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Cannabis Side Effects

Millions of people around the world use cannabis, or marijuana, for both recreational and medicinal purposes. The drug is made from the dried leaves and flowers of the Cannabis sativa plant. It can be smoked, vaporized, eaten, or taken as a liquid extract. Cannabis has been used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions …

Marijuana and Depression

What Is Depression? Depression is a serious mental illness that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. More than 17 million Americans are affected by it, and lifestyle factors can contribute to the disorder. With statistics like these, we might almost refer to depression as an epidemic. Depression is so prevalent that even if …

Cannabis as a Cancer Treatment

Cannabis has been proven to be effective in treating cancer in a variety of ways. It can help kill cancer cells, shrink tumors, and reduce the side effects of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. More than 30 U.S. states allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. And a growing number are allowing recreational use. …

Cannabis in the Workplace

As the legal landscape around cannabis changes, employers are increasingly confronted with the question of how to deal with cannabis in the workplace. In California, where recreational cannabis is now legal, employers are grappling with issues like whether to allow employees to use cannabis during work hours, how to test for cannabis use, and what …

Marijuana Addiction and Abuse

Marijuana is a drug acquired from the Cannabis plant and is one of the most commonly used drugs in the world. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana is the most popular illicit drug in the United States. Marijuana addiction and abuse can lead to several problems, including financial difficulties, relationship problems, and …

Medical Marijuana Use

Though marijuana, or cannabis, is commonly known as a recreational drug, it has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. The potential medicinal properties of marijuana and its components have been the subject of research and heated debate for decades. Marijuana use is becoming more common and more accepted in society. Medical marijuana …

Synthetic Cannabinoids

Synthetic cannabinoids – also known by many other names including synthetic marijuana, K2, and Spice – are toxic and illegal, with highly unpredictable effects. The correct term for these substances is synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists (SCRAs). They are similar to chemicals found in the marijuana plant. Because of this similarity, synthetic cannabinoids are sometimes misleadingly …