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Pot-smoking style linked to addiction risk

Source: http://www.reuters.com By: C.E. HUGGINS Marijuana smokers’ behavior is more important than the potency of their pot or how much of the psychoactive ingredient THC they take in for predicting who will become dependent, according to a small new study. Researchers have debated whether smokers of high-potency cannabis varieties are at greater risk of addiction because […]

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Although youth narcotics use is down, potency of ‘street drugs’ is up

Source: Palo Alto Online By: Chris Kenrick Use of narcotics — like those allegedly ingested by the Palo Alto 18-year-old who was arrested after trespassing and fighting residents on Colorado Avenue Friday, April 4 — has declined among local youth, according to survey data. But police and youth counselors said the increased potency of many […]

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My Teen Does Not Think Marijuana is Dangerous- What Do I Say

Source: Yourteenmag.com Expert: Mark McConville Ph.D. QUESTION: My teen does not think that marijuana is dangerous. He thinks it should be legal and as far as he is concerned, everyone he knows uses it with any detrimental effort. So why shouldn’t he? What can I do to convince him otherwise. Yours is an increasingly common challenge for […]

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Use of Pot in Teen Years Linked to IQ Decline by Age 30

As recent studies have shown that marijuana use is extremely popular with adolescents, more so than alcohol and tobacco, further research, just released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that habitually smoking marijuana before age 18 showed an eight-point drop in IQ between the ages of 13 and 38, a considerable […]

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Medical Marijuana Sharing Amongst Adolescents

As medicinal marijuana is more available in some states, via legal marijuana dispensaries, a new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine found that it is very common for adolescents in substance abuse treatment programs to use medical marijuana recommended to someone else (also known as “diverted” medical marijuana). The study, “Medical Marijuana […]

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