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Is Vaping Cannabis Bad?
Apr 1, 2021

Vaping Weed vs. Smoking Weed Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal substance in the United States.1 In fact, in 2022, 15% of individuals aged 12 or older (that’s 42.3 million people) used marijuana in the past month, including 5.2% (or 14.7 million people) who vaped marijuana in that period.2 Marijuana use impacts the lungs […]

Is Using Weed a Relapse?
Jan 29, 2021

Being sober or clean and sober means not using drugs and alcohol, ever. Twelve-step programs, such as Narcotics Anonymous, even consider “clean and sober” to mean staying away from any substances that change how your mind or emotions work. However, there is greater efforts in the United States to legalize medical and recreational marijuana (known […]

What a Joe Biden Presidency Could Mean for Cannabis Users
Nov 17, 2020

What does a Biden win mean for drug policy in the United States, specifically regarding cannabis? President-elect Biden’s stance on marijuana over the last 30+ years has evolved. And although his earlier positions on the subject may vary from where he stands now, how will his current proposals impact the sale of marijuana, its medicinal […]

How Long Does Marijuana (Weed) Stay in Your System?
Feb 27, 2019

Spanish Version Typically, THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, is detectable for up to 90 days in hair, anywhere between 1 day to a month or longer in urine (depending on how often the individual uses it), up to 24 hours in saliva, and up to 12 hours in blood.2 How Does Your Body Process […]

How to Quit Smoking Weed (Marijuana)
Jul 27, 2018

How to Quit Smoking Marijuana Unfortunately, quitting pot isn’t always easy for many people. Individuals, who smoke weed regularly, may develop significant cannabis dependence. Once this develops, quitting marijuana may result in several uncomfortable experiences, including cravings and turbulent moods. Trying to quit on your own is possible, but it can be challenging without the […]

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS): Symptoms and Treatment
Jan 31, 2018

In 2004, doctors in South Australia first described episodes of cyclical vomiting of unknown origin in adult patients who were regular marijuana users.3 Additional case reports and research on the condition, cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), continue to be published and CHS is still not fully understood nearly 20 years later. Thus, the condition may go […]

The Real Gateway Drug
Jun 6, 2017

Marijuana, known by different names, is also seen by many as a gateway drug – the next step toward using substances such as cocaine, methamphetamine, or prescription opioids. While it may often be billed this way, is it the only substance guiding users down a dark and dangerous road? Over 1,000 Americans shared their past […]

The Big List of Narcotic Drugs
May 8, 2017

Commonly Abused Narcotics & Opioids Below is a brief list of some of the more widely-known narcotics and opioids drugs: Opium Heroin Codeine Oxycodone Hydrocodone Tramadol Morphine Hydromorphone Fentanyl Carfentanil The United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) indicates that close to 3 million people battled […]

Marijuana Abuse and PTSD
Apr 13, 2017

What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a type of anxiety disorder triggered by a traumatic experience. Causes of PTSD include: The first month after the traumatic event, symptoms are associated with acute stress disorder (ASD). The person displays three or more symptoms: When these symptoms persist or develop after the first month, […]

Spotting Signs of Marijuana, Meth, and Other Drugs in the House
Mar 28, 2017

Addiction is a complex disease of the risk and reward system in the brain, involving a person’s genes, family history, and environment, among other factors. There are many substances that a person struggling with addiction could abuse, with different symptoms of intoxication, different paraphernalia, and different long-term consequences. That being said, there are several symptoms […]

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