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Myth or Fact? “Marijuana Is Stronger These Days”

May 18, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Of the more than 500 chemicals in marijuana, THC is the main one that causes a person to feel high. And THC levels in marijuana have been increasing. Read More »

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Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real

March 23, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Marijuana withdrawal can lead to symptoms like depression, anxiety, irritability, trouble sleeping, and more. Read More »

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Is Teen Drug Use Related to Brain Size?

February 03, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Teens who use nicotine, alcohol, and marijuana have two brain areas that are smaller than average when they become adults. Read More »

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The Year in Drugs and Health News: 2019 Blog Roundup

January 06, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Check out all of the addiction science updates that we shared on the blog in 2019. Read More »

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Say What? “Cannabidiol (CBD)”

November 12, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

CBD is typically found in very small amounts in the marijuana plant. It’s one of over 100 chemicals called cannabinoids.  Read More »

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