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Health Risks of Marijuana

When posed with the question “is weed harmful?,” many people will say no. However, relaxed societal views and an increasing number of states legalizing this drug don’t change the fact…

Kratom Withdrawal Symptoms

Kratom is a plant-based drug which, in different doses, produces different effects. Small doses of the drug produce mild stimulant effects, a little stronger than caffeine; in larger doses, however, kratom becomes…

What Is Kratom? Risks of Addiction and Abuse

Kratom comes in many forms in the US: as a powder or pill sold as a dietary supplement, or as dried leaves, which can be chewed or brewed into a tea….

Should Florida Taxpayers Pay for Marijuana Research?

With the laws changing regarding the legal use of marijuana across the country and in Florida, many are pushing for an increased focus on research on how the drug impacts…

Heiress Donates $800,000 to Fight Medical Marijuana in Florida

As Florida gears up to vote on Amendment 2, a piece of legislation that would alter current medical marijuana laws in November, a range of people and groups are throwing…

How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System?

With changing marijuana laws in numerous states, use of the drug is growing. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health,…

Kratom: Abuse, Addiction, and Treatment

Kratom is a drug with both stimulant and sedative effects, derived from a tropical tree that grows in Southeast Asia. The plant is related to the coffee plant, and kratom…

Marijuana Withdrawal: Effects & Timeline

Often, marijuana is deemed harmless, with many people unaware that it is possible to become physically dependent, even addicted. With changing marijuana laws and increased public acceptance, the rates of…

Synthetic Marijuana and Potential for Abuse

Synthetic marijuana is the commonly used term for synthetic cannabinoids, which are a group of human-made chemicals that are structurally similar to the THC found in marijuana. These chemicals are either…

Examining the Increasing Strength of Marijuana

An interesting facet of today’s drug use culture is the notion that marijuana is many times more powerful today in terms of potency than it was back in the 1960s…

Is Weed Legal in Florida?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the most popular illicit drug of abuse in the state of Florida is marijuana. Obviously, the answer to the above question…

Marijuana Abuse, Addiction, and Treatment

Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?

Some say that alcohol is a gateway drug. The substance is legal and easily accessible to young people even though it is not legally sold to them until after the…

9 Things About Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana legalization carries serious dangers with it; like marijuana addiction Since the early 1950’s and 1960’s the U.S. Federal Government classified marijuana in the same category as LSD. Reason being…

The Brain Changes In Young Marijuana Users

Brain changes are directly related to the amount of pot smoked A new study by researchers in Boston, Massachusetts has shown that even moderate use of marijuana can cause changes…

Colorado Is Ground Zero For Marijuana Addiction

Colorado Generated $135 million from Marijuana Sales Colorado finds itself under the microscope since passing Amendment 64. Amendment 64 amended Colorado’s constitution outlining a statewide drug policy for marijuana. Enacted…

6 Marijuana Facts Cannabis Supporters Won’t Admit

The biggest problem with marijuana advocacy is the refusal of most cannabis supporters to admit that there are negative aspects of the drug that must be addressed during public discourse…

Parents Are Losing their Kids over Marijuana

Parents are losing their children over confusing marijuana laws, including those who are obeying their state’s laws regarding possession and use of cannabis. For some people it might seem inconceivable…

Kratom: A New Old Way to Get High

Kratom is a potent but completely natural plant substance that produces powerful analgesic and psychoactive effects. Despite its growing status as a drug of abuse in the United States, kratom…

Colorado to Allow Recreational Marijuana Use

Colorado marijuana activists landed a major victory this week when legislation permitting recreational use of cannabis was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper. This move came on the footsteps…

Exploring the Addictiveness of Marijuana

A realistic concern for marijuana users is whether or not they can become addicted to the drug. An unbiased book called the Science of Marijuana, written in 2008, suggested that…

The Symptoms and Effects of Marijuana Dependence

Marijuana dependence may not be as immediately dangerous as addiction to harder drugs like heroin or cocaine, but over time addiction to pot can have serious implications for the user…

Marijuana Withdrawal: Is it for Real?

Supporters of marijuana often tout the idea that it’s difficult or impossible to become addicted to the drug, despite compelling evidence to the contrary. According to these beliefs, physical addiction…

Should Marijuana be Regulated like Alcohol?

It wasn’t that long ago that alcohol was treated the same as marijuana. During the American Prohibition, alcohol was persecuted just as violently – if not more so –as law…

Children and Marijuana

The illicit use of marijuana extends beyond that of adults and teens – even children use this drug under a variety of circumstances. However, the risks and problems associated with…

Indoor Marijuana Grow Operations on the Rise

As the most widely used illicit substance in the world, it’s not surprising that criminals and drug users have taken to growing marijuana in highly controlled indoor environments. In fact,…

Marijuana Addiction: Is it Real?

As the most widely used drug in the United States, there has been an enormous push in recent years for more lenient marijuana laws governing both medicinal and recreational use….

Marijuana More Popular Among Teens than Cigarettes

According to the 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey, more teens are now smoking marijuana than cigarettes. This is especially concerning because while tobacco is extremely addictive and harmful to health,…