Teen cannabis use linked with adverse developmental and mental health outcomes
The more prevalent cannabis becomes in our society, the more we must seek to understand it. This means more studies on what cannabis actually does and how it affects the users, which comprise of all the age groups. Considering the lack of understanding of the effects of cannabis on its users, especially adolescents, a recent…Read more
An overview of spice or synthetic marijuana use
Have you walked through a convenience store and noticed multiple small packages, normally shiny aluminum ones, that state “Not for Human Consumption” that could pass for incense? If you have, then you may have been looking at synthetic marijuana. Also known by several other names such as K2 or spice, synthetic marijuana is a dried,…Read more
US schools gearing to deal with opioid crisis
In the wake of the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States, the state of Alabama is heralding a project to train school staff with the know-how to treat students suffering from drug overdoses. Ironically, kids across the U.S. have easier access to drugs as they are available in their parents’ cabinets at home, foregoing…Read more
Should medical marijuana dispensaries be away from schools?
Considering the fact that medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states in the United States, parents of teens are growing concerned about how the location of medical marijuana dispensaries may affect their communities and neighborhoods. According to a recently conducted national poll by the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital on Children’s Health, majority of the…Read more