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Low Doses of Marijuana Ingredient May Stop Brain Damage in Mice

Low doses of the active ingredient in marijuana appear to stop some forms of brain damage in mice, an Israeli researcher has found. …

Blacks Almost Four Times as Likely as Whites to Be Arrested for Marijuana Possession

A new study concludes black Americans were almost four times as likely as whites to be arrested for marijuana possession in 2010, according to The New York Times. Blacks and whites use marijuana at similar rates, the study notes. …

Marijuana Dependence Researcher: Important to Focus on Teens

A drug used to treat liver toxicity in Tylenol overdoses may be helpful in treating teens dependent on marijuana, when it is combined with behavioral therapy, according to an expert speaking at the recent American Psychiatric Association annual meeting. …

Marijuana Compounds May Help Control Blood Sugar, Study Suggests

Marijuana compounds may help control blood sugar and lower the risk of diabetes, a new study suggests. The compounds also might help users control their weight, according to Time.com. …

Many Arrested Men Use Illegal Drugs But Don’t Receive Treatment

A study of men arrested in five major U.S. cities finds more than 60 percent use illegal drugs, but most do not receive treatment. …

Foods Made With Marijuana Can Make Children Sick, Study Finds

Children who accidentally eat food such as cookies made with marijuana can get sick, according to a new study. Researchers at Colorado Children’s Hospital report they treated 14 children who ingested the drug, half of whom ate marijuana-laced foods. …

Average Colorado Marijuana Smoker Will Pay $650 for the Drug Next Year

The average marijuana smoker in Colorado will pay about $650 for the drug next year, according to Time.com. The estimate is based on a study by researchers at Colorado State University, who wanted to determine how much the state will collect in marijuana-related tax revenue. …

Report by OAS Calls for Discussion on Legalizing Marijuana

A report released by the Organization of American States calls for a discussion on legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana, the Associated Press reports. …

State Legislators Grapple With How to Implement Marijuana DUI Rules

Lawmakers in Washington state, where recreational marijuana use is now legal, are trying to determine how police officers can identify drivers impaired by marijuana use, The Wall Street Journal reports. …

Addiction to Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco Most Common Mental Health Problem in Teens

Addiction to drugs, alcohol and tobacco are the most common mental health problems in teenagers, a new government report concludes. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is the most commonly diagnosed problem overall in youth ages 3 to 17. …