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What’s Really to Blame in Those Studies That Link Marijuana to Pregnancy Problems

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, September, 17th 2016 by THCFinder

A new “study of studies” in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology drills down on the data behind claims that marijuana can cause adverse affects on pregnant women and their unborn children.

The verdict: Tobacco did it.

Researchers from Washington University conducted a detailed analysis of more than 30 studies to ascertain whether marijuana use can cause low birth weight or premature delivery.

Although lead researcher Dr. Shayna Conner and her colleagues initially discovered that women who smoked marijuana while pregnant did have an increased risk for such problems, they also found that once a mother’s tobacco use was entered into the equation the relationship vanished.

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Your Brain on Drugs: Marijuana

Category: Videos | Posted on Sat, September, 17th 2016 by THCFinder


Attend the Cannabis Science Conference in Portland Next Month!

Category: Events | Posted on Sat, September, 17th 2016 by THCFinder

The Cannabis Science Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon on October 5-6, 2016 with their Cannabis Boot Camp happening on October 4.

The Cannabis Science Conference pulls together cannabis industry experts, instrument manufacturers, testing labs, research scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers and interested novices. Our annual event is aimed at improving cannabis science. Join us in Portland, Oregon, for an exciting conference with keynotes, presentations, round table discussions and exhibits.

jCanna, the chief organizer of the Cannabis Science Conference, is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization comprised of affiliates including cannabis industry insiders, scientists, medical doctors, policy makers and interested novices working together to advance awareness of legal, medicinal cannabis related topics. Our members work to share insights and advance solutions to improve cannabis analytical testing technologies.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Wants Pentagon to Employ Marijuana Users

Category: News | Posted on Sat, September, 17th 2016 by THCFinder

Although the United States government still considers marijuana one of the most dangerous drugs in the world, the nation’s leading defense official says he does not believe a job applicant’s history with the herb should be a contributing factor in disqualifying them from military service.

Earlier this week, during TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF event, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told those in attendance that the Pentagon would be open to hiring individuals that have experimented with marijuana. Answering a question about whether he would ever consider offering an engineering position to someone who may have smoked weed at the Burning Man festival, Carter replied, “yes, we can be flexible in that regard, and we need to.”

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