Marijuana legalization without potency restrictions may trigger public health problems, finds study

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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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