New research shows that over the past 50 years street cannabis across the world has become substantially stronger carrying an increased risk of harm. The team behind the study from the Addiction and Mental Health Group at the University of Bath, synthesised data from over 80,000 cannabis samples tested in the past 50 years from street samples collected in the USA, UK, Netherlands, France, Denmark, Italy and New Zealand. … Continue reading Largest Study on how Cannabis has Changed Over Time Finds Increased Strength Putting Consumers at Greater Risk of Harm
You’ve probably heard a lot about how dangerous marijuana use can be for the teenage brain. But a recent statement from the American Heart Association is ringing the alarm about the drug’s effect on the heart. “The American Heart Association recommends that people not smoke or vape any substance, including cannabis products, because of the potential harm to the heart, lungs and blood vessels,” Dr. Rose Marie Robertson, who serves as … Continue reading Studies say that Weed is Bad for your Heart
It’s widely believed that marijuana is not addictive, but a major new evidence review suggests that’s not true. Not only can people suffer withdrawal symptoms when they quit pot, but nearly half of those who regularly or heavily use marijuana will go through withdrawal when they stop, according to the study published online April 9 in JAMA Network Open. About 47% of frequent users seeking treatment … Continue reading Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real, Study Shows
E-cigarettes were initially thought to be a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, but a recent outbreak of serious lung illnesses and deaths linked to the nicotine delivery devices called that belief into question. Now, a new case report details another type of lung illness in a 15-year-old girl who regularly used e-cigarettes: necrotizing pneumonia. Necrotizing pneumonia is an uncommon complication of pneumonia. It destroys areas … Continue reading ‘Necrotizing Pneumonia’ – The New Vaping Hazard
People who use marijuana either medicinally or recreationally should remember that pot can have potentially harmful interactions with medications they take regularly, a new report warns. This is particularly true of older folks, who often are on many different drugs to manage a variety of chronic ailments, said lead researcher Tony Antoniou. He’s an associate professor in the department of family & community medicine at … Continue reading Use Weed? It Can Interact With Your Meds in Very Harmful Ways
Laura Stack’s son Johnny lost his life to suicide three months ago when he was just 19 years old. Though she says the grief of his death is “still fresh,” Stack took to Facebook to share something that happened three days before Johnny died, hoping it will help other parents whose kids may be at risk. She wrote: “On Sunday, November 17, 2019 around 5:30 PM, he … Continue reading A Mom whose 19-yr-old Died by Suicide has a Vital Message for Parents about Marijuana Today
These findings are deeply problematic in the context of crime. NOT CHILL VAPE STUDY REVEALS TROUBLING LINK BETWEEN MARIJUANA AND FALSE MEMORIES These findings are deeply problematic in the context of crime. A memory is not a simple recall of a truth. Memory is more of a restructuring of what one may think is the truth. Its formation is dependent on context, social expectations, and subjective wishes; an especially complex system … Continue reading VAPE STUDY REVEALS TROUBLING LINK BETWEEN MARIJUANA AND FALSE MEMORIES
Health Concerns: The increased high that users get from dabbing is cause for health concern on its own. The high can cause temporary psychosis, memory loss, increased heart rate, anxiety, and even hallucinations. Although the high is the result of the same chemical in regular marijuana, many believe that the intense effects of dabbing put individuals at a greater risk for trying other substances that produce … Continue reading Do You Understand the DANGER of Dabbing?
By Michael Brown I want to share my own convictions as to why followers of Jesus should not smoke pot. I encourage you to consider them prayerfully before the Lord. First, for the sake of clarity and simplicity, I’m not addressing the issue of the medical use of marijuana, as prescribed by a responsible doctor. While it’s possible these subjects are related, I’m focusing here … Continue reading Why Followers of Jesus Should Never Use Weed
A coroner in Louisiana has concluded that a 39-year-old woman has died due to a overdose of THC — or Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the main active ingredient in marijuana. However, experts are skeptical, as this would be the first case of a person overdosing on marijuana on record, in the world. Many have assumed that an overdose on THC was not even possible. In February, the woman was found … Continue reading Louisiana Coroner Concludes 39 Year Old Woman Has Died From a Marijuana Overdose
National Marijuana Day on April 20th comes at a pivotal moment for pot lovers as more and more states are legalizing the once forbidden drug– and marijuana use is normalized like never before. Some states like New Jersey and New York are taking more time to pass marijuana laws, while others with fewer issues and restrictions are moving forward more quickly to legalize. But many … Continue reading MAJOR AGGRESSIVE CANCER RISK FOR WEED SMOKERS!
s drugstore chains embrace products with traces of CBD, two recent reports in prominent medical journals point out the dangers of the other familiar component of cannabis, THC. An article in Lancet Psychiatry strengthens the link of THC to psychosis, and one in Annals of Internal Medicinechronicles people ending up in the emergency departments of hospitals after indulging in edibles. The news media picked up the edible-ED story, the … Continue reading Why Marijuana Edibles May be a Prescription for Psychosis
A bill to legalize recreational marijuana use for Montanans 18 and older failed to advance Thursday from a state House committee. Rep. Tom Winter, D-Missoula, tried to assure the House Taxation committee that his House Bill 770 served as a reaction to, not a model of, mistakes made in other states that have legalized recreational marijuana. By his own estimate, Winter said, the bill would bring … Continue reading Lawmakers Just Said NO to Recreational Marijuana in Montana
Children as young as 9 years old in the United Kingdom are being admitted to hospitals with mental and behavioral disorders caused by cannabis. National Health Service (NHS) figures reveal that more than 3,400 under the age of 19 were admitted to hospital with disorders triggered by the drug, reported the Daily Mail. Admissions to the hospital for that age group increased by 38 percent since 2013/14 … Continue reading Children as Young as 9 Are Being Admitted to Hospital With Cannabis-Caused Disorders
There are a lot of people out there who claim weed is a harmless drug but there are a number of studies out there that have documented the adverse effects that extend beyond ordering enough Chinese food for yourself to warrant three fortune cookies. In 2012, voters in Colorado passed an initiative legalizing the sale and consumption of recreational marijuana within its borders, and since the measure … Continue reading Heavy Weed Smokers Are Falling Victim To A Mysterious Illness That Has Doctors Baffled
In a recent study, researchers from Georgia State University found that marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from high blood pressure. The researchers focused on the long-term effect of marijuana use on health. They examined people aged 20 years and above from the NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey). The team found that among a total of 1213 participants, 34% … Continue reading How Marijuana Could Harm Your Heart and Blood Pressure Health
If marijuana is extra potent (high THC level), it could make you five times more likely to develop psychosis. t’s easy to get swept up in the weed revolution, what with recreational marijuana now legal in 10 states plus D.C., fancy medical marijuana dispensaries popping up on big city street corners, and an entire country up north giving it the official A-okay. That doesn’t make it any less vital to … Continue reading Smoking Weed Increases Your Chances of Developing Psychosis, a New Study Finds
Is it possible to overdose on weed? The answer is yes. Despite being considered legal for both recreational and medical use in many U.S. states and other countries, weed is a potentially addictive product that can still have devastating effects if not consumed in moderation. Marijuana overdose is largely a product of poor self-regulation and control. Thus, it is important for those who can access … Continue reading DUE TO THC IN MARIJUANA, LEARN ABOUT WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN OVERDOSE. YES, PEOPLE ARE OVERDOSING MORE & MORE FROM MARIJUANA
It’s a cruel irony that the very people who could benefit from weed’s relaxing effects are often the ones who don’t feel them. This article originally appeared on VICE US. Remember people, this is a MIND ALTERING DRUG!!!!!!! As a type A person—a generous understatement—I used to have high hopes that weed could give me that elusive experience known as chilling out. But each of … Continue reading This Is Why Weed Makes Some People Anxious & Even Paranoid
State regulations fail to stop sales of marijuana that could make buyers sick Some of the marijuana products sold by Southern California stores and delivery services are loaded with banned toxic chemicals that could make you sick, according to an NBC4 I-Team investigation. “Why would you want to put poison in your body,” said Hinaxi Patel, technical director of Brightside Scientific in Long Beach, an … Continue reading Poisonous Pot Found in Some Los Angeles-Area Stores! (Hmmm, could it also be in your ‘weed dealers’ store too?)
As a practicing internist, I am very aware of the distinction between medicinal and recreational use of any psychoactive substance. Unfortunately, when it comes to marijuana, this distinction is too often and too easily blurred. Currently, there are 10 states where recreational marijuana is legal and an additional 23 states where it may be used for medical purposes. Marijuana has been studied and found to be an effective treatment … Continue reading Dr. Marc Siegel: Chronic pot smoking has now been linked to THIS strange syndrome. Doctors are misdiagnosing and taking out gall bladders because they don’t know about this yet.
A note from NationalAddictionNews.com, to those of you who use and abuse weed, opioids, benzos, antidepressants, hypnotics, stimulants, and antipsychotics. STAY HOME WITH YOUR ADDICTIONS! KEEP YOUR ADDICTIONS TO YOURSELVES AND KEEP OFF THE ROAD!!!!!!! ARE YOU TOO HIGH TO UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE THE LIKELY POTENTIAL TO KILL AND DISABLE CHILDREN, ADULTS & ANIMALS??????? Patients who are prescribed opioids and the clinicians who prescribe them have more … Continue reading Opioid Epidemic Spilling Over onto Roads & KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE!
Since NationalAddictionNews.com is fully owned and exclusively run by yours truly, I’m taking the time to complain about a rather disturbing issue I had on Facebook yesterday that was overwhelmingly shocking, but undesirably expected. Thanks for reading my rants about the topic below. (No, I’m not sharing this on my Facebook.) Here goes. I wanted to bring some rarely talked about awareness about marijuana to … Continue reading I Have to Complain Today – is Anyone There?