New National Data on Americans’ Substance Use, Abuse

New National Data on Americans’ Substance Use, Abuse

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit substance in the United States, data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) show. The survey revealed that in 2022, cannabis increased in every age group — including those older than age 65. The annual NSDUH...

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Marijuana use may increase risk of leg artery disease

Marijuana use may increase risk of leg artery disease

Smoking cigarettes has long been linked to peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition where the buildup of plaque narrows arteries and limits blood flow to the legs or arms. Now, a new study suggests that marijuana may have a similar impact, after finding that users...

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Lots of ‘THC-free’ CBD products contain THC: study

Lots of ‘THC-free’ CBD products contain THC: study

About 60% of CBD products tested in the lab also contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the chemical in pot that causes intoxication, researchers report in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.  Most products contained just trace amounts of THC, but those are enough...

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Medical marijuana may trigger substance abuse, study finds

Medical marijuana may trigger substance abuse, study finds

Obtaining a medical marijuana card may pose a risk for those who use cannabis products to treat pain, anxiety, or depression, according to a Massachusetts General Hospital study. In a significant minority of individuals, researchers found those at greatest risk of developing the addictive symptoms of cannabis use

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Chronic marijuana use linked to recurrent stroke

Chronic marijuana use linked to recurrent stroke

Young adults hospitalized for a stroke are much more likely to be admitted for a recurrent stroke if they have cannabis use disorder (CUD), new observational research suggests. "Our analysis shows young marijuana users with a history of stroke or transient ischemic...

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Researchers eye cannabis for gynecologic pain

Researchers eye cannabis for gynecologic pain

Patients with chronic pelvic pain, vulvodynia, endometriosis, or gynecologic malignancy may use THC, CBD, or a combination of both in an effort to treat their pain, research shows. A recent review in this area identified 16 studies published since 1990 that examined...

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UM opens new center for medical cannabis research

UM opens new center for medical cannabis research

The University of Mississippi announced Thursday, Jan. 20, the approval of a new center for medical cannabis research. The National Center for Cannabis Research and Education (NCCRE) will foster and conduct scientific research, data analysis, education and training on...

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Many marijuana vendors aim advertising at kids: Study

Many marijuana vendors aim advertising at kids: Study

Some recreational pot shops are using tricks from the old playbooks of alcohol and tobacco companies to target underage users on social media, a new study reports. For the study, the researchers evaluated one year of publicly displayed posts on Facebook and Instagram...

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WSU establishes new center for cannabis research

WSU establishes new center for cannabis research

The Washington State University board of regents has voted to approve the establishment of an official research center on cannabis. The newly named Center for Cannabis Policy, Research and Outreach will involve nearly 100 scientists and faculty working on a range of...

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