Category Archives: Marijuana Use

Another Study Shows the Damage Done by Marijuana

At this point, more than twenty states and the District of Columbia have approved the use of marijuana for medical use. While we may agree that there are a few medicinal benefits to cannabis, it is obvious that all the … Continue reading

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Birth Defect Anencephaly May Be Associated with Marijuana Use

Washington State Investigates Increase of Disastrous Birth Defect – One Associated with Early Pregnancy Use of Marijuana This year, the news media has been reporting on the increase of a particular disastrous birth defect appearing in Washington State – anencephaly. … Continue reading

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UK Researcher Sets Record the Straight on Effects of Using Marijuana

In states where marijuana is up for legalization for either medical or recreational use, it can be very difficult to decipher the truth about this drug. Those in favor of increased use describe the harmless, even therapeutic nature of the … Continue reading

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Marijuana and Employment: Positive Workplace Drug Tests on the Increase

For the first time since 2003, workplace drug tests took a jump. This is according to Quest Diagnostics, a company performing workplace drug tests across the country. In all, more than eight million workplace drug tests contributed to the most … Continue reading

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Marijuana Impaired Driving Illustrated in Denver Car Crash

In Denver in July 2014, there was a serious traffic accident caused by a young female driver who was driving impaired. According to her statements to police after the accident, she had drunk one beer and smoked “a bowl”of marijuana … Continue reading

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Australian Study Shows Severe Damage Possible from Smoking Pot

Many people have said that the marijuana smoked by today’s teens and young adults is a far cry from the pot their parents smoked. A new study of teens in Australia shows just how damaging the pot smoked by today’s … Continue reading

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Marijuana Potency Soars While Youth’s Perception of Harm Drops

This chart compares two statistics: How many twelfth grade students feel that the regular use of marijuana is a “great risk,” and the average potency of marijuana seized by law enforcement and sent for testing. You’ll notice that in 1991, … Continue reading

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Teen Marijuana Use Shown to Cause Disabilities Later in Life

Smoking pot while you’re young is no big deal, as long as you quit it when you grow up, right? If you used marijuana when you were a teen, why should you stop your own child from doing the same? … Continue reading

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Marijuana as a Gateway Drug

Is marijuana really a gateway drug? That depends on who you ask. If you ask NORML, the pro-marijuana advocacy group, they’ll say no. Asking NORML is one thing. Asking those who ended up going to rehab for intensely destructive drugs … Continue reading

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Marijuana: What Are Users Really Smoking

The names “weed” and “skunk” do little to make marijuana sound appealing, but most people who smoke pot don’t care what the name is, as long as it gets them high. Do you think, however, that these men and women … Continue reading

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