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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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Drugged Driving—A New Twist on a Deadly Decision

The NIDA Blog Team
September 10, 2014

Drugged driving is a major problem. A recent study found that more high school seniors and college students that drove impaired or with an impaired driver were under the influence of marijuana, not alcohol. Read More »

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Doctor in a white lab coat writing in a notebook with glass jars full of medical marijuana on his desk.

What’s Wrong With “Medical Marijuana”?

The NIDA Blog Team
September 08, 2014

There are over 500 different chemicals in marijuana, in combinations that vary widely between different strains and even from plant to plant. This causes serious problems trying to use the whole marijuana leaf, or crude extracts like hash oil, as medicine. Read More »

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