Legalizing and regulating the adult use of cannabis provides necessary controls and transparency to the existing market
The chemical compounds cannabinoids found in marijuana, can also be naturally produced in the body from omega-3 enriched foods and contain anti-inflammatory benefits.
A study based in Seattle found that teenagers diagnosed with depression are more likely to use cannabis in later life.
Years of coordinated efforts will be needed to manage and reverse the harmful societal effects of the prescription and illicit opioid epidemics which are continuing to worsen.
"Going to pot? The impact of dispensary closures on crime" investigates the relationship between the closure of medicinal marijuana dispensaries and the increase of crime.
Researchers at University of Bristol have found cannabis use as a teen to increase the chances of other illegal drug use in early adulthood.
Since the legalization of marijuana in Oregon, researchers have found an increase in marijuana usage among students across the state.