YOUNGSTERS AND MARIJUANA

Karen in Gateway drugs
December 4, 2021

Are There Really Any Gateway Drugs?

Arguments over this concept are not likely to end any time soon, with pro-drug advocates claiming that there is no gateway effect to drug use, and prohibitionists claiming the opposite. We take a look at some of the science.

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Ren in Marijuana
August 12, 2021

Young People Face Increased Risk From Cannabis Consumption

The subject of heated debate and an ongoing discussion regarding its legalization, marijuana has become a common talking point at American dinner tables, in school classrooms, and on political stages. And though many states have moved towards legalizing the substance, doing so may have harmful implications for young people.

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Ren in Drug use trends
March 11, 2021

Statewide Marijuana Legalization Leads to Harmful Use Patterns Among Young Adults

More young adults are using marijuana after states legalize and the fact that marijuana is quite harmful to people in their late teens and early 20s is a very real problem that’s made worse by continued legalization.

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Ren in Marijuana Use
November 12, 2020

Marijuana Vaping and Getting Kids to Quit the Vape

Every year it seems, there is a new way to use drugs that is even more dangerous than the last. As electronic cigarettes (also called vaporizers) have grown in popularity, young people are now using them to consume marijuana products.

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Ren in Marijuana
January 8, 2020

Doubling the Risk of Stroke—A Harmful Consequence of Marijuana Use

Marijuana. Marijuana. Marijuana. It seems that everywhere we look, there is another story on marijuana, another slew of opinions, always taking one side or the other, usually debating over emotions and morals as opposed to science and facts.

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Ren in Marijuana
December 20, 2019

Adverse Consequences of Marijuana Use on the Rise in States that Legalized

Just about everything having to do with marijuana is seen as highly controversial. As states continue to legalize its use for recreational purposes, we are beginning to see growing evidence that not all is as it seems. Using marijuana has consequences and, legal or not, the number of individuals affected by those consequences is growing.

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Ren in Addiction
March 12, 2019

Trauma and Pain Can Drive Addiction

We’ve often heard the question “Can someone be predisposed to addiction?” The question indicates that there can be something inherently or genetically different about a person that makes him more likely to use drugs and alcohol.

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