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Recreational marijuana legalization: Do more youth use or do youth use more?: Recent results indicate that the effects of recreational marijuana legalization on Oregon teens' use depends on whether the teens were already using marijuana when legal sales began.
Cigarette smoking is increasing among Americans with drug problems: While cigarette smoking has declined in the US for the past several decades, since 2002 the prevalence of smoking has increased significantly among people with an illicit substance use disorder, according to a new study. Researchers found more than half of individuals with a substance use disorder (56 percent) reported cigarette use in the past month, compared with 18 percent of those without a substance use disorder.
Marijuana may help HIV patients keep mental stamina longer: A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients, says a new study.
Medical marijuana for children with cancer? What providers think: Most providers willing to consider medical marijuana use in children with cancer, but those with legal eligibility to certify are less likely to approve.
Marijuana use may not aid patients in opioid addiction treatment: New research finds that frequent marijuana use seems to strengthen the relationship between pain and depression and anxiety, not ease it.
Cannabis linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults: Cannabis use in youth is linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults, finds new research.
Synthetic cannabis-like drug reduces sleep apnea: A synthetic cannabis-like drug in a pill was safe and effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea in the first large multi-site study of a drug for apnea.
More adults use marijuana in states where it is legal: Daily use of marijuana as well as past month rates rose for both men and women aged 26 and older in states with medical marijuana laws in effect. Marijuana use among those younger than 26 years old was generally unaffected by changes in the law.
Can cannabinoids be used to treat cancer?: When cannabinoids activate signaling pathways in cancer cells they can stimulate a cell death mechanism called apoptosis, unleashing a potent anti-tumor effect.
Booze and pot use in teens lessens life success: Young adults dependent on marijuana and alcohol are less likely to achieve adult life goals, according to new research.
Marijuana use associated with cognitive dysfunction in people with HIV who have substance abuse disorder, study finds: Marijuana use is associated with cognitive dysfunction in people with HIV infection who have an alcohol or other drug use disorder, according to a new study.