Marijuana Research Faces Many Obstacles

The ever-changing landscape of marijuana law throughout the country demands that copious amounts of scientific research be conducted. Without such studies, there is no way to understand the true risks of legalizing a drug that’s use has been prohibited for nearly a century. Recently, a new study was presented that showed that marijuana users are...
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Marijuana Puts Baby At Risk

Abstaining from all mind-altering substances during pregnancy is generally considered to be the safest course of action for any expectant mother. The warnings are pasted on bottles of alcohol and printed on cigarette packs. Taverns typically post disclaimers about the potential harmful effects that alcohol can have on a fetus. And now, in the wake...
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Medical Marijuana With Addiction Recovery?

The majority of addiction recovery modalities utilized around that world advocate for complete abstinence. Simply put, no matter what substance you became addicted to, it is best that you refrain from the use of any mind-altering substance. Not only do people who meet the criteria for addiction have a propensity to become dependent on another...
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The Human ‘Marijuana Receptor’

There is a serious lack of understanding when comes to marijuana. Decades of prohibition in the United States made it very difficult to conduct research on the drug, a substance that some believe is relatively harmless and should be legal for adult use, while others believe it should be illegal. Then there is a group...
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DEA Denies Marijuana Reclassification

Marijuana prohibition in the United States, some would argue, has done more harm than good. While the drug is both habit forming and can lead to negative health consequences, many Americans are in favor of changing both state and federal marijuana laws. With November around the corner, many states will be voting on joining the...
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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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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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Nancy Pelosi Criticized the Obama Administration

As we approach election time the federal government has begun taking a strong stance on medical marijuana. However, not every government official is on board with this; like House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who criticized the Obama Administration’s stance against medical marijuana suppliers in California this week. She believes the government is putting patients in...
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Medical Marijuana Rescheduling

The battle to gain control of medical marijuana in the United States continues despite the fact that federal agencies are working harder than ever to crack down and systematically shut down the entire program from one state to the next. Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee filed a petition with the...
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