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Weighing the dangers of Cannabis

Last October , Canada became the second country, after Uruguay, to allow the use of cannabis or kush not only for medical reasons, but also for recreational purposes. In the lead-up to its full legalization of kush, the Canadian government commissioned a study of the drug’s potential harmful effects so that it could make responsible […]

Cannabis Plant

A large literature exists on the effects of cannabis plants, with many of the earlier studies conducted in human subjects (Mendelson et al., 1976; Jones, 1978; Hollister, 1986). Unfortunately, much of this research would now be regarded as inadequately controlled and poorly designed. Cannabis plants However, research on cannabis has been stimulated in recent years by the recognition […]

What is marijuana?

Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plant. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical THC and other similar compounds. Extracts can also be made from the cannabis plant. Marijuana is the most commonly used addictive drug after tobacco and alcohol.1 Its use is widespread among young people. In 2018, more […]

Is Marijuana as Safe as We Think?

A few years ago, the National Academy of Medicine convened a panel of sixteen leading medical experts to analyze the scientific literature on cannabis. The report they prepared, which came out in January of 2017, runs to four hundred and sixty-eight pages. It contains no bombshells or surprises, which perhaps explains why it went largely unnoticed. It simply […]