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Racial disparities in prescribing opioids for chronic pain

Did you know that? 20 August 2018 | 0 Comments

Researchers have identified racial disparities in the treatment of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain. Black patients who receive opioids long-term are more likely than whites to be tested for illicit drug use. Of those who test positive, blacks are more likely to have their opioid prescriptions discontinued, said the researchers.

How cannabis and cannabis-based drugs harm the brain

Did you know that? 13 August 2018 | 0 Comments

A new study shows that the long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs impairs memory.

Positive policing changes after cannabis legalization

Did you know that? 24 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Researchers have found that marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington has not hurt police effectiveness. In fact, clearance rates for certain crimes have improved.

How cannabis and cannabis-based drugs harm your brain

Did you know that? 23 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs impairs memory, say researchers. Their study has implications for both recreational users and people who use the drug to combat epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain.

How cannabis affects appetite: Brain changes

Did you know that? 17 July 2018 | 0 Comments

New research on how cannabis use alters eating behavior could lead to treatments for appetite loss in chronic illness, according to experts. Using a new procedure to dose lab rats with cannabis vapor, the researchers found how the drug triggers hunger hormones. They also identified specific brain regions that shift to ‘hungry’ mode while under [...]