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Marijuana & Psychosis

June 02, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

You may know that marijuana can pose risks for a person’s physical health. But for some people, it carries risks for their mental health, too. Read More »

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Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real

April 02, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A lot of people seem to think marijuana is different from other drugs. Unfortunately, it’s not the case: Just like with other drugs (including alcohol and nicotine), you can get addicted to marijuana—especially if you use it during your teen years. Read More »

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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 »