Psychology & Psychiatry

Immune protein may drive alcoholism relapse

The anxiety that occurs during withdrawal from excessive alcohol use, and contributes to relapse, may be driven in part by the release of an immune protein in the brain, according to a new study from scientists at Scripps ...

Addiction

The pandemic had little impact on Canada's legal cannabis sales

The pandemic saw a boom in legal recreational cannabis sales across Canada. From March 2020 to February 2021, sales totaled $2.5 billion, double the $1.25 billion of the previous 12 months. Surveys likewise reported more ...

Health

Smoke signals: US House votes to decriminalize cannabis

US lawmakers backed the decriminalization of marijuana nationwide in a vote Friday that will eliminate punishments for providing or possessing the drug if is signed into law by President Joe Biden.

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, ...

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