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The association between physical availability of cannabis retail outlets and frequent cannabis use and related health harms: a systematic review

Risks of marijuana and THC on the heart: What you need to know​

Driving while stoned leads to more traffic accidents in a country where marijuana is legal

ER visits for children sickened from marijuana surged during the pandemic​

Experimental drug shows promise for marijuana addiction

Marijuana linked to mental health risks in young adults, growing evidence shows

Cannabis use in first trimester has ‘significant’ harmful effects on a fetus​
Popular Science

Psychosis, suicidal thoughts, scream-vomiting: Alarm sounded about high-potency THC products​
Washington Times

Study offers concerning insight into how daily marijuana use can affect your heart​

Denver nonprofit creates campaign to warn students, parents about dangers of high-potency THC

Highly potent weed creating marijuana addicts worldwide, study says

Experts worry next-gen pot products can cause psychotic episodes

EXCLUSIVE: How California’s legal cannabis dream became a public health nightmare: It’s a class B drug in the UK – but in the US state it’s led to spiraling addiction, psychotic illnesses, and hospitals facing a deluge of poisonings
Daily Mail

North Carolina House Republicans Block Senate-Passed Medical Marijuana Bill
Marijuana Moment

Doctors push for warning label on California pot, sound alarm about cannabis-induced psychosis
The Washington Times

The bags look like well-known chips or candies, but what’s inside could harm children

Potent drugs packaged like candy, legally sold in Florida sparks calls for stricter rules

Numbers of children under FIVE being poisoned by eating their parents’ pot brownies and gummies has soared by 320% over past three years as more states legalize the drug

STUDY: Recreational marijuana companies use marketing that appeals to adolescents

How high is too high to drive? Nevada Supreme Court may address question in Zaon Collins DUI case

Marijuana use may cause cognitive impairment even when not still high
NBC News

‘We’re one cigarette away’: Illegal marijuana farms pose wildfire risk in California’s parched national forests
NBC News

America’s pot labs have a THC problem
ABC News

You Know Nothing About Weed

DEA: Teen depression and suicide linked to marijuana use
FOX 29

Prop. 207: Will legal marijuana be a smelly problem in the Valley?
ABC 15

Using weed during pregnancy linked to psychotic-like behaviors in children, study finds

Marijuana use increases pain after surgery, requires more anesthesia, study finds

New CDC study reinforces alarms raised over pregnant women and marijuana use in “legal” marijuana states
Smart Approaches to Marijuana

‘Everybody I know and hang out with vapes’: More Colorado teens see the danger in vaping, but 1 in 4 still do it
Colorado Public Radio

State’s pot trade is dangerously underregulated

For our kids’ sake, rein in reckless pot peddlers

New Colorado Data Show Youth Marijuana Use Increasing Since 2017
Smart Approaches to Marijuana

Minnesota issues new alert over severe lung injuries tied to vaping
Duluth News Tribune

Cases of cannabis-induced psychosis increase during COVID-19 pandemic
Daily Chronicle

A landmark study updates the risk of marijuana users having a cannabis use disorder
The Marijuana Report

No study needed: Stoned drivers pose deadly threat
The Sun

New Report: California Regulations Fail to Protect Youth From Marijuana Industry
Smart Approaches to Marijuana

Recreational pot laws may boost traffic deaths, studies say
AP News

Today’s high potency weed raises risk of anxiety and addiction, study says

As marijuana-induced psychosis rises, parents say treatment for young people hard to find
USA Today

The true cost of cannabis: Why don’t its illnesses, deaths command media headlines?
USA Today

Is marijuana linked to psychosis, schizophrenia? It’s contentious, but doctors, feds say yes
USA Today

Cannabinoids for Psychiatric Disorders? Evidence of Effectiveness is Lacking, Report Concludes
Psychiatric News ALERT

Using weed regularly raises the risk of heart problems for young people, studies find

After Legalization, Marijuana Addiction Is on the Rise

I have seen the damage cannabis does

Marijuana worse for teen brains than alcohol, study finds
NBC News

Cannabis use by young people may be tied to depression and anxiety, CAMH study finds
The Star (Canada)

What Advocates of Legalizing Pot Don’t Want You to Know
The New York Times

Telling teenagers to “just say no” isn’t enough
The Arizona Republic

Reasons Marijuana Legalization Seems To Be Failing

FDA, FTC warn company marketing unapproved cannabidiol products with unsubstantiated claims to treat teething and ear pain in infants, autism, ADHD, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease

The Health 202: Vaping illnesses sparked the e-cig crackdown. But marijuana is likely to blame
Washington Post

Potent pot, vulnerable teens trigger concerns in first states to legalize marijuana
Washington Post

The Hidden Dangers in Marijuana
NightSide with Dan Rea (radio)

Statement of Concern on Marijuana Policy in Massachusetts
MA Prevention Alliance

New Study Highlights Skyrocketing ER Visits in Colorado
Smart Approaches to Marijuana

Marijuana’s Effects On the Developing Brain
Vermont Public Radio

Weeding Out Dubious Marijuana Science
Wall Street Journal

New Study Shows Marijuana Use in Conjunction with Opioids Offers More Harms; No Benefit
Smart Approaches to Marijuana

Groundbreaking New UK Study Confirms Link Between Daily, High Potency Marijuana Use and Psychosis
Smart Approaches to Marijuana

Marijuana Legalization
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

This Reporter Took a Deep Look Into the Science of Smoking Pot. What He Found Is Scary


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