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Marijuana Use Holds Three-Fold Blood Pressure Death Risk: Study

Marijuana Use Holds Three-Fold Blood Pressure Death Risk: Study

Marijuana Use Holds Three-Fold Blood Pressure Death Risk: Study

People who smoke marijuana have a three times greater risk of dying from hypertension, or high blood pressure, than those who have never used the drug, scientists said on Wednesday.

Cases of Rare Pot-Related Illness Nearly Double at Two Colorado Hospitals

Cases of Rare Pot-Related Illness Nearly Double at Two Colorado Hospitals

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.

Study: Marijuana Use Increases in U.S., Especially Among Men

Study: Marijuana Use Increases in US, Especially Among Men

A new study shows increased marijuana use among U.S. adults, especially among men, according to a Nov. 29, 2016, press release from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Researchers compared 2002 data with 2014 data and found 4 million more women and 6 million more men had used marijuana within the past year.

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Maryland Panel Mulls New Policy For Prospective Cops Who Smoked Pot

Maryland’s Police Training and Standards Commission has recommended reducing restrictions on prospective officers who have smoked pot, according to The Baltimore Sun. The Police Training and Standards Commission was created by the state legislature last year following concerns about officer accountability.

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New Survey Reveals Increase in Marijuana Use Among U.S. Adults

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.

Music

Music & Marijuana: More than Medicine

Aside from their celebrated music, Jerry Garcia, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Bob Marley, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus have one major thing in common: marijuana. You probably already knew that, but do you know how burning one down can aid their creative process?


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