Based on the ideology that millions of Americans are grossly addicted to marijuana, the federal government has approved $3 million to facilitate the fast-track creation of a pharmaceutical drug to treat this supposed scourge on public health.
A just-published literature review assessing the potential adverse effects associated with habitual marijuana smoking has the mainstream media in a reefer mad frenzy. Predictably, however, the paper’s conclusions are far less sensational than the media headlines.
Make no mistake, says addictions specialist Drew Pinsky, marijuana is addictive -- and the earlier one starts to use it, the greater the consequences.
In an effort to convince the youth of America that continued prohibition is in the interest of public health, the federal government is now paying researchers to develop an app that persuades kids to work out rather than smoke weed.
Does looking at a hand pipe, bong, or rolling papers trigger the need to get high in a stoner? That’s the consensus of a new study that finds drug paraphernalia has the power to activate reward centers in the brains of marijuana users and produce a need for weed.