Does Marijuana Use Damage the Brain?

Long-Term and Early Age Marijuana Use Can Lead to Abnormalities in the Brain A new study conducted at the University of Texas at Dallas linked heavy, long-term marijuana use beginning at an early age to a smaller-volume orbitofrontal cortex, which is the area of the brain associated with … [Read more...]

Teen Marijuana Use Drops as Legalization Increases

National Survey Finds Teen Marijuana Use Declining, Even in States with Recreational Pot A new study conducted by the University of Michigan has found that teen marijuana use is decreasing, in spite of more states looking to increase recreational use of the drug. The Monitoring the Future study, … [Read more...]

FDA to Re-Examine Safety of Marijuana

FDA Will Re-Examine Safety of Marijuana, And How Effective It Really Is The Food and Drug Administration announced that it will re-examine the the scheduling and safety of marijuana as a Schedule I substance, to see if the plant has some possible benefits. Currently, marijuana is scheduled as a … [Read more...]

Marijuana Use May Cause Insomnia

Marijuana Use Linked to Sleep Disruptions and Insomnia As more states pass marijuana legislation, whether it is for recreational or medical marijuana use, new studies show that marijuana can have some harmful side effects, especially when used at a young age. A new US-based study shows that … [Read more...]

Two Deaths in Denver Due to Recreational Marijuana Use

Colorado Rethinks Recreational Marijuana Use Laws After Two People Die Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana use in the last major election, and laws went into effect on January 1st, 2014. Many users believe marijuana to be safe, in some cases safer than alcohol or cigarettes, but after … [Read more...]

Marijuana Use Can Cause Cardiovascular Damage

New Study Links Cardiovascular Complications to Marijuana Use Marijuana use is growing in popularity, especially in the US, and several groups advocate not just medicinal research into marijuana, but also legalizing recreational use as well. Currently, two states – Colorado and Washington State – … [Read more...]

Teenage Marijuana Use is Detrimental to the Brain

New Study Shows that Using Marijuana as a Teen is Detrimental to Brain Development Marijuana use can negatively impact brain development, according to new research. "Actually in childhood our brain is larger," says Krista Lisdahl, director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee brain imaging … [Read more...]

Survey Shows SC Residents More OK with Marijuana Use, Police Still Bust for Drug Use

Columbia Police Department Seizes 8 Lbs of Marijuana, Arrests Man on Drug Charges The Columbia Police Department, based on a tip, arrested a man and seized $40,000 of marijuana from his apartment. On Wednesday, October 30th, 35-year-old David Anthony Ryan was arrested on marijuana drug charges … [Read more...]

Californians to Vote on Prop 19 and Legalizing Marijuana

It is clear that, like many states, California has struggled financially over the past three years during the economic recession. California's financial struggle has prompted many reformers to push for Proposition 19, The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010. Voters in California will vote … [Read more...]