Tagged: Marijuana

NEWS: US Survey: Fewer Teens Using Alcohol

A new U.S. government report spreads some good news: The percentage of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years who smoke, use alcohol or abuse prescription drugs is falling. The findings come from 2014 survey data released by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The annual government survey involves about 67,500 Americans aged 12 and older.

NEWS: Medical Marijuana And Teen Addiction

A new University of Michigan study finds that teens using marijuana for medical reasons are 10 times more likely to say they are hooked on marijuana than youth who get marijuana illegally.
The study is the first to report on a nationally representative sample of 4,394 high school seniors and their legal or illegal medical marijuana use as it relates to other drug use. In the study, 48 teens had medical marijuana cards, but 266 teens used medical marijuana without a card…

NEWS: Experts: THC, Marijuana No Help For PTSD

Experts say: THC is no help for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) For every military veteran appearing in a Colorado public meeting to advocate for the right to use marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, mental health professionals throughout Colorado estimate they’ve worked with thousands whose pot use made their PTSD — and their lives in… Read more »

NEWS: USA: Research Reveals Heroin Epidemic

New research reveals the trends and risk factors behind America’s growing heroin epidemic: Heroin use seen increasingly in most demographic groups. Heroin use has increased across the United States among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels. The greatest increases have occurred in groups with historically lower rates of heroin use, including women and people with private insurance and higher incomes. In addition, nearly all people who use heroin also use multiple other substances, according to the latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The report also finds the strongest risk factor for a heroin use disorder is a prescription opioid use disorder.

NEWS: Marijuana Marketing Affects Young People

Data from over 8,000 students show a potential link between exposure to medical marijuana marketing and marijuana use. In the United States medical marijuana ads appear on TV, billboards, medical dispensary store fronts and in newspapers. Young adults that viewed such commercials were found to be twice as likely to use marijuana or said they planned to use it in the future than those not viewing them…

NEWS: Colorado: Marijuana Use High Above Average

A new statewide study funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment found that 13.6% of Colorado adults are regular users of marijuana – almost double the rate (7.4%) of the entire country – which is at 7.4%. One in five marijuana users in the state of Colorado also reported driving after using marijuana…

NEWS: Increase Of Psychosis In Teen Marijuana Users

New Research: Dramatic Increase Of Psychosis In Teenage Marijuana Users.
As marijuana is becoming more available in the United States – including not only the physical but also the economic, social and psychological availability – evidence shows that more and more children and young people are taking up use of marijuana. For many it is leading to serious problems…