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    Heavy Marijuana Use Reduces Dopamine

    In a recent study by the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), researchers have found evidence of compromised dopamine systems in heavy users of marijuana. The study looked at 11 marijuana-dependent adults between the ages of 21 and 40, and 12 healthy adults in a control group. They found lower dopamine release from the striatum, a […]


      Doctor Advocates Open Use

      Dr. Larry Bedard, a longtime member of the Marin Healthcare District Board is now advocating the inpatient use of marijuana at Marin General Hospital. “I want to have Marin General be the first hospital in California to openly and transparently allow patients to use medical cannabis,” Dr. Bedard said. He also wrote recently in the […]


        Beyond THC

        Because of the stigma around drugs that has overshadowed marijuana’s potential benefits for the past several decades, many Americans lack a detailed knowledge of marijuana’s chemical components. Most know that tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, is the chemical in marijuana that produces a high, but fewer are aware that there are many other compounds in the cannabis […]


          Safer Than Painkillers

          For high-performance athletes staying in peak condition is a battle with daily pain. The human body has limits, and pushing the envelope on a regular basis means aggressive training, and minimal time to heal. Inevitably, those pressures push pro athletes to take painkillers in order to function at the level their job requires. As marijuana […]

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