A teen girl holding her head in pain.

Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real

April 02, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The longer a person uses marijuana, the more likely they are to have withdrawal symptoms when they aren’t using it.  Read More »

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Marijuana Leaf.

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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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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Sketch drawing of a cannabis plant.

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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Doctor speaking with a patient.

What Your Doctor Thinks About Marijuana

February 02, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a statement opposing most uses of medical marijuana and the legalization of marijuana, because of the possible ways the drug can harm young people. Read More »

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