One of the most recent trends in the world of marijuana is the use of THC concentrates, usually via a method called dabbing. This entails heating a small amount of concentrate, often on the tip of a nail, and inhaling the resulting vapor.
A new study from the University of Edinburgh has provided early evidence that “Heavy cannabis use is associated with low bone mineral density, low BMI, high bone turnover, and an increased risk of fracture. Heavy cannabis use negatively impacts bone health both directly and indirectly through an effect on BMI.”[Read More…]
The Rocky Mountain HIDTA has released a supplement to their 2016 evaluation of marijuana’s impacts on Colorado. This new report includes updates to the information featured in the 2016 report.
The Houston HIDTA published a new report assessing the potential impacts of marijuana legalization on the state. The report explains why the Houston HIDTA does not support the expansion of access to marijuana, detailing reasons such as increased incidents of drugged driving and rates of youth use, as well as rising THC[Read More…]
Our colleagues at the San Diego Imperial HIDTA have published a new report on the impacts of marijuana in the state of California. All four California HIDTA offices contributed to the report, which has excellent information regarding the current impacts of marijuana, as well as the potential impacts on the state of[Read More…]
Our colleagues at the Rocky Mountain HIDTA have published a new impact report, detailing marijuana’s effects on the state of Colorado. Visit their site to view the full report, to view past reports, or to learn more about the RMHIDTA and its work.
The DEA recently made several significant announcements regarding marijuana. Most importantly, the agency’s acting administrator has denied two separate petitions to reschedule marijuana. Under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana has a schedule 1 classification; this means that it has high potential for abuse, and no currently accepted medicinal use. The agency[Read More…]
The Rocky Mountain HIDTA has published a rebuttal to an article published in The Denver Post that stated that marijuana use rates among teens were flat. The article stated that a small increase in use among teens was not statistically significant, and the Rocky Mountain report aims to delve deeper into the[Read More…]
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…]
A new study shows that the number of children being admitted to hospitals with lung irritation who have been exposed to marijuana is increasing. At this point, 16 percent of children (about 1 in 6) admitted for bronchiolitis show signs of contact with THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana.