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Negative Health Consequences of Marijuana Use

Negative Health Consequences of Marijuana Use

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Marijuana addiction: According to NIDA, about 9 percent of marijuana users become addicted to marijuana. 1 An estimated 2.7 million people 12 years of age and older meet criteria for dependence… Read more

Marijuana Use In Teenagers

Marijuana Use In Teenagers

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Regular cannabis use during adolescence is related to: Brain damage in areas that develop during late adolescence and underlie language processing anomalies and psychotic features such as auditory hallucinations in… Read more

Marijuana and Fetal Harm

Marijuana and Fetal Harm

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According to a 2013 Academy of Pediatrics report, prenatal exposure to marijuana can cause behavioral, cognitive, and achievement problems in the adolescent.1 However, detrimental effects could occur much earlier. For example: When used… Read more

Marijuana And Drugged Driving

Marijuana And Drugged Driving

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Underage college students who used marijuana are 6.24 more likely to drive after marijuana use compared with those using only alcohol.1 Driving under the influence of cannabis was associated with… Read more

Legal Marijuana States Had 16.4 Percent Increase in Traffic Fatalities

Legal Marijuana States Had 16.4 Percent Increase in Traffic Fatalities

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The Governors Highway Safety Association’s annual Spotlight on Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities is a first glimpse at national and state trends in pedestrian traffic fatalities for 2017. Among other findings, the… Read more

Marijuana Use Disorders Rise As Marijuana Use More Than Doubles

Marijuana Use Disorders Rise As Marijuana Use More Than Doubles

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JAMA, Prevalence of Marijuana Use Disorders in the United States Between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013 Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry October 21, 2015 A NIH-funded study published in JAMA concluded… Read more