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Why Synthetic Pot Makes People Act Like Zombies

Is synthetic pot (marijuana) really turning people into zombies? You may have seen footage and reports of users staggering around with their eyes rolled back and sounding as if a demon possesses them. You might think it’s some audition for an episode of “The Walking Dead.” Police have described users of synthetic weed (also known …

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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 …

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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 …

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Despite Legalizations, DEA Continues to Classify Marijuana as Dangerous

In January of 2013, a federal appeals court sided with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency by ruling the agency could continue to classify Marijuana as a Schedule I drug. The DEA reserves Schedule I classifications for drugs with a high risk of abuse and no currently accepted medical use. The plaintiff, medical marijuana advocacy group …

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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 UpResearchers at the University of Colorado asked 164 teens who were enrolled in substance abuse treatment programs about the way they used medical …

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