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Cannabis (drug)

Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant intended for medical or recreational use. The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); one of 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 65 other cannabinoids. Cannabis can be used by smoking, vaporizing, within food, or as an extract.

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Marijuana Helps Mend Broken Bones

Scientists at Tel Aviv University in Israel have discovered that a component of cannabis significantly helps speeds up the healing of bone fractures and may also be used to treat bone-related diseases. The study found that the non-psychotropic cannabidiol or CBD considerably sped up the healing process of rats' broken leg bones and the benefits were also present even when the molecule was separated from THC, the major psychoactive component of cannabis. Not only does marijuana encourage the healing process, it also prevents future injury.

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Major Health Study: Long-Time Pot Smokers Face Little Damage to Their

"The inhalation of one marijuana cigarette per day over a 20-year period is not associated with adverse changes in lung health, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Investigators at Emory University in Atlanta assessed marijuana smoke exposure and lung health in a large representative sample of US adults age 18 to 59. Researchers reported that cannabis exposure was not associated with FEV1 (forced expiratory volume) decline or deleterious change in spirometric values of small airways disease." Come to: for info on this & more

Contributed by Yvonne Decelis

Since the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, the percentage of high-schoolers smoking has actually dropped.

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Alcohol versus Marijuana.. which is worse?

Contributed by Allison Crist

Just something to think about. shows both sides in a very expressive way!

Contributed by Maria West

Who knew that issues about marijuana would extend to the publishing world? Apparently, there's a battle over whether publications depicting marijuana on the cover can be displayed where under age individuals can see them. What's next?

Contributed by Sammo Lea

Diabetics will rejoice to know that there is an easy and fun way to regulate their blood sugar: smoking pot! Apparently pot is like cinnamon in that it lowers blood sugar, so let's consider which you would rather do: eat some cinnamon or smoke some weed?

Contributed by Rachel Bleier

Perhaps this research might lead to more medical marijuana prescriptions for diabetes.

Contributed by Sammo Lea

Ron Paul states his argument against the prohibition of marijuana. Ron Paul is one of the most well-known Libertarians in America.

Contributed by Nico Ghibaudi

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