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Growing evidence of marijuana smoke's potential dangers
In a finding that challenges the increasingly popular belief that smoking marijuana is less harmful to health than smoking tobacco, researchers in Canada are reporting that smoking marijuana, like smoking tobacco, has toxic effects on cells. View News Article (2009-08-06)

Adolescents in substance abuse treatment report using someone else's medical marijuana
A study published in the July 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that diverted medical marijuana use among adolescents receiving treatment for substance abuse is very common. View News Article (2012-08-01)

Adolescents in substance abuse programs report using other's med marijuana
A recent study by University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers shows that it is very common for adolescents in substance abuse treatment to use medical marijuana recommended to someone else (also known as "diverted" medical marijuana).  View News Article (2012-08-09)

Smoking marijuana impairs cognitive function in MS patients
People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who smoke marijuana are more likely to have emotional and memory problems. View News Article (2008-02-14)

No detectable association between frequency of marijuana use and health or healthcare utilization
Researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found frequency of marijuana use was not significantly associated with health services utilization or health status. View News Article (2013-09-24)

Increase in unintentional marijuana ingestion among children following new drug laws in Colorado
Following modification of drug enforcement laws for possession of marijuana in Colorado, there was an apparent increase in unintentional marijuana ingestions by young children, according to a report and accompanying editorials published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. View News Article (2013-05-28)

Medical marijuana outlets not linked to crime
Despite some concerns to the contrary, neighborhoods with medical marijuana dispensaries may not have higher crime rates than other neighborhoods-at least in one California city. View News Article (2012-06-06)

Good news for the medical marijuana movement: pot proliferates brain cells and boosts mood
Most drugs of abuse decrease the generation of new neurons in the brain, but the effects of marijuana on this process, called neurogenesis, had not been clear. View News Article (2005-10-14)

Black girls who use marijuana engage in riskier sex, have higher STD rate
Black girls who use marijuana are more likely to engage in risky sexual acts and contract a sexually transmitted disease, a new study finds. View News Article (2008-08-06)

Athletes may have different reasons for marijuana use
College athletes tend to be less likely than their non-athlete peers to smoke marijuana. But when they do, they may have some different reasons for it, according to a study in the July issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. View News Article (2011-07-12)

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