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The Green, Green ‘Grass’ of Mississippi

Take note, Mississippians. Your home state is participating in a government project. A story in AP News announced this undertaking recently. It’s all about growing a special crop, namely marijuana...

Mississippi Banning: Opioid Substitute Kratom Deemed Dangerous

Kratom. It’s in the news. For some people addicted to opioids, it is the go-to choice to help them in their recovery. As they seek to forgo consuming opioids, they...

Marijuana Use Across the U.S. – How Has it Changed?

As states across the U.S. begin to legalize marijuana, its use has become more mainstream. According to a 2017 Marist College survey, more than half of adults in America have...

Youth Marijuana Use by State

The use of marijuana is becoming increasingly more common across the United States, and the perceived risk associated with using it has declined among teenagers in the past few decades....

The Average Cost of Marijuana by State

Marijuana is a relatively commonly used substance in the United States. According to federal government estimates, 22.2 million Americans have used it in the past month and many start using it...

Should You Quit Weed Cold Turkey? What Are the Effects?

  Weed—also known as marijuana—is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). In a typical month, 22.2 million people...

Spending Money on Weed: How Much Is Too Much?

The federal government, via the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), still classifies marijuana (cannabis) products as Schedule I controlled substances. This classification means that the DEA considers cannabis products to have no known...

Kratom Tolerance: Do You Need to Take a Break?

Kratom is a plant native to Southeast Asia, where the leaves are chewed, smoked, or consumed as tea recreationally to produce a mild intoxication. It’s similar in many ways to...

Marijuana & Depersonalization: Can Weed and Other Hallucinogens Cause Depersonalization?

Depersonalization occurs when a person has experiences of being detached, feeling as if they are outside of their body, has experiences of being unreal, experiences a distorted sense of time,...

The Potential Dangers of Highly-Concentrated Marijuana Wax

As marijuana abuse gains popularity across the country, with more states legalizing not just medical but also recreational ingestion of the substance, concentrated forms of cannabis are also gaining popularity. Called marijuana...

Myth #5: A Little Weed is Nothing to Worry About

What category does cannabis belong in? Is smoking weed any different than winding down with a beer or two? Does it have more in common with hard drugs like cocaine?...

Marijuana: What Happens during a Body High?

Marijuana is a psychoactive drug that has effects on both the mind and body. Derived from the cannabis plant, it is the most popular illicit drug in the United States....

Is Marijuana Addictive?

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies marijuana (cannabis) as a Schedule I controlled substance, placing it in a category of chemical substances that are designated as having no useful medicinal...

Kratom: Dangers of Withdrawal

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and scholarly sources, such as an article in Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, kratom is a tree that is found in areas of Southeast Asia (Mitragyna...

Synthetic Marijuana: Side Effects and Potential for Overdose

What are the dangers of Synthetic Marijuana? The dangers of synthetic marijuana are numerous. As the National Institute on Drug Abuse explains, synthetic marijuana (also known as synthetic cannabinoids) refers to a variety...

What Are the Symptoms of Being High on Marijuana?

Symptoms of Being High on Marijuana As Foundation for a Drug Free World advises, the following are some of the known short-term symptoms of being high associated with recent or very recent marijuana...

How Long Does Marijuana Withdrawal Last? ( & Timeline)

Marijuana is one of the most commonly abused illicit substances in America. Per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), of those who sought treatment in 2012, 15 percent cited...

Kratom Abuse

Kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa, is a tropical deciduous tree in the coffee family. It is native to Southeast Asia, and its leaves contain powerful compounds that bind to opioid receptors in...

Can Marijuana Be Abused?

Marijuana has become incredibly popular, and as of 2018, 43.5 million Americans 12 or older used it in the past year, according to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use...

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