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Legalization invites debate about how the drug will be dosed and marketed. Illustration by Javier Jaén

Legalization invites debate about how the drug will be dosed and marketed. Illustration by Javier Jaén

Is Marijuana as Safe as We Think?

Source: The New Yorker

Permitting pot is one thing; promoting its use is another.


CHS sufferers almost all wind up taking hot showers.   DepositPhotos

CHS sufferers almost all wind up taking hot showers. DepositPhotos

Many heavy pot users suffer severe nausea—and they’ve all landed on the same weird solution

Source: Popular Science

CHS sufferers almost all wind up taking hot showers, but there has got to be a better way.


Even a week without marijuana use improves young people's ability to learn and remember.  Photo: BURGER/Canopy/Getty Images

Even a week without marijuana use improves young people's ability to learn and remember. Photo: BURGER/Canopy/Getty Images

When Adolescents Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves

Source: Health News from NPR

This new study strengthens our understanding of marijuana’s detrimental impacts on learning and cognition in teens and young adults.


Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead.

Source: The Atlantic

A growing number of Americans are affected by “cannibis use disorder,” where the person using marijuana cannot quite using even though it interferes with their life.


Steve Dipaola/Reuters

Steve Dipaola/Reuters

As marijuana becomes legal, doctors worry about teen addiction

Source: PBS News Hour

With legalization, Colorado has seen a large increase in the number of youth seeking treatment for marijuana addiction.


PBS News Hour

PBS News Hour

What a scientist suggests you tell your kids about legal marijuana

Source: PBS News Hour

PBS explores messages parents can use to talk with their children about why they young people should wait to use marijuana.


What Weed Does to Teens

Here's What We Know About What Weed Does to Teens

Roughly one in three high schoolers regularly smokes marijuana.

Source: Vice

Additional evidence suggests that regular maijurana use among young people leads to poorer mental health and reduced cognitive abilities.