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Stronger, Synthetic Marijuana Dangerous During Early Pregnancy
2012-08-16 06:31:18

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Marijuana is changing and the new dangers that it poses are changing as well. Today, marijuana is up to 20 percent more potent than it was 40 years ago. Pregnant women who use the drug are unaware that it could harm their unborn child before they even know they are pregnant. Published in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis, a new study argues that the idea that marijuana is a harmless drug is no longer valid due to the emergence of...

2012-07-31 12:32:50

Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry A study published in the July 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that diverted medical marijuana use among adolescents receiving treatment for substance abuse is very common. Study participants from two adolescent substance abuse treatment programs in the Denver metropolitan area were asked questions about their medical marijuana use.121 of 164...

2012-06-18 22:06:05

Officials cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries While marijuana use by teens has been increasing since 2005, an analysis of data from 1993 through 2009 by economists at three universities has found no evidence to link the legalization of medical marijuana to increased use of the drug among high school students. "There is anecdotal evidence that medical marijuana is finding its way into the hands of teenagers, but there's no statistical evidence that legalization increases the...

2012-04-05 10:04:57

Until now, illicit drug use has not been common in older people. However, it is likely to become more common as generations that use drugs more frequently reach an older age. New research published today in the journal Age and Ageing has found that the lifetime use of cannabis, amphetamine, cocaine and LSD in 50-64 year olds has significantly increased since 1993 and is much higher than lifetime use in adults aged over 65. The study also found that drug use in inner London was higher than...

2011-09-23 00:18:01

The most reliable way to avoid cannabis-related harms is to abstain from use A new research study conducted by an international team of experts recommends a public health approach to cannabis - including evidence-based guidelines for lower-risk use - to reduce the health harms that result from the use of cannabis. Led by CAMH scientist and CIHR/PHAC* Chair in Applied Public Health (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver) Dr. Benedikt Fischer, the study is being published in the...

2010-10-13 13:33:47

Legalizing marijuana in California will not dramatically reduce the drug revenues collected by Mexican drug trafficking organizations from sales to the United States, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The only scenario where legalization in California could substantially reduce the revenue of the drug trafficking organizations is if high-potency, California-produced marijuana is smuggled to other U.S. states at prices that are lower than those of current Mexican supplies, according...

2010-10-12 13:15:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBIS), a pioneering US biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis products, is pleased to announce guidance on its product development and FDA Investigative New Drug Applications for its cannabis clinical trials. The Company is also pleased to announce the proposed dividend payout to current shareholders for a new class of common shares is under review by counsel, and the Company expects to...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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