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Denver leads in legalizing marijuana

On Jan. 18, 2017, Denver will become the first ever state in the United States to give a green signal for the public use of marijuana. Recreational marijuana is, however, legal since 2012 in Colorado. In November 2016, the people of Denver voted for the use of marijuana in social settings. Denver has now legalized […]

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Decrease in perceived risk spikes increase in marijuana use among college students: Study

Marijuana, also known as weed or pot, is one of the commonly abused illicit drugs across the globe. Though it is being legalized in several states across the United States (U.S.) due to the decrease in the perceived risk of marijuana use, its ill-effects are highly dangerous and risky. Therefore, it is advisable to refrain […]

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Halloween sees increased drug and alcohol use among youngsters

Holidays are not just about social gatherings, but also about feelings of loneliness, stress and depression. People suffering from loneliness and depression during holidays are more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs. An increase in social activities during holidays can also cause social anxiety and peer pressure that can aggravate the problem of drug and […]

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Teens with positive social interactions less likely to become addicts: Study

Teens and adolescents love to try alcohol and illicit drugs in spite of understanding their harmful effects on the body and the brain and, in the process, they become addicted to these substances. Studies have attributed substance addiction in teens to numerous reasons. The amount of alcohol consumed by teenagers and young adults is often […]

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