CO marijuana use steadily climbs since legalization

Dec 23, 16 CO marijuana use steadily climbs since legalization

Posted by in Marijuana, Research, Uncategorized

Two federal surveys tracking drug use rates show marijuana use continues to rise in Colorado. Monitoring the Future First, let’s look at the national Monitoring the Future study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan for the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This survey of students in grades 8, 10 and 12 shows...

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CDC study omits marijuana states

Jun 09, 16 CDC study omits marijuana states

Posted by in Marijuana, Research, Uncategorized

The marijuana states of Colorado, Oregon and Washington are not included in the 2015 state-level Centers for Disease Control’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) study released today. Those states either did not participate or did not have adequate participation to produce results. The study released today found...

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Marijuana study has limitations

Jun 01, 16 Marijuana study has limitations

Posted by in Marijuana, Research, Uncategorized

It’s important to understand a study’s limitations and how it fits into larger context. It is also to important to guard against news coverage and interpretations of research that make claims the data do not support.

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CBD for epilepsy treatment shows more promise

Mar 18, 16 CBD for epilepsy treatment shows more promise

Posted by in Research, Uncategorized

Epidiolex, pharmacy-grade CBD produced in accordance with federal law and FDA oversight, continues to show promise. Maker GW Pharmaceuticals is a pioneer in the research of CBD for epilepsy treatment.

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Legal drugs harm poor countries

My friend, George Ochieng Odalo, serves as director of the Slum Child Foundation, a nonprofit organization assisting children living on the streets and in the most unstable households of Nairobi, Kenya. Today, on his first visit to the United States, he will address the United Nations in New York City about how legal drugs harm...

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Helping families face teen addiction

Nov 12, 15 Helping families face teen addiction

Posted by in Media, Parenting

Every week, parents looking for help with issues and problems related to substance use contact us through this website — so my wife, journalist Christine Tatum, and I have written a book designed to help them act quickly, efficiently and effectively to care for their children.

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Marijuana no treatment for PTSD

I joined the U.S. Army in 2012 at age 42 largely because I am a psychiatrist who wants our active-duty and veteran service members and their families to receive the mental healthcare they need and deserve. I continue to serve and was deployed to the Middle East in the Fall of 2014. Those four months yielded incredibly valuable...

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Experts: claims pot safer are bogus

There are few better examples of how science and journalism come together to confuse the public than last week’s news coverage of research out of Europe assessing and comparing risks associated with use of several drugs, including alcohol, marijuana and tobacco. The study, titled “Comparative risk assessment of alcohol,...

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The marijuana, psychosis connection

Feb 16, 15 The marijuana, psychosis connection

Posted by in Research, Uncategorized

More research, this time from King’s College in London, reinforces the strong association between marijuana use and psychosis. We provide an extensive list of research citations to aid the growing number of parents who contact us.

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Colorado on marijuana health effects

I am honored to have been asked to serve on an advisory committee of the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, which has issued a voluminous report detailing the real and possible impacts of cannabis use on health. “Monitoring Health Concerns Related to Marijuana in Colorado: 2014” provides a...

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