Pot and Addiction

03/15/2008 – 4:20

Holding marijuana leaf

Source: SignOnSanDiego.com

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Study aims to clear haze surrounding pot addiction

Atrophy of the brain and cirrhosis of the liver are long-term side effects of heavy alcohol dependence. And withdrawal for alcoholics can bring sometimes fatal delirium tremors and convulsions.

Those facts are well known.

But much less is known about marijuana, the nation’s most widely used and socially accepted illicit drug. Our knowledge of marijuana is often based on personal experience, observation or anecdotes, despite a growing collection of scientific studies on the topic. Scripps Research Institute addiction expert Barbara Mason hopes to change… (Read More)

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