Browsing archives for June, 2014

Youth regularly receive pro-marijuana tweets

Did you know that? 27 June 2014 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of American youth are following marijuana-related Twitter accounts and getting pro-pot messages several times each day, according to researchers. They said the tweets are cause for concern because young people are thought to be especially responsive to social media influences, and patterns of drug use tend to be established in a person’s [...]

USDA Releases Official Workplace Policy on Marijuana, Highlights State and Federal Law Conflict

Generic 26 June 2014 | 0 Comments

In a memo obtained by NORML, released in late May, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) clarified their drug policy in light of the growing number of states legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use. In response to inquiries regarding the department’s policy for employees in states that approved recreational or medical use of [...]

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Schizophrenia and cannabis use may share common genes

Did you know that? 24 June 2014 | 0 Comments

Genes that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia may also increase the likelihood of using cannabis, according to a new study. Previous studies have identified a link between cannabis use and schizophrenia, but it has remained unclear whether this association is due to cannabis directly increasing the risk of the disorder. The new results suggest [...]

Study: Habitual Marijuana Smoking Not Associated With Increased Risk Of Lung Cancer

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Subjects who regularly inhale cannabis smoke possess no greater risk of contracting lung cancer than do those who consume it occasionally or not at all, according to data published online ahead of print in the International Journal of Cancer. An international team of investigators from Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States [...]

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The Potential Political Impact of Dabbing, Concentrates and Edibles

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Like many marijuana smokers, I’m always fascinated when I travel to other states, especially on the West Coast, and see the popularity of edibles and concentrates, especially the somewhat bizarre practice of “dabbing.” Now let me be clear that I enjoy getting high, and I’m generally willing to try any variation of marijuana, at least [...]

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