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How long is THC in your system?

By Joel Banner Baird Suppose you smoke a joint. Suppose you’re abruptly scheduled for a test upon which your career depends. When is it appropriate to panic? Scientists are still struggling to pin down the metabolic timetables for THC, the compound in cannabis that most actively promotes a high. Read …

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Cancer Docs Seek More Study of Medical Marijuana

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Most cancer doctors say they don’t know enough about medical marijuana to provide an informed opinion to patients. Nevertheless, many go ahead and give its use their blessing, a national survey reveals. Seven out of 10 oncologists surveyed …

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Rockefeller Institute: Legal marijuana linked to opioid-use declines amid drug crisis

By David Robinson Some states allowing medical marijuana and recreational pot saw declines in opioid prescribing as authorities pushed urgent efforts to combat the historic American drug crisis. Medicaid patients, for example, are getting about 5.9 percent fewer prescription painkillers in medical marijuana states. Further, the opioid prescription declines are deeper where recreational pot is …

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It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks

By Aaron E. Carroll The benefits and harms of medical marijuana can be debated, but more states are legalizing pot, even for recreational use. A new evaluation of marijuana’s risks is overdue. Last year, the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine and Engineering released a comprehensive report on cannabis use. At …

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Cannabis versus Cancer

By Eyal Ballen As the legalization of medical marijuana becomes more common worldwide, medical cannabis is being prescribed by doctors and caretakers to help treat cancer-related side effects—either from the cancer itself or from treatments like chemotherapy. Countless scientific studies have shown that medical cannabis offers palliative care benefits, including …

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Does Marijuana Make You Forget to Remember?

By Bahar Gholipour Stoners may not be as forgetful and absent-minded as the stereotype suggests. A new study finds that heavy marijuana users are just as good as everybody else at remembering tasks they need to do in the future. This ability, called prospective memory, is the brain’s internal calendar, …

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