Legalizing Marijuana: The Effect on Teens

Legalizing Marijuana: The Effect on Teens

The great debate on marijuana legalization continues on, with many states passing laws to the affirmative. Parents of teens, however, are concerned about such a move and are wondering just how to talk to their children about the dangers of smoking pot. Mixed Messages and Teen Rationalization Most parents are concerned that legalizing marijuana will…

Can a Drug Curb Marijuana Addiction?

Can a Drug Curb Marijuana Addiction?

Addiction scientists have long searched for a safe chemical means to turn off the brain’s desire to use illicit drugs. Recent research reported by Smithsonian magazine indicates that kynurenic acid treatment blocks the desire to use marijuana in rats and monkeys, and although FDA approval is likely years away, this chemical has the potential to…

Medical Marijuana being Abused by Teens

Medical Marijuana being Abused by Teens

A new study brings the world of medical marijuana into a new light. With several states considering legalizing medical marijuana, the following confessions from adolescents should be kept in mind… The Teens Fess Up Researchers at the University of Colorado asked 164 teens who were enrolled in substance abuse treatment programs about the way they…