Addiction

Kids' poisonings rise as more parents bring pot edibles home

(HealthDay)—Edibles. In adults, they can be used recreationally or to help manage pain, nausea and anxiety. But these THC-loaded products, often sold as gummies, cookies and brownies, have fueled a four-year increase in ...

Cardiology

Young marijuana smokers may be at greater risk of recurrent stroke

Among younger adults who had a previous stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA) and were later hospitalized for any cause, recurrent stroke was far more likely among patients with cannabis use disorder, according to preliminary ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Flowered steering: How well do drivers fare after smoking cannabis?

The steady rise in the use of cannabis—18 states have legalized recreational use, 13 have decriminalized its use and 36 have medical cannabis laws—has provoked myriad questions and concerns about public health implications, ...

Medications

Active ingredient in cannabis protects aging brain cells

Decades of research on medical cannabis has focused on the compounds THC and CBD in clinical applications. But less is known about the therapeutic properties of cannabinol (CBN). Now, a new study by Salk scientists shows ...

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