SAN DIEGO, CA — The establishment of medical cannabis dispensaries within close proximity of schools does not make teens more susceptible to using marijuana, according to data published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Researchers from UC San Diego examined the association between the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries in school neighborhoods and teen use […]
WASHINGTON, DC — President Trump is expected to soon nominate Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA/10th) to be Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (colloquially referred to as the “drug czar”). Marino, a former prosecutor with no background in health or treatment, supports a punitive, 1980’s style approach to drugs, including mass incarceration and […]
CORAL GABLES, FL — Cannabis use is associated with lower body mass index (BMI) over time, according to data published in The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics. Investigators at the University of Miami assessed the relationship between marijuana use and BMI in a nationally representative longitudinal sample (The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent […]
Heavy Cannabis Use in Adolescence Linked to Premature Death
"This is the first study to show that mortality rate among heavy cannabis users in adolescence is significantly higher than that of individuals who never used cannabis," first author Edison Manrique-Garcia, MD, PhD, of the Karolinska Institutet …
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NDLEA arrests 60-year-old woman, others for farming cannabis in Edo
The NDLEA spokesperson, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, in a statement, said the suspects included 60 males and 13 females, were apprehended in Edo state with 10,094.75kgs of cannabis. Ofoyeju said the arrests were made between January and March 2016.
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There's a Cannabis Grow Kit for Kids Called 'My First Grow'
The UK-based company includes a message on its website assuring the weary that “hemp is part of the cannabis family but without the psychoactive properties; perfect for your child's first grow.” Founder Greg Lonsdale is aware the kits will inspire …
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