Browsing archives for February 17th, 2016

Study: No Increase In Prevalence Of Cannabis Use Disorders

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A report published last fall claiming that an estimated three in ten consumers of cannabis suffer from a ‘use disorder’ has been dismissed in a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry. Investigators at the Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis assessed trends in marijuana use and the prevalence of marijuana use disorders during the [...]

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Bill Maher Lights-Up On Network Television

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Long-time marijuana legalization proponent, and NORML Advisory Board member, comedian Bill Maher, achieved some sort of milestone recently when he lit-up a joint during a humorous monologue on his HBO television show Real Time With Bill Maher. Now, don’t get me wrong. There have likely been thousands of entertainers and celebrities over the years who [...]

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Marijuana smokers 5 times more likely to develop an alcohol problem

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Adults who use marijuana are five times more likely to develop an alcohol use disorder (AUD) — alcohol abuse or dependence — compared with adults who do not use the drug. And adults who already have an alcohol use disorder and use marijuana are more likely to see the problem persist.

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What is risk of mental health, substance use disorders if you use marijuana?

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With more states legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use, there are renewed clinical and policy concerns about the mental health effects of the drug.