Items Tagged ‘cannabis’

Questions remain about the medical effectiveness of marijuana

February 3, 2018

Questions remain about the medical effectiveness of marijuana

By uclahealth uclahealth

California is among a growing number of states that have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. The state recently legalized recreational marijuana as well. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now approved three drugs that contain marijuana compounds (cannabinoids). These drugs offer the hope of relief for some patients, such as people who don’t […]

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Tags: addiction, cannabinoids, cannabis, legalized marijuana, marijuana, marijuana compounds, marijuana for medicinal purposes, recreational marijuana, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative


Fifty years after "Summer of Love," drug use still going strong for some

July 18, 2017

Fifty years after “Summer of Love,” drug use still going strong for some

By Roxanne Moster rmoster

Fifty years ago, this summer, a social phenomenon emerged in California and swept the nation.  Called the “Summer of Love,” it began with tens of thousands of “hippies” converging in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district during the summer of 1967. Many were against the Vietnam War and consumerism, and passionate about music and meditation. There was […]

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Tags: addiction, baby boomers, cannabis, Dr. Tim Fong, drug and alcohol abuse, elderly addiction, hippies, illicit drugs, marijuana, Summer of Love, UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic, UCLA psychiatry


2017 UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium

April 20, 2017

2017 UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium

By uclahealth uclahealth

The UCLA Brain Research Institute, Semel Institute, and UCLA Cannabinoid Affinity Group are proud to present: Inaugural 2017 UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium Thu, April 20, 2017 8:00 am – 4:00 pm PDT Join us for a historic series of talks from visiting speakers and UCLA faculty about the science of cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannnabinoid […]

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Tags: Cannabidiol, cannabis, Cannabis Research, Chronic Pain, Dr. Christopher Evans, Dr. Donald Tashkin, Dr. Igor Spigelman, Dr. Michael Roth, Dr. Ravi Aysola, Dr. Shaun Hussain, Dr. Thomas Strouse, Dr. Timothy Fong


'Don’t use marijuana during pregnancy.' Get used to hearing that

March 10, 2017

‘Don’t use marijuana during pregnancy.’ Get used to hearing that

By Tami Dennis tamidennis

“Don’t drink alcohol during pregnancy.” Adults – women or not, pregnant or not – know the rule by heart. The rule about not using marijuana, however, needs a better agent. A recent federal survey published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that almost 4% of pregnant women had used marijuana in the past month. Compare that […]

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Tags: cannabis, developing infants, Dr Leena Nathan, fetus development, gynecology, marijuana, obstretics, pregnancy, pregnancy nausea, recreational marijuana, THC