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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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Keep Up the Good Work: Teens Are Drinking Less, Smoking Less, and Using Fewer Drugs

The NIDA Blog Team
December 16, 2014

For several years straight, teens have been drinking less alcohol, smoking fewer cigarettes, and, with a few exceptions, using fewer illicit drugs. 2014 continued that trend. 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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Secondhand Marijuana Smoke?

The NIDA Blog Team
November 24, 2014

You may have heard the phrase “contact high." But studies show that very little THC is exhaled back into the air when a smoker exhales. Read More »

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‘Marijuana: Breaking Down the Buzz’ Helps Clear Up the Confusion

The NIDA Blog Team
November 17, 2014

Younger people are beginning to view marijuana as ‘okay’ or ‘normal.’ It reminds us of tobacco nearly 100 years ago—and not in a good way. Read More »

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