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2010-07-07 06:15:00

Children and teenagers who smoke marijuana may have an increased risk of developing depression, according to a new study. Several studies have found a link between marijuana use and the risk for depression and other anxiety disorders, but others have also failed to confirm such an association. It is also unclear whether marijuana use itself accounts for the connection seen in some studies. For the study, researchers used data collected from more than 50,000 adults in 17 countries that took...

2010-06-28 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- At an event on Friday, June 25, 2010 at the Universal City Hilton Hotel in Universal City, California, the San Diego-based non-profit CADFY (Californians for Drug Free Youth) hosted community leaders who shared their professional and expert perspectives on the dangers of marijuana in California. Key quotes from the event: John Redman, Executive Director, Californians for Drug Free Youth: CADFY's mission is to bring awareness to people about the...

2010-03-25 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Opposition to the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2010) has learned that the ballot measure for The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 has officially been certified by the State of California to qualify for the November ballot. Opposition proponent Alexandra Datig said, "Drug addiction is an epidemic and marijuana is a silent killer. For California to legalize marijuana would further contribute to the harms that...

2010-01-12 12:48:00

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With President Obama leading the charge against legalization of marijuana in what he calls a "new era of responsibility," a cultural change is taking place in California as more and more community activists join law enforcement officers, former drug addicts and faith-based leaders in support of the anti-marijuana cause. Braving rain and wind, many of them appeared on the steps of the State Capitol today at a rally to protest AB 390, which was to be...

2009-10-28 13:56:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- California religious and community leaders, who have witnessed first hand the ravages of drugs on impressionable youth as well as the homeless, sick and mentally ill, gathered today at a press conference to speak out against legalizing marijuana sales and use in California. More than 150 members of a faith-based coalition, representing numerous faiths and religious denominations, were joined by community activists and former drug addicts and...

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2009-07-09 06:15:00

Another bid to legalize pot in California is being launched by a pro-marijuana group, saying a tax on the drug could solve the state's budget deficit. The television ad, paid for by the Marijuana Policy Project, shows a retired state worker saying leaders "are ignoring millions of Californians who want to pay taxes." "We're marijuana consumers," says Nadene Herndon, who began using marijuana three years ago after suffering from multiple strokes. "Instead of being treated like criminals for...

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2009-02-03 11:05:00

Adolescents around the world appear to be using marijuana less and going out with their friends fewer nights during the week, researchers reported on Monday. In a study of 93,297 15-year-olds in 31 European and North American Countries, researchers sought to determine a link between teens' time spent outside of the house with friends and marijuana use. They also wanted to compare adolescent cannabis use between 2002 and 2006.They noted a decrease in the use of marijuana in most of the 31...

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2008-09-11 13:15:00

A strong and independent link between cannabis use and the onset of psychosis at a younger age has been reported, according to researchers from Spain. They said the association cannot be explained by chance, and is not related to gender or the use of other drugs. It is, however, related to the amount of cannabis used. Dr. Ana Gonzalez-Pinto from Santiago Apostol Hospital in Vitoria said the clinical importance of this finding is potentially high given that cannabis use is extremely prevalent...

2008-08-19 12:00:12

By Nick Harding When Nick Harding left university for a high pressure career, he consigned his days of regular dope-smoking to the history books. More than a decade later - and with recreational drug use more prevalent than ever - how would this balding, 38-year-old father of two cope with a cannabis habit? He decided to cultivate one in the name of research... with startling results I first smoked cannabis when I was 18 - a late starter by today's standards. It took many years before I...

2008-06-18 00:00:30

Despite reported declines in teen marijuana use, in 2007 almost 11 million teens report having used marijuana. For those using the drug, four alarming trends are of grave concern for parents and teens, according to "Non-Medical Marijuana III: Rite of Passage or Russian Roulette?," a new report by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University. From 1992 - 2006: -- There was a 175 percent jump in the potency of marijuana (3.2 to 8.8 percent THC(1)...


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