Items Tagged ‘marijuana’

Ask the Doctors - Is marijuana addictive?

May 18, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is marijuana addictive?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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 in this country, not in small part because its medical use can stimulate appetite, control […]

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Tags: addiction, Dr. Robert Ashley, drug abuse, marijuana, schizophrenia, teenagers


Ask the Doctors - Could marijuana ease my chronic back pain?

March 20, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Could marijuana ease my chronic back pain?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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 actually feel the pain of another person, but we can see the suffering that […]

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Tags: anti inflamatory, cbd, Chronic Pain, codeine, decrease inflammation, Dr. Robert Ashley, hydrocodone, immune system, marijuana, morphine, muscle spasms, opioids


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


'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


Talk to teens about pot use

February 28, 2017

Talk to teens about pot use

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

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 Dr. Thomas Strouse, medical director of the Stewart and Lynda […]

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Tags: addiction, American Academy of Pediatrics, depression, Dr. Thomas Strouse, marijuana, marijuana use in teens, mental health, mental illness, psychosis, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA