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A Breath Test for Marijuana Is Around the Corner

The NIDA Blog Team
October 20, 2014

Police need an easy test to check if people are driving under the influence of marijuana, like they have for alcohol. Unfortunately, there isn’t one—yet. Read More »

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Large rat cage with a sign posted on it that asks: Could marijuana really cause schizophrenia in teens?  Any volunteers?

Colorado’s Answer to Marijuana’s Makeover

The NIDA Blog Team
October 06, 2014

The rise of medical marijuana—and the legalization of marijuana in two states—has begun to change marijuana’s reputation. Read More »

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Colorado Uses Humor To Highlight Drugged Driving Laws

The NIDA Blog Team
September 26, 2014

In states like Colorado where marijuana is legal for adults, some people may think that allows them to be high all the time. But they would be wrong—especially when driving. Read More »

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Medicines or Poisons?—Why Cannabinoids Can Both Help and Hurt You

The NIDA Blog Team
September 22, 2014

Some people think it’s ironic that marijuana, a plant containing compounds that could treat disease, is banned by the government for being unsafe.  Read More »

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Making Medicine From Marijuana

The NIDA Blog Team
September 15, 2014

Scientists are busy trying to figure out which chemicals in marijuana really are useful in treating health problems and then finding ways to deliver them safely and effectively to patients to treat their conditions.  Read More »

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