High Times Presents: The U.S. Cannabis Cup

Marijuana Addiction

Pot Is As Addictive as Heroin And Other Media Lies

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.

Clueless Dr. Drew: “It Acts Like an Opiate and Causes Severe Addiction”

Make no mistake, says addictions specialist Drew Pinsky, marijuana is addictive -- and the earlier one starts to use it, the greater the consequences.  

Uncle Sam Spends $715,000 on Marijuana App

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 Paraphernalia Trigger a Need for 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.

What is Marijuana Addiction?

Marijuana addiction, just what is it? The simple answer is that marijuana addiction is a scary talking point for the prohibitionists clinging to their jobs against the growing wave of marijuana legalization.

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