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Article ID: 695339

Human Drug Addiction Behaviors Closely Tied to Specific Impairments Within Six Large-Scale Brain Networks

Mount Sinai Health System

Systematic review of task-related neuroimaging studies found addicted individuals demonstrate increased activity in these networks during drug-related processing but decreases across all other functions

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30-May-2018 4:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695029

American Pain Society Endorses Compromise Marijuana Studies Act

American Pain Society

The American Pain Society (APS) today endorsed compromise legislation in the U.S. Senate amending provisions of the Marijuana Effective Studies Act of 2016, which removes excessive regulatory barriers inhibiting researchers from obtaining marijuana plants for studies to assess the drug’s medical effectiveness and safety.

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23-May-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694777

Cannabis: It Matters How Young You Start

Universite de Montreal

Canadian researchers find that boys who start smoking pot before 15 are much more likely to have a drug problem at 28 than those who start at 15 or after.

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18-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 694550

Survey Says: Michigan Voters Undecided on Candidates but Have Opinions on Pot

Michigan State University

With the 2018 election six months away, Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research released findings from its latest State of the State Survey, or SOSS, revealing that many voters still are undecided on candidates but have strong opinions on controversial ballot issues.

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14-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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    10-May-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 693844

Study Reveals That Many Oncologists Recommend Medical Marijuana Clinically Despite Not Feeling Sufficiently Knowledgeable to Do So

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

While a wide majority of oncologists do not feel informed enough about medical marijuana’s utility to make clinical recommendations, most do in fact conduct discussions on medical marijuana in the clinic and nearly half recommend it to their patients, say researchers who surveyed a population-based sample of medical oncologists.

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1-May-2018 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694360

Study Finds Prenatal Marijuana Use Can Affect Infant Size, Behavior

University at Buffalo

Researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants’ weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use.

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10-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693508

UC San Diego Receives $4.7M Gift for Medical Cannabis Research

University of California San Diego

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects an estimated 1 in 68 children in the United States, yet treatment options are limited. Could cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis, hold clues for developing effective therapies? Thanks to a major gift from the Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation, researchers at the University of California San Diego will embark on a multidisciplinary study to investigate the potential of cannabidiol as a treatment for severe autism.

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25-Apr-2018 4:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693419

Synthetic Pot Has Nothing to Do with Cannabis Plant; Pharmacologist Can Discuss Why It's Dangerous

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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    24-Apr-2018 3:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 692768

New App Could Make Cannabis Use Safer

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Researchers have developed a prototype app called ‘Am I Stoned’ that could help cannabis users understand how the drug is affecting them through a series of phone-based tasks.

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Article ID: 693332

Cannabis Is Legal in California: What's Different?

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

There's never been a market as big for legal recreational marijuana as California. CSU experts weigh in on what it will mean for the state, now and in the years to come.

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23-Apr-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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