It sounds like a case from an episode of the television medical drama “House” — some long-term, heavy users of marijuana experience abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. They find relief only by taking hot showers or baths and quitting their marijuana use. But cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome does not portray a disease on television. It is a real disease, and Colorado hospitals are seeing more of it.
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In Arizona, marijuana advocates expect legalization to decrease smuggling and damage drug cartels, according to CBSNews.com. Arizonans will vote in November 2016 on Proposition 205, which could legalize recreational marijuana, which supporters say will expose drug cartels to business competition.
A new study reveals an increase in the number of U.S. adults using marijuana, according to an Aug. 31, 2016, report at CBSNews.com. The study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, was led by Dr. Wilson M. Comptom of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health.