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A look at the 'marijuana' receptor

Researchers have the clearest picture yet of the receptor that causes the "high" associated with marijuana. The three-dimensional image of cannabinoid receptor 1, revealed October 20 in Cell, reveals how molecules like THC ...

dateOct 20, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Why synthetic drugs are as scary as you think

Synthetic drugs such as "bath salts," "K2" or "Spice" have made unsettling headlines lately, with reports of violent, erratic behavior and deaths after people have used the substances. Why are these synthesized drugs so dangerous, ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Other
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Healthful hemp poised to grow in US

The U.S. hemp industry has suffered from an association problem. Antidrug officials say distinguishing the plant from its psychoactive cousin, marijuana, is too difficult, so growing it has largely been banned. But the tide ...

dateDec 02, 2015 in Other
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Testing for secondhand marijuana exposure

With increased legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes, interest is growing in the potential health effects of its secondhand smoke. A team now reports in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry the development ...

dateOct 28, 2015 in Analytical Chemistry
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