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Casual Marijuana Use Harmful

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Even occasional pot use can impact brain function negatively, a new study finds.

For decades, pro-pot groups have insisted that a little recreational use was no big deal. Now, a new study reports that casual marijuana use may have a not-so-casual effect. Researchers at Northwestern University analyzed how casual marijuana use impacts the brain and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week […]

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Adults Using More ADD Meds

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Adderall use rates are rising at an alarming rate in those 18 and over.

We often associate ADD and ADHD with high-energy children who have a hard time sitting still or focusing. Adderall has become the go-to drug to treat this condition in children, but now it turns out that adults are flocking to the prescription medication. The pill for treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is still primarily used by children, […]

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Marijuana Vending Machines

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They already exist, but are these automated pot dispensers coming to your area?

Marijuana is already easier to get in several states, having been legalized in Colorado and Washington. Now, vending machines may make procuring pot even easier. A machine called ZaZZZ has been installed in Avon, Colorado and is the first public, automated dispenser of marijuana. Unlike the snack and soda machines we’re so familiar with, though, […]

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A New Type of Bitcoin

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Authorities are issuing warnings, but not for the online currency. Instead, they’re referring to a new type of ecstasy pill that has sent some to the hospital.

Bitcoin usually refers to a peer-to-peer payment system introduced in 2009. The virtual currency is controversial, but not as controversial as the use of that same term for a new type of ecstasy. The drug Bitcoin is a hot new variant of MDMA that is popular in Europe, particularly the Netherlands and Great Britain. There […]

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DEA Chief Speaks Out About Legal Pot

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The decriminalization of marijuana in the US continues to be a divisive issue.

When Colorado and Washington state legalized marijuana, it led to a lot of joking on social media and the late night talk shows, but one high ranking government official doesn’t think it’s a laughing matter. The DEA’s Chief of Operations James L. Capra called the legalization of marijuana at the state level “a bad experiment” […]

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Traffickers’ Tunnel Discovered at US-Mexico Border

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Agents shut down the new drug route before the sophisticated underground pathway could be used.

Drugs are big business and traffickers will go to great lengths to get their product on the streets. One of the latest methods is a recently discovered drug tunnel that stretches between San Diego and Mexico. The sophisticated pathway included rail tracks, ventilation and lighting – all right under the US border. Authorities found the […]

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The Alcohol-Broken Bone Connection

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Why are heavy drinkers more apt to break a limb?

We all know that heavy drinking can lead to a host of health risks, but who would have guessed that broken bones are among them? It turns out that doctors have begun connecting alcohol abuse with an increased likelihood of broken bones, and this doesn’t just refer to accidents like drunken falls or car accidents […]

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Celeb-Branded Marijuana Blends

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Stars are mixing their own blends of medical marijuana in the latest celeb endorsement trend.

Is the world ready for celebrity-branded marijuana? A member of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony believes so. Stanley “Flesh-N-Bone” Howse recently announced he is partnering with a company to create his own strain of medical marijuana. Michigan Live recently reported that the musician has partnered with a Michigan-based medical marijuana facility to create a new strain of marijuana […]

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Meth-Inspired Candy Going Too Far?

Meth-Inspired Candy Going Too Far?

An Albuquerque candy shop is selling treats inspired by the show Breaking Bad that mimic a popular and dangerous drug, stirring a nationwide debate.

We’ve all seen the ads for products inspired by TV programs or characters, but one Albuquerque, New Mexico, candy shop is taking the “As Seen On TV” idea even further. Taking a cue from the hit AMC show Breaking Bad, which features a chemistry teacher turned meth dealer, the candy shop has begun selling “meth” […]

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Bipolar Disorder and Its Ongoing Stigma

Bipolar Disorder and Its Ongoing Stigma

Those suffering with bipolar disorder are often still hesitant to admit the problem because of the stigma associated with this misunderstood disease.

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, they follow a treatment plan set out by medical professionals and usually inform friends and family, who rally around with help and sympathy. When someone is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, treatment may be shrouded in secrecy, and only a select few friends or family members will be told. All […]

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