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Large Study Identifies Genetic Variants Linked to Risk Tolerance and Risky Behaviors

Based on genetic information from more than 1 million people of European ancestry, results suggest the neurochemicals glutamate and GABA, but not dopamine or serotonin, contribute to risk tolerance.

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Many Users Prefer Medical Marijuana Over Prescription Drugs

As legalization continues, more patients are swapping their prescription pills for medicinal cannabis.

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A Little Weed may Change the Teenage Brain

Teenagers who report using recreational marijuana just once or twice display increased volume of numerous brain regions, according to a study of 14-year-olds from Ireland, England, France, and Germany.

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The App That Tells You When You’re Too High to Drive

Impairment can last for hours after THC has left the body, meaning that a simple blood test may not accurately portray if a person is fit to drive. The Otorize app uses digitalized, scientifically sound, cognitive tests to judge a person's ability to drive or operate heavy equipment.

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More Than Half of People Taking Cannabis for Chronic Pain Report Driving While High

The study focused adults in Michigan who were seeking medical cannabis recertification or a new certification for chronic pain in 2014 and 2015.

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Exposure to Cannabis Alters the Genetic Profile of Sperm

Whether changes can be reversed or are passed on to children is still unknown

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Study Points to Increased Risk of Harm from Cannabis Across Europe

The authors of the paper point out that regulation in a legalized market could help control these risks and improve consumer safety.

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Exposure to Cannabis, Stress in Adolescence Can Lead to Anxiety Disorders in Adulthood

A new study conducted on laboratory animals shows that exposure to cannabis and stress during adolescence may lead to long-term anxiety disorders characterized by the presence of pathological fear.

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Study Suggests CBD May Worsen Glaucoma, Raise Eye Pressure

The study, which was conducted in mice, specifically found that CBD caused an increase in pressure inside the eye of 18 percent for at least four hours after use.

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