Tag: Marijuana effects

Cannabis Edibles Causing More ER Trips In Colorado

A new study suggested cannabis edibles are responsible for 10 percent of cannabis-related ER visits in Colorado due to acute mental disorders and severe panic attacks. This is despite the fact less than a percent buys edibles in the state.

Public Health March 29, 2019

How The Risks Of Smoking Marijuana Can Cause Anxiety And Panic Attacks

Marijuana can cause multiple health problems, including damage to the lungs, memory loss, and fast heart rate. However, after the use of marijuana, some people may experience anxiety and panic attacks while others may not.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 5, 2018

Trends Reveal More Pregnant Women Are Increasingly Smoking Marijuana In California

In California, more than 300,000 pregnant women smoking weed were tested. What resulted from the study has caused alarm among physicians.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 27, 2017

Colorado Solons: Reclassify Marijuana Before Trump Pot Embargo

Lawmakers in Colorado are pushing for a new legislation which they hope would cleverly evade the Trump administration's future nationwide crackdown on marijuana. But there’s a catch.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 26, 2017

Health Canada To Do Random Testing On Medical Cannabis After Mass Recall Affecting 25,000 Customers

After mass product recalls and health complaints in 2016, Health Canada announced, through an official statement, that it will now do random testing on medical marijuana products sold in the country.

Public Health February 10, 2017

Marijuana Legalization Could Make Teens Think The Substance Is Harmless, Spur Them To Try Cannabis, Suggests Study

New research underlines the increased use of recreational marijuana among teenagers in Washington state following the legalization of the substance. Fewer students in the eighth and 10th grades believe in the associated harms of marijuana use.

Public Health December 29, 2016

Researchers Create 3D Atomic-Level Image Of Brain’s Marijuana Receptor

Researchers are taking a closer look at the brain to better understand how THC affects the body, creating a 3D image of the brain’s marijuana receptor to facilitate their work.

Neuroscience October 22, 2016

Marijuana Use Actually Dulls Creative Thinking, Says Psychologist

Weed users continue to grow in number in the U.S., many of whom boast of taking cannabis for the substance’s benefits on creativity. A psychologist begs to differ, however, saying that marijuana use actually dulls creative thinking.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 5, 2016

Researchers Show Effects Of Long-Term Marijuana Use On The Brain

There’s a lot to be learned about how marijuana affects the body. For now, researchers have determined what long-term marijuana use will do to a user’s brain.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 17, 2016

Daily Marijuana Use Linked To Disease That Can Lead To Limb Amputation

A man in Australia has developed a very rare peripheral vascular disease that has prevented a nasty wound on his big toe from properly healing. Doctors say his condition was brought on by his long-term daily use of cannabis.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 9, 2016

Heavy Marijuana Use Linked To Economic, Social Problems At Age 38

A study found that heavy marijuana users who suffer from typical withdrawal symptoms such as cravings and nervousness are more likely to go back to the old habit. These patients also sustained stern medical and social consequences from heavy cannabis use.

Life March 24, 2016

Teen Marijuana Users Have Poorer Verbal Memory In Middle Age

A study discovered that middle-aged people who smoked weed as teenagers had poorer verbal memory. Verbal memory decreased by 0.13 standardized units for every five years of past marijuana exposure.

Life February 11, 2016

Why Does Pot Give You The Munchies? Scientists Weigh In With An Answer

Researchers find active ingredient in marijuana can turn brain's appetite center on its head. Brain circuit that normally tells us we're full is fooled by marijuana into telling us to scarf down that bag of snack chips.

February 18, 2015

Stoned Drivers Safer Than Drunk Drivers, Claims Federal Study

A new study finds little difference in accident risk levels between sober drivers and drivers high on marijuana. Alcohol remains a much greater risk factor however, researchers report.

Life February 16, 2015

10 percent of Americans get high before work

A new poll found that one in ten American workers show up to work high after smoking marijuana. While many employees smoke before work, it was more common for workers to take prescription pills.

Internet Culture September 19, 2014

Pot heads find sleeping can get tough

Marijuana use, particularly if begun young, can lead to sleep problems later in life, a study indicates. Sleep quality can suffer, and daytime sleepiness is common, researchers say.

Life June 3, 2014

New study links marijuana use to heart attack, stroke

A new study shows that young, middle-aged adults who use marijuana may develop cardiovascular-related and other health problems. Health issues caused by pot smoking includes blood clotting and tiny vessel changes, increased angina and strokes, among others.

Life April 24, 2014

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