Could smoking weed cause apathy from lowered dopamine levels? Scientists are trying to figure out the effect of weed on brain’s pleasure centers. Find out more in this post from High Times. No matter how much we learn about cannabis, it seems that conversations about weed are always full of stereotypes. One of the classic stereotypes is the lazy, unmotivated, and apathetic ... Continue Reading
As Yet Unsolved Marijuana Mysteries
Marijuana is easier to access than ever, with more than 20% of Americans living in a state that has voted to legalize recreational use - and a majority living in states that have legalized medical use. But when you talk to researchers who study cannabis, they say there's still a lot we don't know about marijuana. There are a few big studies happening right now that should ... Continue Reading
Does Marijuana Addiction Really Exist?
Most people can use marijuana without becoming addicted. Marijuana addiction may be very rare, but it is for real. This post from Esquire presents the facts, as best as science knows them. First, the bad news. Yes, marijuana addiction exists, and it might have a lot to do with our genes. According to Time, researchers have singled out specific genes associated with pot ... Continue Reading
Study Shows Using Marijuana Has No Effect On Brain Volume
The ongoing debate over marijuana’s effect on the brain is gradually tipping toward meaningful impact of marijuana on the brain. This post from TIME discusses the research that disproves the long-held myth that using marijuana causes structural changes in the brain. The latest research adds to the debate over marijuana's effects on the brain Using marijuana does not cause ... Continue Reading
Legal Marijuana Coming to Which States Next?
Finance blog 24/7 Wall St. has predicted which states are most likely to consent to legal marijuana next. This post from Fortune discusses the prediction and the main criteria used for this assessment. The prediction is based on two criteria. If you’ve been watching with jealousy as citizens of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Washington, D.C., smoke legal ... Continue Reading