Category Archives: MARIJUANA

MARIJUANA IS LINKED TO PSYCHOSIS

Adverse Consequences of Marijuana Use Are The Link to Psychiatric Disorders, Particularly The Increased Risk of Schizophrenia. [Multiple References] Acute (present during intoxication) Impaired short-term memory Impaired attention, judgment, and other cognitive functions Impaired coordination and balance Increased heart rate Anxiety, paranoia (etiology, cause) Psychosis (uncommon) Persistent (lasting longer than intoxication, but may not be […]

NCAA MARIJUANA POLICY

24/7 the NCAA bans the use of Illicit drugs. Marijuana medical and recreational use laws vary from state to state. The NCAA drug-testing program, along with clear policies and effective education, protects student-athletes who play by the rules by playing clean. The purpose of the drug-testing program is to deter student-athletes from using performance-enhancing drugs, […]

CANNABIS EFFECTS ON ADOLESCENTS: NEGATIVE BRAIN ANATOMY CHANGES AND DEFECTIVE COGNITION

Abstract: “Rates of cannabis use among adolescents are high, and are increasing concurrent with changes in the legal status of marijuana and societal attitudes regarding its use. “Recreational cannabis use is understudied, especially in the adolescent period when neural maturation may make users particularly vulnerable to the effects of Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on brain structure. “In […]