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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 »

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10 Things You Can Learn About Marijuana on the Drugs & Health Blog

The NIDA Blog Team
February 19, 2015

Recently, the NIDA Blog Team brought the science of marijuana to life in a series of posts about the drug’s effects on your brain, perception, pets, driving, and more. Here are a few highlights! Read More »

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History of Cannabis, Part 1

The NIDA Blog Team
February 05, 2015

With so much hype about marijuana legalization and the “drug war,” it’s easy to think that marijuana is just a modern phenomenon. But the cannabis (or hemp) plant has had a long history. This is part 1 of a three-part series on the history of cannabis. Read More »

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What Your Doctor Thinks About Marijuana

The NIDA Blog Team
February 02, 2015

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a statement opposing most uses of medical marijuana and the legalization of marijuana, because of the possible ways the drug can harm young people. Read More »

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Marijuana Use Can Lower Your Grades

The NIDA Blog Team
December 01, 2014

Studies show that marijuana interferes with attention, motivation, memory, and learning. Read More »

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