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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Teens with medical marijuana cards much likelier to say they’re addicted

Teens with medical marijuana cards much likelier to say they’re addicted, but few teens have them

Source:
University of Michigan. (2015, July 23). Teens with medical marijuana cards much likelier to say they’re addicted, but few teens have them. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 24, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150723140207.htm
ScienceDaily Summary:
Teens using marijuana for medical reasons are 10 times more likely to say they are hooked on marijuana than youth who get marijuana illegally, a new study shows. The study is the first to report on a nationally representative sample of 4,394 high school seniors and their legal or illegal medical marijuana use as it relates to other drug use. In the study, 48 teens had medical marijuana cards, but 266 teens used medical marijuana without a card.

Journal Reference:

  1. Carol J. Boyd, Philip T. Veliz, Sean Esteban McCabe. Adolescents’ Use of Medical Marijuana: A Secondary Analysis of Monitoring the Future DataJournal of Adolescent Health, 2015; 57 (2): 241 DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.04.008

 

Marijuana: New industry wrestles with pesticides, safety

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New industry wrestles with pesticides, safety 

By Kristen Wyatt The Associated Press (in The Providence Journal, July 21, 2015, page A10)

New industry wrestles with pesticides, safety on Page A10 of Tuesday, July 21, 2015 issue of The Providence Journal

Non-psychoactive Cannabidiol (CBD) alone may be helpful in treating fractures

No bones about it: Cannabis may be used to treat fractures

Tel Aviv University researcher finds non-psychotropic compound in marijuana can help heal bone fissures

Source:
American Friends of Tel Aviv University. (2015, July 16). No bones about it: Cannabis may be used to treat fractures: Tel Aviv University researcher finds non-psychotropic compound in marijuana can help heal bone fissures. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 17, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150716124359.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:
A new study explores another promising new medical application for marijuana. According to the research, the administration of the non-psychotropic component significantly helps heal bone fractures.

Journal Reference:

  1. Natalya M Kogan, Eitan Melamed, Elad Wasserman, Bitya Raphael, Aviva Breuer, Kathryn S Stok, Rachel Sondergaard, Ana VVillarreal Escudero, Saja Baraghithy, Malka Attar-Namdar, Silvina Friedlander-Barenboim, Neashan Mathavan, Hanna Isaksson, Raphael Mechoulam, Ralph Müller, Alon Bajayo, Yankel Gabet, Itai Bab. Cannabidiol, a Major Non-Psychotropic Cannabis Constituent Enhances Fracture Healing and Stimulates Lysyl Hydroxylase Activity in Osteoblasts. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 2015; DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.2513

WTR-RI Research and Analysis Team Note:

This animal study (rats) suggests that CBD, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana may be helpful in healing bone fractures.  The researchers compared results using substances with and without THC and found CBD alone was helpful in the bone healing process.

Gateway to Curiosity: Medical Marijuana Ads and Intention and Use During Middle School.

Adolescents who view medical marijuana ads more likely to use the drug, study finds

Source:
RAND Corporation. (2015, July 6). Adolescents who view medical marijuana ads more likely to use the drug, study finds. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 9, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150706154858.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:
A new study raises questions about whether there is a need to revise prevention programming for youth as the availability, visibility and legal status of marijuana changes. The report found that adolescents who saw advertising for medical marijuana were more likely to either report using marijuana or say they planned to use the substance in the future.

Journal Reference:

  1. Elizabeth J. D’Amico, Jeremy N. V. Miles, Joan S. Tucker. Gateway to Curiosity: Medical Marijuana Ads and Intention and Use During Middle School.Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 2015; DOI: 10.1037/adb0000094

Up in smoke or bottoms up: How policy could affect substance abuse

Up in smoke or bottoms up: How policy could affect substance abuse

Source:
Springer Science+Business Media. (2015, January 12). Up in smoke or bottoms up: How policy could affect substance abuse. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 8, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150112181317.htm
ScienceDaily Summary:
Half of young drivers who died in car crashes in American states such as California, Hawaii and West Virginia were under the influence of either alcohol or marijuana, or both. This is the story told by the statistics recording fatal road accidents involving 16- to 25-year-olds in nine US states.

Journal Reference:

  1. Katherine M Keyes, Joanne E Brady, Guohua Li. Effects of minimum legal drinking age on alcohol and marijuana use: evidence from toxicological testing data for fatally injured drivers aged 16 to 25 yearsInjury Epidemiology, 2015; 2 (1) DOI: 10.1186/s40621-014-0032-1

 

Marijuana users substitute alcohol at 21

Marijuana users substitute alcohol at 21

Date:
July 7, 2015
Source:
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. (2015, July 7). Marijuana users substitute alcohol at 21. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 8, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150707120441.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:
A recent study looked at marijuana and alcohol use in people between the ages of 18 and 24. It’s probably not surprising that the results show a drastic increase in alcohol consumption in people just over 21; after all, that’s the minimum legal age to drink. What an economist-researcher found remarkable is that, at the same age, there was an equally dramatic drop in marijuana use.

Journal Reference:
Benjamin Crost, Santiago Guerrero. The effect of alcohol availability on marijuana use: Evidence from the minimum legal drinking ageJournal of Health Economics, 2012; 31 (1): 112 DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2011.12.005

Anti-pot taboo shrinks in presidential politics

Anti-pot taboo shrinks in presidential politics 

By Kristen Wyatt The Associated Press in The Providence Journal, July 7, 2015, Page A-10

Anti-pot taboo shrinks in presidential politics on Page A10 of Tuesday, July 07, 2015 issue of The Providence Journal

Why rush on pot, Rhode Island?

Michael C. Cerullo: Why rush on pot, Rhode Island?
The Providence Journal, May 6, 2014

http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/commentary/20140506-michael-c.-cerullo-why-rush-on-pot-rhode-island.ece

In Cannabis Culture, the struggles that help us grow are avoided

Michael C. Cerullo: In Cannabis Culture, the struggles that help us grow are avoided.
The Providence Journal September 9, 2014

http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/commentary/20140929-michael-c.-cerullo-in-cannabis-culture-the-struggles-that-help-us-grow-are-avoided.ece

Church of Cannabis Tests Limits of Religious Law in Indiana

A Church of Cannabis Tests Limits of Religious Law in Indiana

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