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Medical Marijuana Blog Posts

States and territories in which cannabis is legal for medical purposes: Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and D.C.

How Legal Is Marijuana?

October 11, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

So far, 25 states and D.C. have passed laws to let people use marijuana with recommendations from their doctors. Read More »

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Eight Questions From Teens About Drugs and Alcohol

April 25, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

How much do you really know about why people become addicted to drugs, whether marijuana can be medicine, and what causes a hangover? Read More »

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Pro Athletes, Marijuana, and Opioids

September 09, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

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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What Your Doctor Thinks About Marijuana

February 02, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a statement opposing most uses of medical marijuana and the legalization of marijuana, because of the possible ways the drug can harm young people. Read More »

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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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