CADCA’s National Coalition Institute is pleased to announce the next edition in its webinar series: “Conversations: Putting Research into Action.”  CADCA had a conversation with Dr. Ty Brumback from the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Brumback presented his findings regarding the effects of marijuana use on brain structure and function. 

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has ruled that marijuana remain a Schedule I controlled substance and should not be allowed for medicinal purposes under federal law.

Despite two pending petitions to remove marijuana from Schedule I classification, the DEA kept its stance that the drug has “no currently accepted medical use” in the United States and precludes doctors from prescribing it.

The DEA’s decision was informed by a lengthy analysis by the Food and Drug Administration.

Are you interested in learning about the effects of cannabis on neurological development? What do MRIs show about structural changes in the brain caused by marijuana use? Prominent scholars are studying the issue and have new research that can help your coalition understand marijuana’s harmful effects. CADCA’s National Coalition Institute is pleased to announce the next edition in a series of a new no-cost, bi-monthly webinars entitled “Conversations: Putting Research Into Action.”

Calls to Colorado poison control centers seeking help for unintentional marijuana exposure in children younger than age 10 jumped 150 percent since 2009, a new study in JAMA Pediatrics found.

In that same year, the state commercialized marijuana for medical use. Rates soared again in 2013 when the state legalized recreational marijuana.

A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that rates of marijuana use and perceptions of risks of harm associated with marijuana use vary significantly among regions of the country and even within states. The SAMHSA report uses detailed tables and color coded maps to present estimates for smaller areas within states (sub-states), which provide a more detailed look at these issues within states and throughout the nation.

According to a recent study conducted by University of Michigan researchers, long-term marijuana usage is associated with a decrease in the brain's response time. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, brought forth new information about the effect marijuana can have on the brain of a young adult user.

To determine whether marijuana use among young adults prospectively affects nucleus accumbens (NAcc) activation during reward anticipation.

Experts on the Opioid Epidemic, Marijuana and E-cigarette Trends, and More to Present

The likelihood adolescents will try marijuana rises steadily from age 11 to age 16, then decreases before hitting another peak at age 18, according to a new University of Florida study.

As more and more states legalize marijuana, coalitions will want to be armed with the latest information to prevent youth use and impaired driving. Obtain these strategies and metrics on the topic at CADCA’s 15th annual Mid-Year Training Institute at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas July 17th-21.

A new study found that one in six infants and toddlers admitted to a Colorado hospital with coughing, wheezing and other symptoms of bronchiolitis tested positive for marijuana exposure.