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As marijuana laws relax, doctors say pregnant women shouldn’t partake

As marijuana laws relax, doctors say pregnant women shouldn’t partake

The number of women in the United States who use marijuana during pregnancy has been difficult to gauge, partly because some women are reluctant to tell their doctors; at least 24 states consider substance use during pregnancy a form of child abuse, so divulging such information can have serious consequences. Still, a number of studies nationally suggest there’s been a sharp jump in pot use among pregnant women. Younger mothers, especially, were reported using marijuana during pregnancy.

January 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wrecked and Retching: Obscure vomiting illness linked to long-term pot use

Wrecked and Retching: Obscure vomiting illness linked to long-term pot use

An obscure syndrome called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome affects a small population — namely, a subset of marijuana users who smoke multiple times a day for months, years or even decades.

January 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Women also use drugs – not that you can tell from drug policy

Women also use drugs – not that you can tell from drug policy

In the UK, men are more likely to try drugs than women and they significantly outnumber women in accessing treatment, reinforcing the view that male drug use is the norm. But the number of women who use drugs is probably massively underestimated.

November 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Washington and other western states try to tame homegrown marijuana

Washington and other western states try to tame homegrown marijuana

Regulators in Washington, Oregon and Colorado are trying to tame what has proven to be an unruly crop of home growers. The biggest concern is that outsized home growers may be selling their produce across state lines.

September 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
As legal marijuana spreads, worries about teen addiction grow

As legal marijuana spreads, worries about teen addiction grow

By Christine Vestal Stateline DENVER — At Bruce Randolph School, a majority Hispanic high school in a gang-plagued neighborhood in north Denver, there’s always a waiting list to see Amanda Ingram and her therapy dog, Pauletta. Students sign up to visit Ingram during breaks in classes to talk about family and social troubles while they […]

March 13, 2017 | By | Reply More