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Medical Marijuana Blog Posts

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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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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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Making Medicine From Marijuana

September 15, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

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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What’s Wrong With “Medical Marijuana”?

September 08, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

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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