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January 15, 2019

New drug MDPV or ‘monkey dust’, found in Australia. What is it and what are the harms?

What does MDPV do? An oral dose of MDPV is estimated to be around 5-20 milligrams (compared to 100-150 milligrams for MDMA). The main psychoactive effects last two to three hours, and side-effects persist for several additional hours. Side-effects, particularly at high doses, can include anxiety and… Read More »New drug MDPV or ‘monkey dust’, found in Australia. What is it and what are the harms?

This reporter took a deep look into the science of smoking pot. What he found is scary

Alex Berenson’s new book delves into research linking heavy use with violent crime and mental illness. by Stephanie Mencimer Mother Jones (San Francisco), January 5, 2019.  It’s been a few years since Alex Berenson has “committed journalism,” as he likes to say. As a New York Times reporter, Berenson did… Read More »This reporter took a deep look into the science of smoking pot. What he found is scary

Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis Affects the Developing Brain

Children born to moms who smoked or ingested marijuana during pregnancy suffer higher rates of depression, hyperactivity, and inattention. Yet, Seventy percent of women in the United States believe that there is “slight or no risk of harm” in using can­nabis during pregnancy. Read More

Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis Affects the Developing Brain

Children born to moms who smoked or ingested marijuana during pregnancy suffer higher rates of depression, hyperactivity, and inattention. Yet, Seventy percent of women in the United States believe that there is “slight or no risk of harm” in using can­nabis during pregnancy. Read More