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Reduction of Benzodiazepine Use in Patients Prescribed Medical Cannabis

This originally appeared at Authors Chad Purcell Andrew Davis Nico Moolman, and S. Mark Taylor Published Online:23 Sep 2019 Abstract Background: Benzodiazepines are a class of medication with sedative properties, commonly used for anxiety and other neurological conditions. These medications are associated with several well-known adverse effects. This observational study aims to investigate the reduction […]

Associations between adolescent cannabis use and neuropsychological decline: a longitudinal co-twin control study

This originally appeared at Madeline H. Meier, Avshalom Caspi, Andrea Danese, Helen L. Fisher, Renate Houts, Louise Arseneault, Terrie E. Moffitt First published: 22 July 2017 Abstract Aims This study tested whether adolescents who used cannabis or met criteria for cannabis dependence showed neuropsychological impairment prior to cannabis initiation and neuropsychological decline from before to after cannabis initiation. Design […]

Medical Marijuana Laws and Suicides by Gender and Age

This originally appeared at Published Online: November 12, 2014 Objectives. We estimated the association between legalizing medical marijuana and suicides. Methods. We obtained state-level suicide data from the National Vital Statistics System’s Mortality Detail Files for 1990–2007. We used regression analysis to examine the association between medical marijuana legalization and suicides per 100 000 population. […]

Couples’ marijuana use is inversely related to their intimate partner violence over the first nine years of marriage

This article originally appeared at’%20marijuana%20use%20also%20predicted,the%20least%20frequent%20IPV%20perpetration. Authors: Philip H. Smith, Gregory G. Homish, R. Lorraine Collins, Gary A. Giovino, Helene R. White, and Kenneth E. Leonard Abstract Research on the association between marijuana use and IPV has generated inconsistent findings, and has been primarily based on cross-sectional data. We examined whether husbands’ and wives’ marijuana use predicted both husbands’ and […]

Marijuana Could Help Reduce Depression and Anxiety

This article originally appeared at Our knowledge about (and acceptance of) cannabis has expanded rapidly in recent years. But researchers are still probing the link between weed, depression and other mental health markers. There was a panic over pot in the 1930s. When the movie Reefer Madness came out in 1936, the criminalization of marijuana was […]

State Cannabis Legalization and Psychosis-Related Health Care Utilization

This article originally appeared at Published online 2023 Jan 25. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.52689 PMCID: PMC9925044 NIHMSID: NIHMS1869192 PMID: 36696111 Authors: Holly Elser, MD, PhD, 1 , 2 Keith Humphreys, PhD, 3 , 4 Mathew V. Kiang, ScD, 5 Swapnil Mehta, MD, 4 Jong H. Yoon, MD, 4 , 6 William O. Faustman, PhD, 4 , 6 […]

The Deeply Unchill Things That Happened When I Tried to Quit Weed

This article originally appeared at One cliché that I know about is that “things change in an instant.” Another cliché that I know about is that clichés are true. Three Saturdays ago, I spent the entire day in bed, constantly packing bowls of weed, compulsorily smoking them, and watching increasingly bleak and uninteresting TV […]

Psychosis is the last marijuana side effect you should be worried about

This article originally appeared at Reefer madness—the idea that marijuana drives most of its users to commit crimes and descend into sin—is an ableist morality fable. But for a specific population of marijuana users, there is a link between pot use and mental health. A study published yesterday in The Lancet Psychiatry underlines that link as well as providing […]

Analysis of Online Forum Discussions on Cannabis Use and ADHD

This article originally appeared at “I Use Weed for My ADHD”: A Qualitative Analysis of Online Forum Discussions on Cannabis Use and ADHD Background Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a risk factor for problematic cannabis use. However, clinical and anecdotal evidence suggest an increasingly popular perception that cannabis is therapeutic for ADHD, including via online […]

High potency cannabis use, mental health symptoms and cannabis dependence: Triangulating the evidence

This article originally appeared at Highlights Preferring high potency cannabis was associated with risk of cannabis dependence.Further triangulation with THC concentration did not support these results. Evidence for an association between high potency cannabis use and other mental health symptoms is mixed. Improved methodology is needed to assess cannabis use in research. Abstract Cannabis […]