Archive | March 3, 2014

California Governor Unsure if Legal Pot is a Good Idea

Originally posted on U.S.:
Correction appended, 2:21pm During California Governor Jerry Brown’s first stint in the job from 1975 to 1983, he earned the nickname “Governor Moonbeam” for his ability to attract the young, idealistic, nontraditional voting bloc. Now, in the middle of his second act as governor, Brown is worried that the counter-culture’s…

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Teens’ Brain Structure May Be Altered By Smoking

Originally posted on Health & Family:
It’s no surprise that smoking for years can change the way the brain processes nicotine, creating a well-worn pattern of craving and satisfaction that’s difficult to break. But how soon does this cycle get started? And does nicotine actually alter structures in the brain to make dependence more likely?…

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