Prevention & Education

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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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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Sep 22, 2015
 

DrugFree.org -  More Americans are using marijuana, according to a new government report. About 8.4 percent of Americans ages 12 and older were current users of marijuana last year, up from 7.5 percent in 2013. The percentage of teens ages 12 to 17 who smoke, drink or use prescription narcotics nonmedically has fallen, HealthDay reports.

 
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US students now smoke more joints than they do cigarettes (image via independent.co.uk)
Sep 10, 2015
 

The Independent -   A new study presents a finding that may seem obvious to college students, but not to people of an older generation: for the first time in 35 years, daily marijuana use has surpassed daily cigarette use among students at American universities.

 
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Cannabinoid Research/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET
Aug 28, 2015
 

CNet -   Besides known facts like pot makes Hot Pockets look edible, we're still learning how marijuana impacts our bodies. More scientific studies are emerging on the matter, however, including one that appeared in the journal JAMA Psychiatry this week suggesting that casual cannabis use may not have as profound an effect on some parts of the brain as prior neuroimaging studies have concluded.

 
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A marijuana vendor prepares samples for enthusiasts gathered at the "Weed the People" event to celebrate the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Portland, Oregon. A new study has found that chronic marijuana use in teens does not lead to later symptoms like depression. STEVE DIPAOLA/REUTERS
Aug 6, 2015
 

Newsweek -   Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Rutgers University have found that frequent marijuana use by teenage boys does not correlate to later physical and mental health issues. The results of the new study, published by the American Psychological Association in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, contradicted prior data on marijuana use, and surprised lead researcher Jordan Bechtold of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

 

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(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Aug 3, 2015
 

Forbes -    States allowing prescribers to recommend medical marijuana typically require patients to register for a state-authorized medical marijuana identification card before being able to possess the drug for treatment. Many teenage users comply, but there’s still a small percentage of them that go to the black market to get their medication.

 

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An employee at the medical marijuana dispensary Kaya Shack displays different types of marijuana flowers sold at the shop in Portland, Ore. (Gosia Wozniacka / AP)
Jul 16, 2015
 

Sun Sentinel -   If Florida legalizes medical marijuana, it could lead to increased pot use by youths, a Florida International University study suggests.

 
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Jul 7, 2015
 

Inquistr -   Warning: Video contains graphic footage that may be offensive to some users.

 
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People often use modified water pipes (bongs) to smoke the dab, but dabs can also be put into an e-cigarette and be vaped. (Photo: Getty Images)
Jun 23, 2015
 

Yahoo Health -   Young people who use marijuana and are looking for a new way to get high may be increasingly turning to “dabbing,” a new paper suggests.  

 
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