Marijuana Addiction

Which Drugs Are Perceived as Safe?: Americans Weigh In

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By Tamarra Kemsley When it comes to evaluating the danger of a drug, reality and perception can often disagree. Below is a look at the facts and feelings surrounding marijuana, Ecstasy and opioids. Marijuana How a person perceives marijuana depends a great deal on where he or she lives. According to data collected in 2012-2014, very few Northeasterners or Northwesterners deem smoking marijuana once a month as carrying any great risk. The same goes for Coloradans and Alaskans. However, this shifts as a person moves south, with states like Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi demonstrating a great deal more skepticism.1 […]

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Casual Marijuana Use Harmful

Casual Marijuana Use Harmful

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 showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings are published in the latest issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. It’s another blow, following similar research that linked chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. The study of […]

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DEA Chief Speaks Out About Legal Pot

DEA Chief Speaks Out About Legal Pot

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” and “reckless and irresponsible,” the Washington Post reported. He went on to warn that the move will have severe consequences. (Colorado pot sales began in January 2014 with Washington slated to follow soon after.) Officials in several other states are contemplating similar changes to their […]

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Celeb-Branded Marijuana Blends

Celeb-Branded Marijuana Blends

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 for patients in the area. The custom blend has been dubbed “Phifty Caliber Kush” and boasts a “distinct floral taste and works as an effective pain reliever.” Smoking a star’s custom mix sounds just crazy enough to be the next big trend in Hollywood, but […]

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Drug Addiction Profiled on Deadliest Catch

The reality show Deadliest Catch follows a few different privately owned fishing boats in the Bering Sea, chronicling the hard labor that comes with the job and the personal stories of many of the fishermen as well as the boats’ captains. One thing that the show doesn’t do is address the drug addiction that is rampant among fishermen – until now. Drug Addiction and Deadliest Catch It’s not uncommon for fishermen to abuse crystal meth and other stimulants in order to stay awake for 36+ hours at a time during the most labor intensive parts of the trip or for […]

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