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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 »

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Marijuana & Psychosis

The NIDA Blog Team
June 02, 2015

You may know that marijuana can pose risks for a person’s physical health. But for some people, it carries risks for their mental health, too. 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 »

A roomful of experts from NIDA and other government health institutes answering questions from teens about drug via computers.

Reflecting on Drug Facts Chat Day

Eric Wargo, NIDA Science Writer
March 02, 2015

Marijuana and peer pressure were two of the most popular themes during Drug Facts Chat Day—NIDA's  the main opportunity to communicate directly with young people.   Read More »