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History of Cannabis, Part 2

March 05, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

In part 2 of this series, we’ll look at cannabis in America from Colonial times until the start of the 20th century, and lay to rest one of the biggest myths about the history of this drug. Read More »

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Reflecting on Drug Facts Chat Day

March 02, 2015  /  Eric Wargo, NIDA Science Writer

Marijuana and peer pressure were two of the most popular themes during Drug Facts Chat Day—NIDA's  the main opportunity to communicate directly with young people.   Read More »

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10 Things You Can Learn About Marijuana on the Drugs & Health Blog

February 19, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Recently, the NIDA Blog Team brought the science of marijuana to life in a series of posts about the drug’s effects on your brain, perception, pets, driving, and more. Here are a few highlights! Read More »

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History of Cannabis, Part 1

February 05, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

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

December 16, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

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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