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ADDICTION RISK & Cannabis Studies

Overview

In 2010, 16,652 overdose deaths were directly related to prescribed medications. namely opioid based. While doctors prescribed these lethal narcotics, some estimates suggest that up to 70% of these medications get re-sold on the streets.

A study of 4000 indicates that cannabis discourages use of alcohol and hard drugs.

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Science & Research

2014 - Study ~ Pregnenolone can protect the brain from cannabis intoxication. PubMed
2014 - News ~ Muting Marijuana's High: Pot Without the Impairment. Time Health.
2013 - Study ~ Implicit associations and explicit expectancies toward cannabis in heavy cannabis users and controls. Frontiers in Psychiatry.
drug addiction. Pharmacology Therapeutics.
2013 - Study ~ Therapeutic potential of cannabinoid medicines. Drug Testing and Analysis.
marijuana-related problems. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
disordered eating. International Journal of Eating Disorders.
2013 - Study ~ The effects of cannabis use expectancies on self-initiated cannabis cessation. Center for Innovation to Implementation.
cannabis patients. Journal of Addiction Research & Theory.
2012 - Study ~ Medical marijuana laws in 50 states: investigating the relationship between state legalization of medical marijuana and marijuana use, abuse and dependence.
2012 - Study ~ Involvement of the endocannabinoid system in reward processing in the human brain. US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
2012 - Study ~ A genetic perspective on the proposed inclusion of cannabis withdrawal in DSM-5. Psychological Medicine.
2011 - Study ~ Aerobic Exercise Training Reduces Cannabis Craving and Use in Non-Treatment Seeking Cannabis-Dependent Adults. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America, University of Granada, Spain.
2010 - Study ~ Medical marijuana users in substance abuse treatment. Harm Reduction Journal.
2008 - News ~ Study of 4000 indicates marijuana discourages use of hard drugs. Common Sense for Drug Policy.
2005 - Study ~ Alcohol Consumption Moderates the Link Between Cannabis Use and Cannabis Dependence
in an Internet Survey. American Psychological Association.
with polysubstance abuse. Molecular Psychiatry.
a 1-year prospective study in an Israeli clinic. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.
2003 - Study ~ Chronic Morphine Modulates the Contents of the Endocannabinoid, 2-Arachidonoyl Glycerol, in Rat Brain. Neuropsychopharmacology.
1998 - Study ~ Anandamide, an Endogenous Cannabinoid, Has a Very Low Physical Dependence Potential. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
1998 - Study ~ Abuse potential of Dronabinol (Marinol). Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.