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Obama Administration Eases Marijuana Research Requirements
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 29, 2015
Scientists wishing to study marijuana’s health effects may now forgo a review by Public Health Services.
Cannabidiol Quells Seizures
Jef Akst | Apr 14, 2015
The marijuana-derived compound shows promise in treating rare forms of epilepsy that cause children to have seizures multiple times a day.
Neuroscience of Marijuana Munchies
Ruth Williams | Feb 18, 2015
Cannabinoids cause appetite-suppressing neurons to produce an appetite-stimulating hormone in mice.
Daniel Cossins | Dec 1, 2014
As medical marijuana businesses set up shop across the U.S., a handful of companies are taking the pharmaceutical route, guiding cannabis-derived drugs through clinical trials.
Chronic Weed Use Shrinks Brain Region
Bob Grant | Nov 12, 2014
Long-term marijuana smokers have less gray matter in their orbitofrontal cortex than nonsmokers, but other brain circuits may compensate by increasing connectivity.
NIDA Weighs In on Pot
Bob Grant | Jun 9, 2014
Addiction is one among many potential adverse effects of the increasingly popular drug, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Can Pot Be Lethal?
Bob Grant | Feb 24, 2014
New post-mortem examinations suggest that marijuana can kill.
Get Off the Pot
Jef Akst | Oct 15, 2013
Researchers demonstrate the successful treatment of marijuana abuse in rats and monkeys.
Pot Not Linked to Poor Health
Tracy Vence | Sep 24, 2013
Marijuana use does not correlate with negative health outcomes or hospitalizations, a study has found.
Kerfuffle Over Marijuana Claim
Bob Grant | Aug 20, 2013
A pro-pot group airs an ad stating marijuana is “less toxic” than alcohol, but a federal science agency disputes the assertion.