The DEA Claims Marijuana Causes an Increase in Teen Suicide Rates Yet There is No Evidence to Support That Claim

Suicide in general has been climbing over the past few decades. In 2017, 6200 suicides occurred within the age group of 15-24. This was the second leading cause of death within the age group. There are many reasons why people commit suicide, but in most cases it’s the relentless depression…

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FDA hints it may crack down on marijuana products that claim health benefits

Published: Oct 3, 2017, 3:12 pm • Updated: Oct 3, 2017, 5:16 pm By Drew Armstrong and Michelle Fay Cortez, Bloomberg The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may start cracking down on claims that marijuana has health benefits that haven’t been proven, the agency’s commissioner said Tuesday. “I see people…

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Does research support Ann Coulter’s claim there’s a racial correlation to lying about weed use?

Published: Aug 1, 2017, 3:46 pm • Updated: Aug 1, 2017, 5:14 pm By The Cannabist Staff Do scientific studies find African-Americans are “about 10 times more likely to lie and say they hadn’t smoked pot?” The statistic was one of several incendiary claims about marijuana made by columnist Ann…

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Blood Bud: The Outrageous Claim that Buying Street Weed leads to Death

Blood Bud: The Outrageous Claim that Buying Street Weed leads to Death A few months ago, I read this opinion piece in the New York Times entitled, “Want to Make Ethical Purchases? Stop Buying Illegal Drugs” where the author essentially equated “buying illegal drugs” to participating in “cartel violence”. While…

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Researcher Debunks Claim That Marijuana Use Damages DNA

A marijuana researcher has just debunked the claim that cannabis can cause permanent damage to a user’s DNA. That claim made international headlines last week when a group of scientists in Australia published a paper in the journal Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis. In the article, the scientists said…

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