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Medical marijuana laws impact use among sexual minorities differently than heterosexuals

Did you know that? 4 September 2019 | 0 Comments

Bisexual women had higher rates of past-year and daily marijuana use compared to heterosexual women, and gay/lesbian women were also more likely to report daily marijuana use and past year medical marijuana use than heterosexual women. While previous research has explored the association between state-level medical marijuana laws and marijuana use and MU disorder among […]

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Cannabis may hold promise to treat PTSD but evidence lags behind use

Did you know that? 3 September 2019 | 0 Comments

As growing numbers of people are using cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study reports that prescriptions are not backed up by adequate evidence.

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Gene linked to autism undergoes changes in men’s sperm after pot use

Did you know that? 27 August 2019 | 0 Comments

A specific gene associated with autism appears to undergo changes in the sperm of men who use marijuana, according to new research. The gene change occurs through a process called DNA methylation, and it could potentially be passed along to offspring.

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New breathalyzer can detect marijuana

Did you know that? 27 August 2019 | 0 Comments

A team has developed a breathalyzer device that can measure the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound in marijuana, in the user’s breath. The breathalyzer was developed using carbon nanotubes, tiny tubes of carbon 100,000 times smaller than a human hair. Nanotechnology sensors can detect THC at levels comparable to or better than mass […]

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Teens are using a highly potent form of marijuana

Did you know that? 26 August 2019 | 0 Comments

Nearly one in four Arizona teens have used a highly potent form of marijuana known as marijuana concentrate, according to a new study. Among nearly 50,000 eighth, 10th, and 12th graders from the 2018 Arizona Youth Survey, a biennial survey of Arizona secondary school students, one-third (33%) had tried some form of marijuana, and nearly […]