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Marijuana use amongst youth stable, but substance abuse admissions up

Did you know that? 15 August 2017 | 0 Comments

While marijuana use amongst youth remains stable, youth admission to substance abuse treatment facilities has increased.

Marijuana associated with three-fold risk of death from hypertension

Did you know that? 9 August 2017 | 0 Comments

Marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from hypertension, according to new research.

Muted stress response linked to long-term cannabis use

Did you know that? 31 July 2017 | 0 Comments

A new study reveals a dampened physiological response to stress in chronic cannabis users. This is the first study to examine the effects of acute stress on salivary cortisol levels in chronic cannabis users compared to non-users.

Pattern of marijuana use during adolescence may impact psychosocial outcomes in adulthood

Did you know that? 25 July 2017 | 0 Comments

A pattern of escalating marijuana use in adolescents is linked to higher rates of depression and lower educational accomplishments in adulthood.

Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids

Did you know that? 18 July 2017 | 0 Comments

Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and also are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, is responsible for some of its euphoric effects, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. A new study in animal tissue reveals the cascade of chemical reactions that convert omega-3 [...]