Drinking, smoking, and drug use linked to premature heart disease in the young – February 2021. Recreational drinking, smoking, and drug use is linked to premature heart disease in young people, particularly younger women, finds research published online in the journal Heart. Those who regularly use 4 or more substances are 9 times as likely to be affected, the findings indicate.
Op-Ed: Children and ‘Medical’ Marijuana by Dr. Libby Stuyt – February 2021
Recreational Marijuana Legalization and Use Among California Adolescents: Findings From a Statewide Survey – February 2021. Marijuana use among adolescents in CA increased after the state legalized the drug in 2016. Adolescent use had been steadily decreasing before legalization. There was an 18 percent increase in the likelihood of lifetime use and a 23 percent increase in past-30-day use.
Young‐adult compared to adolescent onset of regular cannabis use: A 20‐year prospective cohort study of later consequences – January 2021. Cannabis users who began regular use in their teens had poorer later life outcomes than non‐using peers. The larger group who began regular cannabis use after leaving high school accounted for most cannabis‐related harms in adulthood. Given the legalization of cannabis use in an increasing number of jurisdictions, we should increasingly expect harms from cannabis use to lie in those commencing use in young adulthood.
Benchmark Youth Drug Use Survey Finds Ongoing Upward Trends in Daily Marijuana Use Over Time – Dec. 2020. Increases in daily marijuana use among 12th graders continue to trend upwards, at 6.9% in 2020, versus 5.8% in 2018. And daily use among 8th graders is still 50% higher than it was just two years ago, and 30% higher among 10th graders.
Dabbing’ Concentrated THC Is Troubling New Trend Among Teens – February 2020
Even One THC Hit Carries Risk for Inducing Psychosis – March 2020
Examining Associations Between Licensed and Unlicensed Outlet Density and Cannabis Outcomes From Preopening to Postopening of Recreational Cannabis Outlets – Dec. 2020. A new study published in the American Journal of Addiction found that higher densities of marijuana storefronts as was associated with an increased likelihood that youth would use marijuana and consume more of it.
In an exploratory randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study, psychoactive doses of intravenous delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol fail to produce antinociceptive effects in healthy human volunteers – In this exploratory controlled study, intravenous THC lacked significant antinociceptive properties in experimental model of acute pain (it failed to reduce pain using different methods of pain induction) – July 2020
Is Marijuana Addictive? National Institute on Drug Abuse July 2020
Low Potency Cannabis: Towards a Rational Policy – Peak Health Center
Mapping cannabis potency in medical and recreational programs in the United States – March 2020. In conclusion, our findings suggest that medicinal programs are operating in a similar fashion to recreational programs based on the products they offer online (high THC), which are not adequate for medical use and could contribute to risky misconceptions towards medicinal cannabis.
Marijuana Impairs Female Fertility – April 2020
Marijuana – Parent UP Kansas City – Aug. 2020
Marijuana Withdrawal is Real, Study Shows – April 2020
Older people don’t know what dabbing is – January 2020
Risk of Persistence and Progression of Use of 5 Cannabis Products After Experimentation Among Adolescents – more addiction for high THC – Jan. 2020
Tetrahydrocannabinol: harmful even in low doses – March 2020
The Truth about Gateway Drugs and Addiction – February 2020
THINK YOUR TEEN’S POT SMOKING IS NO BIGGIE? STUDIES SHOW IT CAN TRIGGER PSYCHOSIS – Amen Clinic May 2020
Today’s Marijuana: Much More Dangerous for Kids – Smart Colorado 2020
What’s the Deal with Cannabis? – February 2020
What is the prevalence and risk of cannabis use disorders among people who
use cannabis? A systematic review and meta-analysis – November 2020
Acute Illness Associated With Cannabis Use, by Route of Exposure – Monte Oct. 2019
More kids using vape pens to smoke pot, police warn – February 2019
National Institute on Drug Abuse – Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug? – December 2019
National Institute on Drug Abuse – What is Marijuana? – December 2019
Prescription Opioid Misuse and Use of Alcohol and Other Substances Among High School Students — Jones, Youth Risk Behavior Survey YRBS, United States, 2019
Relationship Between Recency and Frequency of Youth Cannabis Use on Other Substance Use – March 2019. Cannabis use is prevalent among youth and associated with other substance use. Efforts to scale up prevention programming and science-based messaging on risks of substance use are needed.
What to Know About Marijuana Withdrawal – Jan. 2019
America’s Invisible Pot Addicts – August 2018
Changes in cannabis potency and first-time admissions to drug treatment: A 16-year study in the Netherlands – Psychological Medicine January 2018
Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know – July 2018
2017 and later
Adverse Health Effects of Marijuana Use – April 2016
Cannabis Withdrawal Syndrome: Current Insights – April 2017
Marijuana Dependence and Its Treatment – Dec. 2007
Meta-analysis of the Association Between the Level of Cannabis Use and Risk of Psychosis – the heavier the marijuana use, and the more potent the product, the more likely a psychotic outcome like schizophrenia – Feb. 2016
Relief-Oriented Use of Marijuana by Teens – April 2009
10 MYTHS MARIJUANA ADVOCATES WANT YOU TO BELIEVE – November 2014
Teen Cannabis Use and Illicit Drug Use in Early Adulthood Linked – Science Daily June 2017
The Facts About Marijuana Concentrates – NIDA 2017
Video: What Commercialization is Doing to Cannabis – November 2017
What Is “Dabbing” and Why Parents Need to Worry – October 2014