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© Flickr user 'martinalonso4895' Marijuana Joint
Oct 27, 2015
 

MSN -   Pass the joint, teens and young adults: Middle-aged and older people are using significantly more marijuana these days.

 
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A newborn mouse. Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Oct 20, 2015
 

ars technica -  In mice at least, although humans might want to be cautious.

 
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In a national health survey, 10% of high schoolers reported smoking marijuana at least once in the last 30 days. Brennan Linsley/AP
Oct 16, 2015
 

Tech Insider -   High schoolers now report using marijuana more than cigarettes or cigars, according to a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Oct. 15. 

 
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A Staten Islander confronted Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday about having to smell marijuana across the city. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Oct 8, 2015
 

SILIVE -   CITY HALL -- A Staten Islander confronted Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday about having to smell marijuana across the city. 

 
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People who have used marijuana more than 100 times are significantly more likely to have prediabetes when they reach middle age. Reuters
Sep 23, 2015
 

Medical Daily -   A new study finds people who have smoked pot more than 100 times are significantly more likely to have prediabetes when they reach middle age. Prediabetes means your blood sugar is higher than normal, says the Mayo Clinic, though not as high as a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. While prediabetes can progress to diabetes, the new study surprisingly does not draw a link between marijuana use and diabetes.

 
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Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters
Aug 31, 2015
 

The Atlantic -   A side effect of a federal drug law has left legal pot farmers without any approved pesticides—and as a result, many have turned to harmful chemicals to protect their crops.

 
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Heavy pot smoking may lower your sperm count says a new study. (Photo: Jim Mone, AP)
Aug 31, 2015
 

USA Today -   (NEWSER) – Smoking pot could damage your semen quality, or so suggests a new study out of Denmark. Some 1,215 Danish men ages 18 to 28 were asked about their drug use over the past three months and provided a semen sample. The researchers found a correlation between men who smoked pot more than once weekly and "quite a lot" of a drop in sperm count: the count was an average 29% lower in these men than in those who reported lighter or no usage. Those who reported additional drug use (anything from cocaine to ecstasy) saw an even more severe reduction, with average sperm count down 55%.

 
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Aug 13, 2015
 

NIDA -   2015 Oral Abstract Presenter, Cecilia L. Bergeria from University of Vermont, Burlington shares a summary from her abstract, "Surveying lactation professionals regarding breastfeeding and marijuana use," at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting. #CPDD15 #CPDD2015

 
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Marijuana cookies are legally sold in Colorado as a form of recreational marijuana. Some cookies contain more than the 10 milligram limit, so store owners warn buyers to take in only pieces of a cookie to avoid getting too high and psychoactive. (Photo : Emrah Aydemir | YouTube)
Jul 27, 2015
 

Tech Times -    Marijuana is now widely accepted and legalized in some states in the U.S., for the purposes of medication and recreation, with certain limits.

 

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Its legal status and wide range of uses make marijuana a tough plant to regulate — or even to advise farmers about. Here, young marijuana plants are seen at a growing facility. Elaine Thompson/AP
Jul 23, 2015
 

NPR -   Farmers who grow marijuana for Colorado's legal market are running into problems as they try to control mildew and pests. Because of the plant's illegal status at the federal level, a main source of agricultural guidance isn't available to pot farmers.

 
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