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Medical marijuana advertising sparks interest in pot use among teens, study finds

In Community, Top Stories by Chris DollardLeave a Comment

A study of Southern California middle school students found that those who see ads, billboards, or signs for medical marijuana were more likely to think about or smoke pot than those who see no advertising, researchers said Monday. Surveys from more than 8,214 students who attended 16 Southern California middle schools during 2010 and 2011 were analyzed by researchers with …

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Domestic Violence Reduced with Medical Marijuana?

In Community, Feature Stories by Melanie TsikosLeave a Comment

Philip H. Smith, Ph.D, an associate research scientist in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University, working in the Yale Global Mental Health Program has published a study showing that young married couples in the first 9 years of marriage who both smoke marijuana have lower incidents of domestic violence. The study showed that even if only one of the …

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How does medical marijuana affect a patient’s relationships?

In Community, Feature Stories by Matt DeLuca

As regions across the world continue to legalize the use of medical marijuana, many patients admit there are still considerable social and personal consequences of medical marijuana use. Relationships may be challenged or strained due to perceived legal, medical and ethical hazards of using a substance that has long been stigmatized as a harmful and addictive illicit drug. No matter …

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Medical marijuana patients still face stigma

In Community, Feature Stories by Brett Wilkins

¬†Although marijuana has been used to treat illnesses for thousands of years, many patients still experience a backlash from friends, family and colleagues. Medical marijuana users might have to endure friendly neighbours gone sour, disapproving parents or unsympathetic employers. Moral indictment can be a nasty side effect of being a medical marijuana user. But that’s not stopping these cannabis advocates …

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Why more doctors are supporting use of medical marijuana

In Community, Feature Stories by Dr. Tim Sandle, Ph.D.

A recent survey found that 76 percent of North American doctors would approve the use of medical marijuana, as reported by the New England Journal of Medicine. What is persuading doctors, from the U.S. to the U.K., to prescribe a plant that would have never been on their professional radar years ago? Medical marijuana is gaining favor with physicians because …