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Does Marijuana Make You More Creative?

November 03, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Some marijuana users says its mind-altering effect—the “high”—makes them feel more creative, but it’s actually an illusion. Read More »

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Sad-looking puppy.

Be a Friend to Man’s Best Friend: Keep Marijuana Away From Your Dog

October 27, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A recent study in Colorado showed that 4 times as many dogs were treated for marijuana poisoning in 2010 than in 2005.  Read More »

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Girl pulled over in her car by the police.

A Breath Test for Marijuana Is Around the Corner

October 20, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

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

October 06, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

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

September 22, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

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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