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How much is known about the effects of marijuana on a pregnancy?

February 28, 2018

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Marijuana https://medlineplus.gov/marijuana.html In every pregnancy, a woman starts out with a 3-5% chance of having a baby with a birth defect. This is called her background risk. This sheet talks about whether exposure to marijuana may increase the risk for birth defects over that background risk. This information should not take the place of medical […]

Long-Term Marijuana Use Is Associated With Health Problems Later in Life

February 28, 2018

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February 08, 2018 By Eric Sarlin, M.Ed., M.A., NIDA Notes Contributing Writer This study found that: Learn About Marijuana Science-based information for the public Marijuana users exhibited six different patterns of marijuana use from ages 18 to 50. Longer-term marijuana use (extending from age 18 into the late 20s or beyond) was associated with increased […]

Changes in marijuana policies across states

February 28, 2018

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www.drugabuse.gov Learn About Marijuana Science-based information for the public Letter From the Director Changes in marijuana policies across states legalizing marijuana for medical and/or recreational use suggest that marijuana is gaining greater acceptance in our society. Thus, it is particularly important for people to understand what is known about both the adverse health effects and […]

Opium and marijuana research go underground

February 28, 2018

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October 31, 2007 phys.org The world’s leading expert on the opium poppy has joined forces with researchers working on another infamous drug-producing plant – cannabis – in hopes of finding new uses for the much-maligned sources of heroin and marijuana. Peter Facchini, professor of Biological Sciences and Canada Research Chair in Plant Biotechnology, has received […]

A growing problem: Lightening the carbon footprint of cannabis farms

February 28, 2018

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October 3, 2017 by Louis Hansen, The Mercury News phys.org Consider a typical cannabis farmer, growing an indoor crop. In a protected, controlled environment, they can grow a profitable mix of high-potency, medicinal marijuana and any number of milder strains appealing to a new market. But the venture comes with both a business and social […]

Cannabis crop expansion into forests threatens wildlife habitat, causes other environmental damage

February 28, 2018

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November 2, 2017, Ithaca College More information: Ian J Wang et al. Cannabis, an emerging agricultural crop, leads to deforestation and fragmentation, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2017). DOI: 10.1002/fee.1634 phys.org Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-11-cannabis-crop-expansion-forests-threatens.html#jCp Planting cannabis for commercial production in remote locations is creating forest fragmentation, stream modification, soil erosion and landslides. Without […]

girl scout cookies

February 28, 2018

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colorado Munchies, meet Thin Mints: Girl Scouts will now allow cookie sales outside Colorado pot shops Girl Scouts of Colorado now treats marijuana dispensaries like any other business in considering cookie sales sites, a spokewoman says published: Feb 16, 2018, 2:21 pm • Updated: Feb 17, 2018, 9:20 am By Lindsey Bartlett and Alex Pasquariello, […]

Church of Holy Sepulchre reopens after Netanyahu steps in

February 28, 2018

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28 February 2018 | by James Roberts , Nathan Jeffay tablet The Prime Minister has agreed to establish a team to ‘formulate a solution for the issue of municipal taxes on properties owned by churches’ The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday stepped in to the crisis in Jerusalem that resulted in the closure of […]

Update: Christian leaders to reopen Church of the Holy Sepulcher Feb. 28

February 28, 2018

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catholic news service By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service 2.27.2018 3:26 PM ET JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christian leaders in the Holy Land announced they would reopen the Church of the Holy Sepulcher Feb. 28 after the Israeli government has set up a negotiating team to resolve a municipal dispute over property taxes. The heads of […]

Match the arrestee with their alleged crime.

February 27, 2018

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Friday Photo thesmokinggun.com For today’s “Friday Photo Fun” game, readers must examine five mug shots and match up the respective defendants with the crime for which they were arrested. Just click and drag the crimes into the squares beneath each individual. Then click the “submit” arrow.