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More research links marijuana and psychosis

Since the late 1980s, researchers working worldwide have found that marijuana users have increased risk of experiencing psychosis, including schizophrenia. Now researchers reporting in the journal Molecular Psychiatry report that “our findings strongly support the large body of evidence from observational studies that exposure to cannabis plays a causal role in the development of schizophrenia.” […]

Clarifying limitations of marijuana study

The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), recently published a study claiming a significant drop in marijuana-related problems among teenagers, such as addiction and having trouble at school. As with all review of scientific research, it’s important to understand a study’s limitations and how it fits into larger context. It […]

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Marijuana takes a toll on the developing brain

Many youth use marijuana because they think it does no harm. It can often be difficult for parents to get through to their kids that their use of the mind-altering drug can have serious repercussions in their lives. But marijuana takes away more than interest in previously-enjoyed activities and can cause an addiction that can […]

Parents have addiction resources

With the spread of marijuana for recreational and medical use, parents are expressing more concerns about the impact on their children. They are seeking addiction resources There are many ways to stay informed and find solid guidance to address challenges. Several recently released books, videos and articles aimed at preventing marijuana use and debunking common […]

Clarity in marijuana prevention

Frances M. Harding, director of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, issued this important reminder about how federal dollars may be spent to promote “clear and consistent prevention messages” about marijuana to the general public. We have pasted the full text here. We also invite you to […]