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Marijuana use increases, shifts away from illegal market

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Science Daily | No Comments »

Marijuana use increases, shifts away from illegal market

A new article reports that, based on analysis of public wastewater samples in at least one Western Washington population center, cannabis use both increased and substantially shifted from the illicit market since retail sales began in 2014.

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Gene linked to cannabis abuse

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Science Daily | No Comments »

Gene linked to cannabis abuse

New research shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor in the brain, and people with low amounts of this receptor have an increased risk of cannabis abuse.

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Marijuana, E-Scooters, Driver’s Licenses: Last-Minute Deals in Albany

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in New York Times | No Comments »

Marijuana, E-Scooters, Driver’s Licenses: Last-Minute Deals in Albany

Tuesday: Major developments on complicated issues in the last days of the legislative session.

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It is Déjà Vu All Over Again

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Cannabinoid Research | Comments Off on It is Déjà Vu All Over Again

It is Déjà Vu All Over Again

Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, Volume 4, Issue 2, Page 73-74, June 2019.

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“Oh, the Times They Are a Changin”: Reflections on Personal Experiences with Medical Cannabis Therapy

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Cannabinoid Research | Comments Off on “Oh, the Times They Are a Changin”: Reflections on Personal Experiences with Medical Cannabis Therapy

“Oh, the Times They Are a Changin”: Reflections on Personal Experiences with Medical Cannabis Therapy

Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, Volume 4, Issue 2, Page 75-76, June 2019.

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Marijuana Legalization Isn’t Dead Yet in New York

June 17th, 2019 | Posted in New York Times | No Comments »

Marijuana Legalization Isn’t Dead Yet in New York

After weekend-long negotiations, lawmakers are cautiously optimistic they may reach a deal before the legislative session ends Wednesday.

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Can Marijuana Help Cure the Opioid Crisis?

June 17th, 2019 | Posted in New York Times | No Comments »

Can Marijuana Help Cure the Opioid Crisis?

Sometimes appearances, or statistics, can be deceiving.

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Marijuana Damages Young Brains

June 16th, 2019 | Posted in New York Times | No Comments »

Marijuana Damages Young Brains

States that legalize it should set a minimum age of 25 or older.

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Inmates Can Legally Possess Marijuana, but Not Smoke It, California Court Rules

June 16th, 2019 | Posted in New York Times | No Comments »

Inmates Can Legally Possess Marijuana, but Not Smoke It, California Court Rules

An appeals court said that inmates were within their rights to possess up to an ounce of pot, but noted that prison authorities could still ban it.

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Evaluation of Breath and Plasma Tetrahydrocannabinol Concentration Trends Postcannabis Exposure in Medical Cannabis Patients

June 15th, 2019 | Posted in Cannabinoid Research | Comments Off on Evaluation of Breath and Plasma Tetrahydrocannabinol Concentration Trends Postcannabis Exposure in Medical Cannabis Patients

Evaluation of Breath and Plasma Tetrahydrocannabinol Concentration Trends Postcannabis Exposure in Medical Cannabis Patients

Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, Ahead of Print.

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Formation of habitual use drives cannabis addiction

June 13th, 2019 | Posted in Science Daily | No Comments »

Formation of habitual use drives cannabis addiction

A shift from brain systems controlling reward-driven use to habit-driven use differentiates heavy cannabis users who are addicted to the drug from users who aren't, according to a new study. The findings help explain how the brain becomes dependent on cannabis, and why not all cannabis users develop an addiction, even with long-term regular use.

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Scientists Find Ancient Humans Used Weed 2,500 Years Ago, Too

June 12th, 2019 | Posted in New York Times | No Comments »

Scientists Find Ancient Humans Used Weed 2,500 Years Ago, Too

Residue found in tombs deep in a Central Asian mountain range suggests that strong cannabis was used in ancient burial rites.

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Medical Marijuana Grower Catches Fire; Cause Not Clear

June 11th, 2019 | Posted in New York Times | No Comments »

Medical Marijuana Grower Catches Fire; Cause Not Clear

A medical marijuana growing facility caught fire in Maine, sending smoke into the sky and drawing firefighters from several surrounding departments.

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AP Analysis: Broad Legalization Cuts Into Medical Marijuana

June 11th, 2019 | Posted in New York Times | No Comments »

AP Analysis: Broad Legalization Cuts Into Medical Marijuana

When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years, according to a data analysis by The Associated Press.

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Medical marijuana does not reduce opioid deaths

June 10th, 2019 | Posted in Science Daily | No Comments »

Medical marijuana does not reduce opioid deaths

Legalizing medical marijuana does not reduce the rate of fatal opioid overdoses, according to researchers.

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