Recent studies have investigated whether medical marijuana legalization could help curb opioid addiction and the associated opioid overdose epidemic plaguing our nation. The theory is that substituting medicinal marijuana for opioid pain relievers might […]
In 2009, the harmful effects of a man-made drug with names such as Spice, K2, Kush, Bliss, Joker, Mr. Nice Guy and hundreds of others, started eliciting widespread health-related reports. Synthetic marijuana contains far […]
Eyes: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical responsible for the marijuana high, lowers blood pressure, impacting cells in the eyes. Blood vessels in the eyes expand in response to low blood pressure, a normal response to […]
By Nathan Falde The practice of dabbing, which involves the inhalation of marijuana vapors in a highly concentrated form, is revolutionizing the concept of marijuana intoxication. While smoking pot in the traditional way delivers […]
Marijuana may be very much in the news, especially following legalization of recreational use in a handful of states, but that doesn’t mean the drug is completely safe universally — or at all, for […]
People who consume the addictive drug marijuana have increased chances of acting in hostile and impulsive ways, the American authors of a new study report.
New findings from a team of American researchers support the notion that parents affected by cannabis use disorder can essentially pass their problems on to their children.
Many people hold the belief that using marijuana can help you to think creatively and see the world in different ways. Over the years, various celebrated “forward thinkers”— such as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs—have […]
New review findings from a team of American scientists indicate that people who use marijuana and other forms of cannabis have commonly overlooked risks for developing mild, moderate or severe allergic reactions to the […]
The brains of habitual marijuana users grow smaller over time, particularly in an area that influences the odds that they will get addicted, a new study finds. Marijuana is an increasingly popular mind-altering drug […]
Current scientific evidence suggests that people who smoke cigarettes and nicotine-containing tobacco products have an unusually high chance of becoming consumers of marijuana. However, relatively few researchers have considered a reverse scenario in which […]
All marijuana users have a chance of developing a cannabis addiction (part of a larger condition called cannabis use disorder). Addicted and non-addicted users commonly experience drug cues that make marijuana intake more likely […]
Impulsivity is a negative effect of some drugs. Associated with alcohol and marijuana use, impulsivity can lead to dangerous behaviors. Individuals who use these substances may engage in risky sexual behaviors or overestimate their […]