Items Tagged ‘recreational marijuana’

UCLA Researchers Study Societal Impacts of Marijuana

July 19, 2019

UCLA Researchers Study Societal Impacts of Marijuana

By uclahealth uclahealth

The sale of recreational marijuana to adults became legal in California on January 1, 2018. Since then there has been an explosion of new cannabis (marijuana)-based products on the market. Along with them came unchecked health claims and persuasive advertisements. Lack of information exists about the implications of marijuana The U.S. federal government classifies cannabis […]

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Tags: cannabis laws, recreational marijuana, therapeutic cannabis research, UCLA Brain Research Institute, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, UCLA Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior


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


'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 Tami Dennis

“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