Screen capture from one of Colorado's"Drive High, Get a DUI" public service announcements.

Colorado Uses Humor To Highlight Drugged Driving Laws

September 26, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

In states like Colorado where marijuana is legal for adults, some people may think that allows them to be high all the time. But they would be wrong—especially when driving. 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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Marijuana in jars on shelves.

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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A handful of dried spice leaves.

Spice Is Not Fake Marijuana—Not Even Close

May 14, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Spice, also known as K2 or “synthetic (manmade) marijuana,” is not nice. Read More »

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Teen girl pulled over in her car by a policeman.

Legal Marijuana and Driving: A Public Safety Problem

March 26, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

When you’re driving down the highway at 60 miles per hour, you need a clear head. Driving while distracted by your phone or driving under the influence of alcohol both can lead to crashes and tragedy. Read More »

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