New Zealand warns against synthetic marijuana after 9 deaths. New Zealand officials on Friday were urging people to stop smoking synthetic marijuana after finding nine people had died after using the drug this month in the nation’s largest city. The latest was a 31-year-old woman who died ThursdayContinue Reading New York State has one of the most restrictive medical marijuana programs in the country, but it may be starting to loosen up. The state appears to be following in the footsteps of Ohio where there is a number of growing dispensaries. These can be found at AContinue Reading

A large longitudinal study in New Zealand found that persistent marijuana use disorder with frequent use starting in adolescence was associated with a loss of an average of 6 or up to 8 IQ points measured in mid-adulthood.42 Significantly, in that study, those who used marijuana heavily as teenagers andContinue Reading The marked gender difference in rates of cannabis psychosis is puzzling. Particularly as only men are only twice as likely as women to use cannabis. So why might this be? It could be the result of a bias in treatment services which tend to be dominated by male patients.Continue Reading Colorado’s approved list of uses for marijuana include muscle spasms, epilepsy, cancer, severe nausea and glaucoma. After hearing testimony from veterans hoping to access the drug, most of the board’s members said they could not support it because there is not enough scientific evidence that marijuana can help withContinue Reading