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Health benefits of moderate drinking come under fire.One of those things that “everybody knows” about alcohol is that a drink or two per day is good for your heart. But maybe not as good for your... Read Full Post
Submitted on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:24
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Is low-grade pot better for you than sinsemilla?First published September 3, 2013.Australia has one of the highest rates of marijuana use in the world, but until recently, nobody could say for... Read Full Post
Submitted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 07:04
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Another reason to skip "Spice."Cannabinoid hyperemesis,  as it is known, was not documented in the medical literature until 2004. Case studies of more than 100 patients have been reported since... Read Full Post
Submitted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 17:20
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Like PCP all over again.Synthetic cannabis-like “Spice” drugs were first introduced in early 2004, and quickly created a global marketplace. But the drugs responsible for the psychoactive effects of... Read Full Post
Submitted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 12:06
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Synthetic cannabis is stronger than it used to be.First published 10/07/2013 I wish I could stop writing blog posts about Spice, as the family of synthetic cannabinoids has become known. I wish young... Read Full Post
Submitted on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 07:28
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Why do heavy pot smokers show a blunted reaction to stimulants?Most drugs of abuse increase dopamine transmission in the brain, and indeed, this is thought to be the basic neural mechanism underlying... Read Full Post
Submitted on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 18:35
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First published 2/18/2014. Former National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) director Alan Leshner has been vilified by many for referring to addiction as a chronic, relapsing “brain disease.” What... Read Full Post
Submitted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 09:55
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Improving pulmonary function in newborns.  500 mg of daily vitamin C given to pregnant smoking women “decreased the effects of in-utero nicotine” and “improved measures of pulmonary function” in... Read Full Post
Submitted on Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 13:55
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Alcohol takes a friend.  What good does it do: You write about addiction, research it, think about it, formulate new ideas about it. You try to be of service.What good does it do: One of your... Read Full Post
Submitted on Friday, June 27, 2014 - 07:29
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Federal study also discusses medical marijuana.Considering the impasse on marijuana policy between state and federal governments in the U.S., the primary government agency in charge of drug research—... Read Full Post
Submitted on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 19:14