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The gateway theory can be traced to 1975, with a paper by Kandel reporting on the frequency with which adolescent illicit drug users had previously used marijuana (Science 1975;190:912-914). The difficulty was the failure to demonstrate causality in the relationship. People who use cocaine or heroin have usually been exposed to marijuana or a licit […]

Johann Hari: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong Filmed June 2015 at TEDGlobalLondon What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started […]

JAMA: Cannabinoids have Moderate Evidence Base for Medical Use A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Shows

Despite the systematic hurdles in place to perform research a recent article in the Journal of American Medical Association concludes there is moderate-quality evidence to support the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pain and spasticity. Cannabinoids for Medical Use A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis