Does ‘Dry January’ keep pot use low at year’s start?

Marijuana use is lowest at the beginning of the year. Researchers think New Year's resolutions may play a role.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Jan. 12, 2021 ~5 min

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Cannabis: the problem with defining products around THC content

Out of the 400 plus chemical compounds in the cannabis plant, CBD and THC are only the most well-known, and researched, cannabinoids.

Jessica Steinberg, DPhil Candidate in Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford • conversation
Dec. 21, 2020 ~8 min

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College-age kids and teens are drinking less alcohol – marijuana is a different story

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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College-age kids and teens are drinking less alcohol – but something else is rising

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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College-age kids are drinking less alcohol – but smoking more marijuana

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes in some areas, but the number of young adults using both alcohol and marijuana is also rising, raising concerns about a future surge in substance abuse problems.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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CBD sales are soaring, but evidence is still slim that the cannabis derivative makes a difference for anxiety or pain

The jury's still out on whether or not CBD relieves stress and anxiety.

Hilary A. Marusak, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~10 min

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CBD sales soaring, but evidence still slim that the cannabis derivative makes a difference for anxiety or pain

The jury's still out on whether or not CBD relieves stress and anxiety.

Hilary A. Marusak, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~10 min

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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

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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

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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

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