Medical Science

Depression and Marijuana Use in Adults

Date: 08-19-2020 A new report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA Network) examined the changes in marijuana use rates in adults with depression from 2005 to 2016. The study, “Association of Depression With Past-Month Cannabis Use Among US Adults, Aged 20 to 59 years, 2005 to[Read More…]

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Novel Insights on Cannabis and Psychosis

Marijuana is one of the most common illicit drugs used by patients with schizophrenia. Recent research into marijuana’s adverse role for people dealing with psychosis and schizophrenia is concerning. The author, Dr. Brian Miller (MD, PhD, MPH), has complied  a series of research studies and their key findings that outline the[Read More…]

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New Study Links Marijuana Use to Opioid Abuse

A study recently published in the American Journal of Psychiatry has shown a positive association between marijuana use and a greater risk of abusing opioids.  The study examined data from two time periods of the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, and looked at the responses of more than 34,000[Read More…]

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Marijuana Use During Pregnancy And Breastfeeding

There is evidence that maternal marijuana use during pregnancy is associated with some delivery complications; babies being born with low birth-weights; and possibly a ventricular septal defect (a hole in a baby’s heart). There is also some research suggesting that marijuana use during pregnancy is related to abnormal early-childhood and adolescent behavior,[Read More…]

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