marijuana

Marijuana seems to be increasingly accepted in our country.  But I worry about my kids using it?  Is it addictive? You’re right to be worried – and not only because marijuana can indeed be addictive. Marijuana has gained greater acceptance [...]
By Ask the Doctors • May 18, 2018
Dear Doctor: I try not to use opioids for my chronic back pain, but I'm finding myself turning to them more often. Could marijuana help? Dear Reader: Pain is one of most difficult aspects of medicine to understand. No one can [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 20, 2018
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 [...]
By uclahealth • February 3, 2018
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 [...]
By Roxanne Moster • July 18, 2017
“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 [...]
By Tami Dennis • March 10, 2017
As more states legalize marijuana use, there’s a growing perception that pot is benign. But that’s not necessarily the case – especially in young people. There is still much to be learned about the effects of sporadic and occasional marijuana use on adolescent brains, said
By Leigh Hopper • February 28, 2017