Although a majority of Americans support medical cannabis, a small segment of the population still opposes its legalization for fear that it will lead to an increase in adolescent cannabis use; however, according to a new study published in the journal Addiction, that fear may be unfounded.
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Colorado teens are using marijuana at the lowest rate in a decade, and the rates at which the same group of children are using it continues to decline.
Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Thursday its cannabis-based gel met the main goal in a mid-stage study of patients with Fragile X syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes learning disabilities in adolescents and children.
According to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health, teenage marijuana use has fallen to its lowest point in nearly two decades.
DENVER, Feb. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment highlighted several “encouraging trends” in its latest annual report on marijuana-related health concerns.
A new study released in JAMA Pediatrics reveals younger teenagers in Washington state have a decreased perception of marijuana’s harmfulness and an increased likelihood of use, mirroring national trends. “Across the country there has been a decreased perception of risk and an increase in marijuana use among adolescents,” Magdalena Cerda, lead author of the study, said.
Several months ago, sensational headlines rocked the marijuana debate as findings from a scientific study seemed to indicate that marijuana shrinks the brain of heavy users.
While people point and make generalizations about cannabis’ impact on IQ, they neglect to consider the other side, where some folks turn out just fine and contribute to society.
News from Down Under: adolescents should avoid developing cannabis habits according to a recent study. The study examines the sequelae, long-term effects, of adolescent cannabis use on a person from adolescence into young adulthood. The purpose of the study was to look at effects of long-term use, since all other studies on long-term effects had used a piecemeal approach to derive any conclusions.