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

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

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

Users get failing grade on cannabis benefits and risks

"People are using cannabis and cannabinoids for everything and anything, and we don't have enough systematic research on whether it's effective..."

David Hill-Buffalo • futurity
Jan. 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: marijuana surveys health-and-medicine medications

When parents use marijuana, their kids are more likely to use, too

"Using marijuana in adolescence is associated with...problems in the present and later into adulthood. Now we see that echoing through to their children."

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Oct. 29, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: teenagers alcohol parents marijuana health-and-medicine

Expert: Vaping deaths and injuries are ‘very terrifying’

With the recent spate of deaths and severe injuries linked to vaping, an expert weighs in on what she calls a "terrifying" crisis.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
Sept. 27, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: smoking death electronic-cigarettes marijuana nicotine featured health-and-medicine laws

Marijuana use on campus hits 35-year high

Use of marijuana among college students climbed sharply from 2017 and 2018, researchers say, as did their vaping of marijuana and of nicotine.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Sept. 5, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: alcohol young-adults marijuana surveys health-and-medicine college-students

Cannabis may change autism-linked gene in sperm

Additional research could determine if changes to the gene resulting from cannabis use contributes to autism in children.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
Aug. 27, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: reproduction autism genes marijuana health-and-medicine sperm

Shift to legal pot shows up in wastewater

Wastewater shows that, after legalization in Washington state, marijuana use went up and shifted toward legal purchases.

U. Washington • futurity
June 24, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: water marijuana featured society-and-culture laws wastewater-treatment

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