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Marijuana memory problems prevented with Advil

The molecular pathways responsible for the learning and memory problems associated with marijuana use have been mapped by scientists for the first time. Importantly, the new research, published in the journal Cell, suggests that the over-the-counter painkiller ibuprofen (Advil) can prevent, or reduce, these debilitating side-effects. The researchers behind the new work say their discovery […]

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Honey, I baked the kids

The relaxation of marijuana laws in Colorado has caused a surge in the number of young children treated for accidentally eating marijuana-laced cookies and candies, according to a new study by medicos from the University of Colorado. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, looked at numbers of unintentional ingestions in patients under the age of […]

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Scientists scope effects of marijuana ingredients via MRI

MRI brain scans of marijuana users under the influence of either tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) show that one chemical increases psychotic symptoms while the other reduces them. THC and CBD are the two main psychoactive components in marijuana. “Different ingredients in marijuana appear to affect regions of the brain differently during brain processing functions […]

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New evidence linking marijuana use to brain abnormalities in adolescents

Young people who are heavy users of marijuana are more likely than non-users to have disrupted development in the areas of the brain that are involved in memory, attention, decision-making, language and executive functioning skills. That’s according to researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who add that the findings are of particular concern because […]

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