News tagged with smoking marijuana

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

(AP)—Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.

Feb 24, 2015
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Maternal pot use under microscope in Colorado

Marijuana use by pregnant or nursing women might seem like a no-brainer of a bad idea, but a proposal in the state of Colorado to step up such warnings is raising concern because of limited research on the dangers.

Feb 03, 2015
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Obese or overweight teens more likely to become smokers

A study examining whether overweight or obese teens are at higher risk for substance abuse finds both good and bad news: weight status has no correlation with alcohol or marijuana use but is linked to regular ...

Aug 29, 2014
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Regular marijuana use bad for teens' brains

Frequent marijuana use can have a significant negative effect on the brains of teenagers and young adults, including cognitive decline, poor attention and memory, and decreased IQ, according to psychologists ...

Aug 09, 2014
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NIDA offers tools for talking to teens about marijuana

Two updated booklets about marijuana for teens and their parents will help families sort out marijuana myths from science-based facts. The revamped tools come from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), ...

May 20, 2014
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