Browsing archives for August, 2015

No More “Joe Camel,” Please!

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Many of us who try to stay current with legalization efforts around the country were amazed this past week when ResponsibleOhio, the group that recently qualified a full legalization initiative for the November 2015 Ohio ballot, managed to offend almost everyone, regardless of their views on marijuana legalization, with their ham-fisted attempt to be cute. [...]

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Medicinal marijuana: Patients battle stigma and misunderstanding

Did you know that? 28 August 2015 | 0 Comments

New research examines the experiences of California residents who have been prescribed medical marijuana and the stigma they experience from public opinion.  The findings indicate that the stigma of using medical marijuana may contribute to the under-treatment of those who might benefit from medical marijuana. 

Latest JAMA Studies Largely Fail To Support Past Claims About Marijuana And Brain Health

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Two new studies published online today in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Psychiatry provide little support for previous claims that cannabis exposure is significantly harmful to the developing brain. The first study, which assessed the effects of cannabis exposure on brain volume in exposed and unexposed sibling pairs, reported that any identifiable differences [...]

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Cannabis use may influence cortical maturation in adolescent males

Did you know that? 26 August 2015 | 0 Comments

Male teens who experiment with cannabis before age 16, and have a high genetic risk for schizophrenia, show a different brain development trajectory than low risk peers who use cannabis.

Extraction Reaction: Let’s Be Smart About Dabbing

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A new scientific review of burn injuries in Colorado confirms what many of us have been saying for some time – that the popularity of dabbing (i.e., the use of hash oil) brings with it some real dangers and some potential political dangers. I have previously written about my own preference for flowers, rather than [...]

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