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The inside of a driving simulator makes it look like a person is driving down a city street.

Read This If You Know People Who Smoke Weed and Then Drive (Part 2 of 2)

The NIDA Blog Team
October 07, 2015

When it comes to driving, a single marijuana cigarette can make you weave in your lane as badly as the standard illegal alcohol limit. Read More »

A driving simulator in a large room.

Read This If You Know People Who Smoke Weed and Then Drive (Part 1 of 2)

The NIDA Blog Team
October 05, 2015

With more states legalizing marijuana for medical and/or recreational use, there’s an increasing need to know the potential risks of drugged driving. Read More »

Two people carrying an injured football player on a stretcher.

Pro Athletes, Marijuana, and Opioids

The NIDA Blog Team
September 09, 2015

Some people say it’s time to let athletes use marijuana to treat pain from the injuries professional sports can inflict. Read More »

A teen girl holding her head in pain.

Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real

The NIDA Blog Team
April 02, 2015

A lot of people seem to think marijuana is different from other drugs. Unfortunately, it’s not the case: Just like with other drugs (including alcohol and nicotine), you can get addicted to marijuana—especially if you use it during your teen years. Read More »

Marijuana Leaf.

History of Cannabis, Part 2

The NIDA Blog Team
March 05, 2015

In part 2 of this series, we’ll look at cannabis in America from Colonial times until the start of the 20th century, and lay to rest one of the biggest myths about the history of this drug. Read More »