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What effect does marijuana really have on weight gain?

Did you know that? 30 June 2015 | 0 Comments

While cannabis alters the functions of neurobiological circuits controlling appetite, its effect on weight gain is complex since several factors appear to be involved. The main finding of the study shows that long-term cannabis use indeed influences weight gain, although its effects may differ by gender.

Marijuana Lounges? Yes, But Let’s Have Our Own Places

Generic 30 June 2015 | 0 Comments

Without doubt, it is important that we begin to move forward with the legalization of lounges and social clubs that permit marijuana smokers to gather and enjoy their favorite strains. Marijuana smoking is a social activity, and most smokers would like the option of dropping by a local marijuana-friendly venue, to relax with friends and [...]

Getting high in senior year: Researchers examine whether reasons for smoking pot are associated

Did you know that? 29 June 2015 | 0 Comments

A new study examines how reasons for illicit marijuana use relates to the use of other drugs individually, rather than grouping them into a single “illicit drug” group.

NIDA Acknowledges Drawbacks to Monopoly on Marijuana Supply

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Members of the US Senate at a hearing yesterday expressed skepticism in regard to federal policies limiting the ability of investigators to engage in clinical studies of marijuana’s health benefits. Senators heard from representatives from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), University of Mississippi Medical [...]

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One Barrier to Cannabis Research Removed, Others Remain

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Several mainstream media outlets are reporting that the US Department of Health and Human Services has removed a requirement mandating that all investigative protocols seeking cannabis for clinical study must undergo a Public Health Service review. The review process, which was enacted in 1999 and applied only to clinical studies involving cannabis, was long criticized [...]

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