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Study: Boys who smoke marijuana 4 inches shorter than non-smokers

Scientists in Pakistan who conducted a study on marijuana say the drug stunts the growth of boys who use it. Alarmingly, they say their study found that heavy users of the drug at a young age grew on average four inches shorter than non-smokers.

Marijuana report says pot dangerous for pregnant woman and baby

One year on from the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, the state's Dept. of Public Health and Environment has published a study on the drug. Mostly by examining prior studies it draws numerous conclusions on the many negative effects pot can have.

New study finds casual pot use alters the brain

Young adults who occasionally use pot show abnormalities in two key areas of their brain related to emotion, motivation, and decision making, new research reveals.

Research suggests smoking marijuana may double risk of stroke

A researcher in New Zealand has found the risk of stroke may be doubled for those who have recently smoked marijuana. The study was conducted at the Auckland City Hospital after a Dr. Alan Barber noticed a pattern in some recent stroke victims.

Smoking pot: Did Obama inhale?

While Bill Clinton notoriously "didn't inhale" at Oxford, Barack Obama inhaled. Frequently, happily and allegedly those who didn't inhale were assessed a penalty, according to a new biography.

Study: Pot smokers twice as likely to have car accidents

A new study at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has provided evidence that drivers who smoke pot even hours before operating a motor vehicle are twice as likely to cause crashes as drivers not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Colorado voters may see marijuana initiative on November ballot

Denver - Proponents of a marijuana legalization initiative in Colorado submitted over 159,000 signatures last week to the Secretary of State’s office, far exceeding the 86,500 required for the measure’s approval to be placed on the November ballot.

Random pot use has no adverse effects on lungs, new study shows

Birmingham - A new study has found infrequent use of marijuana does not appear to have a detrimental effect on the health of lungs, with a certain amount of lung health improving slightly, according to a new study.
 

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