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The 10 Worst States for the Deadly Drug Crisis

WalletHub, an online research group, has released a new study that shows the Distrtict of Columbia having a larger drug addiction problem than any of the 50 states.

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Key Recent Findings Emerge for Health Risks of Marijuana Use

"Thanks to advances in science, we have never known so much about the effects marijuana use has on the human body, particularly, the fragile brain. Yet, in a political era when scientific research is regularly marshalled to end public policy debates, the powerful, growing scholarship on marijuana has largely been ignored or dismissed. Indeed, marijuana use seems to be one of the glaring areas in…


New Research: Impact of cannabis on the neurocognitive performance of Jamaican adolescents

"Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug among Jamaican adolescent males. Neurocognitive impairment may be a residual effect of cannabis use. This study investigated the neuropsychological performances of adolescent male cannabis users on tests of learning, attention and memory."

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New Research: AAA Study Shows Fatal Crashes Where Marijuana Was Present Doubled in Washington State After the Drug Was Legalized Recreationally

AAA study shows fatal crashes where marijuana was present doubled in Washington State after the drug was legalized recreationally.


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The Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice Launches Volume 10 Issue 1: Drug Abuse: Revealing the Impacts through Science

In this edition of the Journal, our feature article is by Siskiyou County, CA Sheriff-Coroner Col. Jon E. Lopey, Sr., BA, MJM, FBINA, (USA-Ret) entitled Colorado’s Decriminalization of Marijuana: A Forecast for Justice System Administrators.Col. Lopey provides a comprehensive analysis of research on the impacts and effects experienced as a result of the marijuana legalization movement,…


Washington State Releases Impact Report Regarding Legalized Pot and it Doesn’t Look Good!

According to the report, “Adults in Washington state rank among the highest users of marijuana in the nation, pot is disrupting the classroom and cannabis grown in The Evergreen State is being illegally exported across America, concludes a new report that examines the impacts of the drug since voters legalized it for recreational use in 2012.”


New Research Concludes “Cannabis cannot be safely recommended for the treatment of developmental or behavioral disorders at this time."

Check out the study entitled, “Medical Marijuana: Review of the Science and Implications for Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Practice,” published in PubMed. 

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Latest Results for Colorado on Youth and Adult Use

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New Research From the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency Links Pot Use with Psychotic Behavior

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Marijuana Use Doubles Over the Past Decade

According to a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association Psychiatry, marijuana use has increase from 4.1% in 2001/2002 to  9.5% in 2012/2013.  Deborah Hasin, lead author on this study said, “People should consider this information when they’re making choices about using marijuana, and the public should consider the information as they consider legalization.” 

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