Cannabis Studies

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Smoking cannabis during pregnancy may cause structural brain abnormalities in babies. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Moms-to-be, take note! Smoking cannabis during pregnancy may cause abnormal brain structure in babies, affecting regions linked to complex cognition, decision-making and working memory, a new study has warned. An estimated 2-13 per cent of women worldwide use cannabis during pregnancy, […]

Marijuana consumption by Colorado high school students has dipped slightly since the state first permitted recreational cannabis use by adults, a new survey showed on Monday, contrary to concerns that legalization would increase pot use by teens. The biannual poll by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment also showed the percentage of high […]

Citing the growing support for cannabis legalization in the U.S., the international team said the study can inform policymakers, healthcare professionals, and the public about the potential consequences of cannabis use (JAMA Psychiatry, June 1, 2016). “We can see the physical health effects of tobacco smoking in this study, but we don’t see similar effects […]

Based on a recent study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, a team of researchers from The Netherlands found that the use of marijuana or cannabis during pregnancy can potentially cause abnormal brain structure in children. (Photo : Ian Waldie/Getty Images) Experts have already warned about the effects of smoking marijuana (cannabis) and cigarettes to […]

(Elaine Thompson/AP) Rates of marijuana use among Colorado’s teenagers are essentially unchanged in the years since the state’s voters legalized marijuana in 2012, new survey data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows. In 2015, 21 percent of Colorado youths had used marijuana in the past 30 days. That rate is slightly lower than […]

London:  Moms-to-be, take note! Smoking cannabis during pregnancy may cause abnormal brain structure in babies, affecting regions linked to complex cognition, decision-making and working memory, a new study has warned. An estimated 2-13 per cent of women worldwide use cannabis during pregnancy, researchers said. Previous studies have identified short and long-term behavioural consequences of prenatal […]

Funding for an environmental impact report – a key element in crafting a permanent ordinance to regulate medical marijuana cultivation and commerce – nearly failed for lack of second, and then passed by the narrowest of margins at the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. Planning Director Peter Maurer asked the board to […]