It turns out that, while alcohol and marijuana are the two drugs used the most, there has been little research on the use of the drugs together. With the growing rates of marijuana acceptance in the United States, there is a need to understand the effects of mixing alcohol and cannabis. Analyzing data from the...
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The Efficacy of Zero-Tolerance Drug Policies

In the United States, preventing drug and alcohol use among teenagers is a high priority. At nearly every public school, zero-tolerance drug policies are in place. While the practice may seem to be an effective deterrent against drug use among teenagers, in reality new research indicates that the opposite may be happening. Analyzing data from...
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Study: “Cool” Kids Seem To Struggle With Adulthood

The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Every generation has their “cool” kids… It’s true. If you think back to your own grammar and high-school days there might be certain classmates that you thought of as “cool.” Maybe you even wanted to be one of the “cool” kids. Perhaps secretly you liked...
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What’s In Those Heat-Sealed Foil Packets? Fake Pot

Click to enlarge! Heat-Sealed Foil Packets of “Herbal Incense” Take a few minutes and look closely at the photo to the left. Go ahead, you can click on the photo and enlarge it. The packages have clever names: Magnolia Rush, 420, K2 Blonde, Moe-Joe Platinum, Mango Fadi’s Spice, Voo Doo, Texas Gold, Florida Melon Spice...
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Sanjay Gupta’s WEED 2: The Conversation Continues

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is continuing the conversation about WEED You may remember that last August we invited you to watch a re-airing of Dr. Gupta’s documentary WEED. It was pretty powerful and there is no doubt that Dr. Gupta did ignite a national, some might argue international, conversation about medical marijuana…cannabis…WEED. Last Thursday, CNN announced...
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New Research Helps Us Discover Active Minds Living With Mental Illness

A conversation about mental illness ~ new research, living with and Active Minds Results of largest assessment of substance use among the severely mentally ill On January 1, 2014, the results of new research were published in JAMA Psychiatry: Comorbidity of Severe Psychotic Disorders With Measures of Substance Use. The study was conducted by researchers...
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Sanjay Gupta’s WEED Documentary Re-Airs Tonight

Did you happen to watch CNN’s ‘WEED’ documentary? Last Sunday, August 11th,  CNN aired a documentary by Dr. Sanjay Gupta.  It was titled very simply “WEED” and the promo offered “Dr. Sanjay Gupta cuts through the smoke and travels around the world to uncover the highs and lows of WEED.” It is about marijuana and...
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Teen Dating Violence Could Be A Predictor For Adult Health Problems

New study examines teen dating violence The results of a new study were published on-line December 10, 2012, in the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Longitudinal Associations Between Teen Dating Violence Victimization and Adverse Health Outcomes. This research was conducted by Deinera Exner-Cortens, MPH, John Eckenrode, PhD, and Emily Rothman, ScD. Both...
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