Fewer young adults drink than 20 years ago

While the number of college-age young adults drinking has fallen, the number using marijuana, or both marijuana and alcohol, is up, researchers say.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: alcohol marijuana united-states society-and-culture health-and-medicine college-students trends substance-abuse

Kids face mental health risks when moms used pot during pregnancy

New research finds a link between using marijuana during pregnancy and the risk of psychotic-like experiences, depression, and social problems for kids.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 28, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: drugs pregnancy marijuana childrens-health health-and-medicine

Laws may slow downward trend in teen pot use

A study in Washington state suggests legalization of marijuana has slowed a reduction in teen use. They may perceive it as less harmful.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
July 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: teenagers marijuana society-and-culture laws trends

When states pass social liberalization laws, they create regional advantages for innovation

Inventors in states with more socially liberal laws on the books end up with more diverse collaborators – and more higher-impact patents.

Laurina Zhang, Assistant Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Boston University • conversation
July 9, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: innovation invention entrepreneurship collaboration creativity innovation-and-invention patenting corporate-social-responsibility-csr social-policy abortion-law patents same-sex-marriage entrepreneurs medical-marijuana innovate innovation-policy corporate-social-responsibility

Stress has more adults drinking and getting high

As disruptions to daily life worsen during the pandemic, more adults report using alcohol and marijuana to cope with stress.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 depression alcohol anxiety stress marijuana health-and-medicine

No, CBD is not a miracle molecule that can cure coronavirus, just as it won't cure many other maladies its proponents claim

CBD may not be a panacea for your aches and pains -- and it certainly isn't for COVID-19.

C. Michael White, Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Connecticut • conversation
April 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  inflammation  marijuana  cannabidiol  cbd  antioxidants  vitamins  dietary-supplements  vitamin-supplements  thc  health-fads

Stress boosts odds of marijuana use during pregnancy

Women who experience stressful life events in the year before childbirth are more likely to use marijuana before and during pregnancy.

U. Arizona • futurity
Feb. 27, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: drugs pregnancy stress marijuana health-and-medicine

Professor explores marijuana’s safe use and addiction

With legal marijuana easier to find, a Harvard professor addresses myths and progress finding answers about pot’s health impacts.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 24, 2020 ~17 min

Tags:  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  alvin-powell  beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center  cannabinoids  cannabis  kevin-hill  legalization  marijuana  schedule-1

Marijuana alters sperm and offspring of rat dads

"...marijuana use by fathers, not just mothers, can have an impact on the health of offspring even when use occurs before conception."

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
Feb. 20, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: reproduction brains marijuana featured health-and-medicine sperm

Hemp or marijuana? THC scanner can say in seconds

A new handheld spectrometer can quickly determine whether plants are hemp or marijuana. It's a subtle distinction with legal consequences.

Olga Kuchment-Texas AM • futurity
Feb. 11, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: plants cannabis marijuana sensors science-and-technology society-and-culture laws hemp

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