Despite being banned in the United States, marijuana can still be accessed legally in most parts of the country. Thanks to the states changing their laws to allow the use of cannabis – medicinally as well as recreationally. However, in the absence of federal regulation, there is no way to determine the exact content of..
The clamor for marijuana legalization is growing with each passing day in the United States. At present, nine US states and the District of Columbia have allowed cannabis for recreational purpose and several others are considering to join the legalization wave. However, they have ignored the need to limit the potency of the drug, which..
A new marijuana-based medication may soon be available in the United States for people struggling with epilepsy. Pending for approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the anti-seizure drug is expected to hit the market by the second half of 2018. GW Pharmaceuticals, the makers of the drug, claimed to have developed the medication..
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.” While this dialogue from William Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet” dismisses the idea of a name, marijuana businesses in California have a different opinion. When California voters approved recreational marijuana use in 2016, there was little doubt..
With increasing legal acceptance of marijuana around the world, cases related to accidental exposure of the drug in children are on the rise. According to a new study, the number of children admitted to emergency rooms (ER) for unintentional cannabis intoxication witnessed a whopping 133 percent rise in France during 2004-14. Researchers blame the increased..
A combination of pot and alcohol can be lethal, especially, for college students striving to fare well in studies. A group of researchers in their study, titled “Longitudinal influence of alcohol and marijuana use on academic performance in college students,” stressed on how taking the two most abused substances, marijuana and alcohol, in colleges can..
Detoxification involves removal of toxic substances that might be dangerous to an individual’s health. In the United States, marijuana is one of the most commonly abused drugs with approximately 52.7 percent of individuals in the age group 18 to 25 years abusing the drug over their lifetime, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse..
It is rightly said that with freedom comes greater responsibility. This quote holds true for those American states that recently legalized marijuana use. They face a tough challenge ahead – of integrating the pot market. The states need to work on various fronts to make sure that the marijuana industry doesn’t open up cans of..