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Fewer Teens See Great Risk From Being Regular Marijuana Users: Survey

The percentage of teens who think there is a great risk from being a regular marijuana user has dropped, according to a new survey. The Monitoring the Future survey found 39.5 percent of 12th graders think regular marijuana use is harmful, down from 44.1 percent last year. …

Heavy Marijuana Use in Teen Years Linked to Damaged Brain Structures: Study

Heavy marijuana use in the teenage years could damage brain structures vital to memory and reasoning, a new study suggests. …

New York State Legislators Introduce Marijuana Legalization Bill

A bill to legalize, tax and regulate the sale of marijuana to adults in New York state was introduced this week by three state legislators. …

Uruguay Senate Approves Bill to Legalize Marijuana

The Uruguay Senate has voted to legalize marijuana, The Wall Street Journal reports. The law, approved Tuesday, puts the government of the South American nation in control of the distribution and sale of marijuana. …

Pregnant Women Who Smoke Marijuana Have Increased Risk of Stillbirth, Study Finds

Pregnant women who smoke marijuana may increase their risk of stillbirth three-fold, a new study concludes. …

Employers in Colorado and Washington Wrestle with Marijuana Policies

Employers in Colorado and Washington state, where recreational marijuana is now legal for adults, are wrestling with whether and how to adjust their drug policies to account for the new laws. …

Scientist Developing Test to Detect Contaminants in Marijuana

A scientist at the University of New Haven is developing a new test to detect contaminants such as mold and mildew in marijuana, CBS News reports. …

Ibuprofen Can Reduce High From Marijuana: Mouse Study

Anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen can reduce the high created by marijuana, a new study in mice suggests. The research could have implications for studying marijuana as a treatment for people with Alzheimer’s disease, the Los Angeles Times reports. …

American Medical Association Reiterates Its Opposition to Legalizing Marijuana

The American Medical Association’s House of Delegates voted this week to reaffirm its opposition to marijuana legalization, according to U.S. News & World Report. …

Positive Workplace Drug Tests for Marijuana, Cocaine Sharply Dropped Since 1988

Positive workplace tests for marijuana and cocaine have dropped sharply since 1988, while tests revealing prescription drug abuse are increasing, according to a study by the medical-testing company Quest Diagnostics Inc. …