Canadian Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Delayed Progression To Injection Drug Use

Frequent cannabis use was negatively associated with injection initiation

CANADA:  Cannabis use is associated with slower rates of injection initiation among at-risk youth, according to longitudinal data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. Canadian researchers assessed drug use progression in a cohort of 481 street-involved youth over a ten-year period. Authors reported: “[W]e observed a high rate of injection initiation among at-risk street-involved youth. Our Read the full article…

Dr. Carl Hart: Why You Should Teach Your Kids How To Get High

“Don’t use drugs in situations or in places where you’re more likely to be caught by the police. I would much prefer you use drugs in my home or near me so I can protect you.”

CALIFORNIA:  Last week, Dr. Carl Hart, world-renowned neuroscientist and Associate Professor of Psychology at Columbia University—and the first African American to be tenured in the sciences at the school, participated in a townhall phone conversation with the The Drug Policy Alliance, the nation’s most influential organization working to end the war on drugs and its resulting Read the full article…