Prevention & Education

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Jun 23, 2015
 

RAPS.org -   The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has proposed a massive increase in the amount of marijuana it will allow to be produced this year in the hopes of meeting the demand of researchers studying new medicinal uses for the drug, it has announced.

 
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In this April 18, 2015 photo, young partygoers listen to music and smoke marijuana during the annual 4/20 marijuana festival, in Denver's downtown Civic Center Park. Colorado schools will begin compiling data on the number of students who get busted for using marijuana, an idea aimed at gauging the impacts of the drug's legalization. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jun 15, 2015
 

Huffington Post -  DENVER (AP) -- Colorado schools will begin compiling data on students who get busted for using or distributing marijuana, an effort aimed at gauging the effects of the drug's legalization in the state.

 
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Jun 9, 2015
 

Time -    More than 75% of cases involve children under the age of 3

 
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A man rolls a marijuana cigarette on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Trenton, N.J. (Image via AP Photo/Mel Evans)
May 24, 2015
 

Yahoo -     Ever wished you were a bit taller? How about four inches taller? If you smoked marijuana as a prepubescent boy, that wish may not have come true. 

 
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Scientists claim strong strains of marijuana can cause second-hand pot smokers to test positive for the drug in a urine analysis. It could also cause them to have minor problems with memory and coordination without ever knowing, according to a new study
May 19, 2015
 

Daily Mail -   You might think simply being around a marijuana smoker won't get you in trouble during a drug test.

 
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This article originally appeared on FactCheck.org. Image by Pe3k/ Shutterstock
Apr 28, 2015
 

Discover -    Chris Christie recently said that marijuana is a “gateway drug” while arguing for enforcement of its federal status as an illegal substance. Though there are correlations between marijuana use and other drugs, there is no conclusive evidence that one actually causes the other. The science on this topic is far from settled.

 
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Apr 21, 2015
 

The Daily Nebraskan -    If you want to talk about marijuana, you need to speak the language. We've laid out some key phrases and questions that come up frequently in the marijuana debate.

 
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Mar 12, 2015
 

Live Science -   Just like ragweed and birch trees, marijuana plants may trigger allergic reactions in some people, according to a new review of previous studies.

 
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Mar 2, 2015
 

OUP Blog - Does marijuana produce an amotivational syndrome? Whether the amotivational syndrome exists or not is still controversial; there are still too few poorly controlled small studies that don’t allow a definitive answer. Most people who use marijuana don’t develop this syndrome.

 
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Yasmin Hurd
Feb 20, 2015
 

BrainFacts.org -   As a child, Yasmin Hurd always wondered how other children’s brains worked. To help pay for college, she took a job taking care of animals in a research lab, an experience that unleashed her childhood curiosity and sent her on a path to a career in research.

 
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